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Introducing the Headshot List

11.18.2016actors,headshots
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actors,headshots

In just 2 short weeks IADB will unveil our new service which will help actors find U.S.-based headshot photographers with ease. The Headshot List We've already invited some of our favorite...

IADB is a Veteran-Owned Company

11.11.2016IADB,Actor Websites
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IADB,Actor Websites

I won't bug you by emailing this blog post to you, but if you happen to come across it on your own, so be it. Today is a Veteran's Day, and it so happens to be a blog post Friday, and it so happens...

Social etiquette for Actors

10.28.2016Advice
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Advice

This is a very humble opinion of mine, do with it as you please. It seems that a lot of people are hinting this at you, but nobody will come straight out and say it. This message is directed at a...

The Actor's Why

10.21.2016Advice,motivational
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Advice,motivational

Knowing what makes you tick profoundly affects the time you keep. As actors, we spend a lot of time in class and in personal research for a role, dissecting and understanding our character's...

Are you 213, 310 or 323

10.14.2016tips,advice,tools
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tips,advice,tools

Just a quick article today with a tip that may not be applicable to all of you out there, but might prove useful to some. I myself live in LA right now, but as many people here I am a transplant...

Mobile Apps for Actors

10.07.2016Tools,Reviews,IADB
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Tools,Reviews,IADB

Just a quick heads up about upcoming section in IADB video channels; We are planning on releasing review videos for acting-based mobile apps. If you would want an app reviewed before you purchase it,...

10 Biggest Mistakes on your Actor Website

09.23.2016actors,hints,tips,headshots
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actors,hints,tips,headshots

I've been collecting the actor website sins for quite some time and I thought I'd stop on by and list out the most common mistakes you might make on your actor website. I hope this helps. If you...

Startup of the Year Competition... Again

09.09.2016press,iadb,announcement
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press,iadb,announcement

Great news. We made it! Thanks to all of our patrons and users we always strive to be #1 in web development for actor websites, and this piece of news is here to show that we're definitely on the...

We are moving servers

07.08.2016announcement,iadb
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announcement,iadb

We're moving severs! We've been planning this for over a year now and we're finally ready to make that move. We love .co, and we have plenty t-shirts to prove it, but after carefully examining...

You are a Product on your Actor Website

06.24.2016actors,advice,tips
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actors,advice,tips

What some actors don't quite understand is that their acting website is a tool, but the tool needs to be used properly in order to achieve success. You can't repair your laptop with a hammer, or hang...

Actor Press Kit

06.17.2016actors,evergreen,advice,hints,tips
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actors,evergreen,advice,hints,tips

For years I was really at a loss about the whole actor's electronic press kit (EPK) advice that I constantly saw all over the web. These posts from experts have been around since 2011, maybe earlier,...

Try Any Website

06.10.2016promotion,features,iadb,websites for actors
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promotion,features,iadb,websites for actors

We always try to go above and beyond to provide functionality that you will find useful. We don't provide just websites, domains, emails and hosting - you can get that anywhere. What we do provide...

Member Spotlight Mondays

05.20.2016actors,filmmakers,headshots
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actors,filmmakers,headshots

One of our main goals here at IADB is to help you get yourself noticed. We help you with your websites and with your social media, but sometimes even the strongest and most creative individuals could...

And the winners are...

05.04.2016actors,iadb,press release,actor websites
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actors,iadb,press release,actor websites

The time is here. We've had 127 applicants for the Face of IADB contest within the month of April. We've reviewed all applications and 116 of unique applicants had at least one credit. We randomly...

Filmmakers Checklist

04.29.2016filmmakers,advice,tips
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filmmakers,advice,tips

So, you made a film, huh... What's next? Everybody seems to agree that these next 6 steps are the way to go. Do keep in mind that each film is different and you may need to try a different approach...

Veterans in Film & TV Industry

03.11.2016iadb,advice
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iadb,advice

What do you think of when you hear the word "veteran"? Do you have a specific image in mind? Is it an elderly man in a wheelchair? That seems to be a common stereotype, but in fact, thousands of...

IADB at SXSW

03.04.2016iadb,press release
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iadb,press release

As you might have noticed on our social media, we've been asking our followers to vote IADB for Tech.co's Startup of the Year title. Many of you have voted, and we were extremely grateful for that. ...

Is somebody talking about you?

02.12.2016hints,advice
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hints,advice

Right off the bat, you see that I used the mention.com logo in my blog. Let me just clear this up from the start. I am in no shape or form associated with them nor am I doing an affiliate program...

LMGTFY

02.05.2016advice,how-tos
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advice,how-tos

I don't know how many times I've said this in my whole life, but I know that I've said this at least a dozen of times over the past few months. "Google is your friend" - there are so many different...

Pick your profession

01.29.2016tips,advice
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tips,advice

This is a huge pet peeve of mine, so please forgive me if this blog post gets grumpy. There's a major difference between being able to wear multiple hats and introducing yourself as an I-do-it-all...

Resources for moving to L.A.

01.22.2016ideas,tips,advice
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ideas,tips,advice

For years I've been preaching that if you want to follow your passion, you should literally follow it wherever it might take you. If you're an actor and you are not currently residing in some of the...

It is not just about acting

01.15.2016advice,tips
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advice,tips

Actors cannot be introverts? Can they? I mean we hear stories that some of the actors we all know and love are introverts, such as Clint Eastwood, Tom Hanks, Courtney Cox, Harrison Ford and Julia...

Get yourself noticed on Stage 32

01.08.2016advice,tips,ideas
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advice,tips,ideas

First of all, if you're in the film, TV or theater industry and you're not on Stage 32, then stop reading this blog and go create your free account . It takes about 2 minutes and it's a must for you...

2015 in review

12.25.2015advice,tips
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advice,tips

I'm about to take a writing hiatus for the year, but before I go, I just want to highlight some of the great moments of 2015. This was the year when we decided, ah, what the hell, lets add filmmakers...

IADB on Techco

12.18.2015press release,iadb
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press release,iadb

Oh man, why am I in front of the camera? That's right. I normally sit behind the keyboard, but this time, when I was in Las Vegas, I was interviewed by Tech.co, which is an amazing website, possibly...

Get your resolutions in

12.11.2015advice,tips,websites for actors
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advice,tips,websites for actors

Many people plan on making resolutions for the new years, but before you do I'd like to give you a challenge. Instead of the usual, "I will lose weight", "I will cut down on spending", "I will do a...

Learning a monologue

12.04.2015advice,tips,ideas
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advice,tips,ideas

While this advice is the best one I could give in my opinion, if you've already learned a monologue that you love and is working for you, just stick to it, but here are some things that I would avoid...

Social Networking and Acting

11.27.2015advice,tips
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advice,tips

Three weeks ago I asked you not to be a troll, today I'll tell you, if you're not going to do anything, you might as well start trolling. :) Okay, this is definitely NOT good advice, but I talk with...

Introduce yourself - every month

11.20.2015ideas,tips,advice
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ideas,tips,advice

I always have and always will be a strong supporter of Stage 32. It's the best online meeting place for people in the Film and TV industry and to this day Stage 32 has amassed over 500,000 members who...

Mrs DoubtActor

11.13.2015advice,tips,audition
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advice,tips,audition

Time and time again I hear about people who would addition for a role outside of their comfort zone and get the job. What's less common is for people to audition even though their look may not match...

No Trolls Allowed

11.06.2015tips,advice
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tips,advice

I'm a strong believer of online connections. Getting your work seen is important. Meeting new people, who are creatives like yourself, is important. Asking people for advice is important, but......

The starving artist

10.30.2015advice,tips,ideas
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advice,tips,ideas

Being an actor in LA is not always as glorious as people imagine it to be. If you go anywhere outside of LA you can triumphantly share that with anyone and you can see the spark of envy in their...

Do it!

10.23.2015advice,tips,ideas
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advice,tips,ideas

I'm an active participant in Stage 32 lounge conversations and I probably watched every single webinar about acting they've put out. In addition to that, I read blogs in every noteworthy online...

Ubering around

10.16.2015advice,tips,ideas
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advice,tips,ideas

Every now and then I end up Ubering back from my office in Manhattan Beach Studios down to Redondo Beach where I reside. Each time I get into the ride, I start up a conversation with the driver, just...

It's a numbers game

10.09.2015advice,tips
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advice,tips

I recently spoke with a young actor who's new to Los Angeles, and very new to the acting world itself. As I normally do, I walked up to him, and asked him how well he is fairing in this new profession...

You run, you learn

10.02.2015hints,tips,advice
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hints,tips,advice

How many of you out there are gym goers, treadmill runners, or even yet, marathon runners like myself? I'm definitely not bragging. :) Over the years I found it unhelpful when the music I'm...

Do your research

09.18.2015hints,tips,advice
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hints,tips,advice

Alright. This has to be said out loud. Most of you know it, some of you do it, but majority of you only have good intentions and never follow through. I understand that it isn't always easy - you...

Always carry business cards

09.11.2015hints,tips,advice
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hints,tips,advice

I'm sorry. Sounds like a ridiculous post, but if I don't say it, I can't say "I told you so". Carrying a business card with you it's like carrying an umbrella in London. Many times it won't be needed,...

Stay in touch.

09.04.2015hints,tips,advice
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hints,tips,advice

Keeping in touch is important. In other industries , if you go on an interview, it is customary to send an email to follow up and thank your possible future employer for the opportunity. Why should...

I is for Instant.

08.28.2015actor websites,iadb,features
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actor websites,iadb,features

We get this question a lot. What does IADB stand for? Well, since you're on the website, you probably already know it by now, but here's a bit of our history for ya. IADB stands for Instant Actor...

What makes us special - Population

08.21.2015actor websites,iadb,features
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actor websites,iadb,features

I'm not trying to be vulgar, this comes straight from my heart, so I will write it as it is. If you read the blog from last week and decided that your web presence is not all that it should be, then...

What makes us special - Coding

08.14.2015actor websites,iadb,feature
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actor websites,iadb,feature

I've been building websites professionally since 2003. I've built somewhere between 250 to 300 different websites in total. I've built many websites for Joe Shmoes and Jane Smiths, many websites for...

Why Do We Do This?

07.24.2015actor websites,iadb
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actor websites,iadb

I was asked recently - why do we do this? Why actor and filmmaker websites and why now? I've been developing websites for over 10 years now. Each time I see a horrible looking website I immediately...

6 Must-have Websites for Actors

07.03.2015advice,ideas,tips,websites for actors
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advice,ideas,tips,websites for actors

If you're an actor and you are serious about your online presence you must register for these free websites. No excuses! There is a chance that you have already registered for most (if not all) of...

Get a Month Free

06.12.2015promotions,iadb
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promotions,iadb

We care so much about what you think of us, we're willing to reward you for your words. Take a minute or two to share your thoughts about IADB on our yelp page at: ...

Rolling Headshots

05.08.2015headshots,ideas
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headshots,ideas

We here at IADB are always advocates of fresh new ideas to help actors further their careers. One of these great, fresh ideas comes from the wonderful people at The Headshot Truck. They are to fun...

IADB Trailer

04.10.2015ad, video
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ad, video

Here is our first video commercial. Built in After Affects by yours truly with music and sound design by talented Dara Taylor (link to Dara's website over the image). And here is the script: ...

Already Have an Actor Website?

04.03.2015ideas,ad,actors
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ideas,ad,actors

You may recognize the image for this blog from our flyer which we have been distributing since April 2014 advertising that IADB makes actor websites like no one else. We stand behind this statement...

IADB Flyers

03.27.2015ad,print
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ad,print

We have released our flyers to different acting schools and stage managers, so if you have come across them recently, let us know, we'd like to here what you think about them. When we designed these...

Our First Video

01.16.2015iadb, press release
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iadb, press release

We have just released our first video. It will be used to precede all of our video releases and tutorials as an identifier of IADB video. This logo reveal is made up of spinning particles that...

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