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What You Need to Know Before You Get Your Headshots Taken

What You Need to Know Before Getting Your Headshots

Insights into the process of headshots, and ways to prepare.

Here are some examples of my take, answering the following questions:

  1. What is a headshot (?), i.e., it’s the most important calling card you have.
  2. Do I need hair and makeup (?), i.e., you need to be able to reproduce the looks you chose, no matter how you get there.
  3. What should I wear (?), i.e., colors that compliment your eyes, skin and hair coloring.
  4. What do I need to do (?), i.e., Do your homework and speak to your representation. Be clear on what it is they need to market you and the looks you want to achieve.
  5. What will I need to get started (?), i.e., one to two looks will do if you’re new to show business otherwise consult with your agent or manager.
  6. What is a look (?), i.e., I like to say it’s a character change that could be enhanced by a wardrobe, makeup, hair or location change.
  7. Should I meet with the photographer? That’s up to you and the photographer.
  8. What’s the process (?), i.e., prepare, shoot, review, post session online, burn a DVD.
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Why You Won’t Book the Commercial

Even when you did a great audition I am sure you have wanted to know why or why not you do not book Commercials when you feel you have done a great audition (and even when those running the session have let you know you did a great audition). You might get an avail or Read the Rest…

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Professional Photographer/Videographer Ray Bengston

MTT would like to welcome Ray Bengston to the fold! Professional Photographer/Videographer Ray Bengston has been one of the top headshot and publicity photographers in Los Angeles for over twenty five years. He has photographed for SAG, AFTRA, Equity, Disney and his work has been seen in major magazines and books. Photographing newcomers to celebrities Read the Rest…

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Dance Interview with Agent Terry Lindholm, Pt. 1

Interview with Dance Agent Terry Lindholm – Part 1

In Part 1 of this insightful interview, Joe Tremaine talks with Dance Agent Terry Lindholm. A must-watch!

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Prepare to Succeed – Build Your Professional Team and Support System

By Diane Christiansen Success = Preparation + Opportunity I learned this equation as a kid, and it is still the most valuable math lesson I have ever been taught. Success is not a fluke. It is the result of countless hours spent in preparation for the opportunity of a lifetime. We must prepare for success Read the Rest…

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Dancers - How to Get an Agent, Part 2

Professional Dance Training: Dance Agents, Part 2

Part 2: “It’s gotten really competitive since the onslaught of the So You Think You Can Dancers,” said Tim O’Brien, dance agent and President of Clear Talent Group, of the current reality facing professional dancers in Los Angeles. When Master Dance Teacher Joe Tremaine recently sat down with Tim, and Shelli Margheritis of McDonald Selznick Read the Rest…

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Kids & Teens: How to Dress for an Audition

How to Dress for an Audition

Today we’re going to discuss a big topic of concern all actors face. The number one question we hear when actors come in for private acting coaching or to our acting school in Los Angeles is, “What do I wear?!” The best way to answer this question is by first focusing on what NOT to Read the Rest…

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When is the Best Time to Come to LA for Pilot Season?

Every weekend Agents and Managers are traveling to some city scouting for new kids and teens for pilot season. The top kids Agents will look at from 100 to 300 kids every week from now through the end of January. These are the brightest kids from around the country with parents who can afford expensive Read the Rest…

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Being a commercially represented actor

Commercial: Being A Represented Actor

Many new actors are not really clear about what it takes to have a good working relationship with their commercial agent. It is very beneficial to understand what is expected. So here are the responsibilities and expectations as it pertains to most commercial representation. Upon signing with your commercial agent, there will be tasks for Read the Rest…

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Walking Into The Audition Room

By: Holly Powell They call your name. The viewers are looking at you when you walk in the door to see if you are at all right for the part. First impressions are everything. If you walk in nervous or seem unprepared we can spot it a mile away and don’t want to take the Read the Rest…

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