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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 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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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 – 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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