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Now You Can Have Your Demo Reel – Faster Than You Ever Imagined

Demo reel for actors is an absolute must!  But, how can I get one with no experience?  Read below to see an easy and fast way to get one for you. What is a demo reel? A demo reel is a 2 to 3-minute video that showcases you and your work.  Demo reels helps agents […]

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What to expect working with film schools

Film schools are a great place to make connections and get experience as a new actor.  In Austin, we are very lucky to have UT where many talented students go off to make great films. It’s very common to bump into the same group of actors in auditions at the UT media building.  If you […]

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Working with local film schools for acting experience

Acting Experience. After adding a few classes and two or three plays on your resume, it’s time to add film acting experience on your resume.  The best way to go about this is by contacting local film schools. Colleges, Universities, and technical schools have film departments. Some schools are film schools and some are colleges […]

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Stage terms and Resources

Here are some basic stage terms: In theater, you as an actor have some freedom during rehearsals to get in tune with your character, however the director will block your movements before the performance. When working with the blocking given to you, find a reason for your character to execute that moment. Blocking: to set […]

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Should actors work for free?

Actors work for free for exposure and for experience.  That’s ok, because you won’t be doing this for too long. Don’t expect to get paid to act in student films other than in food, experience and a copy of your work.  But this experience is so worth it, especially if you have a strong role […]

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Actors Use Headshots not Glamour Shots

Headshots. Getting headshots can be a daunting task to every new actor.  However, your headshot is your number one marketing tool. Headshots and resume go hand in hand and are equally important.  As tempting as it may be to save a few bucks and take your own selfie to use, don’t do it. Your headshot […]

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What an actor’s website should have

Websites for actors Websites are great for actors to display all their photos, video snippets of work done and upcoming work.  This is your chance to make all about you. Portray your best work here including you video reel, resume and professional pictures. Your website will help potential ‘clients’ (aka, agents, casting directors, scouts, directors […]

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Actor Cred – What credits are you going to add to your resume?

Actor credits. The Credits It is sometimes hard to know if the project you are doing ‘counts’ on your resume.  Let me tell you right now that everything you do on camera and everything you do in an acting class counts as a credit towards your resume.   Every play in theater and every scene […]

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How to Format Your Acting Resume

Format Your Acting Resume. You can slap together a resume or you can follow the typical format.  Even though creativity and thinking outside the box is more exciting, some things are better left as usual. Casting directors look at so many resumes a day, they expect to find the info they need from you in […]

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Acting Resume – Every actor needs a resume

Acting Resume. A resume is used every single time you submit yourself for roles, when you are looking for a talent agent and when you go to an audition.   Acting resume format A resume should be 8” by 10” and stapled to the back of your headshot. If your paper sticks out from the […]

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