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Saying “No” in the Industry

Saying "No" in the Industry
Tyne Daly once said to me “The most powerful word in Hollywood is NO.” She then went on to tell me how she was offered “The Enforcer” with Clint Eastwood. At the time, Hollywood considered her a nobody. It all started with her flatly turning the audition down. The more...
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How To Conquer Audition Fear

How To Conquer Audition Fear
“What’s your secret? What’s something you’ve never told another human being?” These questions form the primary building blocks for students of Brad Calcaterra, owner and creative director of the Studio and acting coach to Pat Squire and recent Emmy nominee Laverne Cox. “The secret you’re trying to keep is the...
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How to nail your type

How to nail your type
Let’s get honest. While it’s easy to look at others and get a sense of their natural type, doing the same for own your self can be daunting. Where do you even start? Time to break this down. Put “range” aside for a minute and think about what look you...
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Want to be your agents FAVORITE client?

Want to be your agents FAVORITE client?
The following DOS and DON'TS were offered to me anonymously by agents and casting directors who are, frankly, baffled as to why common sense just doesn't prevail with some actors. 1. DO let your agents know as soon as you can when you're booking out. If your agent calls with...
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5 Tips to be noticed this Episodic Season

5 Tips to be noticed this Episodic Season
While the rest of the world divides the year by change of season, ecology and hours of daylight, in Hollywood we mark time by what is currently casting. Episodic Season is the magical time of year when the stars fall slightly to the background and television opens up for some...
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