Part 3: What Am I Doing?

Part 3: What Am I Doing?

Welcome back to our 4-part video series, where I teach you how to play The Audition Game…and win!

Check out Part 1 right here.

Get Part 2 here.

Then come back to this video to get Part 3: What Am I Doing?

In life, we focus on what we’re doing. But when we pick up an audition scene, we tend to focus on how we’re feeling. This makes our acting fall flat, and feel “actor-y.”

Check out today’s video to find out how to find the most compelling mix of what you’re doing and what you expect to create powerful, effective auditions that book work.

Download this scene from The Walking Dead to follow along.

Leave a comment. Will this help you get more specific in your next audition scene?

Want to learn more steps of The Audition Game?

Join the free webinar, “Audition Secrets From A Series Regular”

It’s next week! CLICK HERE to be there!

Have you ever wondered how to make the leap from a struggling actor to Series Regular?

Check out the FREE webinar called “Audition Secrets From A Series Regular.”

This value packed online webinar features Acting Pros Founder Wendy Davis, star of Lifetime’s Army Wives. Hosted by Sundance-award winning actress Emily Grace, these ladies will be talking about the exact audition technique Wendy used to go from no callbacks or bookings to a Series Lead.

If you’re frustrated with the audition process, this webinar is for you!

Get the inside scoop on auditions from someone who has made the leap from an unknown to Series Lead…and how you can too.

It’s NEXT WEEK!  Click here to reserve your spot!

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Part 2: Scene Shift

Part 2: Scene Shift

Welcome back to our 4-part video series, where I teach you how to play The Audition Game…and win!

Check out Part 1 right here. Then come back to this video!

Ready for Part 2? In today’s video, I’ll show you the MOST IMPORTANT STEP of The Audition Game. This one step alone can take your auditions from good to BOOKED.

Want to find out what it is?

Click the video and let’s do this! Be sure to download this scene from The Walking Dead to follow along.

Use this audition secret in your next audition and see the difference it makes!

Leave a comment. What was your biggest take away from this video?

Want to learn more steps of The Audition Game?

Join the free webinar, “Audition Secrets From A Series Regular”

Have you ever wondered how to make the leap from a struggling actor to Series Regular?

Check out the FREE webinar called “Audition Secrets From A Series Regular.”

This value packed online webinar features Acting Pros Founder Wendy Davis, star of Lifetime’s Army Wives. Hosted by Sundance-award winning actress Emily Grace, these ladies will be talking about the exact audition technique Wendy used to go from no callbacks or bookings to a Series Lead.

If you’re frustrated with the audition process, this webinar is for you!

Get the inside scoop on auditions from someone who has made the leap from an unknown to Series Lead…and how you can too.

Choose from 3 dates in July. Click here to reserve your spot!

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Part 1: Play The Audition Game…And Win!

Part 1: Play The Audition Game…And Win!

Episodic Season will be here before you know it!

Are you ready to play The Audition Game…And Win?

If you’re getting in the audition room, but not booking as often as you’d like, The Audition Game just may be the missing piece you’ve been looking for.

In this 4-part video series, I’ll let you in on the exact audition technique I use to book all my film + tv jobs (including my 7 Season Series Regular Role on Army Wives).

Ready to play?

Check out today’s video to find out the BIGGEST MISTAKE actors make in their auditions, and what to do instead.

Play The Audition Game…And Win!

Use this simple, yet powerful mindset shift in your next audition!

Leave a comment. Was this audition advice helpful to you?

Want to learn more steps of The Audition Game?

Join the free webinar, “Audition Secrets From A Series Regular”

Have you ever wondered how to make the leap from a struggling actor to Series Regular?

Check out the FREE webinar called “Audition Secrets From A Series Regular.”

This value packed online webinar features Acting Pros Founder Wendy Davis, star of Lifetime’s Army Wives.  Hosted by Sundance-award winning actress Emily Grace, these ladies will be talking about the exact audition technique Wendy used to go from no callbacks or bookings to a Series Lead.

If you’re frustrated with the audition process, this webinar is for you!

Get the inside scoop on auditions from someone who has made the leap from an unknown to Series Lead…and how you can too.

Choose from 3 dates in July. Click here to reserve your spot!

 

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What’s your character’s Personality Type?

What’s your character’s Personality Type?

Have you ever picked up an audition script and thought, “Yes! This is exactly the way I would think and act,”?

Most likely, you and your character share the same personality type.

On the other hand, have you looked at a scene and wondered, “Why would my character do that? It makes no sense!”

If your character’s behavior doesn’t make sense to you, odds are you have a different personality type.

In our class series, Audition Game Pro, one of our most important steps is to identify the Personality Type of your character.

In an ideal world, you would have plenty of time to explore the psyche, motivation, and worldview of your character. But let’s be real. The turn around time on an audition can be less than 24 hours (in some cases much less!).

If you’re going in for a character who’s personality type is far removed from who you are, it can feel impossible to create a compelling audition in a short amount of time.

Enter the Personality Type Funsheet.

Check out today’s video to find out the 4 Main Personality Types you’ll encounter in every script that comes your way…

Now download the Personality Type Funsheet. Use it to identify your character’s main personality type, and traits. This will help you quickly create audition choices in alignment with your character’s personality traits (especially when it’s different from your natural way of being).

This funsheet is directly from the Audition Game Pro Digital program (and we usually save it for students of the class) so get it while you can!

Leave a comment. What personality type are you? How can this funsheet helped you in your audition process?

Want even more tools to create powerful, effective auditions that book the job?

Join the free webinar, “Audition Secrets From A Series Regular”

Have you ever wondered how to make the leap from a struggling actor to Series Regular?

Check out the FREE webinar called “Audition Secrets From A Series Regular.”

This value packed online webinar features Acting Pros Founder Wendy Davis, star of Lifetime’s Army Wives.  Hosted by Sundance-award winning actress Emily Grace, these ladies will be talking about the exact audition technique Wendy used to go from no callbacks or bookings to a Series Lead.

If you’re frustrated with the audition process, this webinar is for you!

Get the inside scoop on auditions from someone who has made the leap from an unknown to Series Lead…and how you can too.

Choose from 3 dates in July. Click here to reserve your spot!

 

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Let’s get physical

Phys still thumbAn 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? limitations

So many questions to consider.

Don’t let the physicality of your audition scenes throw you off.

Today’s video to the rescue!

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?

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It’s the perfect time to find an agent

It’s the perfect time to find an agent

June is the perfect time to find representation.

Whether you’re looking for representation period, or looking to find a better fit, now is the perfect time to set up your meetings and get the ball rolling.

Why?

Pilot Season has come and gone. That means offices have more time to take meetings and fill the missing gaps in their roster.

Like you, agents and managers want to make a good living. As smart businesses, now is the time when they see who they want to keep on their roster, and who they choose to let go.

If you’ve been let go from your representation – don’t lose heart! It isn’t personal, and it happens to everyone. Literally everyone. There’s no shame in this game! Don’t let that stop you from looking for a better fit.

When you take steps to land meetings with potential representation, here are some important things to give you confidence and find your “yes”:

CLARITY

What kind of acting work is in “your lane?” Do you belong on a prestige cable drama? Are you sitcom material? Do you belong in the world of procedural dramas? Think about the kind of stories you most want to tell, and the type of work you are most likely to get cast for.

Then do some research on IMDB Pro to see which agencies have clients who do the kind of work that is in alignment with your career goals.

Just because you have an agent, doesn’t mean they can get you in the room. Be strategic about which agencies are most likely to have relationships with the people you want to get seen by.

KNOW YOUR VALUE

What do value do you bring to the relationship? What unique gifts, experience, relationships, or skills do you bring to the table? Be prepared to communicate “what’s in it for them” to your potential representation. Be sure that your marketing package reflects the value you offer.

REFERRALS

The BEST way to land a meeting is by referral. If someone the rep likes and trusts, refers someone they like and trust, the meeting is nearly guaranteed to happen. Now, that doesn’t mean you’ll be signed automatically, but getting the meeting is the biggest hurdle to clear.

Who do you have a strong relationship with, who knows your work, and trusts you, can refer you to an agent or manager in alignment with your goals? Think about fellow actor friends, directors you’ve worked with, casting directors who like you, producers you know, or who knows – your childhood best friend’s mother’s cousin might run an agency. It happens! If you are asking a fellow actor for a referral to their agency, be sure they are a completely different type than you.

The most important step to getting a referral is to ask for one. Don’t be afraid of hearing “no.” It just takes one yes to get the ball rolling. Remember that relationships are built on trust, so any ask should be with respect, and that includes respecting their right to decline. Getting told “no” is part of the process, so don’t let that stop you.

HAVE YOUR MATERIAL READY TO GO

There’s nothing worse than landing a meeting without your material ready. You’re left stressed out and scrambling, trying to get new headshots right away, staying up late re-editing your reel. Before you start reaching out to set meetings, have your material ready to go.

Since you’ve done the work around clarity and what kind of work you want to be doing, your material should reflect the possibility of where you are heading. If your goal is to land action films, but your reel is strictly stand up comedy routines, your material isn’t supporting your goals. Put together a marketing package that reflects where you want to be.

KNOW WHO YOU’RE TALKING TO

When you land a meeting, do some research on the company and the person you are meeting. Don’t wing it.  Where do your values/goals align with the company and the individual? The more you know, the more you’ll know if it’s the right match.

YOU’RE INTERVIEWING THEM TOO

In agent meetings it can be tempting sign with WHOEVER WANTS YOU. Don’t fall into this trap! Think of it like dating. If you take anyone who comes along that shows an interest, you’re going to date a lot of duds.

Be clear about the kind of working relationship you desire with your representation. How do you communicate? How do you treat each other? Find out if the person you’re meeting with is on the same page about where you see your career heading. Ask intelligent questions and listen carefully to the answers.

Remember that it’s your career. Empower yourself with clarity, career goals, and specific boundaries and expectations for your agent/manager relationship. When you put in this work before taking meetings, you’ll know it when you find it.

Leave a comment. Are you planning to find representation? Was this helpful for you to take the first step?

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