4 May, 2011

A Sense of Entitlement

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 May 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, Agent, auditions, backstage, behavior, business, failure, Jobs, mistakes, moderators, professional relationships, professionalism, Representation|0 Comments

I wish this article had been around when I was graduating. My first year out of school was the hardest year of my life. I quickly learned that my BFA meant nothing in LA. I had an edge for getting temp jobs because I had a degree, but that was about it. I got very lucky landing [...]

4 Mar, 2011

The Importance of Professional Relationships

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:10+00:00 March 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, auditions, behavior, Caitlin O'Brient, casting, comparisons, competition, Jobs, professional relationships, professionalism, social media, University of Miami Musical Theater Program|0 Comments

By: Caitlin O'Brient   Very recently I was given an amazing offer to work on a production of Guys & Dolls being produced by the former head of the theater program I graduated from. Never in a million years did I think I would be stepping back into the shoes of Miss Adelaide this soon [...]

4 Mar, 2011

The Ugly of Our Trade

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 March 4th, 2011|actors, Advice, Agency, Agent, auditions, backstage, behavior, business, casting, competition, Jobs, paul russell, preparation, professionalism, Representation|0 Comments

As I promised yesterday, here it is...THE UGLY OF OUR TRADEBy: Paul RussellFrom: Backstage.comRecently I was talking to an agent regarding two actors I had brought to his/her agency. For the sake of clarity and protection of all involved, I'll name her Sue. (Why oh why do I hear Johnny Cash in the background?)Sue was [...]

25 Feb, 2011

45 Recycled Actors Who Suck

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 February 25th, 2011|actors, Advice, Agency, Agent, auditions, bob fraser, business, casting, competition, professionalism|0 Comments

By: Bob FraserFrom: TheProfessionalActor.comA while back I saw a post on one of the many groups I belong to that was touting a new website, selling ‘pages’ to actors. It was a post filled with lies, half truths and completely mad conclusions about actors and acting careers. It got me sort of angry.Here’s some of the [...]

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 [...]