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Social etiquette for Actors

10.28.2016Advice
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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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Showcase your work with a free website

Niche professional websites for people in the film and TV industry.

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