February 21, 2020

Every actor knows what improv is...but what if we're talking behind the scenes? A successful acting career is rarely going to run according to schedule. When opportunities pop up sooner than expected, seize them with these acting audition and meeting prep tips.

January 14, 2020

Pilot Season is upon us, folks, and that means you gotta be ready at a moment’s notice to be called in to audition for this year’s lines up of shows that may or may not get picked up. Exciting, right? 

Right. But something is missing for me. I feel that one of the most...

January 10, 2020

Lately I’ve felt really overwhelmed by all that I have to do between teaching, casting commercials, and my personal life. I must admit I’m not the best at time management. The fight or flight mode comes to mind; I get a lot done right out of the gate, checking off my t...

December 7, 2019

Since I work in the commercial world, it’s very common for actors to wear lab coats and stethoscopes when called in for a doctor, nurse or pharmacist role. However, we did have a casting for "Firemen" types and some of the guys wore full on Firemen suits! Funny enough,...

September 5, 2019

One-liners tend to be frowned upon by many, yet they are SO essential to the building blocks of a script that they are often overlooked!

In my own experience, a one-liner not only allowed me to work on my favorite sitcom, Will and Grace, but it also allowed me to work w...

July 18, 2019

We hear you, actors—when you’re in the audition room, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and just focus on the task at hand: getting your lines out and acting them to the best of your ability.

But you have to remember that unless you’re taking into account the gre...

May 22, 2019

Help! I Have An Agent Meeting…

Recently, actors at MMAS have been having requests for an agent meetings. The #1 question they have is….

…What do I do at an agent meeting?

Here’s my advice.

1. Be Prepared. 

Have all of your acting materials ready. This means your headshot an...

May 11, 2019

If you have a question about your audition, ask before you begin. Actors want to be polite and not take up a lot of the casting director's time during an audition, which means they often end up not asking the question that could benefit their read.

Let’s say, for exampl...

April 10, 2019

One of the biggest frustrations I hear from parents is that they don’t know how to effectively prepare their young actor for major auditions and castings. Since I teach, coach and cast young actors, I see how challenging it can be to help them get comfortable enough wi...

March 9, 2019

Are you Sabotaging Your One-Line TV/Film Auditions?

Lately I’ve been coaching a lot of actors on one-line auditions. I always ask for feedback on their auditions as it’s important for me as a not only a teacher but also as a casting director to know what happened in the...

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