It's a whole new world out there for actors and writers. You can actually create and produce stories that feature your work. While actor reels are a necessary part of an actor's toolbox, the experience of starring in and producing a film or series gives you an education in film acting and production.
When I produced "He's With Me", not only did I gain skills as an actor, it opened up a whole new world of creative possibilities for me as an artist and offered me some control over my career. My show led to incredible networking opportunities at film festivals, some acting gigs and even a job as a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts as a screenwriting teacher.
By taking the initiative to write, produce and star in my series, the trajectory of my professional life changed. And for the better. Yours can, too.