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3 Tips To Nail Small Role Auditions…Without Being Boring

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They are the devil.

What?

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 >>

Audition Tip: Never Show Your Underwear To The Casting Director

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An audition tip with underwear in it…

It doesn't come along often.

But yet…here we are.

Okay, let's get real for a moment. I want to talk to you about your underwear. Yes, I know what you may be wondering…My underwear? Isn’t that a little…well…intimate? And what does my underwear have to do with an audition tip anyway?

How can this conversation possibly be relevant and do something to help my acting career?

Guess what…It's about to get weirder.   Read more >>

How to Light Up The Audition Room With Just One Line (And Get Asked Back For Bigger Roles)

Forget everything you’ve learned in acting class.

Whaaaat?  

Yup, don’t erase it; just push it to the back of your mind for a minute.

Because when we’re talking about small role auditions, you need to forget what you’ve been trained to do when it comes to creating a character, a backstory…

Forget all of it.

Because for small role auditions, 99% of the time, none of it applies. Read more >>

Cracking The Casting Director Code: 28 Reasons You Didn’t Get the Part (And What To Do About It)

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“Nailed it!”

You know that thought you have right after you totally rocked your audition?

When you are just radiating excitement  (maybe the Casting Director even  gave you feedback about what a fantastic job you did). You walk out of the room with an unwavering confidence, leaving an aura of creative genius trailing after you.

You think…”Yeah, I got this!”

And then…

SMACK!

…You find out you didn’t get the part.

Your mind starts racing, wondering where things went wrong, and what you could have done differently. You feel the tortured claws of rejection grasping at your throat, and you can’t help but wonder:

What did I do wrong?

Don't worry, you're gonna find that out in just a sec… Read more >>

The Easy-As-Pie Fix For The Sneaky Audition “Pause” Trap

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I'm going to tell you something important.

Something nobody's had the guts to say to you.

Ready?

You  have spinach in your teeth.

Metaphorical spinach, that is.

You know what I mean…It's that thing that's right there… But you don't see it.

And yet, that thing is making a huge impact on how the person you're talking to is receiving what you're saying.

You see. the spinach in your teeth that I speak of is just like an audition trap. Read more >>

How To Nail Your Audition When You Get Bad Direction

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Imagine…

You're at a big audition…You're uber-prepared…

You know you can nail it…So you read and then…

You hear it…

The words coming out of the Director/Producer/Casting Director's mouth…your adjustment…and it's…

BAD.

Ugh, you just got ridiculously bad direction and are expected to make the adjustment…brilliantly…

Yikes!  Read more >>

The Audition Sides Mistake That Drives Casting Directors Bonkers

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Big audition mistake, BIG audition consequences.

Seems logical, right?

Yet…

Sometimes the smallest audition mistake can have the HUGEST impact.

Like this one… Read more >>

AUDITION TIP | How To Know What Casting Directors Want At Your Callback…Without Being Psychic

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Get out the crystal ball…

Because if you’re not psychic, your acting career may be in trouble…

At least that’s how it feels when it comes to knowing what Casting Directors want from you in the audition room sometimes, right?…

Or more specifically at your callback.

ESPECIALLY a callback! (You'll see what I mean when you watch the video below…)  Read more >>

Audition Tips | 5 Ways To Standout & Be Memorable To Casting Directors

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As someone who’s spent 20 years in the entertainment business as a Casting Director, including 14 years as Vice President of Casting at HBO, I have held a lot of auditions, seen thousands of self-taped auditions, met and hired a ton of actors.

With all that casting experience behind me, and the thousands and thousands of actors that I’ve auditioned and coached, I can tell you this with 100% certainty:

As an actor, there are specific things that you can do that make you memorable to Casting Directors (in a good way). Read more >>

The Perfect Audition Finale: 3 Ways To Button Your Audition With A Bang!

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Whew!  It’s over…

Or is it?…

When it comes to auditioning, there are so many different skills to master and audition tools to use, sometimes it’s tough to remember to use them…especially when you're under all that audition pressure.

Probably one of the simplest, yet the most powerful audition tool that you can use comes at the end of your audition just when you thought it was over… It's this one… Read more >>