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Advice for the week: Honesty is not always the best policy.

I have a friend who once told a very powerful casting director that he would not be able to attend a call-back (or it may even have been a booking, I don’t remember the details) because he was a bartender and the date of said conflict was St Patricks Day – which was the biggest day […]

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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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Book out!

For those of you who don’t yet know, “booking out” is when you alert your agent of an upcoming conflict in your schedule that would inhibit you from going out for an audition, etc. For example, I am shooting a film in Memphis at the end of September. This will take me out of commission […]

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Glossary of Industry Terms

Have you ever been in an audition and had the Casting Director say “..and Slate” and you freeze in terror because you haven’t the foggiest idea what the frick she’s going on about? Or have you arrived at a call back and had the monitor ask you if you need sides, to which you respond […]

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