Secret Actor Society Membership

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We show actors how to build professional careers in film and TV.

- Insights and answers to over 3000 business of acting questions
- Regular action steps that mimic one-on-one career coaching
- Live monthly members small group coaching Zooms
- Interview series with top Emmy and Academy level casting directors
- Free Gift: First 45 pages of The Hollywood Survival Guide For Actors on sign up!

Think of all the things you would (or wouldn't) have done, if only you had known then what you know now...

Now... You can know.

Welcome to the Secret Actors Society.

  • Demo Reel Examples: Freshies

    3 videos

  • Demo Reel Examples: Working Actors

    5 videos

  • Step 10: Upgrade Where Needed

    1 video

  • Step 9. Capitalize on Your Bookings

    2 videos

  • Step 8: Up Your Networking Game

    4 videos

  • Step 7: Start Pitching Yourself Again

    1 video

  • Step 6: Replicate Past Successes

    1 video

  • Step 5: Collate Your Contacts & Reconnect

    3 videos

  • Step 4: Double Check Your Ego

    2 videos

  • Step 3: Clear Out Your Life

    3 videos

  • Step 2: Reassess Your Marketing Materials

    1 video

  • Step 1: Double Check Your Craft

    3 videos

  • Step 1: Learn How To Act

    9 videos

    Learning the craft of acting is your top priority as an aspiring actor.

    Most of the people you audition opposite have either trained in a degree or a 1-3 year full-time course, or have plenty of experience acting.

    It is vital for you to reach a level where you can consistently perform at a ...

  • Step 2: Get Headshots

    3 videos

    Headshots are the first thing casting sees and the main decision maker in whether to bring you in for a role.

    They must:
    - Look like you
    - Be quite close on your head and shoulders
    - Bring focus onto your eyes
    - Have even lighting
    - Be professional quality

  • Step 3: Create Online Actor Profiles

    1 video

    Online actor profiles are needed for finding your own auditions, and eventually, for your representation to submit you on professional acting roles.

    www.ActorsAccess.com
    www.CastingNetworks.com

  • Step 4: Build Your Resume

    3 videos

  • Step 5: Collect Footage Of You Acting

    2 videos

  • Step 6: Get A Commercial Agent

    4 videos

  • Step 7: Meet Casting Directors, Filmmakers, and Reps

    5 videos

  • Step 8: Join The Union

    1 video

    Info on how to join SAG-AFTRA: https://www.sagaftra.org/potential-members

  • Step 9: Get a Manager You Love

    5 videos

  • Step 10: Get an Agent You Love

    8 videos

  • Bonus 1: Build Your Social Media

    6 videos

  • Bonus 2: Create Your Own Content

    1 video

  • Acting Craft Exercises

    2 videos

    Exercises you can do anytime to stay sharp in your craft

  • Managers
    16 videos

    Managers

    16 videos

    All things regarding theatrical agents and managers. How to get one, how to keep one, and how to let one go.

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  • Finding Representation

    5 videos

  • Greg Apps
    36 videos

    Greg Apps

    36 videos

    Greg Apps began his career as an actor but transitioned into casting almost 40 years ago! He’s cast 100’s of television episodes including Australian classics, Round the Twist, Lift Off, Winter, Deadline Gallipoli and Wanted. Having been involved with 74 film projects to date, he’s best known for...

  • Filmmakers On Selecting Actors

    10 videos

  • Filmmakers on Auditions

    14 videos

  • Filmmakers On-Set Advice

    13 videos

  • Filmmakers: Rapidfire

    1 video

  • Filmmakers: Conversation Series Sponsored By Flicks4Change

    1 video

  • Tanny Jiraprapasuki

    36 videos

    Tanny Jiraprapasuke is a mindfulness coach and long time practitioner. Born and raised into the Theravada Buddhist tradition, she received her training from Phra Maha Sakchai Thitamedho of Wat Suddhavasa in Riverside CA, and graduated from Harvard University, Divinity School with a Master in Theo...

  • Whole Self Systems

    9 videos

  • Kate Dennis (interview)

    40 videos

  • Actor Trade

    14 videos

  • Dylan Mooney

    16 videos

    Dylan Mooney is an American actor and producer from Santa Barbara Ca. He has a B.A. in Theatre Arts from the Univ. of Cal-State Los Angeles and was inspired through his experiences as an actor, to come up with a solution for all actors that need a scene partner to run lines with but don't want to...

  • Theatrical Agents

    83 videos

    All things regarding theatrical agents and managers. How to get one, how to keep one, and how to let one go.

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  • Parents of Child Actors (under 13)

    52 videos

    This section is filled with incredible insight and information for child actors (under 13) and parents of child actors.

  • Managing Negative Emotions

    29 videos

    Learn tools for managing negativity, depression, nerves, anxiety, and procrastination. This section focuses on reducing the yucky feelings most actors encounter in their pursuit of a career in film and TV.

  • Getting Started in Voice Over

    37 videos

    How to get started doing voice work and voice over.

  • Chris Roe Management

    43 videos

  • Networking In Person

    65 videos

    How to network in person at events, film festivals, panels, house parties, and any other place.

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  • Networking Online

    24 videos

    Networking via email, social media, self pitching and mailing lists. This includes maintaining your industry contact tracker and learning when and how to appropriately reach out to people.

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    Type any question you have about acting, and you'll find th...

  • Casting Directors: Conversation Series Sponsored By Flicks4Change

    20 videos

    Conversations with the Emmy and Academy Award level casting directors in film & TV around the world. These are the top casting directors in their field; sharing their stories, insights, tips and advice in this brand new series of hour long interviews.

  • Visas
    62 videos

    Visas

    62 videos

    Types of visas, the application process, what to prepare and how to find the right immigration attorney. Elke Berry is an immigration consultant who has advised hundreds of actors on the various facets of visa application in the USA.

  • Instagram
    59 videos

    Instagram

    59 videos

    One billion people use instagram every month. Learn from the pro's how to use the platform to your advantage. Ryan Walker and Ben Whitehair from TSMA consulting will guide you through their methods for not just growing a substantial, engaged following, but also give tips on how and when to post,...

  • Chris Roe
    79 videos

    Chris Roe

    79 videos

    For almost 25 years, Chris Roe Management has been a successful boutique talent agency, based in Los Angeles, CA. Some of our clients have consisted of New York Times Best Selling Authors and Oscar, Golden Globe, Emmy, Tony, and Grammy winners and nominees.

  • Scot Boland (Interview)

    41 videos

    Getting his start in TV casting, his first long running series was “Diagnosis Murder” for which he cast 46 episodes first as an associate and later as a casting director. Shortly after that in 2000 he partnered with the Vivacious Victoria Burrows to form Burrows/Boland casting. Since then he has ...

  • Feature Film Financing

    23 videos

    Tips on how to find financing for a feature film from Shaked Berenson - a pro who has produced 41 feature films (40 profitable) and distributed over 130.

  • Meg Morman (Interview)

    38 videos

    Meg Morman has cast over 300 tv episodes and 120 films. Her first gig was as casting Associate for 20th Century Fox's Feature Casting Dept, she soon became Manager of Casting where she oversaw epic films such as ‘From Hell’, Ice Age, The Banger Sisters, The Italian Job and Be Cool.

    In 2004 she ...

  • Seth Yanklewitz (Interview)

    38 videos

    Seth Yanklewitz is the former Vice President of Network casting at Fox Broadcasting

    On the television side, his credits include Mindy Kaling’s limited series Four Weddings and a Funeral for HULU; the DC Comic’s series Pennyworth, the original series Godfather of Harlem and the upcoming Chapelwai...

  • Gayle Pillsbury (Interview)

    32 videos

    Gayle Pillsbury has cast dozens of the biggest shows on television. Her first long running show was 3rd Rock from the Sun of which she cast 67 episodes. It's success propelled her casting career onto many other shows including The Drew Carey Show, According to Jim, Terminator; The Sarah Connor Ch...

  • Lisa Beach (Interview)

    38 videos

    Lisa Beach is an award winning casting director with a career that spans 35 years with over 100 film and television credits.

    Her first job in Hollywood was as an assistant for director Nick Meyer on the movie Volunteers. Lisa went on to work as an assistant for two years under casting director ...

  • Lisa Zambetti (Interview)

    43 videos

    Originally from the Bay Area, Lisa spent over a decade in NYC as an actress on Broadway and Off, writer, director and producer for many award winning theatre companies. While working at the Ensemble Studio Theatre, Lisa met casting legend Billy Hopkins who opened her eyes to the wonders of the ca...

  • Victoria Burrows (Interview)

    37 videos

    Victoria Burrows | Casting Director

    A renowned casting director – Victoria Burrows career spans 30-years in both film and television industries. Miss Burrows started working in the casting field with top independent casting director Ramsay King. She apprenticed under Ramsay for four years before...

  • Dave Newman (Interview)

    43 videos

    David has worked in various aspects of the industry for the last 30 years, the last 20 years in casting, including 7 years working with Christine King Casting. Having started his casting career with hundreds of commercial projects he then progressed to work on some of the biggest and most success...

  • Ronnie Yeskel (Interview)

    32 videos

    Ronnie Yeskel has had a prolific career casting film and television since 1989. Her list is iconic film and television include Pulp Fiction (1994), Bean (1997), Hope Floats (1998), Atlas Shrugged: Part 1 (2011), and The Sessions (2012), which won the Audience Award at Sundance in 2012. This merel...

  • Bonnie Zane (Interview)

    40 videos

    Bonnie Zane is the casting director of 74 TV shows over the last 25 years. After starting as a casting Associate on the Larry Sanders show, her first Full Casting Director Credit was 90’s hit series Mad about You.

    She followed that up with popular programs including News radio, Sports night and...

  • John Frank Levey (Interview)

    40 videos

    John Frank Levey is a casting director for John Welles Productions and is one of the most respected in the industry. Levey has won four Emmy awards (ER and West Wing) and is the recipient of the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Casting Society of America. Levey is best known for hi...

  • Rachel Sutton (Interview)

    33 videos

  • Kahleen Crawford (Interview)

    30 videos

    Kahleen’s childhood love of black and white films and the actors in them, and obsession with Danny Boyle’s Shallow Grave and Trainspotting, were the start of what led her graduate from Glasgow University with a degree in Film and Television with Theatre Studies.

    Shortly after her graduation in 2...

  • Anya Colloff (Interview)

    35 videos

    In the film world, Anya Colloff cut her teeth as a casting assistant on Air force One, and casting associate on The Lost World: Jurassic Park in the same year!

    Since then she is known for casting, Serenity, The First Time, Walk Hard, The Dewey Cox Story, Sex Tape and Bad Teacher.

    It’s remarkab...

  • Casting Directors On Self Taped Auditions

    164 videos

    Casting Directors breakdown their specific likes and dislike when it comes to actor self tapes. Leap ahead of the pack with these invaluable insights.

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    Type any question you have about acting, and you'll find the answer you need provided by experts, ed...

  • Josh Einsohn (Interview)

    38 videos

    Josh Einsohn grew up in Dallas and then went to Washington University in St. Louis, where he graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Drama.

    After several years working in Production, he decided to start all over again and commit to a career in Casting. From his first feature as a Casting Assistant, ...

  • Casting Directors: Rapidfire

    21 videos

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  • Casting Directors On Booking the Role

    161 videos

    There are many factors that go into booking the role. In this Collection, Casting Directors give inside intel on how you can stand out from the pack.

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    Type any question you have about acting, and you'll find the answer you need provided by experts, edu...

  • Casting Directors On In-Room Auditions

    173 videos

    Every Casting Directors has different preferences for working with actors in their office. Get to know the specific tastes casting director by casting director to help you book your next role.

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    Type any question you have about acting, and you'll find t...

  • Sunny Boling (Interview)

    28 videos

    Sunny Boling cut her teeth as casting assistant for Christian Kaplan in the feature casting office of Twentieth Century Fox, followed by assisting Shelia Jaffe on Just Married and Francine Maisler on The New World.

    Then in late 2004 she ventured into the independent world joining forces with Meg...

  • Casting Directors On Selecting Actors

    204 videos

    Casting Directors get an impossible number of submission for every role. So, how do they narrow their selections? Find out here.

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  • Planning & Goal Setting

    8 videos

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  • Resources & Guides
    2 videos — 3 extras

    Resources & Guides

    2 videos — 3 extras

    Note, clicking on an item in this section on your desktop will immediately download the file.

    All files in this section and many more can be found in our 'Resources' google drive at:
    https://drive.google.com/drive/u/0/folders/1CLgEhWDZCchBVL9213G82iqF-DL0-DFl

    1. Ebook: The Hollywood Survival G...

  • Becoming An Expert Collaborator

    12 videos

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  • Business Skills

    7 videos

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  • Marketing
    10 videos

    Marketing

    10 videos

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  • Kerry Barden (Interview)

    39 videos

    Kerry Barden is a native of Atlanta. He majored in theatre at the University of Georgia and has cast over 200 films, including, most notably the Oscar winning, 'The Dallas Buyers Club', 'The Help', Monsters Ball, Boys Don’t Cry, American Psycho, The House of Mirth, Bad Boys 2, Pineapple Express a...

  • Carmen Aiello (Interview)

    23 videos

    Carmen Aiello was born to an exuberant French mother and a vivacious Italian father. It seems from the start, he was born to love life. Never content to be a mere observer, Carmen started in theater and dance at a young age, taking classes in both art forms and winning lead roles in major product...

  • Deborah Barylski (Interview)

    31 videos

    Deborah Barylski is an Emmy-Award winning casting director, a job she has held for the past thirty years. Some of her most recent credits include The Middle (2009), Arrested Development (2003) (for which she won the Emmy), Life with Bonnie (2002), Still Standing (2002), Home Improvement (1991) an...

  • Ricki Maslar (Interview)

    47 videos

    Ricki G. Maslar is a successful casting director and producer with over thirty years experience in the entertainment industry. She has held a variety of positions as an agent, casting director, teacher and producer. As a casting director, Maslar has had the opportunity to work on studio and indep...

  • The Breakthrough Experience

    8 videos

    Transformative Experience
    The inspired and committed Presenter and Facilitator of The Breakthrough Experience, Faith Martin, introduces you to a powerful two day seminar that opens your heart and mind to a never before experienced sense of knowing that there is a magnificence, order and beauty of...

  • Demartini Method

    9 videos

    The Demartini Method® is a breakthrough discovery and cutting edge personal transformation methodology which results in a new perspective and paradigm in thinking and feeling. Developed by Dr. John Demartini, it is the culmination of more than 47 years of research and studies in numerous discipli...

  • Casting Director Insights

    26 videos

    We have a section talking about casting directors but why listen to us talk about them, when you can hear the answers directly from the CDs themselves?!

    Some of the best CDs in the world have been kind enough to share their insights with us in zoom chats during the pandemic.

    We are releasing ...

  • Faith Martin

    49 videos

    From a theatrical family and with a love of film, theatre, performance, and storytelling, Faith Martin began her career as an agent. In twelve years, she started the careers of a number of now well known international actors.

    IMDB Profile - https://www.imdb.com/name/nm0552275/

    Faith then move...

  • Andrew Steel

    2 videos

    Andrew is the co-founder and President of the Secret Actor Society. An international award winning NIDA trained actor, he has worked extensively in theatre, film and television both in Australia and the U.S. His credits include Home and Away, Wonderland, Days of Our Lives, The Justice Lease, Dead...

  • Asian Actors

    14 videos

    Industry questions relating directly to the Asian Actor experience.

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  • Pete Malicki

    35 videos

    Pete Malicki is a playwright, animation producer and arts administrator based in Sydney, Australia. He has set up or run a dozen creative industry organisations including Arts Business Academy, where he works as a career and business consultant, and the global acting phenomenon World Monologue Ga...

  • The Actor's Guide To Getting The Job

    5 videos

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  • The Actors Network

    8 videos

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  • Seven Deadly Sins: The Actor Overcomes

    9 videos

    7 Deadly Sins The Actor Overcomes provides a unique approach to the profession of acting. The profession of acting is a vastly different conversation than the artistic desire to perform. One could argue the business of performance art may be the most difficult relationship you ever have with your...

  • How To Use Secret Actor Society

    2 videos

    Instructions and information on how to use the Secret Actor Society Website.

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  • Expert Introductions

    21 videos

    All of our experts introduction videos in one place so you can get to know us all one by one!

    We ALWAYS recommend Googling and IMDBpro-ing anyone you are listening to for advice in the industry.

    We stand by the current industry experience that our experts have and want you to know for your...

  • Kym Jackson
    246 videos

    Kym Jackson

    246 videos

    Kym Jackson is the author of The Hollywood Survival Guide for actors and a busy working actress with over fifty SAG-AFTRA feature film and TV credits.

    https://www.imdb.com/name/nm1249826

    She is a member of The Television Academy (Emmy Nominating Committee), SAG-AFTRA, American MENSA, and a spea...

  • Anthony Brandon Wong

    84 videos

    Anthony Brandon Wong is an award-winning actor best known to international audiences for his role as 'Ghost' in "The Matrix Reloaded", "The Matrix Revolutions", and as the lead character (alongside Jada Pinkett Smith) in the "Enter the Matrix" video game. His numerous other screen credits include...

  • Ben Whitehair

    149 videos

    Ben Whitehair is a champion for social change through art and business. He is a working actor in Los Angeles, Chief Information Officer of https://tsmagrowth.com —entertainment’s premier social media management and growth firm—and co-founder of the online business academy for actors, https://work...

  • Shaan Sharma
    105 videos

    Shaan Sharma

    105 videos

    Since relocating to Los Angeles in 2007, Shaan Sharma has quickly grown into one of the most respected and sought-after educators for on-camera acting craft, acting business knowledge, and career strategy.

    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Shaan is a working Commercial and Theatrical SAG-AFTRA ...

  • Amy Walker
    64 videos

    Amy Walker

    64 videos

    Amy Walker is an award-winning actress, singer/songwriter, producer, and writer, whose internationally acclaimed work has been featured on TEDx, the TODAY Show, NPR, Inside Edition, and more.

    www.21Accents.com
    http://youtube.com/amiablewalker

    She is known around the world for her chameleon-lik...

  • Ajarae Coleman

    138 videos

    Ajarae Coleman is a working actress with dozens of network TV, film and commercial credits. After feeling frustrated by a lack of reliable research tools for actors, she founded www.ActingResourceGuru.com (ARG) to give actors practical steps to get more auditions, book more work, stay in the know...

  • Kevin E. West

    67 videos

    Kevin E. West is both a Hollywood veteran television actor and a bad-ass Keynote speaker with over 65 plus credits including Guest Stars on Hawaii 5-0, Criminal Minds, Aquarius, Bones, Castle, Touch, CSI: Miami, Justified, Leverage, Lost, 24, Desperate Housewives, NCIS, Alias, CSI, Judging Amy, a...

  • Shaked Berenson

    66 videos

    Shaked Berenson has produced, and executive produced over 40 films and two television series, including the animation franchise SPACE DOGS, which generated over 100mil in worldwide box-office.

    In the past 15 years, Shaked financed, marketed, and distributed over 120 films across all genres. He...

  • Blair Hickey & Brian Wold

    77 videos

    Blair Hickey has been a working actor for over 25 years, starting with stage and daytime TV work in New York, then continuing in Los Angeles, appearing primarily in television and commercials. Highlighted credits include The Big Bang Theory, NCIS:LA, Heroes, Medium, How I Met Your Mother, Ghost W...

  • David H. Lawrence XVII

    84 videos

    After a 30 year career in radio, David H. Lawrence XVII moved to television, and has been seen on FX's The People vs. OJ, ABC's epic series LOST, CBS' legendary CSI, The Mentalist and military thriller The Unit, NBC's spy comedy Chuck, Good Luck Charlie and ANT Farm on Disney, Touch and The Finde...

  • Melissa Center

    40 videos

    Melissa Center is a passionate actor, filmmaker & co-founder of Whole Self Systems. As an actor her credits range from a recurring role on Grey’s Anatomy to a tour of A Chorus Line. Her feature film All I Want can be seen on Amazon & her award-winning short R.V continues to screen across ...

  • Bonnie J Wallace

    62 videos

    Bonnie J. Wallace is the author of the best-selling Young Hollywood Actors and acclaimed Hollywood Parents Guide, producer of the popular Hometown to Hollywood podcast, and writes a blog for parents of young actors at bonniejwallace.com as well as articles for Backstage.com as a Backstage Expert....

  • Darren Darnborough

    97 videos

    Darren Darnborough is the Co-Founder & CEO of WeAudition.com - the Video-Chat Community to Audition, Rehearse, Self-Tape and Get Advice.

    Darren is also an experienced Actor and Filmmaker, working across the UK, Europe & Hollywood. His TV & Film work includes MacGyver, Magnum PI, Roo...

  • Ryan Walker

    30 videos

    Ryan is the founder of TSMA Consulting www.TSMAConsulting.com , managing hundreds of social media profiles and navigating over 35 personal social media partnerships as a social media influencer on his own Instagram...

    https://tsmagrowth.com
    Work with TSMA Consulting & use code 'SAS' for $10 ...

  • Ayelette Robinson

    83 videos

    Ayelette is an actor, voiceover artist, and producer. Previously an attorney and multiple award-winning legal technologist, she is also the founder of ActorsGuru, a career management tool for actors. Her first web series, The Couch, which has an innovative Make It Yours structure, got her a spot ...

  • Ryan Basham
    102 videos

    Ryan Basham

    102 videos

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  • Karen Workman

    110 videos

    New Zealand born Karen has lived in the USA since 1993 and is the author of the invaluable resource book for parents of aspiring child actors, 'Baby Steps'.

    https://babystepstohollywood.com/
    Use Code: SAS20 for 20% off all Baby Steps products!

    She gained her Doctorate in Piano performance f...

  • Elke Osadnik

    61 videos

    Elke Osadnik/Berry has been working as a Recruitment Subject Matter Expert for over 23 years including a specific focus on cross-border recruitment and immigration. Since commencing her own US visa journey (Elke is an actor, who came to the US in 2011 on an O-1B visa for acting) Elke eventually t...

  • Forbes Riley

    87 videos

    “You are the sum of the obstacles you overcome,” Forbes frequently says, as she turns her dreams into reality time and again.

    www.ForbesFactor.com

    Forbes is an author, award winning television personality, entrepreneur, creator of the SpinGym fitness sensation and one of the most sought after...

  • Jess Orcsik

    61 videos

    Jessica Orcsik is an established actress, performer, choreographer and producer featuring in Stage, Film & Television productions for over 30 years. She is the founder of American Arts, Film & TV Academy, LLC in Los Angeles.

    www.AAFTA.com

    Jessica is a leading facilitator for internati...

  • Storytime
    53 videos

    Storytime

    53 videos

    Tales of Hollywood, Acting, Networking and other stories that share lessons, laughs and knowledge to help you in your career. Come here and just hit play when you need a little light humor to remind you that you're not alone :)

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  • Headshots
    31 videos

    Headshots

    31 videos

    Planning, shooting, editing, formatting, printing, uploading and presenting your headshots.

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  • Resume
    26 videos

    Resume

    26 videos

    Learn what a professional actors resume looks like and how to ensure yours includes the right information, formatted correctly.

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  • Demo Reel
    20 videos

    Demo Reel

    20 videos

    Writing, creating, producing, editing, formatting, and uploading your acting demo reel.

    Your demo reel is the main deciding factor when casting and filmmakers are considering what level you are at as an actor.

    Understanding what to focus on when building a demo and creating single scene cl...

  • Branding
    40 videos

    Branding

    40 videos

    How to analyze, decide on, and market according to your branding and type.

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  • Commercial Representation

    29 videos

    How to find, sign, and get the best out of your commercial agent.

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  • Regional (Local Hire) Representation

    11 videos

    Having regional and local hire representation in other cities and countries is an effective way to find work in projects filming outside Los Angeles / New York. Find out how it works, the benefits, the commitments you need to make, and whether having local hire rep may be something that could wo...

  • International (Non-USA) Representation

    10 videos

  • Voice Agents

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  • How The Casting Process Works

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  • Audition Preparation

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    Showcases

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  • Commercial Classes

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    Facebook

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    Linked In

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    Website

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  • IMDB Pro
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    IMDB Pro

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    ActorsGuru

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    One space for you to track your auditions, plan your training, manage your events, and strategize your networking.

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    An overview of the acting related podcasts available online.

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    Mindset

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    Publicists

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    Interviews

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    How to get started in, audition for, and produce your own audiobooks.

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    Day Jobs

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    Going from a red carpet one night to behind a bar the next day can be painful for us to handle. It confuses our mind and skews our perception of who we are and the progress we have made. But remember - 90% of actors in SAG-AFTRA don't make their insurance each year. That means 90% of actors ar...

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    Money

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