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I am excited to release the first Intentional Acting Between The Scenes Acting Tip video. My intention is to give you tools to make your next take even better than the first.
Here you’re going to see that sometimes even I need to take my own advice. Take a look and let me know what you think!
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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.
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.
Below are the most often asked questions about Intentional Acting and how the classes and resources are relevant to both Adult Actors and Child Actors. As you review the questions and answers you will notice some are more specific and relevant to new actors, actors continuing study, as well as, seasoned “working” actors.
If there is a question that has not been answered about how Intentional Acting and classes can develop, fine tune or enhance your acting skills please Email your question. Loren will get back with you right away with an answer.