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    Do This Before Trying to Get an Agent

    Q: How long should I wait before getting an agent? —Iesha W., Arizona 

    The truth is, there are no hard and fast rules on how long you should wait before seeking representation. If you’re brand-new, with no professional experience, but have a very specific look or type, you just might luck out, get awesome reps immediately, and book a lead in a blockbuster right out of the gate.

    While that could happen, it probably won’t. I’m not going to sugarcoat this for you: Why would an agent agree to rep an actor who has zero professional experience? They have plenty of proven actors on their roster who are known in the industry and already book work. 

    Click here to read my advice on Backstage.com!  Continue Reading ...

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    Why All Actors Should Have a Personal Website

    In this digital age, Google is everyone’s best friend; when we want to learn more about something, we look it up! The same principal applies to actors. Any casting director, agent, or manager will search for an actor and expect to see information on them. 

    I sat down with the folks at Backstage to talk about being an actor in the Age of Google.  Continue Reading ...

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    5 Ways to Be Your Own Agent

    If you’re an actor without an agent, you may think you’re supposed to put all of your time and energy into finding the perfect rep who will make your career dreams come true. 

    The truth is, without professional experience and a list of connections, it can be nearly impossible to get an agent right out of the gate. There are exceptions, of course: If you’re a very specific or unusual type, or you’re a child actor, you might get signed without a proven track record. But if you’re not, chances are high that an agent won’t be interested until you have some solid credits.   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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    Let Color Help Tell Your Actor Story Online

    If you want your actor website to stand out, it must tell your unique story by painting a picture of who you are and how you can be cast for the decision-makers in the industry. 

    One way to accomplish this is through color. But if you’re like a lot of actors I work with, choosing a color palette for your website can make you break into a sweat. There are so many colors to choose from—how can you possibly narrow them down? 

    Luckily, I have a simple process I use with my clients. It makes choosing your colors fun and easy, and I’m happy to share it with you!  Continue Reading ...

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