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Why Social Media Is Not Necessary for a Successful Acting Career

Why Social Media Is Not Necessary for a Successful Acting Career

I know I’m probably going to be attacked for saying this, but here goes: Forget about social media if you want to get booked solid with acting work. I was recently speaking with one of my 1-Hr Career Audit clients, and she was very distressed. I asked, “What would you...
Three Words to Make Auditioning Way Easier

Three Words to Make Auditioning Way Easier

“I can’t believe how much more grounded I felt when I walked in the room.” I smiled as a young actress named Mya recounted the story of booking her first primetime television appearance in Law & Order: SVU. “It was weird, because it was the first time my hands...
How to Create an Acting Brand You’re Proud Of

How to Create an Acting Brand You’re Proud Of

“Casting directors only want me to play inner-city drug addicts and gang members. How do I break out of those roles?” I thought to myself a moment. “Do you not enjoy playing those kinds of characters?” I asked. “They’re fine, but I wish I could get cast for other...
3 Qualities You Must Develop To Reach Your Acting Goals

3 Qualities You Must Develop To Reach Your Acting Goals

I remember about a year ago traveling to Germany with my wife. We visited a small town called Heidelberg and strolled along the cobble-stoned street. As we were walking along, we decided to stop into a bakery to buy a snack. Imagine the most delicious-looking cookies...
Six Lessons Steve Jobs Can Teach Actors

Six Lessons Steve Jobs Can Teach Actors

I love my MacBook. I can do almost anything on it — binge-watch Breaking Bad, stare at too many cat videos on YouTube, run up my credit card bill on Amazon, write this article… Believe it or not though, back in the 70s, NO ONE had or wanted a computer because...