The Acting Business Bootcamp is a one day workshop intensive designed to give you the tools necessary for a long, fulfilling career in the entertainment business.
This course is an actionable, step by step program for beginner and seasoned actors.
Unlike other similar workshops, this bootcamp doesn't sell you the promise of success, but we do promise that if you use the tools taught, you'll have the best possible chance of making a career out of your dream to be a professional working actor.
THIS WORKSHOP COVERS
Headshots, Demo Reels, and Websites
Actors Access & Casting Networks Navigation
Actor Training & Education Truths
The 411 on Casting Directors & Agents
Audition and Self-Taping Tooltips
Practical On-Set Knowledge
Effective Networking Tips & Resources
Keeping A Healthy Mind & Body
WHAT'S INSIDE THE ACTING BUSINESS BOOTCAMP
You will leave with a dynamite resume template that is easy to read and presents your best self to Casting Directors & Agents.
HEADSHOTS, DEMO REELS & WEBSITES
Who are the best photographers in the business? Who is right for you? Do you need a demo reel and how to get one? Websites that show off your personality and are easily navigable.
ACTORS ACCESS & CASTING NETWORKS NAVIGATION
A step by step guide for how best to setup your profiles or fine tune the ones you have to give you the most exposure.
ACTOR TRAINING & EDUCATION TRUTHS
Differences between university, conservatory, and studio. We cover all the truths about actor education and its affordability.
THE 411 ON CASTING DIRECTORS & AGENTS
A breakdown of all the Casting Directors and Agents in the Southeast. How to make an impression and who is the right fit for you? BONUS: Highlighting shows that are casting here now.
AUDITION & SELF-TAPING TOOLTIPS
We will cover best practices for auditioning through self-tapes and prepping for future in-person appointments.
BONUS: Taping at home guide with equipment breakdown.
ON SET KNOWLEDGE
I give you the lowdown on how sets really work, key positions and the expectations of an actor during filming. We discuss film terminology and why on set knowledge is power.
EFFECTIVE NETWORKS TIPS & RESOURCES
Film Festivals, support groups, actor meetups, and more. You're given resources that will help you grow your network as an actor, allowing you to take charge of your own career.
KEEPING A HEALTHY MIND & BODY
A real, no bullshit discussion on taking care of yourself as an actor to ensure you lead a physically and mentally healthy life in an industry that has a reputation for being one of the hardest out there.
Why learn from me?
Howdy! My name is Eric Whitten
I've been an actor and filmmaker for over 15 years. Most of those years were spent in New York where I learned the ins and outs of the industry as a working actor, juggling multiple survival jobs, hustling for my own projects and building a lasting community.
I bring you the experience as someone whose boots have always been on the ground, redefining myself based on the needs of the industry and always finding ways of moving forward. Through theatre, film and television, working alongside industry giants, writing, producing and directing my own films, I've held my own and I'm here to teach you how you can too.
This is one of the toughest industries in the world, but with my help I'll show you how you can survive and thrive in what will be the most fulfilling pursuit of your life: Your Dream.