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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 11, 2016 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, 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/.

 

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/.

 

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, December 16, 2015 11:57 am

With Pilot Season around the corner you can’t afford not to be.

Where there used to be over 300 pilots made in one season, now there may be only 30.  Studios are not making as many films either which means more movie stars go to television, not just to star in series, but to do three-or-four-episode guest roles. Remember there are over 2000 actors being submitted for every role.  You have to be at your very best when that audition comes in.

Take an inventory – an honest one or it really doesn’t work.  Have your coach or teacher give you feedback.

Here are six questions to help.

1. Are you breaking down a script and making the strongest choice?

2. Are you owning the room when you walk into the audition?

3. Do you adjust quickly if you’re not in the mood or something happens in the waiting room to throw you off?

4. Are you really adjusting to the direction the CD gave you or are you giving them the same thing twice?

5. Are your headshots working for you? Looking like you? Resume up to date?

6. Are you in class? Professional actors, like professional athletes – Practice.

This is your Pre-Season. Take your inventory, practice and get to work!

Feel free to share your inventory results or other questions that might help.

 

Posted by admin, December 10, 2015 6:05 pm

1.    Banish Procrastination – Take Action Now
2.    Show Up
3.    Follow Up
4.    Start Anywhere
5.    Do Something: Work Begets Work
6.    Try Something New – Get Out Of Your Comfort Zone
7.    Give up being Perfect – Just do it!
8.    Ask For Help
9.    Get A Mentor
10.  Seek Inspiration
11.  Give More Hugs
12.  Be of Service
13.  Practice Gratitude
14.  Don’t Stop
15.  Smile A lot!

Share the ways you get out of your own way. Let this be a forum to help each other.

Posted by admin, June 3, 2014 12:07 pm

~ 10 Ways to Get Out of Your Own Way ~

#5 Do Something: Work Begets Work

In the movie “Yes Man”,  Jim Carrey’s character changes his life by agreeing to say “yes” to any and all offers that come his way. I’m not suggesting you all of a sudden agree to anything someone suggests to you, but I’d like for you to consider how much your life would change for the better if you started saying “yes” more often.

A few years ago, I decided to say yes to everything that was offered to me.  It wasn’t long before amazing opportunities started showing up!  That’s because in this business, work begets work:  people in the industry want to know what you’re doing now and what you’re doing next. If you’re just sitting around and waiting for your big break to come, saying “no” more than “yes”, the energy surrounding you will become stagnant – and so too will your career opportunities.

With all the social media outlets and the ever-changing landscape of the entertainment business, actors at every level realize they have to create their own projects so they can work.  The history of our industry is overflowing with inspirational examples of actors who were unwilling to sit around and took action where no others dared to. And it’s actually easier today to create opportunities for yourself than ever before.

Look at Matthew McConaughey and Marc Wahlberg – they produce to keep themselves in the game. And they are by no means alone.  While it may have once been considered a luxury for actors to be that creatively proactive, nowadays it’s a necessity.

Want to know how to get out of your own way?  Stop sitting around waiting for a good project to come to you and do something. Remember: work begets work.

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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/.

Posted by admin, May 28, 2014 5:48 pm

! many times have you found yourself overwhelmed by a project, your career or life itself? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. We’ve all been there.

There have been many times in my life where I’ve become so overwhelmed with multiple things on my to-do-list of life or a specific project feels so big that I don’t know where to start. In those moments the term “paralysis by over analysis” hits home.

This is exactly how I felt when I graduated from Conservatory and wanted to get my directing career started. Steven, my teacher said to me, Just poke your finger in the ether and get started.” Start anywhere? Really? I was consumed with the idea I had to have some detailed road map to follow.

While having a plan is important, there is much to be said about simply getting started. Yes, start creating from within the moment. Not consumed with the past or fixated on the unknown of the future. Start right here, right now. It is what you do in this moment that will lead you to the next thing and then the next thing until you realize what you always dreamed of doing and being…you are.
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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, learn more about Intentional Acting and the 9 Questions that frame the work I do with actors of all ages.

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