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8 Tips for a Better Agent Interview

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Recently a friend’s agent was holding interview/auditions by appointment and her reader fell through last minute. I jumped at the opportunity to step in and be her reader for the day because (Free Tip): any time you get the chance to step behind the table, you should drop everything and do it because you will […]

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Flashback Friday Post: Ask For Help

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This post is as much for me as it is for you, because as many times as I learn this lesson as an actor, I keep needing to be reminded. Ask for help. This blog was chosen for this week’s Flashback Friday article because putting ego aside and asking for help will ALWAYS be an […]

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Destination: Hollywood – Part 1

For any aspiring actor, the road to success in Hollywood is paved with competition and uncertainty. Even the most dedicated actors have to overcome incredible odds to make it big…or make it at all. But for actors who come from abroad, the challenge is magnified by paperwork, cultural transitions and unique financial limitations. Is the […]

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The Truth About Pilot Season

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It’s that time of year again – pilot season. The time when dozens upon dozens of pilots get the greenlight and immediately begin casting. In true traditional fashion, the big networks (NBC, CW, ABC, CBS, and Fox) all order their pilots at around the same time which results in Hollywood being thrown into chaotic turmoil. […]

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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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Are You Ready For Representation?

Being an actor is like running a business. You are the CEO, and are in charge of building and growing your company and brand. Like most new businesses, you start small and once you have enough work and income, you can expand the company, which will eventually entail hiring additional employees. In the case of […]

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Commercial Agents In Depth

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In our previous article, Your Own Personal A-Team, we discussed other types of representation on top of your standard theatrical reps (agents/managers). Lawyers, publicists, personal assistants, and business managers can make fantastic additions to your ‘team’, especially when your career gets to a certain level. However, one other type of rep that we haven’t discussed […]

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Doing the Impossible: Getting an Agent

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While it’s not impossible to be cast in major projects without an agent, it is significantly more likely and easier with the help of an agent and talent agency. To understand why it’s easier to get auditions with the help of an agent, it’s important to understand what an agent actually does. Agents work for […]

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