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?
Welcome back for Part Three of Auditioning for Commercials. If you missed Part One and Part Two, check them out! Today we’re going to talk about the callback and get a little perspective from the decision maker’s side. A commercial callback is very different from your first audition. There will be many more people in the room watching you. These people may include a casting director or assistant, … [Read more...] about Auditioning For Commercials Part 3
Using Ispot.tv is a great way to find your recent commercials and track when and where they’ve aired. But there’s an ongoing debate around tagging yourself in the commercial so people know it’s you. What’s the right answer?First of all, there is no “correct” answer, it’s a personal preference. Let’s discuss factors you might consider before tagging yourself. WHO IS LOOKING AT … [Read more...] about Should You Tag Your Commercials On Ispot?