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  • New Headshot Happy Dance

    *That feeling you get when you check “Get New Headshots” off your to-do list!*

    Time to dust off my purple jumpsuit and tune up the triangle, 'cause my latest actor headshot session is done and dusted! Can I get a "Hallelujah"? 

    Ready to stretch out those hamstrings for your own post-headshot high kicks? Give yourself a leg up and check out these highlights from what I learned...  Continue Reading ...

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    A Peek at My Headshot Prep List

    Since last week’s post was all about headshots, including awesome tips and tricks from a casting director and a top photographer (click here if you missed it), I thought I’d share some insights from my own latest actor headshot session - just over a week ago - with the awesome Lauren Toub.   Continue Reading ...

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    The Major Difference Between Working in Film & TV

    While similar, working in film and in TV are not the same! Whether your experience has been mostly in one category and you're considering a role in the other, or if you are new to acting and wondering if you should set your sights on film or television, there is a major difference you need to know.  Continue Reading ...

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    Can’t Remember Why You Love to Act? 6 Ways to Reconnect With Your Passion

    If you’re an actor, you might occasionally find yourself frustrated with the business and everything that needs to happen to keep your career running. I mean, you’ve got a lot on your plate: survival job, classes, auditions, mailings, bookings, and life. You can get so busy that you may forget why you’re doing all of this in the first place. 

    Sometimes, you may feel like you’re stuck in a rut or even that you’ve fallen out of love with acting, this thing you’re supposed to love no matter what, that you’ve committed your entire life to. Listen, I’ve been there and I get it. If you do find yourself wondering why you’re doing all of this, here are the steps I take to remind myself why I love being an actor and to help me get unstuck.   Continue Reading ...

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    How to Prep for an Audition

    My #AskAnExpert series continues with producer, writer, and casting director, Melanie Forchetti! Melanie is currently the head casting director at Mike Lemon Casting, and is producing two feature films and a TV show. Today I got the inside scoop on how to prep for auditions.

    Watch the video to get her tips!  Continue Reading ...

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