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
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 special … [Read more...] about Stop Attracting The Wrong Auditions
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 experience to … [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"
Do you buy the books that are faced out on the shelves? I do! Ever wonder why these particular books get to be faced out while all the others are sitting on the shelves “the right way” and relying on only the very committed shopper to find them?My guess is it has something to do with luck, a deal made by the publisher, and the fact that it’s already got some buzz.When you buy that book and talk … [Read more...] about Face Yourself Out