Headshots: 7 Tips You May Find Useful

A headshot – it is one of the most important marketing tool for an actor. Yet still many people do it wrong because they try to cut a few corners.

Actors, it’s time to take it seriously.

Your headshot is your calling card. Make sure it is something that says “Yes, bring that person in!” instead of “Yikes, that guy scares me.” – casting directors see hundreds of headshots every day – if your headshot looks bad, you look bad. You want to be seen as a pro and not an amateur. So the way you present yourself is very important.

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5 Things You Should Have in Your Press Kit

One of the biggest mistakes actors make is not having a press kit. In case you don’t know, press kit is useful for many things especially when you need to showcase your achievements and work to agencies.

What should you have in a press kit? A press kit usually comprised of images, media, article clippings and anything else that displays your work. The easiest option is to have an electronic press kit – in PDF or micro-site forms. Your press kit should be easy to read and to send to anyone you’re targeting.

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3 Tips in Dealing With Difficult Character

As an actor, you will sometimes find yourself cast into a role that is totally outside your comfort zone. You might have to portray someone completely different than yourself – it could be different beliefs; it could also be different ethics.

Characters often make actions that even actors cringe at – anything from fighting onstage (though they’ve never picked up a sword in their entire life) all the way to kissing their scene partner (when they barely knew each other). Actors might have to play someone much older (or younger) than their actual age – these characters could be from a very different social class, background or life problems.

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How to Successfully Physicalize Your Non-Human Character

One of the best aspects of theatre performance is that if the actors on stage believe the character they’re presenting – so will the audiences. Audience members will suspend their disbelief when they see a talking cat or a piece of baloney come to life on stage.

Theatre is the perfect playground for non-human characters.

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Extras: 6 Reasons Why You Should Do It

So you’ve been dreaming of becoming a movie star and thought it’s great to start somewhere. Where to start? Try out for the roles of extras, you said.

Smart move. Very smart move, indeed. Extras are wanted everywhere – be it in commercials, films and even TV programs. And there are plenty of good reasons why you should start off as extras. Let’s talk about that, shall we?

And in our next post, we’ll share with you some tips on how to get extra jobs.

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