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Important tools for actors online

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A few actors have asked me what websites for actors I find most useful.  So I put together a very handy list just for you.  These websites offer many different tools for actors online. Clink on the link and browse through their archives for all sorts of information from acting seminars to advice from agents, casting calls and more!   Backstagehttps://www.backstage.comAn entertainment-industry…

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Working on a student film for experience and scenes for your reel- What you need to know

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Often new actors and actresses will work on student films for free in exchange for experience, a copy DVD of the movie for their reel and snacks. Working with film students is a great way to learn the ins and outs of working on movie sets.  This also gives you the advantage of meeting filmmakers in training who may have…

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An Actress’ Fear of Failure

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I love to read blogs and articles in the acting industry. I often come across comments like the one below on those blogs and try to help as much as I can. But since I am limited to the length of the comments I’m allowed to leave on those blogs, I decided to write my extended response to this question.…

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Stop calling yourself an “Aspiring Actress” and here is why

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What is an aspiring actress? According to Merriam Webster’s to be an aspiring actor (actress) is “a person who aspires to be and is trying to become an actor”aspiringadjective  aspir·ing \ə-ˈspī-riŋ\:  desiring and working to achieve a particular goal :  having aspirations to attain a specified profession, position, etc. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aspiringI called myself an aspiring actress for over a decade and…

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Get acting gigs from these websites- Casting Call Cheat Sheet

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Hi!It dawned on me that a lot of you who are new to acting in the Austin area or Texas in general, may not know where to look for legitimate casting notices.   To help you out I created a free cheat sheet that has clickable links to websites that provide casting calls from different regions in Texas.  These regions are…

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Quick Tips on How to Work as an Extra in Movies or TV

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For the sake of quickness this blog has the essential information you need, make sure to download my FREE ebook on working as an extra.  This free e-book covers much more detail on how to start working as an extra, a directory of Extras Casting Directors in Texas and tips on set etiquette. Quick Tips on How to Get Work as…

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3 Easy things you can do right now to start your acting career

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To become and actor or actress, you don’t have to move to L.A. right away.  In all reality,  to start an acting career there are many things you should do before you pack up and move to Hollywood.   Since I don’t want to overwhelm you, here are 3 easy things you can do right now to get into acting.While I…

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Rehearsals in the Shower?

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The other day I went to an audition for a web commercial and I was so distracted by the director I totally bombed.  He was around my age and oh-so-cute.  Had I gotten the part I wouldn’t have been able to focus and let my guard down and be as goofy as I needed to be.  It didn’t help that…

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