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Do Actors Have to Memorize Lines for an Audition?

December 6, 2017 0 Comments

As an acting and modeling career coach and guest speaker, one of the most frequent questions I receive is: “do actors need to memorize lines before an audition?” Even though this is a pretty simple and straightforward question, the answer is actually rather complicated. If the casting director says that all actors need to be off-book […]

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Never Do This at a Film, TV or Commercial Audition

November 27, 2017 0 Comments

Going to a film, TV or commercial audition can be a lot of fun. It can also be an extremely stressful. Sometimes it can be even more stressful than getting booked and working on the set. That is why it is so important not worry about booking the TV, film, commercial or voice over project […]

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You Should Do This at Every Audition

October 20, 2017 18 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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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 then you fond out that 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 […]

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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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Preparing for Your Next Audition: What’s Your Strategy and Audition Gameplan?

May 18, 2017 0 Comments

When I first got started in the industry over 30 years ago, I would get so excited when I had the chance to audition for a TV commercial. I couldn’t believe I actually had a chance to be on TV. Just the idea of it was so cool! And if I’m being honest, that feeling of excitement […]

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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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The Photo of a Giraffe Can Get You More Auditions

March 7, 2017 0 Comments
The Photo of a Giraffe Can Get You More Auditions

Last week someone sent me a photo of a new born giraffe. This 6’0 newborn looked so interesting and beautiful she just grabbed my attention. I knew that I needed to see her in person. So, last Sunday I took my family to the zoo and we got a chance to see “Willow”, her mom […]

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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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Audition for an Acting or Modeling Job and Didn’t Book it? Do This.

December 26, 2016 0 Comments

Have you ever attended an audition for an acting job or modeling job you really wanted , but didn’t book it? Many people will tell you that it is so important to do the audition and then let it go. Stop thinking and dwelling on the audition and move on to the next one. But, […]

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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 – 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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