How Actors Are Using Web Festivals to Launch Their Careers
This article originally appeared in The Daily Dot
By Allen Weiner
Actors, writers, and directors who take advantage of online video’s frictionless distribution are increasingly using their original content to make a name for themselves and showcase their talents. For the price of a set of glossy head shots, an emerging talent struggling to find an agent can shoot a three-part web comedy as part of a digital résumé.
For actors such as Rachel Kramer and Ezie Colter, web series are part of a means to an end. While their backgrounds are vastly different, their paths have followed a similar trajectory. Their online shows—”Jewvanegsist” and “Crew“— have gained the attention of leading web festivals which, in turn, has given their careers a shot of adrenaline.
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