Date up, Not Down
I'm an actor/writer/producer with lots of professional boundaries in place...folks have to deal with my agent, lawyer or directly with my union to present me with a contract...and then I check references on your resume...if u went to school...or have premiered at a prestigious lab or festival or I know someone on your resume, who I can call and get a reference...I triple check doctors, so when I produce a film, I'm raising millions of dollars, of course, I'm checking your references...and if u don't have reps or credits with people who I know in the industry, that essentially tells me everything I need to know...there are certain things you have in place when you're really in the game as a full-time professional as opposed to someone doing this as a second job or hobby...
This applies to acting and any other part of the industry. No representation (agent, manager, Ent attorney) is the first clue that you're not a professional...then no significant credits on imdb, resume, website and significant web presence with veriafiable credits tells me you're an amateur wasting my time...
Don't ever hesitate to check the credits of anyone asking you for money or to work for them in any capacity. Because even if you're a newbie, if they have no significant credits, then working for them is not going to open any doors for you
Love, Light & Power,
April & TheDreamUnLocked Team
April Yvette Thompson