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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 were spent combing Vine and […]

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How to be PRO-active Actor

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There has never been a better time to be a Pro-active actor! Before we get into that, I suggest that the first thing to do is DECIDE what kind of acting career you would like to have. It’s very important to be CLEAR about how you see yourself in the marketplace. The first exercise that […]

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When Does Your Audition Actually Begin?!

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Thanks to the folks at Cast it, I was invited to interview on the Acting Up Radio Show with Will Roberts. One of the questions he asked was, ‘when does the actor’s audition really begin?’  Great question! I’ve been thinking a lot about the answer and here’s what I believe: your audition begins when you […]

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

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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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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Andreas Larsson is Selected as the Top Performer in the September Showcase

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We are very excited to announce that Andreas Larsson of Orebro, Sweden, has been chosen as the Top Performer in the September Edition of our Monthly Showcase. To recognize his efforts, Mr. Larsson will receive $500, as well as feedback on his performance from our panel of noted casting professionals. We also want to congratulate […]

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Dylan Prince is Chosen as the Top Performer in the August Showcase

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We are thrilled to announce that Dylan Prince of New York, NY, has been selected as the Top Performer in the August Edition of our Monthly Showcase. To recognize his efforts, Mr. Prince will receive $500, as well as feedback on his performance from our panel of noted casting professionals. We also want to congratulate […]

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The Cast It Talent Monthly Showcase Returns!!

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Our Monthly Showcase is back!! The Cast It Talent Monthly Showcase is a fantastic chance for actors to get seen by and get feedback from some of Hollywood’s top casting professionals, no matter where you are based. All you need to do is film yourself performing any scene of your choice (3 minutes max). The […]

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Dear Actors: We Are on Your Side!

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One of the most popular comments that I hear from actors is that they are “surprised”‘ to find out that Casting Directors are rooting for them. The audition room can be an intimidating place; you walk into a (very often cramped) room filled with competitors, you go into an office where complete strangers are staring […]

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