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Walking Into The Audition Room

The audition begins for the viewers when the actor walks into the audition room. That first impression of the actor can determine whether the viewers want to take 3 minutes to read the actor – or not. They want to see a confident actor who is focused, prepared, and ready for the audition. They want Read the Rest…

You Got the Audition, Now What?

So You Get the Audition… Then What?

HOLLY POWELL: I wanted to cover the topic, “What Does An Actor Do Once They Get An Audition?” From the point of view of a Casting Director, I see your picture and resume and decide to call you in for an audition. I know that each actor has their own process about how they prepare for an audition, but I’m not in the actor’s shoes.

Reading For Studio Executives: Auditioning For a Series Regular Role on Television

When the Producers decide that they want to take you over to read for the Studio Executives, you first have to make a “test” deal before you are allowed to read for them. This happens because the Studio wants to know how much you will cost before they “buy” you. The Casting Director calls your Read the Rest…

The Inside Scoop: A Conversation with Casting Director Caroline Liem Part 1

Written by: Holly Powell I sat down and had a great conversation with Casting Director Caroline Liem who has worked in many different areas and mediums of casting. She has worked on Television Pilots and Series, Feature Films, Voice Over for animation and was Head of Casting for Jimmy Kimmel Live!. She started out in Read the Rest…

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Casting Director Jason La Padura: Audition Advice & Tips – Part 3

Jason La Padura has been a Casting Director for 30 years and his long list of Television, Film & Theatre credits include casting all three films of High School Musical, Heros, and Touch to name a few. He also had the privilege and fun of being a judge for The Miss America Pageant. Jason started Read the Rest…

Casting Director Jason La Padura

Jason La Padura: Audition Advice & Tips Part 2

I first met Jason La Padura in New York almost 30 years ago. I had my first job as a Casting Director at an Off-Off Broadway Theatre Company called Manhattan Punch Line. Jason’s partner, Gary Murphy, was the PR person for MPL and we had cubicles next to each other. Jason was quickly establishing himself Read the Rest…

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Casting Director Jason La Padura: Audition Advice & Tips – Part 1

Jason La Padura has been a Casting Director for almost 30 years. His long list of Television, Film & Theatre credits include High School Musical, Heros and Touch to name a few. Jason started out casting theatre in New York and eventually moved to Los Angeles forming La Padura/Hart Casting. Jason La Padura has been Read the Rest…

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The Language of the Face: An Interview with John Sudol

John Sudol has worn many different hats in the Entertainment Industry, as an Actor, Director, Casting Director, Teacher, and he also ran his own Theatre Company in Seattle. For the last 12 years, John has been exploring and teaching a method that he calls “The Language Of The Face”. The first seed was planted after Read the Rest…

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The Savvy Actor: An Interview With Jodie Bentley & Kevin Urban

The Savvy Actor: 6 Savvy Steps To Ignite Your Acting Career! I sat down and had a very savvy conversation with Jodie Bentley and Kevin Urban, co-founders of “The Savvy Actor”. The Savvy Actor was formed when both Jodie and Kevin were struggling with their acting careers. Both of them had a background in marketing Read the Rest…

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The Inside Scoop: A Conversation with Casting Director Caroline Liem Part 2

During Part 1 of my conversation with Casting Director Caroline Liem, we discussed the priorities actors should concentrate on when they first arrive in Los Angeles: Get a working car, get into acting class and get a great picture taken by a professional photographer. In Part 2, Caroline and I will discuss the business side Read the Rest…