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If this is it…

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“Be realistic: always wish what is impossible”  ~Paolo Coelho There’s a song I listen to often and the lyrics go “if this is it, all we have, I know I’ve done all we can”. (Newton Faulkner) Is that you?If I walked up to you tomorrow and said, “Hey Sara, how’s acting going?” would you be really...

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Bursary opportunity and Cannes Film Festival

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Ladies and gents…. this is the shortest blog you will have seen from me yet.  But don’t worry a lengthy one is on it’s way for you later this week.  I just love keeping all of you B.A.B.E.s in suspense. The Actors’ Guild Bursary Scheme for 2011 If you haven’t already seen this incredible opportunity from...

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15. Time for tea

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Well, it’s not until you don’t have your broadband on at your new house that you realise just how much time we actors spend going about the business of business… finding work, writing letters, checking castings, script readings etc. Please accept my humblest babelishious apologies that the ‘Agent’ blog isn’t out yet, and thanks to...

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I said ‘No’

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Ah “balance“… that old yoga word.Turns out balance isn’t just a word we use on the tightrope. It is also a word that applies to our daily jobs, our lovers and our day-to-day non work life. For now let’s consider and focus on the latter…finding balance in our non work lives. Indirectly when we find...

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13. Going about acting business

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…the business of being a busy new year’s woman So it’s officially my first day of the New Year.  Yes it’s the 4th but I was travelling back for the first few days from a luxurious Amsterdam New Years trip with a few of my besties so I gave myself a few days grace.  I’m...

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Ho ho ho

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MERRY CHRISTMAS BABES Well lovely peeps it’s time to sign off until 2011….unless of course I get some incredible inspiration between now and New Years and have to bestow it upon you all. Thanks for being an active reader and offering your comments since B.A.B.E started in September in this year. Enjoy the holiday break. ...

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12. “Let’s talk about sex baby”…. I mean goals

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“If we aim at nothing, we will surely hit it”  – Anon ***Warning – this blog contains the s word noted in the title*** Sex, goals.  Same thing?  Oh that’s right, they aren’t…. and yet we make sure we set aside some time to take a check on dating, meeting new potential bf’s and gf’s...

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B.A.B.E meets Bernard

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I hear you screaming, “it must be a cult” but how is that possible… Personal experience accounts for a lot of why we do and don’t do a myriad of things. For example, the acting courses we choose to attend are based on others and ours experiences, positive or otherwise. And at the end of...

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Eeny, meeny, miny, moe, which job will I do?

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The question I have been asked by actors more than any other, is what job should you do to support your acting. The oldest question of them all…We know we have to work when times are tough, but how do we work and still be available for auditions without having to call in sick, declare...

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9. Accents please….

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It’s that time when we tackle the age old debate about how you choose to progress as an actor from another country.  I know personally having relocated from Australia that the issue of accents is a difficult one. I also know that I am not naturally gifted enough to nail any accent. No, not at...

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