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Some Principles To Booking
Before I begin to touch on some important Principles to Booking, I need you all to understand that there are many reasons why an actor doesn’t book. Most of the time, it has nothing to do with your talent, it has everything to do with your approach. Seriously, if I could tell you the exact quotient to booking, then I would be on my yacht sailing around the Bahamas. But you can bet from my years of experience, there are some definite principles. By practicing these few, should help you with your booking ratio. ...
No One Likes an Entitled Actor
I don’t know if many of you know this, but I owned and operated Gold-Levin Talent for nine years. During that time, not only did I learn the business from a personal management perspective, but it also gave me a sense about artists and their understanding of the business. One of my biggest pet peeves was an artist’s feeling of entitlement. ...
The Nature of the Beast
On my way back from an audition last week it occurred to me that I spent the better part of my 20s and 30s uttering the phrase, “It’s not fair.” I was so busy looking at the success of other actors that I didn’t realize that it was actually chipping away at my confidence and self-esteem. ...
BOOKING IS A SEPARATE BEAST!
In all the years that I have been working as an actor, I cannot recall ever completely duplicating my audition during a shoot. Inevitably something gets changed. So much so sometimes I think to myself, "This is so different from my audition, why did they even pick me?" The answer is simple. ...
Are You Sacrificing for Success?
While coming back from Raleigh Studios where I had a callback for a film on a Sunday, it occurred to me how much I have sacrificed for the love of my art. On this particular callback, I sacrificed my entire weekend to study for the original audition on Saturday during the second half of Friday, and got the callback on Saturday night, which led to studying all day on Sunday until the producer callback. ...
4 Questions to Ask Yourself Before You Quit Acting
Whenever I hear students ask me questions like, “Am I good enough to make it?” or “Should I quit?” I always say, “How can you quit something you never fully invested in?” It’s one thing to quit and say, “I gave it a solid try. I did everything I needed to do to get myself positioned properly to be seen by the right people who can give me an opportunity and it’s just not working for me.” But it’s another thing to say, “It didn’t work. This career sucks,” and not do anything about it.
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