Archive for the ‘Videos’ Category

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Talent vs. Social Media: Does Having Followers REALLY Help Actors Get Cast?

You've heard it:

“If you don't have followers, they won't want to cast you”…

And, if you're like most actors, you had a small (or large) flicker of panic.

But is it REALLY true?

Will having followers REALLY help you book the role?

In these 2 videos you'll get the inside scoop on whether this is true or not and what to do about it… Read more >>

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 >>

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 >>

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 >>

1 Fast & Easy Way To Be More Memorable To Casting Directors With Branding

As an actor, you're always looking for ways to stand out and be memorable to Casting Directors, right?

Of course right!

After all, how can they cast you if they don't remember you.

Getting your branding right is one of the best ways to make it easy for Casting Directors to remember you.

So, in this video tip, here is 1 fast and easy way you can begin the process of sticking in the minds of Casting Directors starting right now. 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 >>

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 >>

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 >>