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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 weekend jaunts to L.A. They are ready to come to Hollywood for early Pilot Season, meaning October, November and December. The green lighted projects begin casting these pilots early because they want the best actors – first! Every single top kids Agent and Manager will meet wonderful, cute kids with parents who will do what it takes to make it in Hollywood! The competition is fierce, so what can you do if you are not able to travel to Hollywood? Or, what can you do to compete with the kids and teens coming in if you are already an L.A. actor?

What can you do to help your child or teen compete?

  1. Encourage your child to build skills on a regular basis by staying in acting classes and private coaching. On-going training is the foundation for a successful Acting career. It essential to be on top of your game so you are ready to shine when you get those big auditions.
  2. Make sure your child is known to as many casting offices as possible by bringing your child to our Casting Director workshops to develop relationships with casting directors. This also includes sending postcards and booking announcements. Make sure Casting Directors know you are in the game! Developing and nurturing relationships with Casting Directors is vital for success in this industry.
  3. With early pilot season here and your Agent has over 1000 kids to represent; it is up to you to make sure that you don’t let them forget your child. It is vital to take proactive action by keeping your child on the top of the Agents list. This does not mean that you bombard your representation with unnecessary calls and emails; but keep in touch with them. If there’s a part that you feel you are right for, make sure they are sending you out for it. Don’t get lost in the shuffle.
  4. Surround yourself with a strong team! This includes your reps, coaches, and family. Without a strong team, you are a lone ranger and not the professional team player it takes to succeed.
To enroll in a class with Diane call 818.523.8283 or email actupdi@gmail.com
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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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Blue8 Intro to Basic Stunt Work

Intro to Basic Stunt Work

Stunt performance is the ultimate form of physical acting. It is the moment when you commit, mind,body,soul into a physical state and share the same fears, exhilarations, triumphs and defeats as your character. In this place the lines of reality blur and for a blink you exist in complete portrayal of the role you have Read the Rest…

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How to Become a TV Host - Part 4

How to Become a TV Host – Part 4

In Part 1 of How To Become A Host we reviewed what it takes, the (3) T Core Values it takes to become a host. -Think, Talk and Teach- In Part 2 I broke it down to (3) Key Areas of connection every host needs to understand. TV Hosting is a Mind Mouth and Body Read the Rest…

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Acting Workshops vs. Scene Study Classes

by: Carolyne Barry When you are ready to start training realize their are numerous techniques to choose from (i.e. Sanford Meisner, Method (Strasberg), Stanislavski, Chekhov, Uta Hagen, or Stella Adler.) Find the one that is right for you. After researching all the various techniques and auditing different teachers then choose the training discipline you feel Read the Rest…

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TV_Host-Part-3

How to Become a TV Host – Part 3

In Part 1 of How To Become A Host we reviewed what it takes, the (3) T Core Values it takes to become a host. -Think, Talk and Teach- In Part 2 I broke it down to (3) Key Areas of connection every host needs to understand. TV Hosting is a Mind Mouth and Body Read the Rest…

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Hidden Factors of Relaxation for the Actor

By: Diane Christiansen When practicing your Relaxation Exercises, including identifying tension in the muscles and breathing deeply into the lower stomach and exhaling through the mouth very slowly, the actor may find unusually strong feelings welling up within. Tension may re-manifest itself throughout the body even after a deep relaxation is used, and especially in 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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Dancers - How to Get an Agent, Part 1

Professional Dance Training: Dance Agents, Part 1

“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.

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5 Ways Technology Changed the Demo Reel

5 Ways Technology Has Changed the Demo Reel

A demo reel is an absolute must for actors. In this video, Retta Putignano of Create Your Reel talks about the value of the demo reel for getting you in the door of casting or an agent, and exactly how it should look in today’s market.

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