4 May, 2011

A Sense of Entitlement

By |2016-10-23T17:01:10-07:00May 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 Ugly of Our Trade

By |2016-10-23T17:01:11-07:00March 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 [...]

3 Mar, 2011

Actors Behaving Like Idiots… Yet Again.

By |2016-10-23T17:01:11-07:00March 3rd, 2011|actors, Advice, backstage, behavior, business, casting, idiots, paul russell, professionalism, social media, status updates|2 Comments

It's days like today that make me want to crawl under a rock and hide. People wonder why I sort of cringe when I have to admit I'm an actor... especially in LA! Don't get me wrong: I LOVE what I do with all my heart and soul. But let's get real: Actors don't have [...]

19 Feb, 2011

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

By |2016-10-23T17:01:11-07:00February 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 |2016-10-23T17:01:11-07:00February 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 [...]