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Actors: Social Media and Stoppers

Ah, actors. I love y’all. You are smart and creative and clever and you’ve got a shitton of hustle. Unfortunately, someone has taken your natural inclination to look for what might give you “the edge”…

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Actors: LA Starts on a Yes

Hello lovelies. I just came home from a casting meeting and I’m so freakin’ excited! Why? Because the magic of *starting* the casting process is one that reminds me that LA starts on a YES….

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Actors: What’s Your Ratio?

It’s no mystery that loads of actors submit on projects that go out on Actors Access, Casting Networks, any of the other reputable actor submission sites out there — and that’s on top of any…

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No Role? No Opinion.

Ah… I love it when a pattern emerges. At this weekend’s amazing SMFA Retreat in Los Angeles, it was clear that a lot of actors have been told a lot of things about what they…

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Are Reps Starting to Play Small?

I have a concern about agents and managers. It comes from a disturbing trend I keep hearing about. Agents and managers are providing their clients with a list of CD workshops the actors must hit,…

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One Line Fever

Back when I was an actor… …a million years ago… a casting director in a workshop I hit used the phrase “one line fever.” I was curious. Seeing as I was new to the LA…

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