Author Archives: Elizabeth

Meet the stars of “Booked” – A New Webseries From Cast It Talent

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Every Actor wants to be “Booked.”  Ali and Sarah want to take you along with them on their journey. Of all the ways the internet and modern technology have shaped the life of today’s actor, perhaps one of the most exciting is the newfound ability to create and produce our own content. A far cry […]

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6 Memorization Hacks for the Actor

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Perhaps one of the most tedious tasks for actors–universally across the globe, and since the moment when the very first actor endeavored to take a scripted work and translate it into a performance onstage–is learning lines. Granted, some people have a natural knack for memorization, and will certainly have an easier time than those for […]

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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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From the Cast It Talent Vault: How to Harness the Power of Social Media for Your Acting Career

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In the technological age we live in, it is essential that actors be strategic about what they put online. Everyone is familiar with the concept of marketing yourself in acting or any other pursuit through your Facebook page or Twitter or any number of apps and sites, but here I’d like to delve a little […]

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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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Breaking Out of a Creative Rut

Creative people love to create. We find joy in producing, in inventing, in devising and composing and imagining. We live for the feelings this creating gives us, and for the feelings engendered in ourselves and others as our creations reverberate off an audience. But what happens when a creative person finds themselves unable to create? […]

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How to Harness the Power of Social Media for Your Acting Career

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Everyone is familiar with the concept of marketing yourself in acting or any other pursuit through your Facebook page or Twitter or any number of apps and sites, but here I’d like to delve a little bit deeper into social media and talk about some of the ways in which the savvy actor can use […]

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Two Ways to Save Money in Your Acting Career

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Here are a couple of money management tips to take special note of as we approach Episodic Season. If there’s one thing I’d bet almost every member of the acting community can agree on, it’s that pursuing a career as a professional actor is expensive.  Photography, classes, initiation fees, union dues, subscriptions, mailings, clothing, transportation, […]

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Your Acting Career: Tips for Staying (Mostly) Sane When You’re in This for the Long Haul – Part II

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(continued – Part 1) 4. Have a “life” outside this life Yes, I understand how blasphemous this sounds – especially to younger actors. (I spent junior high proudly walking around in a t-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Acting is Life, the Rest is Just Details.”  So I get it!) But when all you do is […]

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Your Acting Career: Tips for Staying (Mostly) Sane When You’re in This for the Long Haul – Part 1

1. Understand that your career is a marathon, not a sprint Too many actors move out to Los Angeles or New York City with the idea that they’ll give themselves 6 months, or 1 year, or 5 years, etc, to “make it” in their performing career. I like to blame the media for perpetuating this […]

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