I bet most actors have felt “behind” at some point in their career. They feel they should be “farther along by now.” It’s just the nature of a business so deeply centered around looks, sex-appeal, and youth.But when we start to feel behind, we start to scramble. Like when you’re super-late to an important audition and you spill coffee on your shirt, stub your toe, and forget your sides at home. … [Read more...] about True Fans Gather Slowly
How will you measure your success as an actor year-over-year? If you’re not one of the lucky ones booking job after job, it can feel as if you’re “behind”. But the truth is, I know **hundreds** if not thousands of talented actors that only book a few roles a year. Only a handful work “consistently” in the way we all hope to work.This leads to a heck of a lot of bummed out actors feeling … [Read more...] about How Will You Measure Your Success?
Well, my friend, I've done it. I've taken everything I know from my seventeen years in the Los Angeles acting game - all my training and meetings with personal consultants, and come up with the answer to every acting career question you’ve ever had or will have. I'm about to save you MILLIONS of dollars. Are you ready? The answer is… “It depends.”Pretty mind-blowing… right?Now, before … [Read more...] about The 2-Word Answer To Any Acting-Related Question Ever!
A lot of actors want to know, “How do I boost my IMDB Starmeter?” Why? Because they’ve heard that it’s very important to casting directors that you're “trending” on IMDB. I’m here to tell you, friend-to-friend, stop that!Listen, I’m not gonna lie, I check my Starmeter more often than I should. It’s kinda fun. But honestly, I’m the only one who cares about where it’s at this week.Your star … [Read more...] about Are You Sending Dishonest Signals?
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
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)