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6 Looks You Should Have on Your Online Profile

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Crafting an online presence is tough. Headshots are an investment, and trying to decide what looks to feature on Cast It Talent or your personal website can be overwhelming. To help you decide, here are six different looks every actor can use to catch a casting director’s eye. Commercial. This is your basic headshot. Sunny, universal, […]

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Types of Headshots (Commercial vs. Theatrical)

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There are two different types of headshots, especially when it comes to the acting industry. These are commercial and theatrical. Why have two different headshots? And are there actually real differences between what is expected for these two different types of headshots? An actor might have a different agent for commercials than he has for […]

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From the CIT Vault – What To Do During Holidays

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Though Memorial Day is only a short holiday, but the lesson is valuable still.  Pro actors make the most of their down time.  What will you do this holiday weekend? It’s a little known fact that practically all of Hollywood shuts down during the holidays. If you’re an actor, this means that there isn’t going […]

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5 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Headshot

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Ah, the eternal subject of the headshot . . . as an actor, your headshot is arguably the most important tool in your arsenal: It is your calling card. It is often the thing that catches the casting director’s attention and gets you in the door. It is the thing by which they remember you […]

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Audition Dos (and Don’ts): Part I

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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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Attention Actors: Use Social Media to Your Advantage!

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In March of 2012, I wrote a blog for Cast It Talent about using social media to your advantage. I felt it was important to do a Part Two of this entry, mainly because I just recently cast a pilot for a major network that was looking for me to find new comedy-talent. My days […]

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How to Improve Your Networking Skills

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“But I just want to act,” your inner artist voice laments. “I’m not good at networking. It feels fake. I’m socially awkward. I break out in hives when I have to have a spontaneous conversation with another human, that’s why I chose a job where the conversations were all written out for me.” TOO BAD, […]

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Headshots: 4 Tips for Choosing a Great Photographer

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There are things in life on which you can cut corners and take the cheap and easy route . . . and if you’re an actor, your headshots should not be one of them. This doesn’t mean that you have to shoot with the most expensive photographer you can find—the one with the celebrity clientele […]

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The Actor’s Lament: Why Am I Not Booking Anything?

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One of the most frustrating things about being an actor is the dry spells—long stretches of time when you just don’t book anything. Dry spells are always stressful for actors: not only are you worrying about where your next paycheck is coming from, you also end up questioning your acting abilities and wonder if there’s […]

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The Art of Demon Slaying: An Actor’s Guide to Staying Optimistic

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Let us switch to a minor key for a moment and talk about depression. Chances are, if you are in the arts and haven’t actually experienced clinical depression, you’ve at least flirted with self-loathing (that tease), and the crippling sense of worthlessness that accompanies what feels like your 97th rejection. We all have our dark […]

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