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Do Actors Have to Memorize Lines for an Audition?

August 4, 2017 0 Comments
Do Actors Have to Memorize Lines for an Audition?

Do Actors Have to Memorize Lines for an Audition? By Aaron Marcus Written for BackStage Whether or not an actor has to memorize lines for an audition is a question I get asked all the time. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward one, but the answer can be complicated. If you’re told that the casting director […]

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Didn’t Book the Job? That Might be a Good Sign. Here’s Why

July 25, 2017 0 Comments

Have you had an audition, thought your read was great and you did not book the job? Or, have you auditioned multiple times for the same show or casting director, never booked anything and figured they are not liking your read? It can be very frustrating. Watch this video and learn why this might be a […]

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12 Great Alternative Jobs For Actors

June 6, 2017 0 Comments

12 Great Alternative Jobs for Actors By Aaron Marcus Trying to support yourself solely on acting jobs can be really tough, especially when you are first getting started. Finding the right alternative job to help pay the bills will allow you can concentrate on your acting career. Not feeling the pressure of having to book […]

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I Stopped Thanking Veterans on Memorial Day

May 29, 2017 0 Comments

This year I decided to stop thanking veterans for their service on Memorial Day. This is something I typically do throughout the year, but my mind changed after talking with my father. My dad is a World War II veteran who spent 2 years on a ship in the Pacific. When I was a kid, […]

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Warning: Avoid this Acting Scam

May 22, 2017 3 Comments
Warning: Avoid this Acting Scam

Unfortunately in the acting and modeling industry, there are many people who prey on folks who have a dream. They know enough about the industry to tell you what you want to hear, but don’t have the knowledge, experience or contacts to turn your dream into a reality. Any acting scam and modeling scam is costly. […]

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Taking Control of Your Career, One Audition at a Time

May 21, 2017 2 Comments
Taking Control of Your Career, One Audition at a Time

As someone who has been a full-time actor and commercial model for over 30 years, I can unequivocally say it’s always best to have an agent help you find work. An agent is going to know more about the jobs happening in your market than anyone else. With that being said, it’s critical for actors and […]

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Making Money While Pursuing Your Acting and Modeling Career

May 21, 2017 0 Comments
Making Money While Pursuing Your Acting and Modeling Career

  Becoming an actor and/or model is hard. Supporting yourself while you pursue your dreams of becoming an actor and/or model is even tougher. In this blog, I’ll share how you can find survival jobs so you can earn money for living expenses while you are auditioning and attending go-sees.   Over my 30+ year career as a […]

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Preparing for Your Next Audition: What’s Your Strategy and Audition Gameplan?

May 18, 2017 0 Comments

When I first got started in the industry over 30 years ago, I would get so excited when I had the chance to audition for a TV commercial. I couldn’t believe I actually had a chance to be on TV. Just the idea of it was so cool! And if I’m being honest, that feeling of excitement […]

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Can Your Clothes Make or Break an Audition?

May 2, 2017 0 Comments

When you get the opportunity to audition for a TV commercial, feature film, TV show or even an industrial film or to attend a go-see for a modeling job, what clothing should you wear? There are two philosophies surrounding wardrobe and auditions. In this article, you will hear two different opinions and then Aaron shares his personal views in the article.

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Didn’t Book the TV/Film Job? Maybe This is Why

April 25, 2017 0 Comments

You get excited because you are contacted about auditioning for a TV show or feature film. And, you should be excited. It is hard to get auditions. Actually, getting the audition is winning. And now you are thinking about how you can book the job. You should be excited about getting the film or TV […]

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Answer This 1 Question and Your Career Can Change

April 19, 2017 0 Comments

I just returned from giving some workshops in Johannesburg, South Africa and got the chance to watch many many talented people perform. I Saw Some Really Sweet Kitty’s I am also so fortunate to having been asked to give a workshop today in St. Louis, at an incredible international photographers convention. What I have learned […]

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What Actors and Models Need to Do When Work is Slow

March 21, 2017 4 Comments

Here is an article that I wrote for BackStage. Some actors talk a great game about how busy they are. They say they’re constantly auditioning and booking. If that’s true, then it’s wonderful. But from my own experience—as well as my peers—we all have periods where auditions and jobs are scarce. It’s the nature of our […]

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The Photo of a Giraffe Can Get You More Auditions

March 7, 2017 0 Comments
The Photo of a Giraffe Can Get You More Auditions

Last week someone sent me a photo of a new born giraffe. This 6’0 newborn looked so interesting and beautiful she just grabbed my attention. I knew that I needed to see her in person. So, last Sunday I took my family to the zoo and we got a chance to see “Willow”, her mom […]

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Acting & Modeling Quick Tip: You Need to Do This With Your Agent

February 22, 2017 0 Comments

There are times when actors and models need to do some uncomfortable things with their agent. This is especially true when it comes to auditions or go-sees. When you watch this vlog, you will see that this is an essential time to do this with your agent.  Actors and models always need to stand up […]

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Do You Need to Memorize Your Lines For an Audition

January 20, 2017 2 Comments

You just heard that you have an audition. That is great. Now you are wondering, do you need to memorize your lines for the audition, or can you use the sides while reading at the casting. Watch this video to learn about memorizing your lines. Share your experiences with others, by letting us know if […]

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Acting & Modeling Quick Tip: What to do When You Need a Reader for a Home Audition

January 12, 2017 6 Comments

In today’s time there are certain markets within the United States that allow actors to shoot auditions from home. You might be in a situation where you live alone or you have a last minute audition that must be sent in immediately and there is no one available for you to have as a reader. […]

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7 Steps To Getting More Acting Work

December 29, 2016 0 Comments

Every actor I know is always trying to figure out the magic formula to book more jobs. And while landing roles isn’t entirely about the money, if you are a full-time or even a part-time actor, every booking helps. Not knowing when your next job will happen can add stress to your life, and then […]

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Didn’t Book the Job? Do this.

December 26, 2016 0 Comments

Have you ever attended an audition or go-see and really wanted to book the job? Then, unfortunately, you find out that you did not get the role. Many people will tell you that it is so important to let every audition go, and just move on to the next one. That is great advice, but, […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Avoid the Mistake I Made at an Audition

December 9, 2016 2 Comments

I have no idea if what I did at my audition had any bearing on booking or not booking the job, but I know that I did not feel great after walking out of the audition. Even after many years, I am always learning new things about the industry and want to share them with […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – This Saved My Audition

November 30, 2016 0 Comments

This was a really difficult audition. The job is for an on-camera narrator for a training film. The words were very technical, but they had to be delivered in a smooth and friendly way. And, the client did not want anyone using the script during the audition. If you ever experienced anything like this, please […]

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