Adjusting To The New Times In Film And TV

Are people prepared? Some have sold dreams that aren’t fulfilled. Look at the Rugged Guy who puts on a suit or Tommy Bahama shirt and he makes online marketing videos indicating that he can help you make millions. It doesn’t seem real and it’s highly-fabricated. Do people know that we’re in the times where many are realizing that there was a massive lie underneath the makeup, witty lingo and videos with the fanciest houses in the back? Are people renting? They aren’t even financing many of these large homes.

So what is next? A person must be patient and invest. Invest time and energy. Invest in education. Like many older ones would say back in the day, money doesn’t grow on trees. Some have prayed hard, studied all night and had to sacrifice. They had to put a drink down or let the club nights go. They had to forsake funny so-called friends who made them laugh, but did not have the dedication to be an asset versus a hindrance. Who has the power to create the next Facebook, You tube or even Sound Cloud?

We’re still seeing that there are opportunities, but who is making the big bucks? People are demanding less as in wanting to see big Hollywood stars. They’ve seen so much entertainment online that they are finding a ‘niche’ and seeing who’s who without going out and ‘speaking a lot about big entertainment.’ They are finding smaller productions more appealing and being less talkative about it. Some are gaining momentum online. Many are turning back into Business ingenuity and perhaps pondering over a new invention or creative, social platform. Is the world over fame and money?

Now a days, many producers and directors look for talent with college courses under their belts or degrees. Some prefer people with Master’s Degrees so that they’ll excel and go far and be something positive so that people will look at the Entertainment Industry as a place where professionals gather and make big moves even after their cinema or TV time. Maybe they’ll run a large corporation or single – run business. These days, many are demanding more out of talent versus just paying them high bucks for a pretty face and slim waist.

The days of Jezebeldom are over. People want those with Creative Ideas to apply for gigs and jobs. They want someone who understands that there is less demand for pretty faces now. People are looking beyond superficiality and they are saying ‘what can we get out of you besides a look?’ There is a change coming. Americans and the world are waiting for the next ‘Facebook’ or other outlet which captivates the world. We know that advertising will be big still cause people do buy ‘at first glance’ when looking at certain ads. But the Film and TV Industry is said to have become a ‘poor man’s industry’ for many actors.

Perhaps crew people will demand higher wages, but there has been a decline in demand for movies and DVDs. Less people are going out on dates and spending money to be in love while supporting Hollywood. So that means less in revenue. People are working harder and may not have time for too much entertainment. Unless we market to Business men as it pertains to music. They could listen to great CDs from great artists as they wait impatiently during rush hour traffic. That is a great time to listen to music and maybe Music Artists will start marketing more to that demographic or person.

Either way, there is still opportunity in Film and TV. Some are ‘fine and dandy’ with just doing background roles and making 8 or 10 dollars an hour or more; depending on the production. It is great experience, but people need to be more practical as it pertains to working on sets. There are chances for people to work in a great industry while being realistic. Plenty of crew people have been overwhelmed by the amount of people attempting to strike it rich working on sets. It’s not like it used to be. And many stars and celebrities have fabricated their earnings making many dreamers become very disappointed once they find out some stars sleep on buses at times. So there are lies. But keep your eyes open. You could go to school at night and work background acting jobs. Make sure you acquire Business skills and Business credits so that you’d have something great to fall back on. There is still a need to obtain great head shots and make awesome acting reels. It’s still fun. There is still pay and people are still making movies. Remember, You tube and Netflix offers actors more chances to land a role. So there is still room for talent. Head shots are still important. Maybe there will be more productions sprawling online so there is no need to throw in the towel yet. It’s just that striking it rich might be a tad too out of sight. But who knows? Maybe a new wave of Entertainment Enthusiasts will manifest.

We’ll see how the world goes soon. Who will be the next big thing or big one famous yet still way under; JESUS CHRIST? Fame is okay if you’re not throwing out the KING! Well, only God knows!!!


Jason Brye


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