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Posted by admin, February 25, 2016 12:51 am

Persuade, Convince, Realize and Understand are unspecific and unhelpful intentions. When an actor tells me that they are using one of these intentions, I instantly know what’s wrong with their audition.

Think about it. How do you know if you persuaded me? How do you know if you convinced me? Because you made me feel or do something.

For example, if I’m trying to persuade you to buy my car, I want you to make a decision and give me money. Now that gives me something specific to fight for and listen for. And, I know I got my intention when you give me that money. This gives you, the actor, something tangible to do in the scene.

Next time you ask yourself, “What’s my intention?” and to persuade, to convince, to realize, or to understand come to mind, ask yourself, “What do I need the other actor to feel or do, to know that I have persuaded or made them understand.”

Are your Intentions vague?  How have you addressed this area of your acting?  Please share your experiences by commenting on this blog post.

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.

Posted by admin, February 17, 2016 6:59 pm

These are the class policies.

To be updated

Posted by admin, February 16, 2016 12:48 am

Make sure you don’t miss my client Isabella Balbi as Kourtney Kardsashian TONIGHT on The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story on Fox!  So proud of you!

Posted by admin, February 15, 2016 3:13 pm

Intentional Acting FREE TeleSeminar

Be Ready to Book in 2016

For Parents and Actors of All Ages

Attend a FREE class on the phone!

Tuesday, Feb 23rd, 2016  @ 12:00pm

or Tuesday, Feb 23rd, 2016 @ 5:30 pm

Is your audition prep as thorough as it can be?

Have you nailed the audition and later found out that you missed important research information that may have cost you the job?

Do you feel clueless on how to help your child breakdown a script for an audition?

If you answered, “Yes” you are not alone.  Many actors and parents overlook the value of the proper research and essential script analysis skills needed to book the job.

In this eye-opening, 45-minute Free TeleSeminar Loren will introduce you to 8 Keys to researching your role and breaking down a script so you are ready to  quickly and effectively.

By the end of this 45-minute career-altering introduction to Script Analysis you will learn a replicable formula for easily uncovering the critical clues for delivering a great performance by learning:

  • The key to telling you what to wear
  • What the Casting Directors are looking for.
  • How the format of the script will tell you loads of information in seconds.
  • And you’ll also discover that your biggest friend is the question, “Why?”
  • How to uncover and make sense of the clues of a script
  • Why 98% of the time the writer is telling you everything you need to know to make the strongest acting choice.

Ready to stop guessing what Casting Directors want and to start to easily finding all the clues that will help you book more roles?

RSVP Today for a FREE 45-Minute TeleSeminar

Email: Loren@IntentionalActing.com

Why should you take time out of your busy schedule to be on this TeleSeminar? It’s simple. Your booking ratio could depend on it.

Posted by admin, February 12, 2016 10:00 am

My student, Kacey Fifield, booked the lead in an independent film called “The Lost”. Congrats Kasey!

Posted by admin, February 11, 2016 10:00 am

Great Job Erica!  She just booked the lead in an independent film called Madhouse Mecca and will start filming in March!

Find out more about Madhouse Mecca!

Posted by admin, 1:10 am

The muscles for acting are not in your body, but in your brain. Every skill, such as picking an intention, breaking down a script, executing a perfect cold reading, requires a specific set of neurons in your brain.  Scientific research proves that those pathways must be continually used so that new pathways can be carved into your brain.  Thus the scientific reason to be in class on a regular basis: to carve neural pathways that will book your next role.

You might not be able to see neurons, but you can feel their affects when an audition feels effortless and you notice that you are more comfortable being your authentic self, no matter for whom you are auditioning. You also feel the effects at an audition that you knew you should have nailed but somehow you just couldn’t get into the “Zone.”

Even the Tour de France – the world’s most grueling sports event – is actually the ultimate test of the adaptability of the brain, rather than of physical strength.  Auditioning in Hollywood is probably the most grueling non-sports event there is.

Lance Armstrong would never consider practicing just a couple of times at home with a friend, or in their mirror, to prepare for his next race, but do you?

____________________________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.

Posted by admin, 1:00 am

The best advice I can give the parents of young actors is that your behavior is as important, sometimes even more important, than your child’s. You may be the only thing standing in the way of your child booking the job.

When an Agent, Casting Director, or Producer casts your child, they know that they will be dealing with you and spending as much time on set with you as they will with your child.  It is important that they like you and know you’re going to be easy and agreeable.

I have had agents and managers who have wanted to represent students of mine, but the parents were too difficult, so they passed on the child. I also know kids who have been released from set because the parents were demanding and difficult.

Here are two things that can help you help your child book the job:

1. Be a happy and nurturing parent. Be flexible, patient, kind and helpful. And if you can’t be, get help, or send another adult in your place.

2. Hire a coach to prepare you and your child for meetings and auditions.  Don’t be your child’s coach and/or manager.

Share your experience as the parent of an actor.  Remember you are a part of a community and your experience  can be a valuable learning tool and inspiration for other parents with young actors.

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!

 

 

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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