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You Should Do This at Every Audition

October 20, 2017 15 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Not Booking the Audition Can Be Good

October 20, 2016 4 Comments

Sometimes you walk out of a film, TV or commercial audition and you think that your read was really good. You did what you wanted to do during the audition. And, that you liked how you did with the  adjustment that the casting director or director asked you to make. Then you find out who […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – This One Audition Mistake Could Cost You From Booking the Job

October 17, 2016 4 Comments

There is one thing that many actors do during an audition that can keep them from giving a great performance. This is not something that actors or actresses have to practice a lot. It does not take years to perfect. It is actually something very simple that will completely change your audition and make it […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Should an Actor or Actress Audition for a Role that is Not Perfect For Them

October 1, 2016 0 Comments

If an actor or an actress is asked to audition for a film, TV show or even a TV commercial and they don’t quite fit the character’s description, what should they do? Share your thoughts on my www.facebook.com/howtomodel page or below so others can learn from you as well.  

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Don’t Do This at an Audition

September 26, 2016 0 Comments

When some actors or actresses are called into the casting directors office and are about to begin their audition, they normally say hello and shake hands prior to the audition. They are trying to make a personal connection with whom they are reading for. You don’t want to do this.  Don’t make this mistake prior […]

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