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5 Ways to Follow Up: How to Keep in Touch with Agents and Casting Directors

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It’s a delicate balancing act. You want to be proactive in your career, but you don’t want to harass industry professionals until they find you off-putting. So let’s break down some ways to appropriately reach out to those agents and casting directors whose attention you so desperately want to catch.The trick, of course, is to […]

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Joanna Colbert and Annie Burgstede Present TRUST: What Makes an Actor Get the Part?

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Joanna Colbert began her career as an assistant to Juliet Taylor in New York City where she worked on a number of Woody Allen films. In 1994, under the mentorship of Taylor, Colbert conducted a nationwide search which resulted in the casting of Kirsten Dunst in her role in Neil Jordan’s Interview with a Vampire. […]

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Branding Can Be Limiting

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There are plenty of acting schools, coaches and workshops out there that emphasize how to “brand” yourself as an actor.  There’s no shortage of people (agents, managers, Casting Directors, etc)  ready to put you in a box or label you, which is not necessarily the wrong approach but it can be limiting and I think […]

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Kissing Scenes, First Impressions, and more on Ask Amy!

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How can I put my best foot forward when meeting a Casting Director? How do I approach an on-screen kissing session? Amy answers these questions and more on this week’s Ask Amy! 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 […]

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Cast It Talent #FBF: Audition Do’s (and Dont’s)

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Do arrive early. This can be quite the challenge in a city like LA (highways! gridlocks! construction! more highways!), but always do absolutely everything in your power to arrive to your audition ahead of schedule. Not only will you avoid being the one to keep others waiting (never a good thing), but you’ll also have […]

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Joanna Colbert and Annie Burgstede Present TRUST: What Makes an Actor Get the Part?

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Joanna Colbert began her career as an assistant to Juliet Taylor in New York City where she worked on a number of Woody Allen films. In 1994, under the mentorship of Taylor, Colbert conducted a nationwide search which resulted in the casting of Kirsten Dunst in her role in Neil Jordan’s Interview with a Vampire. […]

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Cast It Talent August Showcase: Open For Submissions

Submit now to the August Cast It Talent Showcase!!

“I have the talent, the drive and the grit to be a successful actor, I just need to be noticed by the right people!” All actors have had this thought. A large percentage of becoming a working actor is just getting your face out there, and getting noticed by the RIGHT people at the right time. […]

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CIT Flashback Friday: How to Improve Your Networking Skills

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Networking is essential to creating a name for yourself as an actor, and that is why for this week’s CIT Flashback Friday blog post we are revisiting the article ‘How to Improve your Networking.’ “But I just want to act,” your inner artist voice laments. “I’m not good at networking. It feels fake. I’m socially […]

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Stand out in the best possible way

It’s about being the person that’s impossible to forget

When one, Wm. Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage,” the internet wasn’t even yet a shadow of a thought of an idea. It was a simpler world, in many ways—particularly for an actor. Show up to the theater, audition for a role, impress the right people, and presto, you’re on stage declaiming cunningly crafted […]

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CIT Flashback Friday: The Do’s and Don’ts of Meet and Greets

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To honor Flashback Friday, we are opening the Cast It Talent vault and bringing back some great articles from the past. These do’s and don’ts of meet and greets are essential for any actor to make a good impression. If you are searching for an agent, meet and greets and open calls are necessary evils we […]

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