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 [...]

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 [...]

11 Feb, 2010

Advice: Ask a Professional: A Day in Your Office

By | 2016-10-23T17:01:11+00:00 February 11th, 2010|actors, Advice, Agency, Agent, Internship, Jobs|0 Comments

To all my industry friends: especially those of you who are graduating seniors getting ready to head out in to the real world--this is some excellent advice for you on how you might want to get started...From Backstage.comA DAY IN YOUR OFFICEIf actors were to spend a day with you in your office, what would they learn that would [...]