The votes have been tallied + the results are in. It is with great pleasure that I announce the winners of the first annual TAC Tiny Film Festival.
Ever notice how A-List actors always seem to be giving back? From bringing awareness to environmental issues, to funding natural disaster relief, to lending their time and pull to cancer research or ending homelessness, celebrities seem to be doing good all over the globe. You’ve probably thought to yourself, “I’ll do that too… when I make it big.”
Actors do a lot of waiting. Waiting for a better agent, waiting for that next audition, waiting while you pay your dues and waiting for your big break. Actors also do a lot of juggling. Juggling your schedule so you can be flexible, juggling your finances to afford the pursuit, juggling rejection with staying true to yourself and juggling your day-job while you build your acting empire. But what if you didn’t have to juggle? And what if you didn’t have to wait?
For this week’s Acting Business Bite, I’m pleased to introduce guest writer Ryan Blackwell. Ryan is an actor and writer, and he shares with us that good people are not just found within our circle of friends. It’s easy to list off the most irritating or frustrating people and situations, but if you’re paying attention, positive influences are all around you.
For this week’s Acting Business Bite, I’m pleased to introduce guest writer Beth Wittig. Beth is an actor and health-coach, and she shares why having a healthy acting career isn’t just about how many auditions you book or what industry professionals you know. It’s also about how to take care of your mind and body.
Is there something you just loved to do as a kid that you don’t make time for any longer? Maybe it’s because you think you’ve outgrown it, but I hope not. As a kid, I was obsessed with Little Orphan Annie. I dressed like her and I knew every line of the movie by heart. Recently, I had a chance to reconnect with my inner Orphan Annie, and it got me thinking about how easily we forget to do the things that feed our spirit most. Watch this week’s Acting Business Bite to find out how you can tap back into that inspiration plus see a photo of me in my Annie-obsessed outfit.
I meet a lot of actors who spend a ton of time researching. They scour the interwebs to find out the who’s who and the what’s what of all things entertainment. But really, how well informed do you need to be? And when does research take away from doing your actions and reaching your goals?
I bet that when you decided to become an actor, it wasn’t because you thought you could add more of the same old thing to the acting world. It was because you wanted to share your unique gifts and viewpoints with an audience just waiting for you to shine, right? No one looks exactly the same. If we did, the world would be a pretty creepy place. The great thing about you is that YOU are unique. You have special talents that only you can bring to the table that have nothing to do with the color of your hair or the size of your favorite pair of jeans. The trick is allowing your outer self to embrace your inner self along with all the distinct and remarkable things you have to offer.