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Don’t Quit Your Day Job

This is a very common cliché that can have a very negative connotation. Sometimes when you hear it, it may mean that you really stink at something and the critic is telling you to go back to what you are good at. If you hear it on an audition, well, then you might...

Acting for Children

If you haven’t noticed, Larry has been pretty busy between being sick, commercial shoots, and his day job. I told him that I would step in and write a few posts from my experience as an actor’s wife and a mother of a future actress. The Drama Queen Ever...

Online Casting Websites – A MUST!

This post is for ALL actors, regardless of experience.   Let’s be honest, ten years ago it was 2002 and the internet was not even a teenager. The movie “You’ve Got Mail” with Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan had only come out a few years prior with its...

Seven Steps To A Professional Acting Career – Part 3

Alright! You’re on your way. You’ve got enough experience to fill a starter resume’, you have awesome headshots, you’ve learned a ton in your acting classes, you persevered and are represented by an agent, you’re networking and you even...

Seven Steps To A Professional Acting Career – Part 2

Ok. If you read Part 1, you know you’ll need acting experience, professional headshots, and some solid training to get started in this crazy industry.  If it wasn’t obvious, all three of those first steps should be occurring at about the same time. Now,...

Acting for Free?!

I know, you’re saying “Larry, you just said several times that this is a business! Why would I act for free?” Great question. The answer is because no one is going to pay you without any experience AND there is a lot of very valuable experience to be...

Acting Headshots

Ah, the all-important actor headshot!  You may have heard the expression “You never get a second chance to make a first impression.” That cliche’ holds a lot of truth and is the primary reason you MUST have a professional, competitive headshot. Your...
Seven Steps To A Professional Acting Career – Part 1

Seven Steps To A Professional Acting Career – Part 1

“What have you done for me lately?!” Mr. Martello called out to his new ensemble cast. He was my high school drama teacher. He was revered by the student body and the community for putting on truly excellent theater that put other schools to shame...

Getting Started in Acting

The Critical First Test. Do you need to act? So there I was sitting in a folding chair ready to take notes from a well-known professional acting coach. I was anxious to hear the ‘secret’ to the acting business in Atlanta. She began, “Don’t be...