Voiceover Is Not About Your Voice Pt 2.

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THE HEART OF THE VO BIZ. The bulk of the voiceover business is not cartoons or video games, it’s commercial.  If you want to make a living exclusively with “funny voices” you’re choosing to travel a very difficult road. DO I NEED A DEMO? Different people have different answers to this question.  The one thing […]

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Voiceover Is Not About Your Voice Pt 1.

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“Everyone says I have a great voice and I should do voiceovers.” The all too common phrase that sends a cold shiver down the spine of anyone even remotely related to the world of voiceover casting.  And seeing as voiceovers make up the lion’s share of my casting business, I spend a lot of time […]

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Tax Time: 5 Tips to Help Actors Survive the Tax Season

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It’s that time again! Some of you have your lives together and probably filed February 1st, sipped your chamomile tea, and smiled in gentle satisfaction as you closed the book on your perfectly organized records.   The rest of us are weeping quietly and rocking ourselves to numb oblivion in an ice-cold shower.   But […]

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The Competitive Edge: The One Question You Shouldn’t Be Asking Is “What Do They Want?”

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Don’t Look For A Cookie Cutter To Shape Your Audition. The other day I was in the reception area of a project I was casting and one of the actors asked me “what are they looking for”? I cringed inside and answered, they are looking for an actor to bring them “something”. The one thing […]

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The Competitive Edge — Seven Things That Make An Actor Successful (that you can’t learn in class)

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Welcome to the start of 2018.  It’s that time of year.  You are refreshed and pumped up, renewed and ready to start the New Year on the right foot. I’m always asked what makes someone successful in this business.  Stating the obvious would be you need to know the basic strong foundation of acting, know […]

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How to Stay on a CD’s Radar (Without Annoying Them to Death)

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In a market that seems perpetually saturated, standing out from the crowd becomes a real concern. How will you ever book if you can’t even get in the audition room? If you’re feeling lost and invisible, here are some ways to cultivate a professional personality that will keep you memorable.     Don’t Harass Them. […]

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Commercial Actors Should Never: Neglect the Small Goals

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Many, if not all, actors have a story about when or how they decided to dive into acting. I’d expect that every actor can easily name their dreams and goals for their career. It might be star in a film with so-and-so celebrity, win this-or-that award, or be a lead in a blockbuster feature or […]

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Featured Artist Series: Jonathan Medina Takes Charge Later in the Game

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Sometimes it feels like if you don’t follow in the footsteps of a child prodigy, you’ll never get a crack at Hollywood. With the tsunami of young adult novels-turned-films, it seems the stars keep coming younger and younger. But just because you didn’t tap dance your way out of the womb doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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The Competitive Edge — What Part Can Social Media Play In Your Career

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Social media is a way of life and should not, and cannot be avoided.  It’s worth looking at the pros and cons of social media in your career. NUMBER OF FOLLOWERS A big question seems to be, “does it matter how many followers I have?”  “Will I get more auditions or book more commercials if […]

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5 Ways Your Acting Career Can Make a Difference

Hey, all. It’s time to get back to our roots. Take a second and really remember why it was you decided to devote yourself to this grueling career. If it was the prospect of fame and fortune, I wish you good luck, but must advise that this article will not help you on that front. […]

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