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, there’s a sign-in sheet that casting will turn into the union. Among other … [Read more...] about Should You Sign Out For Commercial Auditions?
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. So 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?
You’ve done the research, asked around for referrals, crushed the showcase game, and made those scary phone calls. You finally got a meeting with your dream agent… now what? Here are five quick tips to prepare for a sexy agent meeting. STEP 1: “Tell me about yourself”! It’s the one question you KNOW you’re gonna get asked! Don’t wing it. Brainstorm the most important/interesting/exciting … [Read more...] about 5 Steps To A Sexy Agent Meeting
I was at my local farmer’s market last week, just browsing around. Ok, I’ll be honest, I was hunting for samples – get off my back!I passed several fruit vendors with baskets of strawberries 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 … [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?