One of the things I love about actors is their eternal optimism despite being rejected over and over again. The really tough part about this is that for the most part no reason is given for the rejection. This week I watched a Ted talk by Jia Jiang "What I…
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For over 30 years I have worked with thousands of performers – from all genres and all ages.
One of the truly sad statistics we have in our industry is that less than 3% who try, fail to achieve success.
It's not lack of talent.
It's often not lack of training.
It is simply that the majority never get the opportunity to showcase their talent in the right arena.
The trick is to understand the industry, the players, the decision makers and know how to reach them.
If you are truly committed to a career in acting my online course takes you on a deep dive into the industry and what you really need to know and do.
All the acting training in the world won't help you if you can't get noticed!
If you are the parent of a child who is passionate about being a performer this is a must do.
But don't do the course if you are not committed. We only want to work with those who truly are committed and passionate.
I do not pretend to know everything, but between us we can help you find the answers you need, because every performer, whatever the genre, is different.
You are are on a journey and with our help I know you can bring your special magic to the world - and our industry thrives on magic.
I have just finished the last of the videos in The Village. I've really loved watching all of the videos and this is definitely a tool a wish I had access to a long time ago. I have a much clearer picture now and don't feel so much like I'm just feeling my way through the dark.
After watching the four weeks of The Village Online I now have come to the realization that I have not be proactive at all and have been failing my agent as an actor. I thought I knew lots about the industry but I couldn’t have been more wrong. I have learnt so much about the industry since joining which in result has made me a better actor. I can now let my agent be a business partner instead of having to answer my questions. I can now let my agent work at her fullest because I’m now working at my fullest. The Village is my motivator and it has shaken my whole career as an actor.
I am loving The Village!! I am making my way through the modules and finding it very helpful
The Village online has been an eye opener for me. Being an actor in a remote location has it's difficulties with access to training, classes and mentorship. Sharon's insightful modules were full of real life industry advice and breakdowns. I gained knowledge about how things work behind the scenes and what I should be doing to improve my chances of being noticed, remembered and receiving audition opportunities. The care and precision in which Sharon and The Village have created for people in the arts and entertainment business is invaluable to our careers. A wonderful initiative
I thoroughly enjoyed the course on The Village! I feel the content was specific and constructive. I think new actors and/or actors who have been pursuing this path for a while would benefit from the nuggets of practical information in this course
Overall ’The Village’ has been the best source of information I have ever used. The course modules were easy to follow, understand and navigate back and forth to make sure nothing was missed.
Because my daughters' goal is to become and actress and singer, ’The Village’ is an excellent resource to have on hand. The actresses speaking Green room interviews were amazing to listen to and give an unbiased truthful view on acting and what it is like; in particular how hard one has to work and not everything comes easy. The Music room is just as beneficial and everything is soooo easy to understand, it clarified a lot of uncertainty.
Although Teili-Ann has agent, as a Mum I still have a lot to think about and manage to try and give Teili the best chance possible without being an overbearing ‘Mumager’. ’The Village has definitely helped me understand and speak with Teili-Ann’s agent more freely and her needs to assist Teili-Ann as much as possible
Melissa & Teili
I used to think being a good actor was enough, that people would have to take notice if I was good enough. After several years with my head down working on my craft, I try to get into the race and realize I have no idea how this race even works.
Since completing the village course I finally have a grasp on the business side of things and what is expected of me.
Sharon delivers the information with much needed honesty and passion that will get you fired up and excited to take action.
I really wish I had this knowledge when starting out
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Talent Manager and Agent for over 30 years, Sharon represents established actors, some of whom have been clients for over 20 years, as well as a small group of actors and singers who are moving forward, who understand the need for education, hard work and perseverance. Sharon’s work has encompassed four countries starting in New Zealand, to Australia and then the U.S and UK. Sharon’s mission is to educate and support performers on their journey. To ensure you have the knowledge and tools to manage your career and your representatives effectively.
Kane is an audio engineer and musician who has worked for some of the biggest artists and labels in the world, including: The Who, Van Morrison, U2, The Clash, The Rolling Stones, Lana Del Rey, Ellie Goulding, Universal Music & Warner Music. Kane has an honours degree in music and has been a musician for most of his life. As a drummer, producer and songwriter; Kane has has recorded and performed all over the world and released several critically acclaimed albums. Kane look after The Village Music Room.
Vanessa is an actor and stuntie working in Hollywood. Her credits include Lord of The Rings, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, Spartacus, The Hobbit, Checkmate and The Do Over. Vanessa’s role in The Village is to bring you interviews with industry insiders in Hollywood – actors who will tell you their stories of rejection, perseverance, personal growth and finally success. Learn from those who have gone before you.
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