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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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How to become an actor from a small town or city

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I’m very excited to announce that I am finally finished writing my book, “Acting in Texas: A Step by Step Guide to Getting an Agent & Texas Actor’s Directory”.  While I was putting together the resource portion of my book, I realized just how lucky I am to live in this wonderful city where theater and film are not only booming…

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3 of My Favorite Blogs From BackStage

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A great way to keep yourself informed and keep growing as an actor is to read about the industry constantly.  I gathered 3 of my favorite blogs from BackStage.com that helps new actors get started.  BackStage.com constantly updates their blog so make sure to bookmark this link to stay up to date on industry news and advice.  Check out my…

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Resources for Actors in Texas

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TAMMP (Texas Association of Moving Media Professionals) – A trade organization promoting the film, video and commercial production industry.  www.tammp.comTEXAS FILM: News group covering film in Texas. www.film-texas.comTEXAS FILM COMMISSION:  State film commission that has been assisting filmmakers for more than 35 years and is working to keep Texas a competitive destination for all media industries. www.texasfilmcommission.comTXMPA (Texas Motion Picture Alliance): Industry wide organization…

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Wardrobe Basics for Film Actresses

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Hello!! Sometimes it is easier for me to edit my blog when I read it aloud.  I decided to record myself reading this blog while I edit it, 1. to find my mistakes and 2. if you aren’t able to read this blog, you have the option to listen to this blog instead. 🙂  Enjoy!(Please excuse the audio quality, I…

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I Think Found my Brand in the Acting Industry

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Today I saw a part of my father’s movie’s trailer.  He was the exact age I am today.  I showed it to my 8-year-old daughter whom just weeks ago told me she was going to pursue her acting career.  It hit me.  This need to perform and to entertain others is embedded in our DNA.  Obviously that’s just an expression. …

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Why Do you Want to Be An Actor?

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Hi Guys, I’m here to share with you a little bit of my book that I’m writing right now.  This book was written by me for you the new actors, for the aspiring actors, and the people who want to take acting up as more than just a hobby.Check out the video and send me an e-mail Contact@NancyValdez.net or leave…

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Extra Work for Actors with No Acting Experience

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Hey everybody! Today I wanted to talk briefly about a hot topic for actors…..drum roll::::::> Should actors work as background/extra on a film? Yes or no?  Many people have too many opinions and some people even say stay away from extra work!  As for me, I say working as an extra is a must for new actors and here is…

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