The LB Blog

Whose Choice is it Anyway?

We all intuitively know that our choices in life tell us (and the world) a lot about ourselves. Ultimately, these choices define who we are. It can sentence us to a potential lifetime of regret or shame or to a confirmation of living by our values, which result in deep satisfaction. We can experience pride and joy as easily as shame and despair. What we choose to do and how we respond to the consequences of these choices will be the measure of us – both on screen and in the “real world.” It is not the “big story” that will always...

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Are You Ready For 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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New Years Resolutions

THE NEW YEARS BLOG:Making New Years resolutions has always left me a little suspicious. Why? There’s always been a tiny tremor of doubt that I was simply setting myself up for disappointment. These “resolutions” felt as lame and as anemic as a Hallmark Christmas movie plot. I’d sometimes feel a knot in my stomach anticipating the moment (often within weeks) of the new year that I would break one. What seemed like a sure bet would just as soon evaporate into the land of “why bother” or “maybe next year”.   I concluded that making a New Year's resolution was...

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