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The Truth About Actor Branding & Booking More Acting Jobs [Pt. 3 of 3]

BRANDING FOR ACTORS

This is Part 3 of a 3-part series on why ACTOR BRANDING is such an important part of your acting career:

Part 1 – Actor Branding — If You Don't Brand Yourself Now, You'll Hate Yourself Later
Part 2 –  Actor Branding vs. Typecasting – Here’s What Wins
Part 3 – [You Are Here]  The Truth About Actor Branding & Booking More Acting Jobs

actor branding
“Branding won't work for me because…”

Have you ever had that thought?

A lot of actors who haven't watched this video series (especially video No. 3) have.

Here's the truth about branding … Read more >>

Actor Branding: If You Don’t Brand Yourself Now, You’ll Hate Yourself Later [Pt. 1 of 3]

branding for actors

This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on why BRANDING is such an important part of your acting career:

Part 1[You Are Here] – Branding For Actors — If You Don't Brand Yourself Now, You'll Hate Yourself Later
Part 2 – Actor Branding vs. Typecasting – Here’s What Wins
Part 3 – The Truth About Actor Branding & Booking More Acting Jobs

actor branding
Raise your hand if you've ever said:

“I hate all that branding & marketing stuff – I just want to ACT!”

If you've experienced dread or just plain ol' distaste about “branding & marketing” yourself as an actor, that makes total sense.

What creative artist wouldn't?

After all, you were trained to create — to embody a character and tell a story…Not “brand yourself” and do marketing.

Ick!

But what if you could do both without that icky feeling at all? Read more >>

WORKING ACTOR TIP: How To Pass On An Acting Project Gracefully (Without Insulting The Filmmakers or Casting)

working actor tip

If you're a working actor, you know that sometimes you have to say no to an audition or an offer.

If you're NOT working yet, it may seem hard to believe that you'll be passing on any audition or offer, but your time will come.

And whether you're working now or will be in the future, you need to know how to pass on a project with grace (and without insulting anyone like the Casting Director, the Director, Producer, etc.)

So, if you want to know how the best working actors handle this tricky situation, please watch this video… Read more >>

Use This Audition Tip To Avoid Accidental “Result” Acting In Your Audition (Even if you’re really experienced)

audition tip avoid result acting

Remember your very first acting class?

If you had a great teacher, of course you learned the number one acting NO-NO of all time…

Never play the result.

NEVER.

EVER.

Why?  Result acting is false and inauthentic…

It's flat and boring…

It doesn't book you the role…

And yet…

I've seen it show up in auditions more times than I can count (surprisingly, even from very experienced actors).

So, if you want to avoid accidentally committing this mortal acting and auditioning sin, please watch this video… Read more >>

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 >>

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 >>

3 Tips To Nail Small Role Auditions…Without Being Boring

auditions

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>