How to become an actor for nickelodeon

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Acting on Nickelodeon TV shows is a dream for children and adults alike (but mostly children). As with any other studio, getting the gig you want can be challenging. But with the right amount of talent, persuasion and connections, you could be on your way to becoming a TV star for one of the largest kids' networks in the world.

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    Build up your resume. Having some small jobs under your belt is a good way to impress popular studios like Nickelodeon. You'll learn acting techniques and have a chance to practice your craft while getting jobs to put in your portfolio. Audition for commercials or smaller spots in TV shows to get started. You might meet someone with connections to Nickelodeon while doing a smaller job, too!

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    Look for open casting calls on the Internet. Sometimes Nickelodeon (and many other studios) have open casting calls that anyone can attend. Look on sites like Casting Audition, Backstage or others specific to your area for these types of gigs. Occasionally, open-call ads appear in your local newspaper too, so it's worth checking there as well.

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    The easiest way to get a gig as an actor on Nickelodeon is to find an agent. According to their website, Nickelodeon usually casts actors through agencies. Find a legit agency that works with children, and you’ll be well on your way to booking that Nickelodeon job.

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    Tell your agent to be on the lookout for Nickelodeon opportunities. If your agent knows you really want to work for Nickelodeon, he can look specifically for those jobs. Agents get bulletins about open casting calls and acting jobs from lots of places, so make sure to mention that your biggest desire is to book a gig at Nickelodeon Studios.

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    As soon as an acting job arises at Nickelodeon, have your agent book you an audition. Practice and prepare constantly before the audition so you're 100 per cent ready--you only have one shot to impress, so make it count. Do the very best that you can!

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    Keep looking and try, try again. Perseverance is the key to the acting business. To be an actor on Nickelodeon, you might have to attend numerous auditions, but don’t give up. If you want that coveted spot acting on Nickelodeon, keep trying until it comes true.

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