3 Points To Consider When Getting New Headshots

Headshots are the bane of every actor. And if your headshot journey is similar to mine all those years ago, you are seldom excited by the results. I would like to change your thinking. The first thing you need to consider is what is the purpose of a headshot? Many actors believe it is all about having a great photo …

What Do Casting Directors Want From Your Audition?

Share this Post My journey in terms of a day of auditions.. and you just deal with it entirely from your perspective don’t you? You sit in the waiting room, you’re worried, nervous. You walk in and do your best job. What do I want? What does the casting director want? I want you to be fabulous. I want you …

It’s Time To Create Your Own ‘Big Break’

Traditional distribution is dead. That’s it. We’ve called it. Gone are the days of ‘primetime’ slots, Nielsen ratings, Thursday nights vs Friday nights, Network A vs Network B. It’s Done. Finito. This week Melbourne based production company Robot Army released the first episode of their new series ‘Rostered On’ over Facebook and Youtube, to a combined audience of almost 300,000 …

What Are Auditions Really About?

Share this Post I want to try and take you into a new territory at the moment in terms of everything you may have learned/been taught in terms of drama. And that is auditions are not about acting. Auditions are not about showing what a good actor you are. Auditions are about a relationship. Two relationships in fact. Every audition …

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What Is The Best Way To Sell Yourself?

Share this Post When I think of the masses of marketing material I get, be it in the letterbox, via email or face to face, the person that sits there and tells me all about the product and the qualities of the product, makes me switch off. I switch off unless I really really want that exact product they’re describing …

Understanding The Agent-Casting Director Relationship

Share this Post As a casting director, I deal with agents all day every day. Emails, phone calls, face-to-face communications, so I know how agents work. You understand the communication between the actor and the agent, but I understand the communication between an agent and a casting director. It’s not rocket science, they’re there to try and promote their clients. …

Actors: If You Are Seen Again You Will Succeed

Share this Post What is your definition of failure? It’s an emotional minefield for actors because you are being rejected constantly in terms of your agent puts you up for that role, that series, didn’t get an audition. Or you get an audition, didn’t get the part. I want you to reassess your criteria of failure. If you were a …

How To Be A Smarter Actor

Share this Post I’ve spoken in the past about individuality and many of you now and going to say ‘he’s not banging on about individuality again is he?’ well no, but what I want to explain to you is what is your strong suit as an actor? What are the qualities that brand you as an actor? The point is …

Actors Be Proactive Not Reactive!

Share this Post Your journey as an actor, and this is just my assessment, your journey is you get a great photo, you get a great resume, you are so excited by your agent and now you wait. Well no perhaps you don’t wait, perhaps what you do is you do workshops and things like that to be a better …