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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Helping Your Child Prepare for an Audition

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Bonnie Wallace is the author of  THE HOLLYWOOD PARENTS GUIDE, an accurate, experience-based tested information on every step needed to give your child the best possible opportunity to make it in Hollywood. Bonnie includes wisdom, inspiration, and resources to help you on your own journey and even help you decide if this dream is right […]

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5 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Headshot

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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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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What to Wear to an Audition

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What should I wear to an audition? Answer: Whatever You Want. In 90% of cases, this is absolutely true. What do you feel confident in? What do you feel comfortable in? Wear it. Go on with your day. However, there are always exceptions to every rule. 1.) The role is a doctor and you want […]

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How to Handle (Good and Bad) Reviews

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Reviews are the bogeymen of the acting biz. Objects of both desire and dread, they hover in the shadows, singing a siren’s promise of approval, or else waiting to ambush the unwary actor with briskly-typed derision. If you act professionally long enough, you will accumulate both “good” and “bad” reviews. I put these words in quotation marks […]

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#FBF: Advice on “Quick Prep” Auditions

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6:59pm: TV “Guest Star” sides arrive.  2 scenes; not allowed to read the full script. 10am audition the next day . . . If you get audition material late and there isn’t much time to prepare–DON’T WORRY.  Do the best you can.  Account for the elements that you can.  Know what you are doing in […]

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Ask Amy: Cast It Talent’s First Ever Advice Column

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Cast It Talent is pleased to present our FIRST EVER advice column. Readers, meet Amy! 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 […]

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Cast It Talent #FBF Article: Villains

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Everyone loves a good villain. The really fun ones—Hannibal Lecter, Voldemort, The Wicked Witch of the West (stick with us)—even become archetypes. But how does an actor craft a truly good portrayal of a terrible person? How does one crawl into the mind of, say, Hitler, and look out at the world through such foreign eyes in […]

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Resume Rules

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Putting together an acting resume can be an activity as mundane as compiling a grocery list, or as tense and fearful as slaying a fire breathing dragon (alright, that last bit might be a tad overdramatic…but what are actors if not dramatic?!) Your resume can come together seamlessly and painlessly, though, as long as you […]

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8 Quick Tips for Self-Tape Success

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In these days of awesome technology, some casting directors are now opting to have actors send in taped auditions in addition to–or sometimes, in place of–traditional, in-person auditions. This method of casting has some serious benefits: save time, save gas, no parking fees . . . but easily the best part of filming and submitting […]

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