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More Top Tips On Returning Home For The Expat Thespian (2)

It's already the 2nd week of #TheSeoulBrotha Blog's EPIC RETURN... Return...return! You hear the echo?(Hehe) Okay, not that dramatic, but you get the picture.  So let's talk some more about duties in your host country that can help in your native country as we continue with... 

MORE TOP TIPS ON RETURNING HOME FOR THE EXPAT THESPIAN

Join An Acting Platform Asap - Sign up for an acting platform now! Try your best to join the one that is most effective in your native area. Backstage.comActorAccess.com800Casting.com are excellent ways to start: online auditions, getting tips on the acting business, learning about the experience of other actors, etc.  Trust me, that monthly fee is worth it. Another reason is to know the platform. I made the mistake on Backstage thinking that my uploaded videos couldn't change for a particular audition. I figured things out quickly, but it was still a mistake that could cost me. So learn your platform so you can hit the ground running. 

Have Your Transportation Lined Up - Don't wait until you get to your native country to ensure that you have a way to get to those auditions. Coordinate with someone you trust to buy your car, set up your insurance plan, and you should try to be paid up on that insurance for at least 2 months. Now this is under the impression that you're paying for the car out-right. (I don't like monthly car payments) However, if monthly payments  are suitable for you then by all means. Either way, when you get home your car should be waiting for you, tags and all! 

Find Your Networking Space - When I got to Orlando, FL I connected with the Orlando branch of Women In Film & Television. (Not just for women) They meet monthly for training and networking.  It's been an amazing opportunity to pass out business cards and meet entertainment professionals. Finding that space where you can talk with directors, producers, casting agents and fellow actors is priceless. Networking is crucial in this business and if you don't know how I recommend you click here for a great book.  

Your return home doesn't have to be a slow start.  This week and last weeks' post can help you land in your native country with confidence that your career will not stall for a second...Expat Thespian! 

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Kahlid Elijah Tapia is an award winning actor who built his film career in Seoul, South Korea.   He began to flourish in 2010 gaining experience in film, television, and theater. He is known for Jojakdwen Doshi (2017), Haebangchon (2015) & Gamgi (2013).