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Rising Star Jason Abrams Discusses Several Keys to Success and Fulfillment in Entertainment

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Building a strong career in the entertainment industry, particularly in film and TV, is no walk in the park. As actor Jason Abrams has learned over the course of his experience in the industry, there are never any guarantees, and you should cherish every opportunity to grow your skills and make a name for yourself. He hopes to help the next generation of aspiring entertainers to find success and happiness in their blooming careers.

Jason Abrams is an up-and-coming actor and producer with several impressive credits to his name. After appearing in small roles in productions like The Sopranos, Mad Men, and The War of the Worlds (2007), Abrams took the next step in his career when he produced and acted in the 2019 film Night Sweats. With his eye on several other exciting projects in the industry, Abrams hopes to leave behind a little wisdom for the aspiring actors and entertainers that wish to follow in his footsteps.

Know Your Lines

This one may seem obvious, but for aspiring actors with nervous dispositions, practice is perhaps the best thing you can do for yourself. The better prepared you are for an audition, casting call, table read, or first day on set, the less anxious you’ll feel. “This works nearly 100% of the time,” Abrams claims. “Knowing your lines and blocking like the back of your hand may not make you the most confident person in the world, but will always help to dispel your doubts and calm your nerves.”

Never Stop Learning

Having a diverse array of skills can help to increase your marketability as an actor, open the door to new opportunities, and reveal new passions and talents you may not have known about.

“Even if you don’t end up using all of the skills you learn, the worst that can happen is that you’ll have fun learning a few new skills,” says Abrams.

Whether it be acting classes, movement/physicality classes, accent coaches, stage combat training, improv workshops, vocal training, dance training, or even boat driving courses, these can be fun and valuable ways to add to your skillset.

Live a Little

If you’re living in one of the great entertainment hubs of the country – Los Angeles, CA and New York City, NY – don’t forget to actually enjoy them. Explore the city, see the sights, soak in the arts and culture, and immerse yourself in the atmosphere of creativity and wonder. 

Chances are that if the industry is big in your town, you might run into someone else working in it, especially if you know where they hang out. Strike up a few conversations with like-minded individuals; you never know who you might meet or what connections you might form. Not only can this bring you valuable connections in the industry, but it plays into Abrams’ next point as well:

Keep in Touch

This is more important than most people realize. Isolation can have profound psychological and emotional impacts on the mind. Moving away from your friends and family to pursue a career in the industry can be an exciting time, but don’t underestimate the impact of loneliness. Take the time to meet people, strike up conversations with like-minded individuals, make friends, and go to events and gatherings. 

Abrams believes that human connection is essential to the continued mental and emotional health of every person, not just actors and entertainers. “The further away you move, the sooner you’ll realize just how much those connections mean to you,” he says. “You quickly learn never to take anything for granted, least of all relationships.” As Abrams works to build his dream career, he is keeping in contact with his loved ones and building a strong community of fans and supporters on social media.

Learn more about Jason Abrams on IMDb. Visit Abrams’ official website at https://thejasonabrams.com/. Follow him on Instagram (@jasonabramsnyc) and YouTube.