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Posted by admin, February 8, 2016 10:17 pm

I am so proud of my client Madison Hu.  She booked a lead role, Frankie, in a Disney Pilot, which is now going to network.  The series is called “Bizaardvark” and it premiers in the summer of 2016!  Way to go Madison!

 

 

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Posted by admin, February 3, 2016 7:48 pm

The number one thing that a Casting Director wants is an actor who is present. In class, a student was doing a scene but didn’t feel he had gotten the character.  I asked him what he – not the character – wanted right now. He said that he had had a tough day. I said, “So do you want a hug?” He did. “Use it.” I said. “But I’m a cop, at a crime scene, testing out a new partner.” I urged him to try it and see.

This time his listening connected him to his scene partner. He surprised himself by the very motivated and spontaneous physical choices he made, and he didn’t stumble on any lines. From a casting point of view, the scene had the sexual tension, conflict, and energy needed for a strong audition.

You can only be present to what is real for you in the moment.

Next time, ask yourself, “What do I want right now?” Pick the most pressing need. Then use that as your intention, even if you think it will never work for the scene. Try it and see what happens.

When it comes to being present and bringing your performance to the next level, share your experiences with us.

Remember, as an actor, you’re part of a community and your experience – which is your story – can serve as a valuable learning tool and inspiration for others.

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If you’re an actor or know someone who is feel free to share this article with those you believe could benefit from it. Thank you.

And if you’re an actor and have experience with writing down your thoughts after an audition don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments below. Who knows, your input just might make the difference in preparing and inspiring a fellow actor in such a way as to change the course of someone’s career and life.

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LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO

Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re an actor or you know someone who is, there is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.

Call 818-325-5752 or email me at Loren@IntentionalActing.com to interview and sign up for the next Intentional Acting class today.


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Posted by admin, February 1, 2016 3:35 pm

Check out my client Marcel Pullard in this great Straight Talk Wireless commercial!

Watch Marcel Here

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Posted by admin, January 26, 2016 1:43 pm

The audition just ended, you walk out of the room and you’re still wearing the glow from the performance. Now what do you do next, other than remember to breathe?

As my friend Brian from Performer Track says, “Don’t just leave. Sit down in the waiting room and remember what happened during the audition.” In other words, write down your experience.

What Do You Write?

Whether you write your experience in a notebook, phone or check out Performer Track, it is imperative that you write it down and capture the essence of what just unfolded in the audition. Your experience cannot simply be logged in your head because it is likely you will end up overlooking the key pieces to your performance that will be important to remember for your call back.

So what do you write?

  1. Who were all the people in the room? (Don’t know? Kindly ask the assistant.)
  2. What were the adjustments they gave you?
  3. What did they say?
  4. Pull out your 9 Questions of Intentional Acting. Answer them according to what you did in the audition room. (If you don’t know these crucial questions for acting please email me and I’ll email them to you.)
  5. Be sure to write down anything else remarkable you can remember about the experience.

You’re Ready For Your Callback

After writing down your experience you will be much more aware of exactly what you did and how to do it again. Now you’re ready for your callback.

And yes – wear the same thing, unless they tell you otherwise. Notice I say WHEN you get the callback, not IF.

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If you’re an actor or know someone who is feel free to share this article with those you believe could benefit from it. Thank you.

And if you’re an actor and have experience with writing down your thoughts after an audition don’t hesitate to share your thoughts in the comments below. Who knows, your input just might make the difference in preparing and inspiring a fellow actor in such a way as to change the course of someone’s career and life.

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LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO

Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you’re an actor or you know someone who is, there is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.

Call 818-325-5752 or email me at Loren@IntentionalActing.com to interview and sign up for the next Intentional Acting class today.

In the meantime, to learn more about Intentional Acting and the 9 questions that frame the work I do with actors of all ages visit www.intentionalacting.com/what-is-intentional-acting/.

 

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Posted by admin, January 20, 2016 7:29 pm

The great artist Michelangelo once said about his artistry that, “If people only knew how hard I work to gain my mastery, it wouldn’t seem so wonderful at all.”

The life of an artist.  The world sees our work and because of the blood, sweat and tears we pour into our craft it all looks so easy.  But, the moments that seem easy are due to all the hard work it took to get there.

Make It Easy

This December, I found myself watching the contortionists of Cirque du Soleil and realized that they make acrobatics look so easy that I forget how impossibly hard it is.  I took for granted the strength, the flexibility, the practice, and courage it takes to achieve those feats.

Acting is the same.  Great actors make acting seem easy.  But I see a lot of actors who take the craft of acting for granted.  They think “I can do that” and they audition, go to casting workshops, do showcases; all without having a good teacher, being in a regular class or even practicing in front of a camera.  By the way, these are the same actors complaining that they’re not booking.

Respect Your Craft

Great acting requires consistent practice, a good coach and personal courage to build the emotional strength and emotional flexibility required to perform great roles.  Respect your craft.

The way you show casting you’re an actor who respects their craft is by ensuring that your audition tape is as good as it can be.  Let us not overlook the obvious here:  if you want to book jobs this pilot season (especially when you are one of a 100 submissions), you have to deliver an audition that makes casting say “WOW.”  At the very least, don’t leave them with a bad impression by submitting a lame audition tape.

If you don’t have the time or can’t afford a professional to put you on tape, then make sure you master the keys for an awesome audition tape.

Here are 8 tips to help you:

1. Pick a quiet space that has little to no back ground noise.  TVs, fans, running water and air conditioning distract the viewer when heard in the background.

2. The wall behind you should be white or blue.

3. Position yourself a few feet away from the wall to avoid casting shadows.

4. Be sure you are lit well so that the viewer can clearly see your face and eyes.

5. Record a test sample.  Check it on your computer.  Make sure that you can clearly see and hear yourself.  Remember:  if you can’t see or hear yourself, neither can the Casting Director.

6. The camera should be on a tripod to keep the frame steady. If you don’t have a tripod, use a stable surface.

7. Before shooting the scene, do your script analysis and research and ask the 9 Questions of Intentional Acting.

8. Record all your rehearsals. Your rehearsals may be your best takes!

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Know someone who could benefit from this acting tip?  Please share!

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Posted by admin, January 13, 2016 9:00 am

Traditionally, pilot season runs from the beginning of January to about the first week of May.  With the proliferation of cable television, however, pilots now are being shot all year long.

A “pilot” is a sample episode that is presented to a network.  If the network likes it, they will air it to see what the ratings and reactions are to the show.  If it gets good ratings, the network will order another 7 to 13 episodes to air at the start of their season.

When you audition for a pilot, you never know if it will actually air on television.  Regardless, being cast is an invaluable opportunity to work, meet directors and producers, and boost your resume…so be ready!!

So how do you prepare for Pilot Season?

1.  Be in acting class! This is most important thing you can do to be at the top of your game.  Have a coach ready for last minute auditions.  It’s what working actors do so if you want to compete, you should, too.   And when you get that callback, make sure to schedule another coaching!  I’ve seen so many great opportunities missed because an actor didn’t come in prepped to book the job.

2.  Make sure your resume and pictures are up-to-date on casting websites, such as LA Casting and Now Casting.  And for heaven’s sake, make sure your agent and/or manager have what they need (current headshots, resumes, work permits, etc.) to get you hired quickly!

3.  Do your research.  Go on the internet and find out as much as you can about the show you’re auditioning for.  If you don’t find anything, Google the network, producers, and directors.

4.  For young actors, be sure your work permit is up to date.

5.  Take it easy: this is also the time for colds and flu, so get plenty of rest.

And as always, don’t forget:   Have Fun!

Let us know your thoughts on this blog and be sure to share how you’ve prepared to leverage the opportunities of pilot season.

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If you’re an actor, (or know someone who is) feel free to share this article with those you believe could benefit from it. Thank you.

And risk being vulnerable right here. Share your experience as a fearless or fearful actor. Who knows, your input just might make the difference in preparing and inspiring someone to deliver the performance of a lifetime!

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LIVE THE DREAM YOU WERE BORN TO

Acting should be simple. But that doesn’t mean it’s easy. If you are an actor, or know someone who is, and you need a safe place to be yourself and to be challenged to continually grow and share vulnerable performances, Intentional Acting may be the right class for you.

There is no better moment than now to make the intention to take full control of your acting career and live the dream you were born to.

Call 818-325-5752 or email me at Loren@IntentionalActing.com to interview and sign up for the next Intentional Acting class today.

In the meantime, to learn more about Intentional Acting and the 9 questions that frame the work I do with actors of all ages, visit www.intentionalacting.com/what-is-intentional-acting/.

 

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Posted by admin, January 7, 2016 12:00 pm

What a great commercial!  So proud of my client Sharon Batan in this “Buddy Holly” Honda National Commercial.  Click on the link below to watch.

Watch Sharon Here!

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Posted by admin, 12:04 am

Congrats Benji Risley on booking Ameriprise “Passions” commercial!  You can watch it by clicking on the link below.

Watch Benji here!

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Posted by admin, January 6, 2016 11:06 pm

Being prepared for success as an actor is essential to successfully following up when and where it matters most. When in doubt, remember: Preparation + Opportunity = Success.

Be prepared to be in class. If you are an actor and you take your career seriously, never miss an opportunity to improve.

Be prepared for any audition when it comes.  This ranges from maintaining a flexible schedule to being fully prepared mentally.  It also means having current headshots and other key items always ready to go so that you ALWAYS show up fully prepared to land that role.

Be prepared to own your success. If you are unwilling to take responsibility for your career, how can you expect anyone else to do this for you?

Be prepared to take every opportunity to act when you can – you never know where it will lead.

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Feel free to share this article and tell us your experiences in the comments below.

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Posted by admin, January 2, 2016 9:00 am

A huge congrats to Jessica Pressley for working with Tatyana Ali (Fresh Prince of Bel Air & The Young and The Restless) and Texas Battle (The Bold and The Beautiful).

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