Archive for the ‘Acting Career’ Category

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Sending Postcards To Casting Directors Is A Waste Of Time…Or Is It?

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Stop sending postcards to Casting Directors!

Well, that's what some people are saying…BUT…

Is it always true?

Is this a blanket rule that you should blindly accept in all cases?

Or…

Are postcards still RELEVANT?  Read more >>

Want To Become An Actor? Avoid This Classic New Actor Trap…

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I've got a story for you…

Once upon a time, there was an actor.

Let’s call him “Bubble Boy”.

Bubble Boy, like most actors, was passionate, creative and excited to get his career off the ground.

He felt that surge of excitement when he realized that acting didn’t have to be just a hobby, he could become an actor PROFESSIONALLY — he could do it for a living!

Now there was just no stopping him. He was ready.  Because that’s all it takes to be a professional actor.

Passion.

Right?…

Oops.  Bubble Boy forgot something…You also need this… Read more >>

3 Ways To Shine Like A Star In Your Casting Director General Meeting

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Want to knock their socks off?

Who?

Casting Directors, of course!

I hope the answer was a big fat YES, because that’s what this blog is all about.

Specifically, how you can knock their socks off in a “general meeting”. Read more >>

Don Draper’s Advice For Actors

If you’re a “Mad Men” fan, you know that the series finale recently aired…And it got me thinking about you.  Yup…YOU and your acting career.

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Pour yourself a scotch, light up a cigarette and I’ll tell you all about it.  ;-)

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How To Get An Agent or Manager To Work Their Tail Off For You…And Love It!

 

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“How do I get an Agent who's going to work their tail off for me?”

Have you ever wondered?…

Whether you need to get an Agent or already have one, the one thing you know for sure is that they are supposed to:

  • Get you in the door
  • Get you more auditions
  • Get your more meetings
  • Get your career in a better position than it was when you were flying solo

Yes, a good Acting Agent or Talent Manager is supposed to do all of those things, but the truth is, you may have experienced otherwise. Read more >>

Vulnerability, Rejection & Acting Coaches…Oh My!

Vulnerability & Rejection.  These 2 words represent running themes that you, as an actor, experience regularly throughout your acting career.

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Here's the million dollar question….

How can you be expected to be vulnerable so you can give your best audition or performance, when you are also dealing with rejection and judgment?  This is the conundrum we will tackle in this VLOG. Read more >>

Shockingly Simple Sabotage You Inflict On Your Acting Career Daily

There is one simple thing you may be doing that’s hurting your own acting career.

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It’s not obvious. It’s sneaky. It’s subtle…It’s shockingly simple.  But it has profound results. And it’s all in the VIDEO below.  Read more >>

Best of  The “Tips On Acting” Blog 2014

When it comes to helping actors, I'm grateful to say that in 2014 a lot of wonderful things happened. The results you have all been getting have really inspired me.

I created a bunch of new trainings to help you be better and book more. I made lots of new video acting tips for you. And, 2014 was the year I launched this Tips On Acting Blog for you.

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I went back through all the content I posted this year and pulled out what I consider the “Best Of” my blog in 2014. I heard from you that these are the posts you loved best, shared most and couldn’t get enough of. Read more >>

3 Tips To Become an Actor Without Feeling Overwhelmed

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Your acting career is about to take off!…
That’s how it feels when you decide to be an actor. You made that decision; suddenly the world is open to endless possibilities. You can already feel your feet on that Red Carpet!

And then it happens…

The endless possibilities for your acting career that once seemed like a delightful buffet of delicious treats now feels like an endless array of offers, tools, classes, coaches and…well…decisions, decisions, decisions. Read more >>

Actor Headshots: Why Size Really Does Matter

When it comes to actor headshots, size really does matter.

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As actors, most of the time you're focused on understanding how the biz of Hollywood works from your own perspective.  But truthfully, you'd get much better results if you understood how Hollywood works from the perspective of the person from whom you want something.

And this is so true for your actor headshots.   And this is why you MUST understand the Casting Director point of view about yours.   In today's video,  Read more >>