You Have No Sides For Your Audition. Now What?

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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.

Hey Amy,
I have been researching for online self-tape auditions for the last few months. I have been finding a bunch of them on the Cast it Talent webpage, but I have been noticing that many of those auditions don’t have any sides attached for you to audition with. So my question is, in those cases, what should be submitted? Should we audition with any other monologue, or should we have a demo reel? If we do have to have a demo reel, how should we make them and what should we include in it? Thanks!
Sofia D. 
Hi Sofia.
If a casting notice says that a self-tape is required, they have to invite you to audition first and then they will send you the sides or tell you where you can get them or give instructions as to what is required. If you want to put together a demo, then contact http://ilooklikemyself.com or http://relentlessfilmworks.com if you need a self-tape make sure you contact my associate Darryl.thelyndontechnique@gmail.com to make it look the very best to compete at a high level. To say what is included in a demo reel, that’s a very long conversation, but you can see where you belong on television and what your typing is and go from there.
 
Amy:
My question involves whether or not I should move to pursue a professional acting career.  Right now I’m in Knoxville, TN, and there’s actually a pretty strong community of television and stage productions (it would be tough to do it full time, but some do).  I have an opportunity to move to San Diego in August, but I’m not sure if it would be any better for my acting career than where I’m at.  Any thoughts? Thank you much.
Brad Stapleton
Hi Brad.
I think the question you need to ask is how much do you want it? If there is a strong community of Television in your area, shouldn’t you be tackling that first and accumulate credits and demo footage? If you’re not working really hard where you are in Knoxville, then driving to Los Angeles from San Diego is going to be a negotiation on your part. Don’t mean to hard hit, but this is such a tough business and in order to be in show business you need to show how much you’re willing to do to get where you want to go.
 
Hey Amy,
My name is Nicole Aldama Sadeli, I am 16 years old and an Indonesian who lives in Mexico. I speak Chinese, Bahasa, English, and currently learning Spanish. Acting has always been my dream I’ve been trying to get an American agent to represent me but they say no because I am a foreigner. I also sing play guitar and a bit of piano. Also I dance bellydance, jazz, lyrical, aerial silk. I really want to be able to follow my dreams. I acted in few plays so I know what acting is like and I love it. Please give me some tips in finding a person to represent me.  Thank you.
Hi Nicole.
Mexico is bursting with product. Find a local agent and start in commercials. Make sure your photos are taken by a high level photographer or come to Los Angeles and get photos taken and then find a commercial agent. Go online to see what each agent requires in your country in order to submit to them. I would tell you more, but I don’t know how things work in Mexico. With all of your skills, you are sure to land someone worthy of your talent. Best of luck to you!
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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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