Attend events that filmmakers, writers, and casting directors attend. You should definitely fill your life with creative actor friends but actors often get so comfortable in their “actor” groups that they spend less time connecting with the people who are actually making casting decisions. Seek out events you know directors, writers, producers, and casting directors will attend. Q&As are great. Screenings are great. Charity events are great. Be strategic. Do your research and expand your network to include a diverse range of players in the film industry.