September 20, 2019

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.

June 11, 2019

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...

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...

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...

February 9, 2019

Believe it or not - I've seen this happen MANY times.

Enough times where I have to address the topic!

Are you chewing gum in auditions? Can you? Should you?

Here's what I think....

January 29, 2019

Yes, I think it's a great idea for actors to take classes with Casting Directors.

But are you choosing the right ones?

Before you blow all your hard-earned money, click below to hear my tips!

July 16, 2018

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...

June 24, 2018

Sometimes, success as an actor is just a matter of knowing the ins and outs of a film and TV set and understanding the industry’s jargon. Knowing how to act is one thing, but doing things like “hitting your mark” is another.

Watch me on here: "What Does Hi...

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