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Being cooourageous

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CourageIs knowing when to keep pushing even after you think you’ve come to the endIt is knowing to call someone when you need to refocusIt is accepting a challenge from someone who knows us well and knows when we need to be pushed.It is being brave enough to constantly question your motives to ensure they...

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Safety in security

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So my fellow B.A.B.E.s it is about time we talked about the magic S words.. Safety, security, sanity! This is an industry that does have a dark side – casting couch stories and not so nice people masquerading as professional ‘casting directors’, ‘producers’ and ‘directors’.  When you are new to the industry (and even when...

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21. Bullsh&t talks and humility walks

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Incredible. I have read about it all the time but I don’t think I have been lucky enough to be in situations where I can witness it too often. Humility is the characteristic of champions. Successful people wear it like a badge and it is incredibly sexy. I have just returned from a wonderful trip...

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Did someone press the mute button?

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It’s a funny old world sometimes. We hit these highs that feel like we are soaring through the clouds and then bam, we come down again like a popped helium balloon. It’s a crazy ride. But one I would hate to miss out on. see no evil, hear no evil And in an interesting turn...

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The Cannes flit and strut

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Ladies and gentlemen. It is that time again. When Cannes Film Festival takes a hold of the world and we all get ready for the mayhem that ensues. I’d like to take you through a few of the things to consider with your imminent arrival at one of the most sought after acting work holiday’s…slah...

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Upcoming course in London is a must

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Some of you may remember a previous blog I wrote ‘Babe meets Bernard‘ last year after I attended the incredible Masterclass by Bernard Hiller here in London. Well the great news is he is coming back.  So if you know you need a kick in the pants to get your acting momentum up or to...

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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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