Ask Amy: October 8th, 2015


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Amy Lyndon

CEO – The Lyndon Technique

phone: 818.760.8501



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 all using her Technique. She’s also an Award Winning Actress, Director and Writer currently with 91 IMDB credits and was the CEO – Personal Manager of Gold-Levin Talent for 9 years.


Dear Amy,

I have an upcoming audition for the role of a psycho person who is in jail.  I am used to being friendly and out-going and then taking on the personality of the character once I sit in the character’s seat to read with the reader or CD… so, what is your advice?? Thanks so much.

It’s important to take on the essence of the character from the moment you walk in the room, however they still need to know that you’re not a psycho person. Their main concern is always, “Am I going to have to worry about this person on the set?  Will this person get me fired?”  Everyone in this business is afraid of his or her position and they’re always making sure their boss is confident that they hired the right person.  Believe me, if you’re doing your work to the best of your ability during the read, you could be chewing gum and whistling “On The Good Ship Lollypop” on your way into the office and it won’t really matter.  If you need to get into the character quickly and it’s difficult for you, you might want to not engage in a full conversation.  Just be pleasant.  You’re there to act, not have cocktails.


Hi! I’m 14 years old and I love to act and I’m good at it! But I live in Lebanon and here I can’t find many auditions :( I Have been trying to audition online but it’s not working. What can I do to make it easier? I don’t Have a manager or an agent so what should I do?

Thank you <3

The best you can do right now is to act in school plays. When you apply for college, make sure they have a great performing arts department. Then get a study Visa and come to the United States to study and learn how to audition. Work for a production company and have them put you in one or two of their productions, then apply for a working Visa. Book a lot and try to get a dual citizenship.


Hello there, my name is Phinias Elijah. My question is; What do you say to the casting director when he/she tells you that you have booked the gig? What are some of the things do I say after booking? Should I keep bothering them with questions if so what are some of the questions should I ask? And if not then what should I do?

After you book, the production company should be contacting you with a schedule of when and where you will be shooting. After the Casting Director Books you, then you are passed over to the Production Team. Try to be patient and wait for that email or call. Don’t bother the Casting Director after because it’s not their job to tell you when and where you’ll be working.


In acting: what does “flying by the seat of your pants” mean?

It’s actually a term used for people who aren’t trained. When you fly by the seat of your pants, then you don’t truly know what you’re doing.



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