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5 Things to Consider When Self-Submitting

5 Things to Consider When Self-Submitting

Just because you’re signed with an agency doesn’t mean your personal hustle stops. But self-submitting and booking outside of your agent comes with its unique challenges and considerations. On one hand, submitting on your own drives up the numbers, which drives up...
To Costume or Not to Costume? What to Wear in Your Self Tapes

To Costume or Not to Costume? What to Wear in Your Self Tapes

So much of being an actor is making decisions that have nothing to do with acting. Self taping auditions are full of production considerations made long before you step in front of the camera. One that never fails to get actors in their heads is what to wear. How best...
How to Avoid Artist Burnout

How to Avoid Artist Burnout

Artist burnout is an ever-present specter, hovering over our busy, productivity-driven lives just waiting to pounce and drain us of motivation. But, the worst part is, it’s sneaky. Often we don’t see it coming until it’s already there, waltzing into our lives,...
Managing Your Social Media Presence, Dos and Don’ts

Managing Your Social Media Presence, Dos and Don’ts

The role of social media in an actor’s career is a constantly evolving consideration, and one that is still relatively new on the scene. With a constant influx of ever-changing advice on how to manage your social media presence effectively, it’s easy to get...
Dealing With Audition Rejection – 5 Strategies To Cope and Grow

Dealing With Audition Rejection – 5 Strategies To Cope and Grow

For better or worse, rejections make up an enormous part of any actor’s career. As such, they are something we must all learn to cope with effectively. But even those with the thickest of skins can find themselves brought low by a continued dry spell. Whether you’re...
TIME’S UP: Pushing for Safety, Equity and Power in Entertainment

TIME’S UP: Pushing for Safety, Equity and Power in Entertainment

In the isolation 2020 has brought to all of us, it is easy to lose track of the rest of the world. For large swathes of this year, it has felt like the entire world was frozen, waiting for someone to press play again. In spite of much of the entertainment industry...
The Moment Before: Make Your Pre-Beats Pop

The Moment Before: Make Your Pre-Beats Pop

If you’ve ever taken an acting class, you may have been instructed to “have a moment before.” But what does that really look like? Also called a pre-beat, a moment before is exactly what it sounds like: the moment that precedes the start of the scene. While it can be...
The Minion Dilemma: 5 Tips to Supporting a Villain

The Minion Dilemma: 5 Tips to Supporting a Villain

What about all those delicious “bad guy” roles that aren’t necessarily the Big Bad? We’re talking minions, henchmen, evil underlings of all shapes and sizes. It’s easy to disappear in the shadow of the primary villain character, but often these types of supporting...
5 Tips to Managing a Great Zoom Callback

5 Tips to Managing a Great Zoom Callback

Pandemic or no pandemic, virtual callbacks are quickly becoming the norm. While this may be exciting for those who don’t want to leave the comfort of their home, it comes with its own set of challenges. Chances are you may not have access to a studio and are planning...