You’ve finally landed a big, sassy audition for tomorrow and eeeeek, there’s a LOT of words. You’re scrambling to find someone to cover your shift and get home to do some much-needed memorization. But how important is it to be off-book in your auditions?This question comes up a lot from actors new to the industry. But seasoned pros find themselves still wondering the same thing. Allow me to dispel … [Read more...] about Do You Need To Be Off-Book In Auditions?
Archives for August 2019
A lot of actors want to know, “How do I boost my IMDB Starmeter?” Why? Because they’ve heard that it’s very important to casting directors that you're “trending” on IMDB. I’m here to tell you, friend-to-friend, stop that!Listen, I’m not gonna lie, I check my Starmeter more often than I should. It’s kinda fun. But honestly, I’m the only one who cares about where it’s at this week.Your star … [Read more...] about Are You Sending Dishonest Signals?
Do you need a website for your acting business? Is this something you need to spend your time and money on right now? In this post, we’ll look at the benefits of a website, who looks at them, when you’ll need one, and what the heck needs to be on it. Let’s do it! BENEFITS OF AN ACTOR WEBSITE There are some great benefits for having your own acting website. The most important of which is … [Read more...] about Do You Need An Acting Website?
In this post, we'll talk about the art of memorizing lines and "crying on cue." But we're gonna go about it a little differently. My favorite podcast right now is Akimbo from “my boyfriend Seth Godin.” It has absolutely nothing to do with acting but I always find nuggets of wisdom I can apply to my acting career. Some favorite episodes that I’d recommend you check out are: “You’re It”, “Finite and … [Read more...] about Learning to Juggle & Results-Based Acting
You’ve got a highly under-utilized commercial audition secret weapon in your pocket: your cell phone camera! Here are my tips on what to snap! CALLBACK AND BOOKING DETAILS Generally, the callback and booking dates for the job you’re auditioning for are posted near the sign-out sheet. Snap a photo so you can plan to be available after you crush it in the room. THE … [Read more...] about Your Secret Commercial Audition Weapon
What’s the deal with signing out at auditions? The details can get confusing so I hope to help in this post. But you are running your own business and must do what feels right to you. This is my opinion for you to chew on and draw your own conclusions. THE PURPOSE OF THE SIGN-IN SHEET At every SAG-AFTRA audition, you'll find a sign-in sheet that casting will turn into the union. Among … [Read more...] about Should You Sign Out For Commercial Auditions?