San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Starting a Career In Entertainment Later in Life
There are amazing opportunities for middle aged and older people in entertainment. Baby boomers don't want to watch teenie boppers on TV or listen to 13 year olds sing about love. Grown ups want multi-dimensional characters that represent their ideals, experiences and aesthetics, and producers of entertainment are taking notice.
The appetite for age appropriate entertainment means that now is a great time for middle aged and older people to embark upon or return to a career in entertainment. If you have ever wanted a career (or hobby) in television or film, theater, radio, comedy, arts, performance, dance, music, or writing, this is a great time to start.
This class is designed as a step-by-step guide to starting (or returning to) a career in entertainment later in life and includes:
- Age Appropriate Entertainment & Why It Matters Now
- Starting a Career (or Hobby) in Entertainment
- Understanding and Meeting Industry Standards
- Who Are You & What Do You Have To Offer?
- Branding, Head Shots, & Show Reels
- Opportunities in College Student Projects
- Opportunities in Indie Productions
- Opportunities in Clubs, Galleries, & Performance Spaces
- Opportunities in Theater
- Opportunities in Television & Film
- Working With Agents & Producers
- Creating a Fan Base
- Using Social Media
- Reviews & How To Get Them
- Courting the Media
- Steady Work
- Returning to Entertainment After a Hiatus
In this class you will discover the terrific opportunities available to middle aged and older people in TV and film, theater, radio, art, comedy, music, dance, performance art, and writing. You will learn how to create a personal brand, find opportunities, audition, create a fan base, and build your career.
The 3 hour class is limited to 12 people. The class will be tailored to the interests of participants and there will be time after the class to discuss your interests privately. No experience is necessary, but those returning to creative industries after a hiatus are also encouraged to join in.
Starting A Career in Entertainment Later in Life $149.00
Classes sell out quickly. Register through Eventbrite of call 212-203-0363 to reserve your seat.
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Hi, My name is Alexandrea Merrell and I am the founder of Orndee Omnimedia. Orndee Omnimedia is a public relations and brand management firm here in NYC, specializing in “unique” personalities, particularly in entertainment, politics, in the arts, and authors and small publishing houses.
We decided to launch Success School, of which this class is a part, simply because so many people who wanted to be published authors or who were already self publishing, or who wanted to break into entertainment or politics, contacted us about helping to launch their career. Many of these people however didn’t have the financial resources to hire a full service firm and were frankly not far enough along for a public relations firm to be a really effective expenditure, even if they did have the financial means to do so.
Over and over, what we found was that people had great concepts, great stories, great points of view, great voices, or great presence, but they didn’t understand the industry and so they were getting frustrated and either quitting or were falling victim to scams OR were using their limited budgets in all the wrong ways and not getting a good return on their investment, not getting themselves, or their art or books out to the public in an effective way and simply not getting the publicity that they expected.
Now you might wonder why a PR firm is telling you how to get your foot in the door and handle your own branding and publicity. If you understand how the industry works, you can make more effective choices. And when you make those effective choices and become financially successful, you can hire a firm like Orndee Omnimedia to expand your brand through television appearances, speaking events, radio, print media, openings, film and television adaptations, product launches, etc and that is my motivation.
We are passionate about unique, provocative people; I am excited about changes in technology that allow more and more people to share their information, their vision, their talents, and their imagination. I know that by sharing this information with you, you can start building success. And when you do that, when you reach the level where you need help in promotion on a national and international level, I believe that you will come back to Orndee.