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What’s your biggest acting struggle?

by | Mar 21, 2019 | Blog

What’s your biggest acting struggle? What’s up everybody, how are you, I hope you are having a fantastic day and that you are feeling good about your acting and about your career. So it’s been a minute since I’ve been on social media because it’s been so incredibly busy with auditions. It just happens to be a busy time. I go through slow periods as well, where I don’t have very many auditions. That’s just the way it flows. I wanted to address the question that I just posted on Social Media, which was, What is your acting struggle? A lot of people share that they are struggling with getting union work . My recommendation for that is keep doing non- work. One of the gifts of non-union work, is that it gives you the ability to cut your teeth. You really can learn so much by doing non union projects, even if they’re really crappy. I remember those days and I learned a lot on those sets. A lot of people also share that they struggle with booking auditions and it’s, it’s one of those things that you have to embrace. You have to embrace the challenge, the struggle. I don’t mean necessarily the struggle of the auditions, prepping the auditions. I mean the mind game that you will play with yourself. That for me has been the biggest struggle versus the actual work. Managing your thinking, managing your mind is the most important thing that you can do around booking and not booking jobs. You have to walk into the audition room a winner every single time. Even if you haven’t booked... read more

The Truth About Our Breakup

by | Mar 7, 2019 | Blog

The Truth About Our Breakup After 4 years as business partners at Acting Pros, we have decided to part ways. Find out why and what this means for you by clicking play on the video. Breaking up is hard to do, but there’s so much good stuff to come from both Wendy and Emily. Stay tuned on how you can get the best of both worlds and take your career to the next... read more

How Does Sterling K. Brown Create Award Winning Performances?

by | Jan 30, 2019 | Blog

As a part of our upcoming Pilot Season Actor Summit, Wendy interviews Sterling K. Brown about how he creates memorable performances, and his overall experience in the business. Catch a sneak peek below: Our online summit kicks off Monday, February 4. The 2019 Pilot Season Actor Summit features 12 master classes from 15 amazing industry insiders. And the best part, it’s totally free and you’re invited. Head over to PilotSeasonSummit.com to register... read more

Julienne Booked Nine Jobs Last Year. You can too!

by | Jan 23, 2019 | Blog

Find out from Actings Pro alumni Julienne Irons how Audition Game Pro lead to her booking NINE jobs last year (including a recurring role on How to Get Away With Murder)! Check out the interview below to learn the secret to how she did it and how you can have the same kind of success in your auditions!  CLICK HERE to grab your spot in Audition Game... read more

Self Taped Vs. In The Room Auditions

by | Jan 17, 2019 | Blog

Self Taped Vs. In The Room Auditions Is there a difference between what you do in a self taped audition vs. in the room? Yes there is! Check out today’s video to find out how to create the strongest audition that fits the situation: In the age of self taping, it’s important to know how much leeway you have to create the strongest performance. Are you getting in the room for your auditions but not booking? Do you put a ton of pressure on yourself when an audition comes your way? What if you could learn a proven audition technique developed by a Series Regular that will not only help you love auditioning, but can help you book the job? You’re in luck! The Audition Game is a step-by-step audition technique created by actress Wendy Davis (star of Lifetime’s Army Wives) and taught at the Acting Pros Studio.  This proven technique has helped our students book co-stars, guest stars, starring film roles and Series Leads. It just might be the missing link for you, too. Are you ready to learn how to create powerful, effective auditions that book work? The steps of The Audition Game will show you how. SEATS ARE LIMITED. Click here to grab your... read more

How to create an audition that BOOKS

by | Jan 10, 2019 | Blog

How to create an audition that BOOKS Are you ready to play the Audition Game…and win? Pilot Season is here, and the auditions are rolling in. It’s time to bring your A-game into the audition room. When you get to a certain level of auditioning, everyone is a good actor. So how do you stand out? In today’s video, Wendy incorporates the first three steps of The Audition Game. Watch the before and after to see the incredible difference just a few steps of the Audition Game can make in your work! What is The Audition Game? A step-by-step technique that turns your auditions from a monumental event into a game you can play and win. The Audition Game gives you a protocol to create powerful auditions, even when you’re short on time. What Steps Did Wendy Use in this Audition? Step 1 Scene Shift: The direction in which the story moves for your character. Every scene will shift from positive to negative, or negative to positive. Your character must live out the journey of the scene shift, moment to moment, to forward the story. All scenes shift. Step 2 Moment of Decision: A moment where your character weighs his/her options (Should I do this… or not). Your character has to make a decision. Moment of Discovery: A moment in a scene when your character has been provided new information by another character, the situation, or a self discovery. Step 3 Create a Strong Beginning/Ending: Bookend the scene to make yourself stand out.Use simple physical movement to create the moment before (which is in alignment with the scene).Fully live out the last moment with a strong... read more

Let’s get physical

by | Jan 3, 2019 | Blog

Let’s get physical An audition scene that includes complicated physical movement can be tricky to play in the limitations of the audition room. How much action do you include? What do you leave out? Should you leave anything out? So many questions to consider. Don’t let the physicality of your audition scenes throw you off. Check out today’s video with Lead Instructor Lilach Mendelovich! Let’s Get Physical Don’t be afraid to move in your auditions. Just be sure that the physicality is simplified for the set up of your audition room, and helps you tell the most important elements of the story. Remember to test your choices before you get to the audition room. What seems like a good idea in your head, may not work out the way you imagined. Find out at home to so you can make a new choice! Leave a comment. How do you handle physical movement in your audition? Do you test it out at home to see what works?... read more

It’s all about confidence in the audition room

by | Dec 20, 2018 | Blog

It’s all about confidence in the audition room What does it mean to have confidence in the audition room? Do you set yourself up with an “if/then” equation? “If I memorize all my lines, then I’ll feel confident.” “If I have enough time to prepare, then I’ll feel confident.” Confidence isn’t a destination. It’s a way of being. See what we mean in today’s video! It’s All About Confidence Now, what the actor did in his particular audition, may not fly in every casting office.  Not every casting director will let you play musical chairs with their furniture. In some cases, the big bold choice you prepared isn’t possible because the tripod is broken, or some other technical reason. Remember that confidence is not about what you’re doing. It’s about how you’re doing it. Don’t talk yourself out of bold choices before you even get to the audition room. Just be willing to roll with the punches if the office can’t accommodate what you planned. Casting wants to see you take bold risks. It makes their job easier! Confidence is even more crucial  in comedy. There are many roles and jokes in comedy that require you to do something weird or behave in a way that would be embarrassing for the majority of “normal” people (aka non-actors). But there is NO room for self consciousness in a comedy audition! Most times it is confidence and full commitment to the humor that makes it funny! Think of your favorite funny actors and how they throw themselves into their performance with no reservation. Making those strong choices with confidence can make the difference between standing out and blending in.... read more

What is “Over the Top?”

by | Dec 13, 2018 | Blog

What is “Over the Top?” Have you ever heard the dreaded acting note, “Too big” or “Over the Top?” What does that even mean?! Especially when it comes to comedy finding a level that’s “just right” can be a struggle. We can tell when other actors are trying too hard, or pushing to get some emotion, and it just feels fake…but how can you tell when you’re doing it? And more importantly, how to avoid it? Watch today’s video to find out! What’s “Over The Top?” Do you have a system in place to test your choices, and find what’s “just right”? Leave a comment... read more
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