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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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Quick Tips on How to Work as an Extra in Movies or TV

Quick Tips on How to Get Work as an Extra in Movies or TV In the early 2000’s when I decided to get into acting, I was fortunate to join the (extras) cast members in “The Alamo”.  I have very fond memories of that production experience and by the end of it all I walked […]

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3 Easy things you can do right now to start your acting career

To become and actor or actress, you don’t have to move to L.A. right away.  In all reality,  to start an acting career there are many things you should do before you pack up and move to Hollywood.   While I was writing this blog I was trying to remember my very first acting job and […]

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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 […]

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