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October 11, 2016

Before I started working in the casting business,  I had already spent a number of years in New York-first as a student at acting school, and then as a working (and often not working) actor. I was surprised by the mistakes some actors make when submitting to the variou...

July 12, 2016

Most of an actors time is spent submitting for jobs. When you get an audition do you really do yourself justice? Here are a few friendly tips to help you make a good impression in the audition room.

First off, preparation is key. One of my favorite acting teachers gave...

June 14, 2016

To be a successful, professional actor that  keeps working you must market yourself and commit to acting as though you are your own business.

Good actors go to school, Great actors never stop learning.

Businesses invest in education, you should too.

Acting school may...

May 9, 2016

When should you use a hard copy submission and when should you go with electronic? Should you do both? This weeks blog is focused on submission formats.


It all depends on what you are submitting for.


Commercial/print/music videos work like this- a job comes into a cast...

March 8, 2016

This week I was asked by an agent if it was really worth putting their talent on tape for a theatre audition. At first, I was slightly annoyed by this question- Why would I waste the agent and the talents time if I didn't think it was worth self-taping?

 On second thoug...

January 12, 2016

You should be current and up-to-date on all aspects of the acting business!

The periodicals like Variety, Hollywood Reporter and Backstage should be your bibles! Take Backstage, for example; many actors go straight to the Casting Notices section, but you should read it...

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