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VIDEO—Tips: How to work with products at Commercial Auditions

Hello again! Mae Ross, here from https://321ActingStudios.com in Los Angeles. Today’s video tips have to do with how best to work with products when you are asked to “hold” them at auditions. The example in the video is holding a box of Mac ‘n Cheese. Here are my very practical technical tips: The product 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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How to Survive Your First Industrial/Commercial Shoot (And All the Rest of Them, Too)


There was a time, back in the foolish blush of my youth, when I dismissed even the thought of booking a commercial as “selling out,” a desperate prostitution of morals better left to the Scrooge MacDucks of the vapid celebrity world. I was an artist, by Jove! I would lower myself no further than the […]


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Commercial Agents In Depth


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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