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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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You Should Do This at Every Audition

October 20, 2017 9 Comments

Here is something you need to do at every audition. When you first arrive at an audition you might be freaking out. That is pretty normal. Even for experienced actors. You need to use your acting skills and not let that be seen by the casting director or anyone else in the casting room. You […]

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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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2 Callback Mistakes Preventing You from Booking the Job

September 7, 2017 0 Comments

Two Callback Mistakes Preventing You from Booking the Job By Aaron Marcus – Written for Backstage You get the opportunity to audition for a project. Congratulations. Many people don’t realize how difficult it can be just to get an audition. Depending on the location and type of project being cast, it’s not unusual to have […]

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All Successful Actors Use This Audition Technique

September 6, 2017 9 Comments

Sometimes you will learn that one little thing that you should be doing during an audition, that can make a major change in your read.   This technique is simple, and once you learn it, you will quickly understand why it makes so much sense and why it will make your audition so much better. […]

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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