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How to Talk About Your Ex (Agent)

So imagine that you are at a meeting with a brand new prospective agent or manager, and then they ask you, “So, why did you leave your last agent?” How do you answer this question? My advice for you is that you don’t. Now, I don’t mean make up a story or be cryptic. I just mean that the details of why you left your representation are no one’s business but your own.

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The Fortune is in the Follow Through

How familiar does this scenario sound? You meet a director, an agent, or a producer at an industry event, and she asks you to stay in touch. So, you email her. Maybe you even e-mail her a couple of times. But you never hear back. So, you figure that she’s rejected you in some way. Now, you’re afraid to follow up because you don’t want to be pushy or annoying or desperate. So, you decide to let it slide and never reach out to that person again. Was that the right move or did you lose a golden opportunity because you failed to follow up in the right way? Watch this week’s Acting Business Bite to find out why the fortune is in the follow up.

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How to Get In Good with the Gatekeeper

Priscilla here, Dallas’ Program Coordinator and one of her gatekeepers. Gatekeepers aren’t trolls under the bridge waiting to stop you from getting where you want to go. We’re better looking and no where near as scary. In fact, my job is to help you.

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Should You Ever Turn an Audition Down?

Ok… You finally got an audition for a juicy part in a film. But, guess what? You don’t like the material. So now what? Do you go anyway for fear of offending your agent? Or do you politely decline and save everybody some time? This week’s Acting Business Bite will help guide you to make the decision that’s best for you.

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Feeling Out Your Facebook Fans

Let’s talk about your Facebook friends and fans. I’m guessing you have a lot of fans who you may not know, so how can you add value and give back to the people who support you most without wasting a lot of time or losing your privacy? Watch this week’s video to find out ways to seamlessly say “No Thanks”, without disappointing anyone, feeling bad, or being rude.

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3 Steps to Writing a Terrific Twitter Bio

Capturing your essence in a clever, dynamic, and unique way all in less than 160 characters is a challenge. Yet, that’s exactly what you must do in order to have a Twitter bio that stands out, attracts followers, and gathers opportunities. The secret to a compelling Twitter bio boils down to two key ingredients: connection and credibility.

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4 Ways to Give Thanks All Year Long

Ah, the holiday season! The perfect time to express your thanks to your agent, your acting teacher, and your industry fans with a holiday gift. Or is it?

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What To Do When You’re Waiting for Footage

What do you do when you’ve met with a great agent, they’re interested in you, but they want to see your latest footage? You don’t have control over when the footage is ready but you don’t want to lose this opportunity. Watch this week’s Acting Business Bite to find out how to keep that connection going, regardless of when the footage is ready.

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How to Make Your ‘Thank You’ Really Count

Let’s kick this week’s post off with a question I received from an actress named Maria: “I was dancing for a hit TV show last week and was lucky enough to work in a small, intimate scene alongside the show’s director/producer and lead actor. I’d like to write a note to the director, thanking him for the amazing day but I’m wondering what else (if anything) I could add in. Do you recommend I insert a line about setting up a ten minute meeting to learn more about him? Also, since MANY dancers pass through the show, would it be beneficial to include a photo business card in the note?” The answer is simple… No and no.

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How Do You Go From Play to Pay?

So you’re ready to get paid for your acting but you’re the only who knows it? Not to worry. The problem is the solution here. Making this transition can be a powerful way to step up in your career. Check out this week’s Acting Business Bite to find out a graceful and seamless way to let your collaborators know you are looking to be paid for your work – whatever pay means to you.

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