Terminology Tuesday – Throw It Away

Dear beloved actors: one of the biggest “mistakes” we see in the room or virtually is actors either not understanding our note or just not taking it. ⁠ ⁠ So today, let’s dive in to one of the most common notes we give: “throw it away.” Sometimes we’ll even just say to “simplify.”⁠ ⁠ I know I’ve had actors look at me like I have 3 heads when I’ve told them to “simplify” the dialogue and realized that maybe, for …

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Monday Myth Debunkers – Casting Directors Are Not On Your Team.

Well, ok, we’re not on your management team. ⁠ ⁠ But we ARE the people who want you to trust us and who want you to book the job.⁠ ⁠ Let’s repeat that again: ⁠ ⁠ We actually (desperately even) want you to do well and book the damn job. ⁠ ⁠ Actors: TV/film may have stereotyped us into snack-obsessed-audition-ruining-heathens…⁠ ⁠ But here’s the truth about how we advocate for you:⁠ ⁠ 🎦 We’ll cut up your reel—scour the internet …

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Monday Myth Debunkers – It’s All About Looks.

It’s true! You must be attractive to get auditions and book jobs. ⁠ ⁠ *𝘨𝘢𝘴𝘱*⁠ ⁠ But by “attractive” we don’t mean six-packs, veneers and balayage. ⁠ ⁠ 𝕎𝕖’𝕣𝕖 𝕥𝕒𝕝𝕜𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕒𝕥𝕥𝕣𝕒𝕔𝕥𝕚𝕧𝕖 𝕚𝕟 𝕢𝕦𝕒𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕖𝕤, 𝕗𝕠𝕝𝕜𝕤.⁠ ⁠ Attractive actors = ones who work hard, have a can-do attitude, have the ability to be present & stay-focused, and be a pleasant person to be around. ⁠ ⁠ Ok, ok, you’ve heard those things before. ⁠ ⁠ So let’s get to the crux of …

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