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Mae Ross

Starting her professional career at the age of 10, with a 64 city tour of “The Music Man”, Ms. Mae Ross 3-2-1- Acting Studios’ Owner/Artistic Director was born to sing, dance, act, and model. It wasn’t long before she was full swing into a performing career that would take her from National Campaigns, roles on stage, film, and television to producing one of Hollywood’s finest young actors Talent Showcase. Yet her greatest passion in life was still ahead of her… Ms. Mae, as her students fondly call her, is most proud of her 20 years of working with children, teens and young adults to build greater confidence, discipline and to launch successful entertainment industry careers. “I love helping students reach their full potential.” In 2007 Ms. Mae opened 3-2-1- where she continues her life’s passion guiding young actors to develop and showcase their unique talent through her signature Showcase and Acting Career Program.

​VIDEO – 7 Tips on How to Select a Child Actor’s Monologue

1. Length should beabout a minute long. 2. Understand it is a collaborativeprocess. Get child’s agreement. 3. ​Match monologue to child’s personality. What is their type? Energetic, emotional, silly, demanding etc. ​4. Choose an “active” monologue. Pursing an objective. Child wants to get something from the person he is talking too. 5. Self-contained not waiting for other actor to […]

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VIDEO—Tips: How to work with products at Commercial Auditions

Hello again! Mae Ross, here from https://321ActingStudios.com in Los Angeles. Today’s video tips have to do with how best to work with products when you are asked to “hold” them at auditions. The example in the video is holding a box of Mac ‘n Cheese. Here are my very practical technical tips: The product IS […]

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VIDEO – 4 Expert Commercial Audition Tips: Part 2

Hi, I’m Mae Ross the owner/director of  https://321ActingStudios.com We are an acting school for children, teens and young adults in Los Angeles.  I am excited to bring you another article and video edition of: How to audition “Tips and Quips” with Mae Ross Here are 4 tried and true tips that will make you stand-out at […]

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VIDEO – 4 Expert Commercial Audition Tips Part 1

Here are are some of our tried and true tips for you to be ahead of the game at your commercial auditions and stand out from the rest:   Keep from pointing your finger One thing I have learned over the years is to keep from pointing your finger(s) to the camera. Pointing looks to […]

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VIDEO – How to be your Talent Agent’s Dream Client

Agents Love Parents and Actors Who: Are always REACHABLE within an hour by phone, text or email. Within 2 hours (of an audition notice) confirm the date & time of auditions in the manner the agent has requested. SAY THANK YOU to everyone! (In an email to your agent for a great audition, to the […]

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VIDEO – How to be your Talent Agent’s Dream Client

Agents Love Parents and Actors Who: Are always REACHABLE within an hour by phone, text or email. Within 2 hours (of an audition notice) confirm the date & time of auditions in the manner the agent has requested. SAY THANK YOU to everyone! (In an email to your agent for a great audition, to the […]

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VIDEO – Actor’s Audition Bag: Essential Items to Keep in Your Bag!

​21 items to have in your audition bag. Water Snacks/ Napkin​s/ Hand wipes​ Headshots/Resumes Business cards Pencil/Pen/Highlighter Demo Reel on USB drive Headphones ​Razor​ Deodorant Breath mints Toothbrush Make-up supplies Hair brush comb, ​clips​ ​Hair ​spray Quarters for Parking Meter Change of Clothes Dressy & casual Robe Iphone/Ipad for GPS directions Cash/Credit Card     We […]

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VIDEO – How To Execute A Commercial Copy Successfully by Mae Ross

1. Energy. You are hired because they love your energy. So pace yourself when working so you can keep your energy pumping. Commercials are most always shot in one day. Make sure you get enough rest and eat before and during the shoot. Commercial are “happy-lands- ville.” Got a problem? Commercial products will solve all your problems; hair is […]

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VIDEO – Rejection: Use these tips to make your child actor feel better!

Scenario: Your talented child actor has been auditioning like crazy and has not booked for a long time. To add insult to injury they just had 3 callbacks on a feature film, met the director and producer only to hear they didn’t get the part.  What are you going to do when they express feelings […]

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VIDEO – How To Deliver A Winning Personality Slate

Don't cut corners on your Self-Tapes

In the video accompanying this article you will see 2 young acting students from 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles demonstrate what I like to call the “Personality Slate.” As you know the “slate” is what actors use to introduce themselves when auditioning for TV and Film acting roles. Why is a great slate so […]

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