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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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8. If you can’t beat them, join them….or better yet, promote them

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So crazy November has been a little out of hand for me.  I have managed to find myself deeply entrenched in the nanowrimo writing competition (yes not only an actor, but now I’m adding ‘blogger’ and ‘novel writer’ to my repertoire of skills I may never use to impress anyone but my mum). As a...

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7. You have to funk your way out of the funk

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It’s that time of year. Christmas is looming ahead and all those scribbles and promises of achieving those acting goals aren’t nearly as crossed out as we’d like them to be. And we are having a down day. Not just like any other down day, but sadly, one of the big ones. We are at...

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6. The Overnight Success Addiction

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“Well I just graduated from desperate school and would like nothing more than to be a BIG star…you know like a really BIG STARRR.” Ooh yes make me famous, like today! Perhaps it would be more apt to call it the “Overnight Success Syndrome”. In an industry like ours we will all come face-to-face at...

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5. That tiny little glance

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“Young blonde actors are never the lead.” Those tiny little glances. Those momentary pre-audition eye rolls in the waiting room. Yes you know the glance.  You are sitting in the audition room, script in hand, carefully brushing your flyaway hairs down with your hand to make sure it’s perfect.  And suddenly across the room you...

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4. Networking…that old dirty flirty word

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This is potentially going to unhinge some very happy networking organizers but let’s see how we go. No-one should ever pay to network! Networking should be free.Let’s look at the definition: net·work·ing (-wʉr′kiŋ)noun the developing of contacts or exchanging of information with others in an informal network, as to further a career (*taken from www.yourdictionary.com...

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