Why Do Casting Directors Call You In?

Ever wondered why Casting Directors call some actors in and not others?

And most importantly, what can YOU do to be one of them?

Best of the Amy Jo Berman Blog, Facebook Live & YouTube Videos 2017

Holy moly! 2017 was certainly a memorable year…to say the least.

Regardless of how events unfolded this year, the best thing for your acting career is to look ahead.

So…2018…Will it be the best year ever in your acting career?

Well, that's my hope for you EVERY year.

In fact, that's what drives me — what INSPIRES ME to keep creating more training, blogs, videos, live videos, webinars and classes to help you.

As I look back on this interesting year we call 2017, I'm grateful to say that a lot of outrageously good things happened for so many actors I've worked with.  Read more >>

Talent vs. Social Media: Does Having Followers REALLY Help Actors Get Cast?

You've heard it:

“If you don't have followers, they won't want to cast you”…

And, if you're like most actors, you had a small (or large) flicker of panic.

But is it REALLY true?

Will having followers REALLY help you book the role?

In these 2 videos you'll get the inside scoop on whether this is true or not and what to do about it… Read more >>

3 Tips To Nail Small Role Auditions…Without Being Boring


They are the devil.


Small roles — 1 or 2 liners, featured, co-stars…

Whatever you call them, they can be some of THE hardest auditions you ever have in your acting career.

Even seasoned professional actors with tons of credits have the hardest time nailing these little devils.

There's a good reason for that…which I will explain in the video below in just a sec. Read more >>

5 Things Every Actor Needs To Know About Acting Demo Reels (If You Want Yours Watched)

“What makes a Casting Director or Agent watch your demo reel?”

Have you ever wondered?…

Of course!  What professional actor hasn't?

In fact, there are several key questions you absolutely SHOULD be asking when it comes to making a compelling demo reel that casting directors, agents, managers, producers or directors will watch.

In this video blog, we'll cover the 5 most common questions about demo reels:

  1. What are “they” looking for in my demo reel?
  2. What should go on my demo reel?
  3. What should I do if I have no footage yet?
  4. How long should my demo reel be?
  5. How should I organize my clips on my demo reel?


Do You REALLY Have To Move To LA or NY To Make It As An Actor?

If you're an actor and you're NOT in L.A. or N.Y., you've probably asked yourself these questions:

  • Do I have to move to Los Angeles or New York City to be successful as an actor?
  • Can I make it as an actor from where I live now?
  • How do I know if a move to L.A. or N.Y. is right for me and my acting career?

Those are all good questions.

And there are A LOT of opportunities in L.A. and N.Y. for actors…BUT… Read more >>

Actor Headshot Tip | When Is It Time To Break Up With Your Headshots?

Great, standout,attention-grabbing, stop-in-your-tracks, show-stopping actor headshots….

You gotta have 'em.

Every professional actor knows that.

(And of course you want to make sure you're not making one of the 3 classic headshot blunders that drive Casting Directors nuts too.)

But when is it time to get NEW headshots?

What are the exact reasons you would take a hard look at your actor headshots (that probably cost you a pretty penny), throw in the towel and say “Sayonara!”

Well, there are very specific reasons you would (and should) do that from time to time. Read more >>

The Acting Class Bottom Line: How Much Does A Good One Cost? [Pt. 3 of 3]

how much does acting class cost

This post is the third in a 3-part series on “6 Steps To Find The Perfect Acting Class For You”.

Part 1: Finding The Perfect Acting Class; Sorting, Sifting & Being Specific
Part 2: 6 Things To Look For When You Audit An Acting Class
Part 3: [You Are Here] Price, Value & Location of The Perfect Acting Class

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In the first post, I gave you 3 important steps in our 6-step process to help you find, focus and narrow down your acting class choices.

In the second post, I addressed step 4 and showed you 6 important things to look for when you’re auditing potential acting classes.

Now that you’ve narrowed down your potential class and teacher candidates, this post will pick up where the second post left off, and give you the answer to 2 final important questions…

“How much should a good acting class cost?”

“What if there’s no good classes near me?”

Let’s dig into the next step in the process… Read more >>

1 Fast & Easy Way To Be More Memorable To Casting Directors With Branding

As an actor, you're always looking for ways to stand out and be memorable to Casting Directors, right?

Of course right!

After all, how can they cast you if they don't remember you.

Getting your branding right is one of the best ways to make it easy for Casting Directors to remember you.

So, in this video tip, here is 1 fast and easy way you can begin the process of sticking in the minds of Casting Directors starting right now. Read more >>

The Perfect Acting Class (Pt. 2 of 3) – 6 Things To Look For When You Audit An Acting Class

6 Things To Look For When You Audit An Acting Class

This post is the second in a 3-part series on “Finding The Perfect Acting Class in 6 Simple Steps”.

Part 1: Finding The Perfect Acting Class; Sorting, Sifting & Being Specific
Part 2:  [You Are Here] 6 Things To Look For When You Audit An Acting Class
Part 3: The Acting Class Bottom Line: How Much Does A Good One Cost?

actor branding

In my previous post, I addressed the “sorting, sifting and being specific” when it comes to finding potential new classes and teachers and gave you 3 important steps in our 6-step process to help you focus and narrow down your choices , specifically:

  • Zeroing in on the goal you’re trying to achieve with this particular class…
  • Identifying the specific hole in your skill set that you want to to fill by taking this class…
  • How to create, vet and narrow down your list of contenders

If you missed the first post, I highly recommend you read it BEFORE you move on to this post.

OK, if you’re still here, then you know that we covered the first 3 of the 6 steps and left you ready to answer one, gigantic question… Read more >>

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