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Top 5 Frequently Asked Questions from Actors not in Los Angeles or New York

1: Do I need an agent? No, you don’t NEED an agent. You can find casting calls and self-submit. BUT, having an agent helps once you have some experience under your...

Step 3: Headshots and Resumes

Every trade has its tools – chefs need good knives, construction workers need good drills, and actors need good headshots and a good resume. This is not optional. Everyone has...

Step 6: Marketing Yourself

Now that you know about the actor’s team, you may think that these people will do it all for you, but until you reach the point where you are well known enough that people are...

Step 10: On the Set

Wow. You booked a role and you’re on the set. Now comes the reality of it all. Like any other business, being on the set has its nuances and breaching any protocol can not only...

Step 7: Preparing for the Audition

You have an audition! You could find out in any number of ways, but the second you find out, you need to work! This is often where the line is drawn between the trained and...

Step 9: The Callback

Congratulations! You got a callback! The key to a callback is “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” You have no real idea why got you a callback. Was it your choices? Your...

Step 8: The Audition

Step 7 gave you the tips you need to get started on the right foot for your audition. Re-read those and breathe. Keep as positive and calm as you can. Some of you will want total...

Step 1: Repeat after me: “I am an ACTOR!”

This step may elicit a “duh!” from many people, but it’s not as obvious as you think. Wanting to be an actor can mean as little or as much as you want it to. To some, it...

Step 2: Training

It always amazes me that people think that acting is simple. I hear people say that they have great facial expressions – therefore, the foundation to being a good actor. That is...

Step 5: Agents, Managers, & “the Team”

What are actors referring to when they talk about their “team”? These are the actor’s support group and can be: agent(s), manager(s), publicist, attorney, and business...