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3 Mistakes You’re Making In Your Acting Career

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 […] Read more…

Stop Attracting The Wrong Auditions

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. YOU I have an audition and they want me to speak Spanish! […] Read more…

You’re Wasting Money On Headshots

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, […] Read more…

Should You Do Background Acting Work?

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. […] Read more…

How Many Reels Do You Need?

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 […] Read more…

How To Get Your Footage From Anywhere

After you’ve worked so hard to book that job and delivered a flawless performance on set, you’re gonna want that footage! If not for your demo reel, at least for the memories! Getting your footage isn’t always easy. No matter your situation, I hope I can help here. PLANNING AHEAD The best way to set […] Read more…

What Does “In Perpetuity” Mean For Actors?

So you’ve booked a gig off LA Casting. It’s an infomercial for a hair product that pays $500/day, $1000 buyout…In perpetuity. But what does that mean? WHAT DOES ‘IN PERPETUITY’ MEAN? “In perpetuity” means…forever. And ever. They can use your image in this infomercial FOREVER! Oh, I can hear what you’re saying “Um…so! I just want […] Read more…

4 Reminders For Anyone Earning 1099 Income As An Actor

DISCLAIMER: I am not a tax professional, just a helpful guide. Tax laws change from year to year. Nothing on this page is to be cited as a legal source. This is for helpful/informational purposes only and should not replace direct advice from a tax professional. If you’re earning 1099 or cash income, particularly as […] Read more…

Pitching Yourself: Your Actor Logline

If I asked you right now, “What role should I cast you in next?” Would you have an answer? How about when someone asks “What kind of acting do you do?” Do you have an answer for that? Or do you fumble your words like I used to do?  I would say something like “I’m great […] Read more…

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