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Don’t Get Ripped Off – Acting Scams

It is a sad truth that people are always going to exploit the needs (and dreams) of other people.

Ten Things To Check Before Signing That Contract

So, you have worked hard, you’ve had a successful audition and finally landed yourself on a contract? Congratulations on getting there! However, before you sign on the dotted line, you have got some work to do.

Being Hungry for a Career in Theatre

Being Hungry for a Career in Theatre sparked some serious debate when I first posted it on my former site, and it is with regret that I still see this as a problem...

Managing Your Money As An Actor

Personal finance is one topic which is a matter of concern for all of us. It becomes even more difficult for an actor to manage his or her money and make sure that everything goes smooth by the end of the month.

A Little Audition Guidance

Some quick-fire tips to set yourself up for a great audition... Take a gander, see if any can be used at your next audition.

What NOT to do with a Headshot

Every actor knows that you have to do some level of self promotion to become an actor. One of the best methods of promoting yourself as an actor will be with your head shot.

Start Finding an Agent

If you've decided that acting is what you want to do, and you really want to make a living at it, and not have to take in other kinds of work as well, it's quite likely that you are going to need an acting agent to represent you and assist you in finding work.

Tips on Creating the Perfect Actors’ Show-Reel

A show-reel (sometimes referred to as a demo reel) is an excellent way to highlight your abilities to potential directors. If you can't make the viewer sit up and pay attention in that time, you're not going to get hired.

Your First Acting Audition – What To Do

Congratulations! You've landed yourself your first audition. This is huge! It's a major 'first step' achievement... Now what?

Are You Getting Acting Jobs From Your Mail-Outs?

Very often an actor or actress will send out their mailings to casting agents or talent agents and hear nothing back. This is a waste of your time, and in fact a waste of your money, and when you're beginning in acting, who has money to waste?

The Vital Importance Of The Headshot

The Headshot, The 10by8, The 10x8 - however you want to title it, here I discuss why the Headshot is the most important tool in a performer's toolkit

You’re New To Acting – What To Expect…

As my mum always used to say: forewarned is forearmed. It is essential that you understand the career you are embarking on. So what can you expect as a newbie to the world of acting?

Dealing With Audition Rejection

One of the hardest, and most gut-wrenching, elements of being an actor is facing audition rejection. "What went wrong?" and "Why did I fail?" race through our minds. All too often we beat ourselves up over not picking up the role we worked so hard for...