Page 1 of 1 [ 9 posts ] 

ivyeight6
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Joined: 7 Sep 2020
Posts: 144
Location: Bronx, NY

19 Oct 2021, 6:58 pm

Actors have starred in a couple of failed pilots, including Selena Gomez. How many failed TV pilots can an actor have?



DuckHairback
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 27 Jan 2021
Age: 42
Gender: Male
Posts: 545
Location: Dorset

20 Oct 2021, 4:27 am

I'd imagine that depended on the actor. You can act well in a failed pilot and have that be a credit on your resume and put it in your showreel. I wouldn't think having a failed pilot to your credit is much hinderance to a future career, unless your acting was terrible. I think it would be worse for the writer.



Fnord
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 May 2008
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Posts: 51,947
Location: Stendec

20 Oct 2021, 8:43 am

ivyeight6 wrote:
Actors have starred in a couple of failed pilots, including Selena Gomez. How many failed TV pilots can an actor have?
There is no quantitative measure.



ivyeight6
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Joined: 7 Sep 2020
Posts: 144
Location: Bronx, NY

20 Oct 2021, 6:48 pm

Okay. Give me an actual number.



auntblabby
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 105,622
Location: the island of defective toy santas

20 Oct 2021, 7:17 pm

i don't believe anybody has studied this issue. so likely there are no stats to be had anywhere.



ivyeight6
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Joined: 7 Sep 2020
Posts: 144
Location: Bronx, NY

20 Oct 2021, 9:06 pm

Okay. How is that failed pilots get actors help them to be in bigger and better things?



auntblabby
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 12 Feb 2010
Gender: Male
Posts: 105,622
Location: the island of defective toy santas

20 Oct 2021, 9:26 pm

gets them exposure? gets them in producers' heads?



Fnord
Veteran
Veteran

User avatar

Joined: 6 May 2008
Age: 64
Gender: Male
Posts: 51,947
Location: Stendec

21 Oct 2021, 8:24 am

ivyeight6 wrote:
Okay. Give me an actual number.
Do your own research and find out for yourself.



ivyeight6
Snowy Owl
Snowy Owl

Joined: 7 Sep 2020
Posts: 144
Location: Bronx, NY

22 Oct 2021, 4:45 am

It's 1-10.