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We will help you master the business side of your acting career.

- Insights and answers to over 2500 business of acting questions

- Interview series with some of the top casting directors in Hollywood

- Free .pdf copy of The Hollywood Survival Guide For Actors on signup!

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

Now... You can know.

Welcome to the Secret Actors Society.

  • Actor Trade
    14 videos

    Actor Trade

    14 videos

  • Dylan Mooney
    16 videos

    Dylan Mooney

    16 videos

  • Theatrical Agents & Managers

    89 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

    27 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

    57 videos

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

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  • Networking Online

    19 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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  • Casting Directors: Conversation Series Sponsored By Flicks4Change

    4 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
    61 videos

    Visas

    61 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
    58 videos

    Instagram

    58 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.

  • 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.

  • Victoria Burrows (Interview)

    36 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...

  • 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...

  • Casting Directors On Self Taped Auditions

    46 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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  • Casting Directors: Rapidfire

    5 videos

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  • Casting Directors On Booking the Role

    43 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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  • Casting Directors On In-Room Auditions

    50 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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  • Casting Directors On Selecting Actors

    54 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

    6 videos

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  • Resources & Guides
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    Resources & Guides

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    All files in this section and many more can be found in our 'Resources' google drive at:
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  • Becoming An Expert Collaborator

    12 videos

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  • Business Skills

    7 videos

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  • Marketing
    5 videos

    Marketing

    5 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...

  • 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...

  • 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

    28 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.

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  • Faith Martin
    49 videos

    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/

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  • Andrew Steel
    2 videos

    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

    Asian Actors

    14 videos

    Industry questions relating directly to the Asian Actor experience.

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  • Peter Malicki
    35 videos

    Peter Malicki

    35 videos

    Pete is a playwright, record-holding producer and the founder or head of many arts organisations or creative projects in Sydney Australia. He's the Principal of Arts Business Academy, where he works as a Career Development Coach.

    His 3-month coaching package involves working one-on-one with an a...

  • 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
    243 videos

    Kym Jackson

    243 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

    85 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
    150 videos

    Ben Whitehair

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

  • Ajarae Coleman
    138 videos

    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

    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

    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

    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 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...

    www.instagram.com/iamryanwalker

    He is a national educator with over a decade ...

  • Ayelette Robinson

    83 videos

    Ayelette Robinson is an actor, voiceover artist, and producer. Previously an attorney and multiple award-winning information management professional, she is also the founder of ActorsGuru, an incredibly detailed and user friendly career management tool for actors.

    www.ActorsGuru.com
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  • Ryan Basham
    102 videos

    Ryan Basham

    102 videos

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  • Karen Workman
    110 videos

    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/
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    She gained her Doctorate in Piano performance f...

  • Elke Osadnik
    61 videos

    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

    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
    60 videos

    Jess Orcsik

    60 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
    37 videos

    Storytime

    37 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
    29 videos

    Headshots

    29 videos

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

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  • Resume
    25 videos

    Resume

    25 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
    18 videos

    Demo Reel

    18 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
    38 videos

    Branding

    38 videos

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

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  • Commercial Representation

    28 videos

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

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  • Regional (Local Hire) Representation

    10 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

    9 videos

  • Voice Agents
    8 videos

    Voice Agents

    8 videos

    All things relating to voice over representation.

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  • Young Performers Representation

    28 videos

    Navigating the world of agents and managers for young performers.

  • Auditions - Live With Casting

    44 videos

    A live audition is considered any audition that is taped by the casting office, filmmakers, or a production company. This is as opposed to a 'self taped' audition.

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  • Auditions - Self Taped

    56 videos

    Self taped auditions are taped by you and uploaded to the internet to share with casting. Most often, these auditions are done in your home, a friends home, at a SAG-AFTRA taping facility, or at a paid self-taping facility.

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  • How The Casting Process Works

    1 video

    There are many people involved and many systems implemented at every stage of the casting process. The more we understand about the way the system works, the more effectively we can find ways to benefit from and navigate it.

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  • Audition Preparation

    52 videos

    So you have your scenes - what now? What exact steps do you need to take to effectively prepare for an audition? How long should it take? When are you ready? Can you over-prepare? Do you need to know your lines? Find the answers to all things relating to audition preparation in this fascina...

  • Finding Your Own Auditions

    30 videos

    There are many strategies, places and ways to find or get auditions... they are all listed here in this empowering section. Don't forget - this is your career... noone else will hand you opportunities or success - you must go out and grab it for yourself!

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  • Commercial Auditions

    46 videos

    Auditioning for commercials is a very specific skill set. Learn the tips and techniques to book them.

  • Actors Access / Breakdown Services

    41 videos

    Breakdown Services is the top level casting / audition listing website for casting professional projects in the film & TV industry.
    Some of the projects listed are also shared with the sister site - Actors Access - a site that offers casting breakdowns accessible to actors.

    This section wi...

  • Casting Networks / LA Casting

    3 videos

    Casting Networks is a worldwide casting website that shares auditions with both agents and actors. In Los Angeles, it is called LA Casting. Learn how the website works, who uses it, and how to most effectively build your profile and submit for roles that are casting throughout the USA.

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  • Self Submission Websites - Other

    9 videos

    There are so many self submission sites other than the big two (Actors Access and LA Casting). Europe has E-Caster, UK has Spotlight and Star Now, Australia has AT2 and Showcast. This is where you can find information on each of these sites and so many more from around the world.

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  • SAS Account & Billing Help

    2 videos

  • Feature Film Distribution

    22 videos

  • The Hollywood Parents Guide

    9 videos

  • 21 Accents
    15 videos

    21 Accents

    15 videos

  • Hometown To Hollywood

    9 videos

  • Hosting
    44 videos

    Hosting

    44 videos

  • Casting Directors

    20 videos

    Casting Directors, or CDs are the gatekeepers of Hollywood. Learn about them and their staff.

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  • Film Producers & Executives

    23 videos

    Learn more about producers and studio executives working in film.

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  • Casting Workshops

    27 videos

    How and why to use casting workshops to your advantage in Hollywood today.

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  • Showcases
    18 videos

    Showcases

    18 videos

    Discussing the use of showcases to show your work to casting directors and representation.

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  • Acting Classes
    19 videos

    Acting Classes

    19 videos

    Every type of non-full time class relating to the field of acting in film and TV.

    Acting classes, improv, voice, scene study, on camera, foundation, movement, kids classes, theater classes, improvisation, breath work, alexander technique, and so much more...

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  • Business of Acting Training

    1 video

    Seminars, online trainings, business coaching, mentorship, masterminds, and group programs.

    PLEASE CHECK THE IMDB OF ANYONE WHO IS OFFERING TO GIVE YOU ADVICE - ONLY COACH WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE ACTUALLY WORKING IN TODAYS MARKET.

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  • Commercial Classes

    12 videos

    Training in how to effectively perform in commercials is an investment that can pay off very well. Shaan Sharma shares his extensive knowledge after over a decade as a session director for some of the biggest brands on earth.

  • Comedy / Sitcom Acting - Craft

    6 videos

    Comedy and sitcom is an art form all of its own - learn the intricacies of the style here.

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  • Parents of Teen Performers (13 - 18)

    50 videos

  • On Set Etiquette Parents & Young Performers

    33 videos

  • SAG-AFTRA
    31 videos

    SAG-AFTRA

    31 videos

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  • SAG-AFTRA Conservatory

    27 videos

    A membership community within SAG-AFTRA that provides education and services to union actors. The conservatory offers classes, seminars, a summer intensive event, access to AFI first year film castings, access to Blacklist writers table reads, self taping facilities and so much more.

  • SAG-AFTRA Foundation

    3 videos

    Similar to the SAG-AFTRA Conservatory, the SAG-AFTRA Foundation is a membership community within SAG-AFTRA that provides education and services to union actors.

  • SAG-AFTRA Pension & Health

    5 videos

    Learn about one of the best health plans and pensions in the USA. Learn how to qualify, what the health plan and pension can do for you, and find answers to common questions about SAG-AFTRA Pension and Health.

  • SAG-AFTRA Politics & Leadership

    17 videos

  • Twitter & Tweeting

    45 videos

    Twitter is a news focused social media platform used by 275 million people worldwide each year. Gain insight from TSMA's social media and business of acting coach Ben Whitehair on how to use the site to enhance your public profile, build your career, and make new connections in the film and TV i...

  • Facebook
    14 videos

    Facebook

    14 videos

    Facebook is the world's largest social media platform - used monthly by 2.38 billion people. That's close to 1/3 of the worlds population. Learn from TSMA's Social Media pro and business of acting coach Ben Whitehair tips on how to cut through the noise and use Facebook to network, market yours...

  • Linked In
    9 videos

    Linked In

    9 videos

    Linked In is the primary social media platform used for executives in the business world.

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  • Social Media - Other

    8 videos

    General social media questions and all things relating to specific Social Media Platforms EXCLUDING Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIN, and Facebook... Those areas have their own dedicated sections.

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  • Business Cards
    16 videos

    Business Cards

    16 videos

    Business cards are an important marketing tool for most people - but are they used by actors today? We think yes, and in this section you will learn how to ensure your business cards best represent you as a brand and leave a positive lasting impression with any industry members you meet.

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  • Website
    17 videos

    Website

    17 videos

    Firstly YOU DO NOT NEED AN ACTING WEBSITE. Look at Chris Hemsworth, Johnny Depp, Scarlett Johansen and almost any other top actor to see that THEY DON'T HAVE ONE.

    But... if you're going to do it anyway or if you already have one, here's how to at least do it right.

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  • Postcards & Thank you Cards

    25 videos

    Postcards and thank you cards are a simple yet effective form of communication. Learn how to create, format, and effectively utilize these promotional tools to stay top of mind and maintain a connection with people you want to work with in the future.

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  • Email Marketing
    12 videos

    Email Marketing

    12 videos

    Learn from top Hollywood business coaches and networking pro's the tips and tricks to effectively market yourself and stay in touch with your industry contacts using email.

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  • Other Promotional Tools

    13 videos

    One sheets, gifts, branded promotional items - learn what's out there to stay top of mind.

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  • IMDB Pro
    13 videos

    IMDB Pro

    13 videos

    The Internet Movie Database professional ( www.IMDBpro.com ) contains details and contact information for every film and TV series, every agent and manager, and every production company that is working professionally in the industry today. You can use this resource to find filmmakers, agents, ma...

  • CastingAbout
    21 videos

    CastingAbout

    21 videos

    CastingAbout provides a detailed list of Casting Directors along with contact info and what they are currently casting. You can save notes on each CD so you remember when you interacted, mailed, or auditioned for each of them. The label printing function allows for mass mailings to offices that...

  • We Audition
    21 videos

    We Audition

    21 videos

  • Acting Resource Guru

    18 videos

    Acting Resource Guru is packed with information and ratings on workshops, casting directors, and so much great career advice from Ajarae Coleman and the industry experts she interviews on a regular basis.

  • ActorsGuru
    39 videos

    ActorsGuru

    39 videos

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

  • Acting Related Podcasts

    9 videos

    An overview of the acting related podcasts available online.

  • Mindset
    62 videos

    Mindset

    62 videos

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  • Habits & Systems

    63 videos

    Daily habits and systems used by successful working actors and business leaders to enhance productivity and quality of life.

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  • Publicists
    10 videos

    Publicists

    10 videos

    A huge part of life as an actor; learn when to hire a publicist, how much to pay, and much more.

  • Red Carpets
    8 videos

    Red Carpets

    8 videos

    Doing red carpets seems glamorous... but it's really just part of the job. Learn how to get on the carpet list, what to wear, how to pose, where to look for your photos afterwards, and so much more.

  • Interviews
    12 videos

    Interviews

    12 videos

    Doing written, radio, and on camera interviews can be surprisingly difficult - get insight here on how to get your message across in a way that engages and entertains!

  • Commercials - Marketing Tools

    4 videos

    How to market yourself effectively to commercial casting directors and session directors. This is similar to marketing to film and TV CDs but different techniques apply in the commercial world.

  • Voice Work - Audio Books

    11 videos

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

  • Voice Over Auditions

    19 videos

    Performing and recording effective auditions for voice over that book you work. David H. Lawrence XVII, founder of Rehearsal Pro and VO2GoGo.com discusses the audition process in the voice work world.

  • Accents and Languages

    61 videos

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  • Moving to LA
    42 videos

    Moving to LA

    42 videos

    Where to live, how to drive, how to find friends, groceries, phones, and anything else you may need.

  • Background Performers

    6 videos

    Background work is a fun and often rewarding place to get involved in performing in film and TV. It is a wonderful training ground for being on set, a great money maker when working union, and provides a unique entry point to get into the union... that's how I got in over fourteen years ago!

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  • Day Jobs
    13 videos

    Day Jobs

    13 videos

    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...

  • Money
    8 videos

    Money

    8 videos

    Personal and Business Financial Advice For Actors. Budgeting, Tax information, Investing and more.

  • Social Life in LA

    11 videos

    A social life in LA is whatever you want it to be. Here are some tips to make it the best it can be.

  • Non-Industry Friends and Family

    12 videos

  • Creating Your Own Content

    13 videos

  • Feature Film Production

    3 videos

    How to effectively create an impactful feature film.

  • Short Film Production

    26 videos

    How to most effectively create an amazing short film.