Actors Road Map

Age In Hollywood

1) Downton Abbey Star discusses Ageism in Hollywood… Is it Real?    podcast 27 min listen 2) HERE is why it's okay to start your career at any age!    podcast 41 min listen

Agents

1) How can you get an agent? Let's break it down.    podcast 32 min listen 2) How to write a perfect agent cover letter.    article 4 min read 3) Downton Abbey Star discusses the importance of having an agent.    podcast 27 min listen 4) Should you get a PRINT agent?    podcast 32 min listen 5) What agents are REALLY looking for.    podcast 29 min listen 6) Here's why you might not even need an agent.    article 1 min read

Atlanta Market

1) How can you get an agent? Let's break it down.    podcast 32 min listen

Auditioning

1) Do THIS to nail your callback EVERY TIME.    article 2 min read 2) Connie Britton shares the secret to enjoying every audition.    podcast 35 min listen 3) Do you you know your audition terminology?    video 11 min watch 4) What does iconic actor, Jonathan Silverman, love about auditioning?    podcast 31 min listen 5) Here's how YOU can memorize lines FAST.    video 06 min watch 6) 10 steps to get more auditions.    article 2 min read 7) Grey's Anatomy Casting Director shares how she finds the perfect actors.    podcast 28 min listen 8) Learn how to get auditions.    video 15 min watch 9) Learn straight from the teacher who created a MASTER CLASS in audition technique.    podcast 33 min listen 10) Did you know it's okay to do THIS in an audition?    article 1 min read 11) What does this executive producer look for in auditions?    podcast 31 min listen 12) THIS is the key to nailing every audition.    article 1 min read 13) Do THIS to embrace the joy of auditioning!    podcast 41 min listen

Background Work

1) Did you know that these actors started as background actors?    article 1 min read 2) Here is why you should be doing background work.    article 2 min read

Balance

1) Star of True Blood discusses how to live a balanced actor life.    podcast 32 min listen 2) Is it possible to have a career AND a family?    podcast 41 min listen 3) Here is how to stop the overwhelm in your busy life.    article 1 min read 4) 5 tricks to better sleep.    article 1 min read 5) How to never ever be late.    article 1 min read 6) A trick to getting rid of the stress in your life.    article 1 min read 7) I was pretty sure I sucked until I realized THIS.    article 1 min read

Being Yourself

1) Supernatural Star discusses HOW TO find TRUE confidence.    podcast 32 min listen 2) You need to LISTEN TO THIS to really understand your brand.    podcast 42 min listen 3) What makes YOU special?    podcast 40 min listen 5) How versatile do you really need to be as an actor?    article 2 min read

Brand New Actor

1) You just moved to L.A. Now what?    article 3 min read 2) Why is it so crucial to FIRST know WHY you want to be an actor?    podcast 37 min listen 3) What is the FIRST thing star Ron Livingston says every actor should know?    podcast 26 min listen 4) Are you really ready to be an actor?    article 1 min read 5) You MUST be fluent in all these terms to be a working actor.    video 06 min watch 6) 5 invaluable tips when starting out.    article 4 min read 7) Don't make these same 10 mistakes I made in the beginning.    article 1 min read 8) The first 3 crucial steps every actor must take.    article 1 min read 9) Do you need something to “fall back on?”    article 1 min read 10) How to answer the dreaded question, “What have I seen you in?”    article 1 min read

Business Stuff

1) Important TAX STUFF every actor should know.    podcast 31 min listen 2) Here is why YOU are a CEO.    video 07 min watch 3) How to stay organized as an actor (without making yourself completely crazy).    article 1 min read

Class

1) How important is it to be in an Acting Class?    video 03 min watch 2) George Wendt talks about the importance of acting class.    podcast 33 min listen 3) Top LA Acting teacher talks honestly about what makes a great actor.    podcast 41 min listen 4) Here's a reason to take acting class.    article 1 min read 5) Is acting class fun?    article 1 min read

Commercials

1) Why you should definitely pursue commercial acting.    article 1 min read 2) What commercial casting directors are REALLY looking for.    podcast 36 min listen 3) 5 Smart Steps to getting into commercials.    article 2 min read

Confidence

1) Supernatural Star discusses HOW TO find TRUE confidence.    podcast 32 min listen 2) Law & Order star shares HER brand of confidence.    podcast 40 min listen 3) How does this famous stand up comic approach his acting career?    podcast 31 min listen

Connections

1) How can you get to know Casting Directors?    video 11 min watch 2) Here are two ways to get you closer to that casting director.    article 1 min read 3) Be careful of who you hang out with.    article 1 min read 4) Are you limiting yourself by saying no to the wrong people?    article 1 min read

Create Your Own

1) 4 things you MUST KNOW about creating your own content.    article 3 min read 2) The trick to writing and performing a one-person-show.    podcast 40 min listen 3) How to star in your own major movie.    podcast 44 min listen 4) Writer of JIGSAW discusses Creating Your Own Content.    podcast 28 min listen 5) A social Star talks about creating viral content and MORE!    podcast 35 min listen

Day Jobs

1) Should you get a Day Job and why?    video 03 min watch 2) How a day job can change your ACTING CAREER.    article 3 min read

Driving in L.A.

1) Is it difficult to drive in L.A.?    article 3 min read 2) Do you need a car in L.A.?    video 03 min watch

Headshots

1) This major director shares what makes a great headshot.    podcast 37 min listen 2) Listen to this and never take a bad headshot again.    video 32 min watch 3) What are the tricks to a perfect headshot?    podcast 35 min listen 4) Here's 5 tips toward a great headshot.    article 1 min read

Improv

1) Here's one BIG way Improv can change your life.    article 2 min read 2) Improv – where to start?    article 1 min read

International Actors

1) Do you really need to lose your accent?    article 1 min read 2) How do you FINANCIALLY plan for a move to The States/L.A.?    video 19 min watch 3) Two Professional British Actresses share how they got their visas, green cards, lawyers, etc.    podcast 45 min listen 4) What are the LEGAL tricks to working in the states?    video 15 min watch 5) What is it about those London actors that makes them so special?    article 1 min read

Managers

1) Would you benefit from having a manager?    article 2 min read 2) What exactly does a GOOD manager do?    podcast 35 min listen 3) This talent manager gives us the REAL deal about how managers work.    podcast 33 min listen 4) Here's how meditation changed this person's career and life - and it can for YOU too!    podcast 37 min listen

Mindset

1) Here is how you can get out of your own way!    article 1 min read 2) HOW TO effectively set goals.    article 1 min read 3) Is it okay to sometimes bail on your career?    article 1 min read 4) How to calm down your actor mind.    article 1 min read 5) Maybe you're thinking about your career all wrong.    article 1 min read 6) This just might make you feel really good.    article 1 min read 7) Here's how to live a beautiful life.    article 1 min read 8) HOW TO find your true motivation.    article 1 min read 9) Here is a trick to add positivity in your life.    article 1 min read 10) Here's how you can beat all that rejection.    article 1 min read 11) 3 reasons to unplug.    article 1 min read 12) What happens to me when I disconnect for a second.    article 1 min read 13) Here's how meditation changed this person's career and life - and it can for YOU too!    podcast 37 min listen

Moving to L.A.

1) Where should you live in L.A.?    video 18 min watch 2) What is a True Angeleno?    article 3 min read 3) What is there to do in L.A. for fun?    podcast 33 min listen 4) What is available for your soul in L.A.?    article 1 min read 5) What is so great about L.A.?    article 1 min read 6) Is L.A. A better place for actors than NY?    article 4 min read 7) 10 AMAZING day trips in Los Angeles.    article 2 min read

Nerves

1) Downton Abbey Star discusses how she deals with getting nervous.    podcast 27 min listen 2) How does famous actress Rosemarie Dewitt avoid getting overly nervous?    podcast 29 min listen 3) Sheri Zombie talks about getting through the actor nerves.    podcast 32 min listen

On Camera Work

1) What are the FIRST STEPS to a film and television Career?    article 1 min read 2) How can you get “in the room?”    article 2 min read 3) Here's what stands out to ROB ZOMBIE when he is auditioning actors.    podcast 42 min listen 4) Don't step on set without knowing this terminology.    video 07 min watch 5) Iconic George Wendt shares the magic of SMALL PARTS.    podcast 33 min listen 6) Will & Grace makeup artist tells us how the PROS act on set.    podcast 32 min listen 7) Here's 5 hot tips straight from a movie director.    article 1 min read

Perseverance

1) When should you quit on your career?    article 1 min read 2) Want a shot of pure inspiration?    article 1 min read

Pilot Season

1) Pilot Season - Should you be here for it?    video 10 min watch

Reels

1) Do you even need a reel?    article 2 min read 2) Here's how you can get yourself a great reel.    video 26 min watch 3) What NOT to do in a Reel?    article 3 min read 4) How to get started with a Reel.    article 1 min read 5) 3 steps toward a great reel.    article 1 min read

Resume

1) Actor Resume Building Kit    download 2) Actor Resume Template    download 3) Actor Resume Sample    download

Self Submission

1) Use THESE websites if you don't have an agent yet.    podcast 55 min listen 2) What are the tricks to a GREAT self tape?    podcast 38 min listen

Sexual Harassment

1) HOW TO avoid sexual harassment in Hollywood.    article 1 min read

Size in Hollywood

1) How important is it to be a certain weight as an actor?    article 1 min read 2) Actress shares a story about having her body objectified    podcast 22 min listen

Soaps

1) This soap star shares what it's really like to work on Daytime Drama.    podcast 32 min listen

Social Media

1) Social Media Guru Heidi Dean shares how to get over your fear of social media.    podcast 36 min listen

Stand Up Comedy

1) Should you think about doing stand up?    article 1 min read 2) How does this famous stand up comic approach his acting career?    podcast 31 min listen

Theatre in L.A.

1) Should you do theatre?    article 2 min read 2) Star of True Blood answers the question – IS there theatre in L.A.?    podcast 32 min listen

Unions

1) Do you need to be SAG?    article 3 min read

Voiceover

1) Famous VO Artist shares how to get into animation.    podcast 33 min listen 2) 10 steps to a successful VoiceOver career.    article 1 min read 3) Head of Dreamworks Animation Casting tells what stands out to her in VO actors.    podcast 37 min listen 4) VO Actor shares where to START as an aspiring VoiceOver actor.    podcast 30 min listen

Writers

1) Learn straight from the guys who wrote on LOST.    podcast 35 min listen 2) 5 RULES for getting notes on your precious script.    article 2 min read 3) 5 terms you NEED TO KNOW if you're going to write.    article 2 min read 4) 5 MORE terms you NEED TO KNOW if you're going to write.    article 1 min read 5) HOW TO get your script out there.    article 1 min read 6) 3 important steps to get yourself writing.    article 1 min read