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

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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…

In this video, you'll find out the best words to use to say no to a project without hurting anyone's feelings and still look like a total pro.


In this video, you'll get the answer to:

What Do You Say When You Want To Pass On A Project?

Now you know one of the best ways to handle that potentially awkward acting career situation like a total pro.

Remember, it's your acting career. You DO have control over many things (even though sometimes it doesn't feel like it). And the material you decide to work on is your choice.

Own it!

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18 Responses

  1. laura whelton says:

    Always good to have the right words for an awkward situation. So helpful. Thanks so much!

  2. David says:

    Thanks Amy, that’s a great tip ?

  3. Satin says:

    Thanks Amy..Great Tip!

  4. Great tip! Never thought of “not connecting with a character” as a reason to pass; but that is a good one!
    Thanks Amy

  5. B J Doucet says:

    ? Super advice. I’ve used the “I’m sooo sorry, I’m unavailable for this project” as well.

  6. pro as always Amy – thanks I’ve been wondering for a while the elegant way to opt out – thank you !

  7. Mark price says:

    Very good tip

  8. Lamont James Brown says:

    Thanks Amy, that tidbit was Actually really helpful.

  9. Rose LaRue says:

    What a great easy phrase to remember to get you out of what could be an uncomfortable situation. Thanks

  10. Cynthia Orsini says:

    Thank you! Wish I had known this a couple of weeks ago!

  11. Harvey B. Jackson says:

    I do like the way you put this

  12. Cyril says:

    Thanks for the tip! Makes perfect sense and so useful.

  13. Awesome tip Amy! ( as always)

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