-Your Headshots - this is imperative that by now you create an impressive picture portfolio
Business Suggestion: For those wanting to relocate home and undecisive of a business venture- here is one for you. I suggest opening a Celebrity Life Coaching/PR company specifically targeted at hollywood aspires, to help many of our african aspires out - cos seriously - the majority need help - the fan base is growing here in the diaspora but they dont know what to do with. They make small guest appearances in small cities like NYC, Houston, Atllanta and make chump changes like $5000 during their 2 weekstay and they think thats it. They could easily make 6 figures if they know what they are about and they are strong PR behind them. Dont assume its only africans watching your movies- Teach them International Interview techniques, red carpet techniques, how to pose/smile, networking techniques etc etc - everybody in hollywood invest in this so why not africans.
ps: Please also bear in mind that Los Angeles is not the only hub for movie production now, Georgia (ie Atlanta where i reside now) is fast becoming the Hollywood of the South, followed by other cities like New Orleans giving huge tax breaks to film makers just so they can rake some money to rebuild the city after the 2005 flood.
Due to the huge tax breaks a lot of hollywood movie houses are moving their production here to Georgia. Georgia’s movie business is on a roll.
26 feature films were shot here in the last two years. New facilities are under construction. Film and TV production tripled to $770 million in 2009, according to the Georgia Film, Music & Digital Entertainment Office. There are some great networking opportunities here - so just bear that in mind.