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Anonymous asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheater & Acting · 1 month ago

Is It Easy To Become a Hallmark/Lifetime Actress?

I want to move to Vancouver and become an actress on Hallmark movies.

Is that realistic? It seems easier than going to LA and trying to get on the big screen.

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  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No.  Making a career of acting is incredibly difficult no matter where you go.

    Typically, even after maybe ten years of top-class training and loads of stage and film experience, and with great talent, an actor will never get more than a few odd days' paid acting work a year and even that is in small roles, in small productions.

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  • 1 month ago

    Short answer no it isn't.

    Acting takes training and lots of self direction.

    And thats even before adding in the whole immigration issue into the mix.

    Even in Vancouver you have to be an union actor to get film work.

    Read and comprehend Katrina's usual spot on answer.

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  • 1 month ago

    Sorry but no.  It’s not easy to get cast in a Hallmark movie.

    First there’s the whole immigration thing and how you can’t just move to another country and work without the necessary work permits which are not easy to get. 

    Plus movies don’t have open auditions that anyone can go to.  For most professional work you have to be invited to audition, usually through an agent.  Companies invest a lot of money in their projects and they trust that investment to trained and experienced professionals.

    There’s also the issue of unions (SAG-AFTRA for American productions and ACTRA in Canada). Most professional productions hire actors who are members of the union.

    Plus the competition is high - literally tens of thousands of trained, experience, professional union actors with agents who would love to be in Hallmark movies.  There aren’t enough roles for everyone.

    So it’s completely unrealistic to think you can just movie to LA, Vancouver or anywhere else and just become an actor.

    But it you’re really interested in acting (rather then fantasizing about being “discovered”) you could start with acting classes and auditioning for things locally. 

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    just try it and see and then you'll know

    • Stella
      Lv 7
      1 month agoReport

      Please stop telling people to invest years and sometimes hundreds of thousands of dollars into something just to see if it works out.
      If people actually listen to you they are likely ruining their lives.

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  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    you will fail  

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