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Three Things a Beginning Actor should NOT Do

Let’s face it, the road to professional acting is full of pitfalls that try to distract you from doing what you love and getting paid for it.  As a coach and mentor, I’m not big on teaching on the negative (i.e. what not to do) and greatly prefer to teach...
Scam “Agencies” vs. Real Talent Agencies

Scam “Agencies” vs. Real Talent Agencies

Here’s the BLUF (Bottom Line Up Front): DO NOT Pay upfront to be “accepted” into an “agency” or for representation. This acting scam is so old I can’t believe the lines for it remain so long. The dream of acting stardom can be so...

Videocast: Avoiding Talent Agency Scams and Starting out Right

Welcome to our first ever videocast! In our first episode, I discuss a few clues that will help you recognize a scam talent agency. Links mentioned in video: Seven Steps To A Professional Acting Career – Part 1 http://www.sagaftra.org/professionalrepresentatives...

New Year, New Career

A new year has finally arrived! Is it finally time to pursue your love of acting? When I was in my 20s, I tried to become an actor. I lived in Chicago – a big market – had headshots and an agent. Sounds like a good start, right?  But I was one 20-something...
Hollywood in Atlanta

Hollywood in Atlanta

Hollywood is in Atlanta! Hollywood Atlanta or AtlantaWood!  Several films and popular tv shows are settling in the south as filmmakers take advantage of the tax credit that Georgia offers.  Movie studios are being built, including one in Gwinnett County, GA that will...

Auditions: Why You Didn’t Book The Part

I’m a big believer in NOT re-inventing the wheel. I also know I am not the end-all, be-all of acting career advice.  Which is why you’ll find me touting people like Amy Jo Berman. She is a casting director and former VP of Casting for HBO.  She has a heart...