Here is why every actor should be on FACEBOOK!
For those of you who hate social media and cannot bear the thought of using Facebook as a tool for your career, perhaps I can convince you otherwise.
Facebook is an effective tool for actors – it can you help you showcase your Brand- and by your Brand I mean: YOU!
So. first- Create your Facebook Page!
Once you do that, we can get started.
A few good examples of effective Facebook Pages are listed below. These are pages from actors I continue to work with because of their talent and professionalism. I suggest browsing through them to get an idea. Also, follow these guys and gals- they are worth your social media time as their content is always useful!
- Actor: Warren Bub https://www.facebook.com/WarrenBubActor/?fref=ts
- Actor: Miles Brown https://www.facebook.com/TheRealMilesBrown/?fref=ts
- Actor: Isaiah Morgan https://www.facebook.com/isaiahjmorgan/?fref=ts
- Actress: Madison Mclaughlin https://www.facebook.com/Madison-McLaughlin-278854248834730/?fref=ts
- Actress: Ava Bianchi https://www.facebook.com/MissAvaBianchi/?fref=ts
- Actress: Kate Bergeron https://www.facebook.com/katebergeronfanpage/?fref=ts
- KEEP YOUR PAGE PROFESSIONAl:
Once you have created your page- and YAY if you did, then lets talk about keeping it professional. The Social Media world exposes us to everyone, and since anyone can see your page, keep it clean, focused on work, and relevant. You should pay attention to what photos you choose to post and what articles and statuses you share! I also advise you to keep your political rants off this page. As tempting as it is to complain about the leadership of our country- try to refrain, as this is work!
2) SHARE YOUR WORK
Once you start accumulating FANS -and you will, especially if you choose to post every day- (which is not easy, but definitely effective) share what you are doing on your page! Turn your bookings and auditions into fun, creative news stories. Post pics and turn your FANS on!
We live in a time where networking can happen from the comfort of our own beds -thanks to social media outlets, like Facebook! Don’t focus on just your own BRAND, but search for others and get involved in communicating with actors, directors, writers, producers, talent agencies and anyone else affiliated with your own career and interests. Like, Comment and Post on these pages! Join acting groups on Facebook! Some groups that I recommend you join include: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, IMDB, as well key industry players that are important to you & your career (your favorite directors, producers, & even your own representation are also a good place to start).
4) KEEP IN TOUCH WITH THOSE YOU HAVE WORKED WITH IN THE PAST
Keep in touch with teachers, directors, fellow actors, past audience members who were a fan of your work..etc. Strengthen the relationships you have. You never know what work is around the corner and who will remember you because you kept in touch.
5) FIND ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS
You need a photographer, an actor for a specific role, advice about your voice over reel? Ask on Facebook and you will hear back from others who may know the answer to your question. I have sold out shows because of Facebook, and I have also casted roles I was struggling to find actors for last minute!
So what are you waiting for- JOIN ALREADY! It’s Free!
If you need help setting up your social media page, I can consult you! All you have to do is Book a Single Session and we can get your page up and running!
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org and of course find me on Facebook!