How To Turn “How Are You?” From Generic To YOU-nique
How To Turn “How Are You?” From Generic To YOU-nique“How are you?” It’s a question we hear all. the. time. And we’re so conditioned to give a generic response. What do you usually say? “I’m great!”“Good, thanks, and you?” “Happy to be here”But when...
I got pinned for 2 series regular roles last week. Here’s how it happened…
I got pinned for 2 series regular roles last week. Here’s how it happened… I’ve been a working actor for years and boy are there days that I wish I had known then what I know now. But, I’m grateful for all the lessons because today my career has hit a...
6 Tips To Deliver A Self-Tape (Even When You’re on Vacation)
6 Tips To Deliver A Self-Tape(Even When You’re on Vacation)This past summer, two exciting moments coincided on the same weekend: I organized my best friend’s bachelorette weekend in Miami and I booked the coolest job ever (recurring guest star on the NBC hit show...
Feel The Fear & Do It Anyway: Navigating Fear As An Actor
Does Fear get in your way? Do you procrastinate, resist or delay taking the “scary” actions towards your career? I get it. I’ve done it. It’s soooooo much easier to busy yourself with other things.
3 Instagram Engagement Strategies to Boost Your Career
3 Instagram Engagement Strategies To Boost Your Career If you ever hear about other actors creating opportunities thanks to Instagram and think “ The only people who like my posts are my mom and my bestie,” you’ll love the below tips.. Here’s three concrete strategies...
New ways to nail your headshots
Oh, headshots! If you’re reading this blog, you know you need ‘em. And you probably know how difficult it can be to finally land the right ones. And yet, they’re one of the most important tools for us as actors and are unlikely to be out of favor anytime soon. So...
Should you loop in your reps when you book a job on your own?
I know you work hard. So, every booking is a cause for celebration! Especially, when you get the gig on your own, without the help of your rep. In cases like this, you’ve probably wondered…”Should I even bother telling my reps? I worked hard and booked this on my own....
Moving Markets: 5 Questions To Ask Yourself
Moving Markets: 5 Questions To Ask Yourself Have you ever considered moving to a different market? Maybe you’re ready for a change of scenery. Or perhaps you’ve heard that more opportunities await in other markets. It’s true that the days when LA was the only...
Get Paid Like A Boss
Collecting paystubs, statements, 1099s and W2s takes a ton of coordination and time which, as you know, is always in short supply. It can be downright stressful. But sometimes tax time can be…surprising.
Are you giving away your power?
In our newest vlog, Coach Eric explores several ways that he sees actors give up their power when they fear being seen as a “difficult” actor. After booking 14 TV shows and commercials last year alone, he’s seen a lot. You may have even done one or more of the things Eric talks about.
What Tom Hanks Taught Me About Baseball and Acting
In our newest vlog, Coach Eric hits a grand slam with his great advice on how to create the right mindset when you get thrown an audition curveball.
Are You Interested OR Interesting?
Producer Jimmy Nguyen dropped in for a Q&A with our Elite Clients to talk about the difference between being interested and interesting.
The Self-Tape That Got Her Booked as the LEAD on a TV Project
The Self-Tape That Got Her Booked as the LEAD on a TV Project What does it take to book a lead on TV? I’ll show you… Elite Client Melina’s audition tape helped her book the lead of a TV movie (this was her first TV role too!). You can watch the tape below....
The Danger of Saying YES to Every Job
The Danger of Saying YES to Every Job Like most actors, you’re probably self-submitting to every job you’re right for. And why not? Work begets work. After all, at the end of the day all you really want is to act! As you continue building your professional reputation,...
Are you pushing their buttons?
Are you pushing their buttons? BUTTONS! You’ve seen those personal little moments at the end of a scene or commercial. Maybe you’re already using them yourself. But are your buttons working for you or against you? In this week’s vlog, Coach Eric shares his 3 tips to...
How To WIN Pilot Season
With the right marketing, an awesome rep, and a little luck, any actor can land a regular role on a new series, so that’s what you should focus on, right? Wrong. Coach Ryan will explain why in this week’s Vlog.
What’s A Realistic Booking Ratio? A Year’s Worth of Audition Stats from 2 Actors
It’s time to check in on 2020’s audition statistics. You may be asking yourself: How much did the pandemic affect other actors’ audition numbers? Did I have a good callback ratio? What about my booking ratio?
Two of our Career ACTivate Elite Coaching & Mastermind Program actors shared their 2020 audition stats and were generous enough to allow us to share it here.
You’re Doing Everything Right
Recently, Patrick generously shared his time and thoughts during a Q&A with our Elite Clients and now YOU can get in on the action!
Why COVID Casting Changes Matter To YOU
Did you know that some of the changes in casting due to COVID are probably helping you as the actor? Hear some inspiring tips from our Q&A with veteran Casting Director Patrick Rush.
What’s Going On With Production?
Here’s an update on what’s going on in different markets, and a few quick tips on how to stay updated on what’s casting, who’s working, and where production is happening.
How To Uplevel From Co-Star To Guest Star
How To Uplevel From Co-Star To Guest Star Whether you’re currently stuck in “Co-Star Hell,” or you’re planning ahead for the future, you can implement the strategies Coach Melody lays out here to make sure you have forward momentum as you keep...
How To Know When You’ve Found The One…Agent Or Manager Who’s Right For You
Before you dip your toe into the representation dating pool in hopes of connecting with the rep of your dreams, there’s one thing on which you absolutely need to have clarity.
Get Yo Shit Done!
Having an accountability partner can create a more consistent source of accountability that can support you in moving past any fears. It can also create shorter time frames
that will help you chunk larger action items into smaller, less-overwhelming tasks. Who wouldn’t want that?
How To Promote Your Bookings In A Classy Way
Promoting projects not only aids in building your fan base, it also can leverage new opportunities, as it shows filmmakers how valuable you are to the success of their film.