by Shelt Garner
It is an open secret in Hollywood that the vast majority of new people in showbizness have some sort of pre-existing connection to the industry. It’s vey rare for someone to just come out of the blue and become a success.
And I honestly can not think of any solution to this.
The reason is — the entire industry is designed to stop aspiring artists of various sorts from getting in. You have to fight and fight and fight to get that big break and sometimes even then things don’t work out. In short, it’s rare that someone has a such a unique talent (whatever it may be) that they break in without some help.
As such, 90% of making it big in showbiz is having some connection to Hollywood in the first place. That’s it. If you are related to someone with Hollywood ties or whatever, you don’t need all that much actual talent because the hard part is gotten past.
Or, put another way, life is unfair. A lot of what determines if you’re going to be success in something like showbiz is determined well before your birth. Either you whine about this or you figure out what you’re good and try to break into your industry of choice through simple hard work and luck.