This series is for those of you hoping to find a home in the commercial game because they’re certainly a whole other animal than “regular acting.” Auditioning for them is another skill set you’ll need to refine. I’d like to share with you a few lessons I’ve learned over the years while auditioning for commercials. 1. WATCH COMMERCIALS. I totally get the desire to fast forward through … Read More about How To Audition For Commercials: Part 1
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I was at my local farmer’s market last week, just browsing around. Ok, I’ll be honest, I was hunting for free samples – get off my back!I passed several fruit vendors without paying much attention. But one of them, toward the end, was offering free samples. Score!As I reached for a berry, the vendor gave me the deets: "These strawberries are locally grown, organic, and picked fresh this morning." … Read More about Selling Yourself As An Actor (Tips We Got From The Farmer’s Market)
Due to the recent tax laws, many actors are weighing the options of turning their business into a corporation. In most cases, becoming an S-Corp.There are many financial variables that go into deciding to incorporate. There’s a great discussion of it in this episode of Audrey Helps Actors. And if you’re seriously considering making this move, I recommend talking to one of the fine tax preparers at … Read More about What Should I Name My Corporation?
After your solid performance in the audition room, the casting director gives you a few notes and has you do it again. Maybe even a third time. Finally you get a, "Great job! Thanks for coming in!" and they send you on your way.Now you're in the car, replaying the interaction and trying to predict your future.Ah, the old “Try to decode the seven words a casting director said.” game - I know it … Read More about What Does It Mean When Casting Redirects Your Audition?
Have you ever heard of a McGuffin? McGuffin: an object in a movie or book that serves merely as a trigger for the plot. For further context, below is paraphrased from this article: "Alfred Hitchcock described it as the linchpin of the mystery; the motivating or primal force behind the narrative.It's the device, the gimmick, if you will, or the papers the spies are after. The only thing that … Read More about What’s Your Motivation? (Reframing Your Acting Career With The McGuffin)
No more struggling actors! 💪🏼 Let's talk about three mistakes actors make that slow them down. I'll admit it, I did these for years. But all that matters is where we go from here. ☄️ So I'm inviting you to stop running on your lil’ hamster wheel 🐭and get a strategy that works for your unique career and makes it fun again. Your voice is too special to not be heard. … Read More about 3 Mistakes You’re Making In Your Acting Career