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The Acting Advice Blog – by: Jenna Fischer from The Office

The Daily Actor posted this great blog entry from Jenna Fischer (original post on Myspace) I’ve received tons of letters from people asking advice about the entertainment industry and, in particular, pursing a life as an actor.  People have also asked how I got to be on The Office. This blog, I hope, will address some of […]

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Headshots: The Shoot

If you’re like me, you HATE having your picture taken! So the headshot session can be intimidating. The best shots I’ve ever had came about in an environment where I felt most comfortable. But even the shots I use today were a challenge to get as there are many variables that can make or break […]

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Learn to Ignore First Refusals!

One day I hope to be at a point in my carreer where a “First Refusal” for a job has zero impact on my day. It’s very exciting to get any kind of positive feedback for an audition – especially if it’s for a big job – but it’s imperative for your sanity to keep […]

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Anecdotes on the job: Break-neck Speed!

I just had to record a VO audition from home. The direction was “young, animated and under 22 secs.” Fine, right? Well, sure.. unless the text you’re reading is technically 30 secs in length at best and not one of those hi-speed legalese tags. No, I’m still responsible for sounding like a normal human being. […]

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Advice for the week: Scheduling

So much of our success as actors comes down to time-management. Casting Directors and other industry professionals take in to account your ability to be where you’re meant to be WHEN you’re meant to be there. When you’re submitting yourself for auditions on websites such as Actors Access and NYCastings.com/Casting Networks (etc) the audition/rehearsal/shoot dates […]

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