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This is When You Need to Say No to an Agent

November 9, 2017 0 Comments

When actors and models receive a notice that we have gotten a booking, it is a very exciting. Booking jobs can be very hard and to hear that we got cast, helps make all of the hard work we have done worthwhile. That is why it is so hard to say no to an agent […]

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Signing This Modeling Contract Could Cost You Thousands of Dollars

October 26, 2017 0 Comments

If you ever get the opportunity to work on a commercial modeling job, you will be asked to sign a model a modeling contract on the set. It is called a model release form. This is a legal document that gives the photographer permission to use your image. The model release form has to be […]

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True False: Are You Too Old to Model?

October 20, 2017 0 Comments

True False: Are You Too Old to Model? By Aaron Marcus For Backstage Have you ever looked at an ad and thought, “I’d love to get into commercial modeling, but I think I’m too old”? Well, think again! Unlike fashion modeling—which requires women be between 5’9-6’0 feet tall with 34/24/34 measurements, and men to be […]

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How to Nail Every Shot During a Photo Shoot

October 20, 2017 0 Comments

How to Nail Every Shot in a Commercial Shoot By Aaron Marcus Written for Backstage   I have always viewed working with a still photographer in commercial modeling photos as an acting job without words. The best commercial models (who are generally actors) not only have the skills to show believable expressions, but also have […]

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Has This Happened to You at an Audition or Go-See?

October 9, 2017 0 Comments

Has this ever happened to you? Have you ever attended a modeling go-see or a TV, film or voice over audition and found out that the shoot date had changed and now you are not available for the booking? This has happened to me a few times, and I just experienced it again last week. […]

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I Did Something Crazy – and Glad I Did

August 18, 2017 8 Comments

Sometimes we have to do some pretty crazy things in the acting and modeling industry. I was just in that situation and wanted to share it with you. I have been making the trip from Baltimore, MD to N.Y. for auditions and work since 1989. Depending on how l travel, it could take me anywhere […]

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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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3 Steps to Getting More Acting and Modeling Jobs

May 21, 2017 2 Comments
3 Steps to Getting More Acting and Modeling Jobs

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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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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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 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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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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What Type of Wardrobe Should You Wear to Your Go-See

January 20, 2017 3 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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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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