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Our Black Friday Gift to all

11.25.2016actors,hints,tips,feature
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actors,hints,tips,feature

I was recently inspired by a conversation I had with Lisa Gold of Act Outside the Box . If you know Lisa, then you probably have listened to some of her podcasts and if you have taken her seminars,...

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...

6 Steps To Optimize Your Online Presence

09.30.2016actors,hints,tips
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actors,hints,tips

This week I wanted to share my thoughts about online tips with my fellow creatives over at Karmalicity. If you have an IMDb, you can definitely check out what the site has to offer. If you don't, you...

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...

Impress visitors to your actor website with reviews

08.19.2016actors,features,tips
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actors,features,tips

To this day I have seen upwards of 1,000 different actor websites, but it's sad to say that less than 1% of these websites contain actual reviews / testimonials section. You should take advantage of...

10 Questions for Your Designer

08.05.2016actors,tips,websites for actors,actor websites
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actors,tips,websites for actors,actor websites

I honestly wanted to start this blog post by listing all of my competition. I even created a neat little table demonstrating what they do well and where they really suck. Fortunately I was stopped in...

Actor Website Tips

07.15.2016actors,tips,websites for actors,actor websites
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actors,tips,websites for actors,actor websites

If you don't know who I am, here's a little 411 on me. My name is Tomasz and I've been professionally developing websites since 2004. I've built websites for hundreds of real estate firms in New...

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,...

Get your Acting Reels Done

06.03.2016actors,hints,tips
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actors,hints,tips

First of all, let's start with this statement - if you don't have an acting reel, get it done . Even if you have to try it the DIY approach, get it done. Not having headshots is as bad, but your...

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...

Movie Posters

02.26.2016ideas,tips
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ideas,tips

Just because I've dealt with web design all my adult life, all of these things seem common sense to me, but I've recently realized that this is not the case for everybody else. I was chatting with a...

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...

Calling L.A. Actors

07.31.2015review,ideas,tips
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review,ideas,tips

We love to review any actor websites that we come across. When we noticed the most recent sponsor of NFMLA, we had to check it out right away. HCandF stands for Hollywood Casting and Film, and...

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...

Signature Module Moved

06.26.2015benefits,tips
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benefits,tips

In efforts to clean up the admin area to make space for bigger better things we have moved the signature module from the admin into our website. Since this is meant as a free utility to begin with,...

International Dialects

06.05.2015ideas,tips
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ideas,tips

I recently came across this website and thought it would be a great idea to share this with all of you out there. This site is pretty awesome because you can search it in so many ways. You can search...

Connecting with Actors

05.29.2015ideas,tips
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ideas,tips

IADB's main goal is to make sure that we give actors exactly what they want. What would be even better is to give the actors something that they didn't know they wanted, but now can't live without...

Are You On Stage?

04.17.2015ideas,tips
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ideas,tips

Are you on stage? Oh, I didn't mean for performing purposes, I meant for socializing purposes. Yahoo Entertainment described Stage 32 as a combination of LinkedIn and Facebook for film, television...

Better Actor Portfolios

02.06.2015benefits,websites for actors,tips
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benefits,websites for actors,tips

Each actor website that is offered by IADB comes with a dedicated page or section for your portfolio. Show off your skills in style. You can pick the design that suits you best and just add your...

Adding Links to Your Site

01.30.2015benefits,websites for actors,tips
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benefits,websites for actors,tips

There are many reasons why you could want to put a link to other websites on your own. For instance, your friend is a photographer and he took all of your headshots. Wouldn't it be nice to add a...

Adding Your Own Events

01.23.2015benefits,websites for actors,tips
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benefits,websites for actors,tips

This one is a no-brainer. If you are an actor, entertainer or if you are in any type of show-biz, you will most likely have some sort of events that you would want to advertise. You can let your...

Online Presence

01.09.2015benefits,websites for actors,tips
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benefits,websites for actors,tips

I always tend to compare things to other things, so let me begin with that. If having an online profile is like riding the train then owning a website is like owning a car. You can still have online...

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