caseystilletto wrote:MotherNaturesRevenge wrote:me and a friend were just discussing how ridiculious the profession of acting is as far as the pay...sure you're entertaining me, but fuck man i could do that every night with my friends and i'm not making jack shit ha ha.
Gotta disagree...I'm a theatre major specializing in performance..and for every Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts who are out there getting paid millions of dollars, there's about a billion people who are getting paid little to nothing, and sometimes nothing, just to try to get their name out there as a performer, both in theatre and film.
Trying to get a full-time job as an actor is really fucking hard, because it's not consistent work. Usually people are working like one or two regular jobs just so they can go on auditions on the weekends.
If you don't like paying for a grossly overpriced movie ticket, get Netflix. Go to the dollar movies like I do and bring your own snacks. Or gasp, go see some live theatre--community and college productions are pretty damn cheap.
oh i know all about this. i worked at a performing arts theater @ the age of 17 in my hometown. i guess i just didn't take that into consideration when i said it because those people...people with integrity and not jut a pretty face were not who i was talking about.