Date Posted: Apr3, 2013
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.
Date Posted: Mar13, 2013
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.
Date Posted: Mar6, 2013
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.
Date Posted: Feb20, 2013
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.
Date Posted: Dec20, 2012
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?
Date Posted: Dec6, 2012
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.
Date Posted: Nov8, 2012
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.
Date Posted: Sep27, 2012
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.
Date Posted: Sep20, 2012
If you have friends in the industry who might be casting directors, filmmakers, or agents, I bet you can relate to this week’s blog post. Let’s face it, asking your industry friends (especially if they’re successful) for help can feel kinda tricky. Perhaps you fear your friends might think you’re using them. Or maybe, you’re just afraid to cross some invisible line.
Date Posted: Aug23, 2012
On August 6th, Backstage featured an article by “Secret Agent Man” explaining that unsolicited emails from actors often get deleted by agents. The article provides a few examples of actors who reached out and were simply ignored. After reading the examples, I couldn’t help but think that maybe the act of emailing itself is not the problem. Instead, it just might be the approach of the email.