How to become an actor from a small town or city


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…

3 of My Favorite Blogs From BackStage


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…

Resources for Actors in Texas


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…

16 Motivational and Inspiring Quotes from Actors and Influential People


  Sometimes when I find that my motivation is dwindling I read a few quotes from actors or other inspirational people who have found success and this helps replenish my motivation.   When I am talking about success I’m not referring to expensive cars and big mansions.  No, I am talking about doing what you love to do and being surrounded…

Freebie- Clothing Measurements Card for Actors


A prepared actor is a professional actor.   Here is the free clothing measurements card that will help save you time when self-submitting to small projects, casting directors and agents.  Your resume should include your height, weight, eye color and hair color but this card has the rest of the information needed for costume fitting.  A casting director may need your…

Wardrobe Basics for Film Actresses


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…

Free Download – Character Analysis for Actors


 There is a reason great actors aren’t caught ‘acting’, and that is because they thoroughly research their character.   How do you do that?  Well, I am about to show you.While cleaning out my very disorganized external hard drive, I found a character analysis worksheet that I was using to help me research my character for my ‘Acting in Film’…

Budgeting Smart To Save Money and Find Extra Money at the End of the Month


With a few months of hard work and budgeting you will be able to pay for your basic needs, pay for your actor expenses, treat yourself to little luxuries and have extra money for saving!  Just remember me when you are in Hollywood ;)(Please excuse the audio quality, I misplaced my mic!)   Did you know that millions of American’s could…

I Think Found my Brand in the Acting Industry


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. …

Monologues for Actor Auditions


This is really awesome.  I was Googling ‘monologues’ and I seem to find the same stuff no matter how often I Google.  Until just now I was clicking around BackStage.com and found their resources page.  Et voila! Le Monologuer!  I wish I had known about this site sooner.  Anywho…I just wanted to share this with y’all in case you are…