Online or In-Person Auditions: What’s Your Best Bet?

AskAmyNoWordsDo actors usually profit more from online or in-person auditions? How can an actor go from Extra to Lead? Each week Amy answers your questions here! Do you need acting technique tips or career advice? Send them here: AskAmyLyndon@gmail.com.

Amy Lyndon is a Celebrity Booking Coach, CEO and Author of “The Lyndon Technique: The 15 Guideline Map To Booking.” She has 40+ Series Regulars, an Emmy Winner, an Imagen Award Winner and 1000’s of Working Actors around the globe all using her Technique. She’s also an Award Winning Actress, Director and Writer currently with 91 IMDB credits and was the CEO – Personal Manager of Gold-Levin Talent for 9 years.

Hi Amy,
Is it better to move to Atlanta than LA since they are becoming more popular with casting tv series? Or just move to LA? And what are some good places to move in those areas for acting?
That question seems to be on a lot of actor’s minds these days. All I can tell you is that it’s great to book all the shows you can in one state and then move onto the next and then come to Los Angeles with an impressive resume and demo of your accomplishments. Coming straight to LA is not always the answer for everyone. 
 
Hi Amy,
I have a soon to be 14 year old. He has done numerous self-taped auditions with his Agent and has never gotten a callback.  He has done in person auditions in the Texas area and actually booked one of those jobs. Are in person auditions better than self-taped auditions?
Thanks,
Stephanie C.
Hi Stephanie.
It’s a possibility that his taped auditions aren’t looking as competitive as let’s say one from a studio that shoots them professionally. You literally need to look like you’re in the game to be in the game. In person auditions are always better, but there are tons of my out of town students who have booked huge jobs from a taped auditions. There are also tons here in Los Angeles that book from here for Atlanta, North Carolina, Texas and New Orleans. This is what we use for our Digital Audition Delivery Service here in my office: Cowboy Studio Complete Photography /Video Studio Light Kit from Amazon. 
 
Hello Amy,
I’m David from Sydney, Australia and would like some advice please.
I’ve been acting half my life, and have just joined an extras agency. I have been with this agency for about 5 months in which they have submitted me for about 10 jobs. Out of those 10 I have booked 2 tv commercials. I’m grateful, but I’d love to be in movies and tv. What can i do to improve my chances of getting more acting jobs and appeal to a casting director? Is always about what you look like, and do you always have to have “the look”? 
Thank You, from David
Hi David. I don’t know how it works in Australia, but I do know that it’s very difficult to up to a principal role from an extras position. It does happen a lot in commercials, but in theatrical work, not so much. It’s not about what you look like; it’s how you fit into their story. Understand that there is a way to go about things. It’s like you can’t have a shoe store with no shoes. Get your tools, training up to par with your competition and get an on camera agent in your city.
 
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Amy Lyndon Amy Lyndon is an International Celebrity Booking Coach, CEO and Author of “The Lyndon Technique: The 15 Guideline Map To Booking.” She has 40+ Series Regulars, an Emmy Winner, an Imagen Award Winner and 1000’s of Working Actors around the globe all using her Technique. She’s also an Award Winning Actress, Director and Writer currently with 100+ IMDB credits and was the CEO and Personal Manager of Gold-Levin Talent for 9 years. Check out her technique here: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thelyndontechnique

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