I know you’ve been there. Minding your own business when BANG! You’ve got an audition. Only instead of doing your happy dance, you’re doing your panic dance. Your stomach starts turning, your throat is dry. You call your best friend, Nancy, for advice. YOUI have an audition and they want me to speak Spanish!NANCYDo you speak Spanish?YOUNot… really. STOP!Be honest. Are you writing in special … Read More about Stop Attracting The Wrong Auditions
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I don’t need to tell you that you need professional headshots to be a professional actor. Unless you have friends who are directing or producing their own work and casting you, it’s the very first thing you need to get to submit yourself for acting jobs. The problem? They are so dang expensive! Worse yet, when you’re first starting out in a major acting market, you don’t yet have the … Read More about You're Wasting Money On Headshots
"I wish there was a way to know you’re in the ‘good old days’ before you’ve actually left them."- Andy Bernard, The Office Winning an Oscar sure would be cool, right? I mean… that’s the dream for most of us. Tons of money in the bank, designer clothes and jewelry, being recognized as "the best" for doing something we really love to do. In fact, many of my clients hold that as the … Read More about Your "Good Old Days"
Background work can be beneficial for actors who’ve just arrived in Los Angeles. In this post, I’ll lay out the pros and cons so you can decide if it’s right for you. PROS OF DOING BACKGROUND WORK: It’s a quick way to start earning money. The barrier to entry for background work is quite low. Once you’ve signed up with Central Casting, you could be working the very next day. This … Read More about Should You Do Background Acting Work?
How many reels do you need, really? Should you have one all-encompassing reel? Or separate ones for comedy & drama? Here are some general guidelines to help you decide.Important note: All agents and managers will have their own preferences, so please ask yours if you’ve got ‘em! If you’re flying solo or they aren’t giving you clear direction, this one’s for you. WHEN YOU’RE LOOKING FOR … Read More about How Many Reels Do You Need?
Sick of writing at Starbucks with that super-loud jazz blasting in the background? Here are 5 non-coffee shop places to write your masterpiece! 1. Hotel Lobbies Most hotels have free wifi and wide-open lobbies where you can work for hours without being interrupted. Bonus points for a bar-area that offers snacks and cocktails if that’s your thang. 2. Mall Food Courts Check out … Read More about 5 Places To Write (That Aren't Coffee Shops)