Michael DeMarco is a young actor from Chicago who met Craig on the set of “Return to the hiding place” two years ago. They met again this summer to work together and wanted to share his experience. Read what he has to say about our lovely Brit…
“This summer I am interning with two companies, Brits in LA and Spring Management Company in Los Angeles, California. As an aspiring actor and theatre major hailing from Chicagoland, I wanted to be apart of the entertainment industry on the West Coast this summer, and luckily, through a connection I made two years ago and a fortunate grant from SIGP, I have that opportunity now.
To begin with, when I arrived in Los Angeles June 16th I initially only had an internship with Brits in LA.
Brits in LA was founded by two British ex-pats, Craig Young and Eileen Lee, as an events organization and web-based social community for “Brits” living in LA. Many British residents who move from the UK to the US work or are trying to find work in the entertainment industry. Therefore, while I help organize and plan events for the members of the private group, Brits in LA (or BLA for short), I am exposed to many different people and professions and I gain a lot of networking experience.
I secured this position because I am a friend of Craig Young’s, who is an actor in LA. Craig and I met two summers ago while filming an independent feature film in Michigan, in which he starred and I played a supporting role. Craig has often given me good advice as an actor and as my mentor, and he offered me an internship position with him as an opportunity for me to be in LA, to network, and for him to show me Hollywood from a successful actors perspective.
Craig has taken me to casting auditions, business workshops/seminars, and he has set up wonderful meetings with other industry professionals as a part of my internship. I must say that this internship has become one of the most important components of my career thus far. Craig himself has been a successful commercial actor in LA and booked many guest starring roles on shows such as “Lost,” “Fringe,” “Hawaii 5-0,” “Zoey 101,” and “Charmed.” His career path and his attitude towards the business have become models for me, and I am excited to see how rewarding the life of an actor can be even if you are not an A-list celebrity. Needless to say, Los Angeles has much to offer actors of all sorts (…).”
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