Confidence in yourself is essential in auditioning. It’s hard to build, quick to lose, & easy to go to your head…
Sending roles you are right for to your agent periodically is fine. Cluttering their mailbox daily with 10 emails is not.
Calling an actor the newest, hottest, star on the rise for just having 2 lines in New Moon is, in my mind, reaching….
I want 2 start it. It won’t be cheery or inspirational, but open & honest. Never directed at anyone of course. Good idea?
The Perfect Headshot: Part1- Find a photographer in ur budget who impresses you! More $$ doesn’t mean they’re better for what you need!
Be confident in your talent, but don’t oversell yourself! Exaggerated resume credits are my number 1 pet peeve!
This is ur career, not a hobby. Treat is as such. If I missed a meeting, I’d be fired.
You’re creative team is like your family. Trust, understanding, and a mutual respect must be established from the get-go.
Perfect Headshot Part 2– Wear clothes you’re comfortable in! I like having 1 business shot, 1 for sitcoms, & the 1 “hero” power shot
Remember– agents are people too. We meet with actors b/c we want to get to know THEM better as people as well as their career pursuits.
(cont) avoid labels or clothing fads (aka none of those bowler hats). Remember, these 3 headshots need to cover many different roles
Today is meeting after meeting, haha. First 1 was w/one of my actors as a refresher. We talked sports, politics, tv, THEN his career.
(cont) ambiguity is key to your headshot. You should look and see several different characters come out of one shot!
Entertainment is not a business where you accrue vacation days and can take them w/o responsibilities. That goes for actors AND agents.