Category Archives: Auditions

Elusive audition feedback

Does your agent or manager get feedback from CDs about your child’s auditions? Do they pass it along to you? Is it ever worthwhile?  We assume any feedback is better than silence, but generic comments or false compliments aren’t very useful … Continue reading

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Homeschooling updated

About once a year we get new questions about homeschooling.  Families who move to a larger market, like Los Angeles, either permanently or for part of the school year find it difficult to transition smoothly to a new school. Although this … Continue reading

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Auditions – sides or full script?

All an actor needs to prepare for an audition is a copy of the sides. Those are the script pages which the actor is expected to be familiar with in order to do well at an audition.  There are good … Continue reading

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Good and bad referrals

A referral for a meeting with an agent, manager, esteemed coach for entry into a specialized acting class or in front of a casting director can be the best break your child ever gets or the worst.  When an industry … Continue reading

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Pilot Season 2017 – Best Locations?

It’s not too soon to start thinking about where to stay for Pilot Season 2017.  Do you want to be close to auditions? To other families who are in Los Angeles for the same reason? To your child’s agents? Because … Continue reading

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Turning down an audition

Ideally, by the time your child receives an audition you will have already decided where your lines are in the sand and expressed that to your child’s agent. Communication is important. So if a role or project which your child … Continue reading

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SAG-AFTRA warning about casting workshop scams

The Los Angeles City Attorney is now joined by SAG-AFTRA in trying to stop casting workshop scams. Rather than going after the CDs or the workshops, where the Guild has no authority, they may be going after the actors themselves … Continue reading

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