It’s dusk in Burbank, and the hopeful have paid to hear a homily beneath false ceiling tiles and fluorescent light. “When you became an actor, you went into business for yourself,” a casting director tells the assembly of close to 20 at The Actor’s Key, which hosted 160 such sessions in January, at the height of TV’s pilot season. “There are more of you concentrated in this town than anywhere else. They want your job. And you want their job.”
This along with the pay-to-play culture in the music scene destroys all sense of creativity and new talent and turns it into a money-making monster.