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How, When & Why to Join SAG-AFTRA

By 2, February 06, 2023
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A common question amongst burgeoning actors contemplating joining SAG-AFTRA is how to go about doing it. While “How do I join the actor’s unions?” seems like a simple enough question, the answer is anything but. The best advice I can provide when it comes to this topic is to begin with these four steps:

  • Believe in your talent and that you will be successful
  • Make a commitment to daily work
  • Train with the best to advance your skills
  • Go after getting your own performance work
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Learn How To Self-Tape for Auditions

By , October 27, 2022
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Since the pandemic, there have been some major transformations in the acting audition process, one of which being the rise in self-tapes. Knowing how to self-tape for online auditions and interviews is an essential skill every actor needs to have in this day and age, but getting it right can be a challenge in and of itself.

Self-tapes have opened up more opportunities for actors and furthermore, this trend isn’t going anywhere.

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Can You Directly Reach Out to Film/TV Casting Directors?

By , June 20, 2022
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The life of an actor requires continuously putting yourself out there to gain visibility and recognition. To get cast in a production, it used to be par for the course for actors to send general submissions to casting directors via mass mailers with their headshots, resumes, and cover letters enclosed. Casting directors and agents would then sift through the mail, select the actors they were interested in, and invite them to perform as a means of getting to know this new talent.

The “general submission” practice has since fallen by the wayside, especially in New York City and Los Angeles, and has been replaced with the rising success of paid networking seminars. While this was the norm for a while, the pandemic uprooted things once again, making it all the more important to understand how to navigate the nuances of “Specific General Submission,” as well as proper etiquette for crafting a cover letter, whether to mail or email a submission and how to follow up with casting directors at networking events.

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