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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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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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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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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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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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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 – Don’t Make the Mistake I Made That Cost Me $2,000

August 31, 2016 0 Comments

I made this mistake around 25 years ago. It was an incredibly painful experience, but was an incredible learning experience. I am sharing it with you in this Vlog. Let me and others know about any mistakes you made that you learned from. Share it on my www.facebook.com/howtomodel page or post it here.

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – This is When You Need to Turn the Job Down

August 15, 2016 2 Comments

There are times when it is essential that you say no to a job. I know that is a very hard thing to do. Watch this video and see why I said no to this job. This is the 3rd time in my 30 – plus year career I have turned down a job. Share […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Always Do This When Submitting a JPEG

July 5, 2016 8 Comments

Whenever you are submitting a JPEG for either acting or modeling, always use this tip. Share your information with others below. Do you have any interesting tips that will help actors and or models when submitting their images?

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How to Use Your Acting Skills and Book Modeling Jobs

June 21, 2016 2 Comments

When I first got started in the industry, in 1984, I had no idea that there was such a thing as commercial modeling. When I heard the word model, I immediately thought of supermodels walking down runways. Learning about commercial modeling has changed my career and life.  What is Commercial Modeling? Let me first quickly […]

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Try This if You Are Not Paid For a Job

June 15, 2016 2 Comments

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – Putting Acting and Modeling Jobs Into Perspective

May 30, 2016 8 Comments

I wanted to take a moment and share some important information with you today that has nothing to do with acting or modeling.

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[Acting and Modeling Quick Tip] Don’t Ever Do This Without Asking

April 28, 2016 5 Comments

Whether you are on a set, at an audition or attending a go-see, never do this without first asking the other actor or model.

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Acting and Modeling Quick Tip – How to Feel the Love

April 20, 2016 0 Comments

Use this when you have to feel love and warmth towards another talent.

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How a Blizzard Helped My Acting and Modeling Career

January 28, 2016 5 Comments

It is amazing how helpful it can be when you stop working.

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