A straightforward discussion from Casting Director, Mark Sikes, on how difficult it really is to succeed in the "business" part of show business. He also offers smart, practical advice on various things you should know and actions you should be taking to increase your chances of breaking through and sustaining a professional acting career. No sugarcoating here; he just tells it as he sees it.
By the way, while Mark is an on-camera director, most of hs observations apply to voice acting and voiceover auditions, too.
Mark Sikes: "Hollywood isn't fair. There are people in Hollywood who will have advantages over you that are not based on their talent. Welcome to the life of an adult. Things aren't always fair. Focus on your strengths to make you more competitive and remember that plenty of actors made it in this business that didn't have any of those advantages so you can, too."
Via Sirenetta Leoni