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I have been really fortunate in the last few months to see a lot of performers in auditions and it’s been wonderfully entertaining, as well as being such a great lesson and reminder about what we need to remember to do in auditions. Auditions are as important as booking the job and working on set....

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38. Core-ageous

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Core-ageous “If you always do what you’ve always done, you’ll get what you’ve always gotten!” – Anthony Robbins At our very core, when we peel away the onion layers, we are people who want to live the most wonderful and exciting lives we possibly can. I mean really – do you ever sit at a...

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37. The seed of love

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I was reading Mastin Kipp’s The Daily Love blog yesterday and something wonderful was talked about that really resonated with me as an actor.   In here he shares about wanting new things and working towards spiritual growth and used a wonderful illustration of a plant that you are growing from a seed: “Can you imagine...

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36. Finding the fun

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One thing I never really talk about is just how funny auditions can be.  Sometimes you literally leave a room shaking your head and thinking “FML, did I really just do that!” And the answer is “yes, yes you did”. So this week, with it being a New Year and vowing to make great changes...

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The Christmas lull-aby

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This post comes from a chat with a lovely acting friend of mine today about the lull that happens every year around Christmas time. Before we know it, Christmas is upon us and castings slow down for the holiday season. Mulled wine consumption increases, gym memberships find they aren’t being used enough, and our acting...

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34. The big G

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G is for Gratitude I read an incredible blog today via twitter and that, coupled with the tragic death of Gary Speed, has prompted me to write one of my most serious blogs yet.  I do want to preface this piece by stating that this blog is not about his death.  The concern and confusion...

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33. Eat, Pray, Cast

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“Thanks for coming along to the audition. We will be in touch!” We have all heard this before.  As actors attending castings I’m sure this is one of the most commonly uttered phrases we hear.  It is just like we always giggle when we see a director roll their eyes as a film maker says...

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Agent calling

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Once upon a time… there was an actor looking for an agent. One of the things we always want to know is how best to approach an agent. And, while every agent is different, there are still things we can do to ensure we give ourselves the BEST possible opportunity to be picked for representation....

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Meeting your arch nemesis

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Now this is fun isn’t it.  I am about to get down to the nitty gritty of what happens in the casting room. You arrive.  You look around, you observe all the other girls (or guys) who look quite similar to you. Occasionally you see a mate and quickly latch onto them.  Other times you...

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30. What can happen in a year

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On the suggestion of a friend, B.A.B.E (Begin Acting, Believe Everything) started all of a year ago with this post ‘So Who Am I‘. It was simple enough writing a blog every few weeks.  I just pick relevant topics that acting friends are discussing from week to week. It also helps me because it gives...

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