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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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Rejection and Motivation for Actors

Rejection. All actors face a lot of rejection, that’s part of the job.  Even Hollywood movies with popular actors bomb sometimes. You have to have a thick skin going into this.  And you have to believe in yourself, respect and love yourself otherwise you will not stand. You have to keep working regardless of the […]

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Getting Your Dream Role Takes Time

The process of starting your career and getting cast in the dream role takes time and you have to be willing to put in the time.  There is no such thing as a magic overnight success. You may have heard of one or two exceptions but that is why It’s called an “Exception”.  It takes […]

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Acting Techniques – Here is what you should know

Acting Techniques. Learning about acting techniques was a bit overwhelming for me.  Until I started going to acting classes and workshops I wasn’t really sure what some of these techniques were all about. I do know that adopting an acting technique is a little like trying on clothes at the store.  You won’t know what […]

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Important tools for actors online

This post contains affiliate links. 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.  Click on the link and browse through their archives for all sorts of information from acting […]

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Working on a student film for experience and scenes for your reel- What you need to know

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 […]

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An Actress’ Fear of Failure

I love to read blogs and articles in the acting industry. I often come across comments like the one below on those blogs and try to help as much as I can. But since I am limited to the length of the comments I’m allowed to leave on those blogs, I decided to write my […]

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Stop calling yourself an “Aspiring Actress” and here is why

What is an aspiring actress? According to Merriam Webster’s to be an aspiring actor (actress) is “a person who aspires to be and is trying to become an actor” aspiring adjective  aspir·ing ə-ˈspī-riŋ :  desiring and working to achieve a particular goal :  having aspirations to attain a specified profession, position, etc. https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/aspiring I called […]

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