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You've Got An Audition: Part 2

THE HOBBIT PREPARES TO ENTER THE ROOMIf you haven't read PART ONE, please start HERE The actual techniques we use to help actors memorize and break down scripts for auditions will have be part of a much longer, detailed blog. In fact, it most likely will have to wait for my book or a training video. However, the point of this blog series is not the particulars of “how to do” this or that, but the state your brain is in through it all. Your brain goes through many different chemical stages throughout the audition process. From when you prepare for...

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You've Got An Audition: Part 1

A Hobbit or Gollum: Who do you want to be? GOLLUMYour heart is racing as you enter the audition room (virtual or live). Maybe you try and occupy space and smile waiting to be told what to do. Maybe you have a pre-thought of something clever to say to break the tension when you enter. Your voice rides high on you accidentally or perhaps you pitch it lower deliberately. Your heart beats fast like a ticking bomb. You try to remember all the cliché’s: “be yourself,” “just have fun,” “they want you to book the job, otherwise they wouldn’t see...

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The Process of Getting an Agent: Part Two

THE PROCESS OF LEAVING AN AGENT SHOULD YOU OR SHOULDN’T YOU? The next part of the “How do I find an agent” question is “How do I know when to leave an agent?” As I said in the previous blog the answer in theory is simple, although, sometimes less so in execution. Here are the introductory steps: Communication. Honesty (Being honest with yourself AND being honest with your agent) If we continue to pursue the premise that your relationship with your agent is no different than any other relationship in your life (familial, friendship, romantic etc.) the following holds up...

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Are You Ready For An Agent: Part One

I’ve met thousands of young actors over the years. One of the most commonly asked questions is “How do I get an agent?”This is not the most important question! I know this might be tough to read, but hang in there with me…The most important question is “Am I ready for an agent?”, and more specifically: “What type of agent am I ready for/ what type of agent do I need?” There’s an array of agents that cater to different needs. There are agents that deal strictly with Background Performers, agents that only represent actors commercially, to day-player roles all...

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