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Best of the Amy Jo Berman Blog, Livestreams & YouTube Videos 2016

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What a crazy year 2016 was!  Wowza

So…2017…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, livestreams, webinars and classes to help you.

As I look back on this crazy year we call 2016, I'm grateful to say that a lot of wonderful things happened for so many actors I've worked with. Read more >>

Breaking Out of Co-Star Jail: 3 Tips to Level Jump from Co-Star to Guest Star In Your Acting Career

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Uh-oh… You’re stuck in “Co-Star Jail!”…

You know, that feeling when you see another two-line audition come your way and you think…

  • “I’m better than this!”
  • “I didn’t train for so many years to do two lines!”
  • “Ugh…I just can’t look another small role in the face and feel good about it!”

Can you relate?

It happens to every actor at some point….

At all levels of the business…

Not just Co-Star. Read more >>

The Ultimate Guide For Coping, Handling & Dealing With Rejection In Acting

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This is Part 1 of a 3-part series on REJECTION in Acting — why coping, handling & dealing with rejection doesn't work and how you can win the battle with feelings of rejection in your acting career:

Part 1 – [You Are Here] – Why Every Actor Should Be Deconstructing Rejection Instead of Trying To “Deal With It”
Part 2 – Rejection In Acting: How NOT To Take It Personally & Let It Roll Off Your Back (coming soon)
Part 3 – Rejection Re-Mix For Actors: 3 Steps To Handling Rejection That Actually Work (coming soon)

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Rejection sucks.

Sorry to be blunt, but it’s true, isn’t it?

Haven’t you felt that way when you get rejected for a role?

But here’s the rather surprising news about rejection… 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 >>

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 >>

Actor Headshots: 3 Things Most Actors Get Bass-Ackwards

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What you think about your actor headshots is irrelevant.  In fact, most of the time, you’re looking at the whole actor headshot thing bass-ackwards.

A bold statement but a true one.  Let me explain. 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 >>

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 >>

12 Inspirational Quotes From Famous Actors On Acting, Rejection & Perseverance

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If there's one thing I know for sure about actors it's this…

Actors need inspiration.

It's like oxygen.

You need inspiration to survive, thrive and live the life of passion and purpose you were meant to live.

So in the interest of giving you a source of “oxygen” whenever you have a moment where inspiration fails you, here are 12 of my favorite quotes by famous actors on acting, rejection & perseverance of the craft.

Read and breathe deeply… 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 >>