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Ever Felt Like Quitting Acting? WAIT! Do This Instead…

Ever felt like quitting acting?

Ever felt defeated by the business and by your own acting career?

Ever heard that little voice of doubt prompting you to say to yourself:

“Ugh, should I just quit acting?”

WAIT!

Before you do anything like that, please watch this video… Read more >>

What I Know For Sure About Actors

In the back of every The Oprah Magazine, Oprah Winfrey writes a little article called “What I Know For Sure”. I love these pieces because they are from her heart and they speak her truth.

So, since this is a special time of year, I wanted to take a moment to share with you what I know for sure about actors…about YOU and hope it inspires you… or at least brings a little smile to your face.

Having worked with thousands of actors like you over the years – from brand-spanking new to working actors to household names and beyond – there are some things I’ve become keenly aware of about YOU…even some things that you don’t notice about yourself, so I thought I’d share them here. 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?

Read more >>

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 >>

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

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This post is the second 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 >>

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?

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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 >>

6 Steps To Find The Perfect Acting Class For You (Part 1 of 3): Sorting, Sifting & Being Specific

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This is Part One of a three-part series on finding the perfect acting class for you.

Part 1: [You Are Here] Sorting, Sifting & Being Specific
Part 2:  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?

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Finding the perfect acting class for you sounds simple, but it’s far from it.

And let’s face it, it’s an important choice because who you entrust your most vulnerable, creative self with can have a major impact on you, your process and your career as an actor.

In just a sec, I’ll show you the  first half of the 6-step process you can use to make sure you’re in good hands, with the right teacher in the right class at the right time for you. Read more >>

5 Steps To End Excuses & Stop Struggling As An Actor For Good

TRUTH: Every actor struggles…SOMETIMES.

The key is SOMETIMES.

If you find that you're in an endless cycle of struggle and you don't know how to get out of it, there is good news!

Once you know why it's happening and the 5 steps you need to take to break out of it, you can be on the road to success! Yay!

And that's exactly what you're going to discover in this video (below)… Read more >>

From Surviving to Thriving [Part 2]: Jobs For Actors – 10 Ways to Support Yourself As An Actor

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This is Part Two of a two-part series on jobs for actors aka how to go from surviving to thriving in your acting career.

Part 1: 7 Truths About Supporting Yourself As An Actor
Part 2: [You Are Here]  10 Ways to Support Yourself As An Actor

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Two words every actor should take seriously…

Ready?

Arnold. Schwarzenegger.

Here’s why… Read more >>

From Surviving to Thriving [Part 1]: 7 Truths About Supporting Yourself As An Actor

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This is Part One of a two-part series on supporting yourself as an actor or how to go from surviving to thriving in your acting career.

Part 1: [You Are Here] –  7 Truths About Supporting Yourself As An Actor
Part 2: 10 Ways to Support Yourself As An Actor

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There’s a big ol’ LIE you’ve been told about acting…

And you might have even bought into it!

Here it is:

“To be a successful actor, you have to devote yourself to it 100%.”

You’re told that if you’re serious about it, you must make the pursuit of acting your full-time career.

But how are you supposed to survive this way? Read more >>