There are direct lines of connection between everyone and everything in this business. Actors who see those lines increase their chances of working. Those who ignore them fade away like an oil painting that’s been left out in the sun.
After having worked as an actor and having cast hundreds of actors in roles, I can count “professionalism” as one of those qualities I look for in an actor. I find it very favourable and will cast one actor over another if I know the one I cast is more of a professional.
Like most aspiring actors, you’re probably torn on whether you need a demo reel or not. You’ve probably heard the phrase, “No reel is better than a bad reel.” However, demo reels are an industry standard.