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4 Words That Cause Spontaneous Verbal Diarrhea in Auditions…And The Cure

After thousands of auditions over the years, I’ve seen it hundreds and hundreds of times.

Diarrhea in auditions.

Eeew. Really?

Oh, not that kind. This common audition illness does not require Immodium AD or Pepto Bismol or anything like that. The diarrhea I speak of is a VERBAL diarrhea.

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You know, the kind where you enter the audition room Read more >>

Why The Jason Momoa Audition for Game of Thrones Stopped Me Dead In My Tracks

The Jason Momoa Audition for Game of Thrones seems to have gone viral and there’s some good reason for it. There are definitely some great lessons to be learned from it for every actor and I will share 5 of them with you now.

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Although, I’ll admit, the moment I saw the Jason Momoa audition for Game of Thrones circulating virally on Facebook for the first time, I stopped in my tracks.  Here’s why… Read more >>

Your Self-Taped Audition: The Upload Click & The Waiting Game

Self-Taped Audition. Do those words make you cringe or smile?  Love ‘em or hate ‘em self-taped auditions a part of your acting career…and it looks like they’re here to stay. But what happens after you’ve done it….after you click UPLOAD?

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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 >>

3 Little Words That Are Quietly Killing Your Acting Career

We need to talk about your acting career.

Yup.  I said it.  We need to talk.

3 words killing your acting career - actor mindset

You see, often times I write blogs, do videos and give acting tips and auditioning tips based on my experience in the audition room and from my experience as an executive at HBO.  And those tips are all valid, solid, tangible and real.  And they work.  Big-time.

But today is different.  Today we need to talk about the INtangible in your acting career. Read more >>

Uh-Oh, Your Acting Agent Dropped You…Now What?

Okay, your acting agent dropped you.  It may feel like the end of the world…or certainly the end of your acting career.

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But it's NOT!

You have two choices in this situation, you can spiral into despair or turn it around.

In this video, you learn how to do that (turn it around, that is.  I'm pretty sure you know how to spiral into despair ;)

Watch this video to see what I mean:

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How To Be An Actor When “They” Don’t Support You

how to be an actorKnowing how to be an actor — an actor who is happy, an actor who works and has a life — can be challenging enough.

But when you have people in your life who don't support your choice, it can be even more challenging….IF, you don't have some strategies in place to help you.

The first thing you must do Read more >>

Audition Tip | To Memorize or Not To Memorize?…What Casting Directors Really Want

As far as audition tips go, this question comes up over and over again:

Should I memorize the sides for my audition?

Based on my experience as a Casting Director, here is my answer:

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