Roadmap to Pilot Season Bookings

In the buzzing hive of the entertainment industry, pilot season is the time when networks and studios cast their nets wide, searching for the next big stars and groundbreaking shows. Pilot season isn’t just a part of the industry calendar; it’s a pivotal moment where actors have the chance to land roles that can define their careers. 

Your journey through pilot season begins with a clear destination. I’ve created this actionable roadmap to set realistic and actionable goals tailored to your unique strengths and aspirations. From short-term objectives like securing auditions to long-term visions of the roles you aim to embody, this roadmap will keep you focused and motivated throughout the season.

Embarking on the journey through pilot season requires a well-defined roadmap to navigate the twists and turns of our biz. Here’s your personalized guide to booking a role:

1. Set SPECIFIC Goals for Pilot Season:

Objective: Clearly define the roles you want to book.
Action Steps:
  1. Identify specific roles and projects that resonate with you.
  2. Make a list of casting directors that helm those projects.
  3. Set measurable and realistic steps.

2. Understand the Casting Process during pilot season:

Objective: Gain insights into casting director expectations.
Action Steps:
  1. Research casting directors for your targeted projects.
  2. Learn about industry trends and preferences.
  3. Attend industry events to network with casting professionals.
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3. Craft Your Pilot Season Toolkit:

Action Steps:
  1. Book a session with a dual-role headshot photographer; who is also a professional working actor. Create a series of versatile headshots that capture your range.
  2. Update your resume showcasing your work and training.
  3. Refine a compelling reel.

4. Pilot Season Audition Mastery:

Objective: Enhance your cold reading skills.
Action Steps:
  1. Choose monologues that showcase your versatility.
  2. Practice cold reading techniques regularly with a coach.
  3. Seek feedback from peers or mentors in your acting class.

5. Pilot Season Self-Taping Excellence:

Objective: Create impressive self-tapes.
Action Steps:
  1. Set up a dedicated and well-lit recording space.
  2. Invest in quality recording equipment.
  3. Edit your tapes in iMovie or similar software.

6. Navigate Callbacks with Confidence during Pilot Season:

Objective: Excel in callbacks and chemistry reads.
Action Steps:
  1. Prepare thoroughly for callback adaptability and versatility.
  2. Refine on-screen chemistry during your prep and rehearsals.
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7. Sustain Momentum Beyond Pilot Season:

Objective: Maintain success beyond the intense pilot season period.
Action Steps:
  1. Seek auditions outside pilot season.
  2. Diversify your roles and skill set.
  3. Continually develop your acting craft.

8. Celebrate Achievements during Pilot Season and Plan Ahead:

Objective: Reflect on your journey, celebrate achievements, and plan for the future.
Action Steps:
  1. Celebrate each small win.
  2. Engage in deeper personal growth.
  3. Strategize for long-term career goals.
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This is the ONLY actor headshot package in NYC that prepares you for Pilot Season. Lev will FULLY cover your range as an actor and prepare you to land your next major role!
  • FOUR wardrobe changes.
  • TWO retouched headshots ($180 value).
  • Shoot outdoors or in my beautiful Midtown studio.
  • UNLIMITED high-resolution digital headshots.
  • FREE 30-minute audition mastery coaching session with Lev. ($499 value)
  • All images are color-corrected and optimized within 24 hours.
  • Link to your private online gallery emailed 1 hour after the shoot.

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