Nearly two-thirds of & # 39; artists (63%) achieved less than £ 5,000 of their profession in the past year, a survey suggests.
That is an improvement on the figure of & # 39; 77% from a similar survey in 2014 of actors, musicians and dancers from the firm & # 39; Amusement recruitment. The Mandy Network.
But the latest survey found that half of the 3,000 members who responded took unpaid roles each year.
And 60% had to take second jobs outside entertainment to meet the goal.
One in five had no paid employment in the entertainment industry in & # 39; the last six months, while only 13% received more than £ 20,000 a year to perform, the survey found.
The history & # 39; Annameka
The actress Annameka Porter Sinclair told the BBC that graduated from the British School in South & # 39; London in 2006 and obtained a job as a runner for the movies is believed that you & # 39; be "door & # 39; after" in the industry.
But then she found was "equipped with bread [in production]… so that was lacking ".
Annameka then worked in & # 39; call center and later in & # 39; exhibition sales, which gave her the flexibility to go to the trials.
"I came to this when I was 15, now I have 35, and I abstained", says.
"I changed my agent recently. M & # 39; INIX imħeġġiġ because I love what I do but I do not have the things that normal adults have at 35. Entry is more at the level of & # 39; student / internship .
"Every so often you trade, which constitutes a large part of your income for the year, but have never consistent."
Annameka appeared in films including Season of & # 39; Return (2012) and in & # 39; TV campaigns for like Hovi, Heinz, Channel 4, EE and Tesco, along with her theater work.
It adds that the industry is "a perfect breeding ground for issues & # 39; mental health".
The report findings also indicate that some people working in the industry have & # 39; mental health problems, with 63% of women and 48% of men surveyed are struggling with & # 39; anxiety.
It was also found that 59% of women and 61% of men suffer from stress, while 37% of women and 36% of men say they have depression.
Annameka says: "The members of your family and friends try to be & # 39; support but know asking if intx doing right, doing normal work, while you almost always unemployed and have passion is & # 39; t capture b & # 39; complete way to feel dissatisfied. "
Annameka set society & # 39; players in 2009 and "invited many casting directors, which was really useful".
She says: "I learned about the industry. The casting directors are the gateway to jobs. I & # 39; m still going!"
Phillip Large, the chief executive of Mandy Network, said the survey showed that it is still difficult to enter the industry if you do not have other means & # 39; support yourself.
"As this industry continues to generate criticism for the lack of & # 39; diversity, most of the & # 39; significant employment opportunities are still given behind closed doors, while the payment levels dictate that those financially secure or those with other income can really afford in the long-term sector, "he said.
Mandy also examined the members & # 39; the film crew and television. While pay among the crew is higher than artists, 54% of the crew members still earn less than £ 10,000 per year, 13% take unpaid work per month, and 12% unable to find paid work -aħħar six months.
Speaker creative trade union Equity said: "Access to work in the entertainment and creative industries should be about talent.
"Our industry will only succeed by attracting and retaining professional talent, regardless of background or circumstances.
"The increasingly diverse audience want and expect to see and hear & # 39; is reflected by itself & # 39; authentic way and its expectations are even higher than publicly funded theaters and broadcasters."
The report also showed evidence of & # 39; imbalance between the sexes both in charge and in & # 39; opportunities.
Two and two percent of women earning less than £ 10,000 per year, compared to & # 39; 69% of men, while 63% of women have a second job outside entertainment to help themselves, compared with & # 39; 57% of men.
The Mandy Network carried out the survey on the Internet & # 39; 3067 of its members between 12 and 30 & # 39; October 2018.