1 Apr, 2011

How Failure Worked for Me

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 April 1st, 2011|actors, Advice, behavior, business, casting, competition, failure, learning, lessons, mistakes, negativitiy, preparation, professionalism, Tips|0 Comments

By Paul RussellFrom Backstage.com For years I had a deeply personal secret. Only family and some acquaintances I knew from the era of bell-bottom pants and a CB in every Ford Pinto were aware of my shame: I failed seventh grade.You may chuckle or chortle, but it still remains a deep wound to my spirit. One [...]

23 Feb, 2011

Getting Past the “Door-Keepers”

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 February 23rd, 2011|actors, auditions, business, casting, Los Angeles, moderators, preparation, Tips|0 Comments

By: Bob FraserFrom: TheProfessionalActor.comDespite what you may have heard about “door-keepers” there are many people on the other side of the desk who are really on your side. One of the tragic mistakes many actors make, is to assume that casting directors and assistants are there to make things difficult.In point of fact, actors are [...]

19 Feb, 2011

10 Things I Wish I’d Known Before Deciding to Become an Actor

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 February 19th, 2011|actors, Advice, Agent, backstage, business, Jobs, Los Angeles, marketing tools for actors, mental health, preparation, Representation, social media, social networking, Tips, twitter|0 Comments

By: Jackie ApodacaFrom Backstage.comBuilding and maintaining an acting career is a daunting endeavor, especially in the early years, when you've got so little idea about how to navigate the terrain. Here's a list I've pulled together, with help from some folks with a few years of experience under their belts, of things I wish I [...]

18 Feb, 2011

Creating the Ultimate Actor Website

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 February 18th, 2011|actor websites, actors, Advice, backstage, Caitlin O'Brient, dreamweaver, marketing tools for actors, Tips, website advice, website design, websites|0 Comments

Once upon a time I hired a well respected website designer in the theater community. I was very happy with my website. It was simple, clean and straight-forward. I had a brand coming out of college! Yay!Sadly my website designer fell off the face of the earth right around the time my career started picking [...]

17 Feb, 2011

Staying On The Radar

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 February 17th, 2011|actors, Advice, backstage, Los Angeles, marketing tools for actors, Tips|0 Comments

By: Jamie Painter YoungFrom Backstage.com Targeted mailings can work for savvy actors.Actor Anna Nugent was frustrated when trying to come up with a selling point she could use to promote herself to agents and casting directors—one that she felt good about and that rang true to her. Then she had an epiphany one night while [...]