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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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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip: Don’t Get Dropped By Your Agent – Try This

April 5, 2017 3 Comments

There are a number of reasons why agents decide to drop their actors or models. Sometimes it is because they are not booking any jobs. Sometimes it is due to being unprofessional, showing up late for go-sees or bookings, or not being prepared when arriving on a set. Another reason is because the agent was angry […]

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3 Ways of Doubling Your Chances of Booking a Modeling Job

March 23, 2017 0 Comments

3 Ways of Doubling Your Chances of Booking a Modeling Job Written for BackStage By Aaron Marcus   If you have never attended a modeling go-see, let me first give you some background information about what takes place at the model’s audition (go-see), before explaining how you can increase your chances of getting booked. A […]

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What Actors and Models Need to Do When Work is Slow

March 21, 2017 0 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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What Type of Wardrobe Should You Wear to Your Go-See

January 20, 2017 2 Comments

A frequent question that actors and models ask me is what they should wear when attending a go-see. A go-see is the term used for the model’s audition. Typically, the model will have two or three photos taken. It happens very quickly. Having the right wardrobe and looking the part is something I feel is […]

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Practice This Technique and Your Photos Will Get Noticed

January 20, 2017 0 Comments

Many actors and models have told me how it can be hard for them to show believable expressions and many layers of emotions during a modeling job or while attending a go-see. It is difficult for them because they are not saying any lines. I have had many actors and models tell me that they […]

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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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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 – The #1 Question You Need to Ask at Every Go-See

December 23, 2016 0 Comments

When an actor or model is attending a go-see, there is one question that you absolutely need to ask if you really want to give yourself your best chance in booking the job. By not asking this question, you are making it really hard to be cast in the project. Share with others what strategies […]

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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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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Great Organization for Helping Veterans Get Film/TV Jobs

November 11, 2016 2 Comments

It can be difficult for Veterans to get a jump start and find work in the film and TV industry. Veterans in Film and Television is a great non-profit organization that helps Veterans get jobs in the film and TV industry.  Here is the link for this organization vftla.org. If you know of any helpful organizations […]

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Didn’t Book the Job? Here is How to Deal With It

November 7, 2016 0 Comments

This is an article I wrote for BackStage. Have you ever gone to an audition or go-see for a job you really wanted? And, you find out that you did not book the job. It can be a tough thing to hear. I want to share with you some helpful and healthy ways to best […]

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The Ultimate List of Websites for Actors

November 2, 2016 0 Comments

For both the beginner to the experienced actor, finding really helpful acting web sites can be difficult and time consuming. Getting the chance to connect and learn from other industry professionals is essential to growth and success. That is why on my web site www.howtoactandmodel.com, I share incredible information that will help actors learn more […]

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What is the Perfect Headshot Size for an Actor or Actress?

October 31, 2016 0 Comments

When I first got started in the acting industry I was told that in order to get work I first needed a great headshot. I knew what a mug shot and yearbook photo looked like, but a headshot, I was clueless. I asked my friend how I go about getting a head shot taken and […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – The 3 Essential Questions You Must Ask Before Accepting an Audition

October 26, 2016 0 Comments

When you are invited to attend an audition or go-see (the model’s audition) there are three essential questions you need to ask prior to accepting the audition. Without getting the answers to these questions, you could be setting yourself up for an embarrassing situation that could be harmful to yourself as well as your agent. […]

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