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Being Cast Strategic As An Expat Thespian

Being cast by casting directors is the acuda gra!  Expat actors must be forward thinking and strategic. Today’s post…

Being Cast Strategic As An Expat Thespian

Push For Different Roles – As expat actors, we usually to take the “foreigner” roles that are given but that doesn’t mean we have to accept the status quo.  One strategy; talk with your agent about the type of roles you want. You never know what the issue may be on why it’s difficult to get different roles but your agent should have their ear to the “industry” ground. Click here for tips on assisting your agent.

Categorize Your Acting Clips – Drama should be with drama, comedy with comedy and so forth.  Your clips should be set up that if a casting agent is interested in you, for a certain role, you can send them the footage of what they need with ease.  Put everything at their fingertips. Confession: I’m still working on this part. 

Prep Your Electronic Press Kit –  Everything you’re doing overseas needs to be put in a concise, informative, easy to read electronic press kit.  An EPK is your professional acting resume containing the highlights of your career.  The electronic press kit brings everything to life—presentation style! Click here to check out an EPK.  If you want a great one done I recommend Spotlight PR Company

You’re in your host country to gain opportunity, but don’t be unprepared for your native country…Expat Thespian!  

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Kahlid Tapia

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 Take Point (2018), Jojakdwen Doshi (2017), Haebangchon (2015) & Gamgi (2013).

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