6 Steps to More Successful Auditions

Six steps to more successful auditions!

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

The “Jack Turnbull Method” means that each
young actor is taught to bring EVERYTHING to the
table when auditioning.

Each of our coaches is trained to teach each young
actor to bring several elements to the AUDITION
PERFORMANCE.

Not only do we TEACH these important lessons, we also
have the kids and teens PRACTICE them regularly, in our
“FAST TRACK” program. Young actors can stay sharp by
attend once a week or MORE.
http://www.actorsite.com/fast-track/

So here’s some tips to share with young actors, when
auditioning.

Do You Bring EVERYTHING to the table?—

Do you bring all of your acting training and experience
to the table? Or do you leave it home when you go in
to a casting session.

These are skills that we both LEARN and PRACTICE
regularly at the Actorsite. For young actors:

1. Do you approach each audition working out a
“moment before” for your character, even if it’s just
a word or two, or a silent moment.

Remember, any scene is a MOMENT IN TIME, and that MOMENT
IN TIME is preceded by OTHER MOMENTS.

We regularly practice using the moment before in our
FAST TRACK CLASSES, so each young actor in our
classes is prepared when they audition!

Using the “moment before” in an audition ensures a
great beginning to your audition.

2. Do you establish a strong character for your
audition?

All roles are written for CHARACTERS, not by actors
just saying the words or doing the action.

Establish your CHARACTER  PRIOR to walking into the
room! So many actors are called in and then bring
THE MOST BORING PART OF THEMSELVES.

DON’T fall into the trap of “THEY WANT ME”.

They NEVER WANT YOU.

They want an interesting character that TELLS THE STORY.

Look at all of the successful actors. THEY ARE
CHARACTERS both privately and on film! BE A CHARACTER!
Better yet, have a choice of two or three or more
that you can bring to the table.

Our “FAST TRACK” classes encourage each young actor to
establish a strong character with each scene they practice.

So, be sure to bring a STRONG CHARACTER TO THE TABLE.

3. Do you respect the story ARC. Even if your scene has just ONE
LINE, even if you are just a couple of seconds
in a commercial, you are part of a STORY ARC, bring
SOMETHING INTERESTING to  help complete the arc.

DON’T BE LAZY…DO YOUR HOMEWORK…
When you get your sides, are you in the TEAZER in the
beginning of the show? (That’s page one or two) or are you
on page 17 or page 43…Remember most TV scripts are around
45 pages in length…Be aware of your WHERE YOU ARE IN
THE STORY and bring elements that will help complete
the story!

4. EVERY PERFORMANCE HAS A BEGINNING, MIDDLE
AND END, EVEN ONE WORD. Complete your performance.
ONE SECOND can contain all of those elements!

Most TV scenes are one to two minutes in length, so
whether the scene whips to a new scene or cuts to
commercial, it will have a complete arc.

Beginning, middle end.

5. Do you have THREE different ways to perform the
audition. I used to recommend 5 different ways, but
because kids are so busy, try to have at least three
different ways.

Simply put, if you you have three different ways, you
are more likely to be able to take the direction if you
inspire them to direct you in the room.

My suggestion: Find a way you feel is comfortable, then
also practice it much BIGGER, even HUGE so that if they give
you the “more” direction on any part of your performance,
you can take the direction and run with it.

And, also practice a much SMALLER version, where they might
say “more natural” so you bring it down a little.

Remember, they usually have a hard time getting you
BIG enough for the scene, but also, you need to be able
to do it SMALL sometimes too.

LOUDER, SOFTER, HIGHER, LOWER, FASTER SLOWER. Have at least
THREE different ways to do the audition.

That’s what we practice at the Actorsite.

6. Do you FIND A BUTTON at the end of your audition.

ALWAYS find a way to complete your performance.

STICK THE LANDING and make sure you show your
confidence.

Finish on an interesting BUTTON and HOLD on it for one
second (sometimes more)

Remember, they are always casting the close up.  HOLD IT
for an extra SECOND!!! Give casting time to see you are
finished…It’s important that you STAY IN CHARACTER
UNTIL YOU LEAVE THE ROOM.

Young artists are LUCKY, because adult actors will study
for years and years after graduating from theater school,
and yet, they never learn this stuff.

Most young Actorsiters are qualified to TEACH in COLLEGE
because they have the skills that most college trained actors
never achieve, the skill to BOOK in HOLLYWOOD!

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
Actorsite.com

We’re offering a special on our FAST TRACK PROGRAM where you can
study FOUR TIMES PER WEEK. MON, WED, SAT, SUN, for just $895 for
the balance of 2012.

Click here for more information:
http://www.actorsite.com/fast-track/

Replacement Season 2012

Pilots and "REPLACEMENT SEASON". It's ROCKING NOW!

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

One of the side effects of the "UP FRONT" announcements
of the cable shows for NICKELODEON and DISNEY is that
when they announce, they start shooting.

In order to shoot, they have to recast some of the roles
for various reasons.

So "REPLACEMENT" season is upon us with a fury!

We have one young actor who has THREE pilot auditions
this week and his sister is going on TWO.

So for those of you who left early, it's still busy
for some types. 

They keep announcing new shows picked up and then 
casting is in a rush to tweak the cast so they can
shoot their season order (usually 13 episodes).

So don't let your Training lapse during the "spring
distractions" time.

Now a plug for Actorsite Training Classes: Isn't
it time you moved UP to the Actorsite "FAST TRACK"
program.

Training means more than just teaching acting techniques.

Training means you have to PRACTICE your techniques over and
over again. And, at the Actorsite, you are given the 
opportunity to practice skills SEVERAL TIMES PER WEEK.

Actorsite is like a GYM for young actors, so if your
class is just once a week, it's difficult to get into 
shape when you don't practice skills regularly.

So we make it EASY and AFFORDABLE for young actors.

Right now you can attend the balance of 2012 for 
just $895. A SUPER BARGAIN!

Check out our FAST TRACK PROGRAM HERE, and when you
come in to try it, you can sign up at the SUPER
RATE!

http://www.actorsite.com/2012/04/success-in-2012/

For a FULL REPORT on what is happening in HOLLYWOOD
now, click here for last week's update:

http://www.actorsite.com/2012/04/season-report/

And finally, we are putting together a "WHAT THE
DIRECTOR SEES" workshop with a FEATURE FILM DIRECTOR
for next month.

NICE!

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
Actorsite.com

Success in 2012

Building a successful career for your child!
GET 2012 for just $895! 

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

You want your child to be successful, and right now the
surest path to success for young actors is through the
Actorsite.

The "JACK TURNBULL" Method works, with 22 new young
Actorsiters booking pilots this year, and, we know more to
book shows throughout the year. And that doesn't count
our over 80 Alumni who currently star in TV SHOWS, and who
ALSO  have booked dozens of pilots…

A visitor on SATURDAY:

One mom came to visit last week. Her son studied at 
Actorsite for years before he "hit".  You'll see him
in the 3 STOOGES movie as "young Moe" and in the 
"THE AMAZING SPIDER MAN" as "Howard Stacey", plus
his pilot, "ISABEL"  is getting good buzz and, of course.
his past shows ("PSYCHE", "BILL ENGVALLE SHOW") are 
all airing in syndication.

Stacey came by to get our materials because so many other
parents were asking about "where to study"…SHE'S SUPER
SUPPORTIVE OF ACTORSITE!

A huge shoutout to Stacey Berke, the mother of young
actor SKYLER GISONDO…

Thanks for your support!
Here's SKYLAR'S IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1711114/

And, don't forget the dozens of young actors who 
have booked big feature films roles, and, of course 
smaller roles of all types. GOOD JOB TO EVERYONE!

We are a small school with a VERY SUCCESSFUL CLIENTELE

Won't you wish such success on YOUR YOUNG ACTOR?

We're offering 2012 for just $895 for the REST OF 
THE YEAR. That's over 100 classes that your child can
attend prior to the end of the year if you attend 
every opportunity.

Why so much success at Actorsite?

Because my motto is "ACTING IS A MUSCLE, YOU HAVE TO
WORK IT OUT!" Each class is a complete lesson and
more importantly, "A PRACTICE SESSION", because 
"PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT"

Practice means you are preparing for success!

Actorsite is like a GYM or HEALTH CLUB for YOUNG ACTORS!

And,  I've got a staff of some of the MOST SUCCESSFUL ACTING
COACHES IN HOLLYWOOD!

KIMBERLY CRANDALL is a super coach! And she is a super
director. And, better yet, SHE CARES about each young actor
and, because of that, she pushes each actor to success!

She's coaches over 50 young actors to SERIES REGULAR status
so she's definitely TOP SHELF!

That's what it takes, someone who not only has the COACHING
SKILLS at the highest level, but also someone who CARES enough
to push each young actor to huge success.

BE SURE TO "LIKE" KIMBERLY ON FACEBOOK:
http://tinyurl.com/kimberlycoach

TARYN SCHUBERT, who has been coming on strong, teaching
improvisation and scene study and voice over and so many
other skills to young actors. FIVE of her kids booked 
pilots this season…SHE'S ROCKING!

She's so motivated to coach young actors to success!

BE SURE TO "LIKE" TARYN ON FACEBOOK:
http://www.facebook.com/TarynSchubertActingCoach

And our other coaches: Neil Dale, Mackenzie English,
Jennifer Hubilla and Lizzie Weiss are all equally 
dedicated, and I'll write more about them next time.

Just remember, if you associate with winners, you 
have the best chance of becoming a winner.

So come try out a free class.

MONDAY CLASSES:
With NEIL DALE and/or Jennifer Hubilla (COLD READING)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm; ages 10 and under
1:30 to 2:30 pm: Ages 11 and up

With MACKENZIE ENGLISH (SCENE STUDY)
5 pm to 6 pm: Ages 8 and under
6 pm to 7 pm: Ages 9 to 12
7 pm to 8:30 pm: TEENS

TUESDAY CLASSES:
With KIMBERLY CRANDALL (ON CAMERA COMMERCIAL OR COMEDY)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm: Ages 10 and under
1:30 to 2:30 pm: Ages 11 and up

WEDNESDAY CLASSES:
With Taryn Schubert (VOICE OVER PRACTICE)
12:30 pm to 1:30 pm; ages 10 and under
1:30 to 2:30 pm: Ages 11 and up

With KIMBERLY CRANDALL (Voice over or ON-CAMERA)
5 pm to 6 pm: Ages 8 and under
6 pm to 7 pm: Ages 9 to 12
7 pm to 8:30 pm: TEENS

SATURDAY SCHEDULE:

9:30 to 10:30 am: Ages 9 and under, Scene Study
10:30 to 11 am:  9 and under, Singing for actors
11 to 12:30 pm: 10 and up, Singing for Actors.
1 pm to 3 pm: ages 10 and up, Scene Study

SUNDAY SCHEDULE:
IMPROV WITH TARYN SCHUBERT
5 pm to 6 pm: Ages 8 and under
6 pm to 7 pm: Ages 9 to 12
7 pm to 8:30 pm: TEENS

Come to actorsite and enroll today to make 2012 YOUR YEAR!

For more information send to actorsite.support@gmail.com

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
Actorsite.com

Season Report

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

For an updated report on casting news in Hollywood,
here you go. Right now is the “in between” time for
TV, with only 50 or 60 shows going, and 25 or so
Pilots. FEATURE FILM Casting is ROCKING!

First, for those shows the networks LOVE and have
picked up (but not announced yet) we are already in
“REPLACEMENT PILOT SEASON”, where they are recasting
characters in shows that they have already or are going
to pick up to series.

This means replacing some characters and adding new ones,
so it’s busy for those who excelled during pilot season,
and you’ll maybe get a second look. Plus this is a
super LUCKY time for those who live in HOLLYWOOD.

REPLACEMENT PILOT SEASON gets even busier in MAY and JUNE
and climaxes in JULY when the the EPISODIC SEASON gets in
full swing!

FUN!

PILOT REPORT:

We are down to only 25 or 26 pilots currently casting in
Hollywood now. So PILOT casting  will continue
at this pace through out the year, with 20 to 25 pilots being
cast at any given time, because most of these are for CABLE
networks, like USA, TNT, SYFY, MTV, HBO, DISNEY, NICK,
CARTOON NETWORK, etc…

There are always a few BROADCAST NETWORK pilots all year
around now too, for mid season replacement purposes, etc.

For episodic shows, here goes:

For 1/2 HOUR COMEDIES: There are about 30 shows currently
casting and it will be like this until SUMMER when they
gear up again to about 80 shows shooting in Los Angeles.

Many of these shows are for DISNEY and NICK and now
there is at least one for the CARTOON NETWORK that uses a
ton of youth characters.

For TV DRAMAS: There are about 26 shows currently casting
and it will be like this until SUMMER when they gear up
again to about 85 to 90 TV DRAMAS at any given time.

Feature films: Currently there are about 200 feature films
currently casting that are on SAG contracts.  This is  a
BUSY film season until JULY when it slows a little, but never
that much, since they cast and shoot features all year ’round.

For non-union and other projects, depending on they types of
projects, there are probably 300 or more at this time, there are
always TONS of these projects shooting in Hollywood.

For a full list of the UNION projects shooting in LA, you
can check castingabout.com  and imdb.com. For the non union projects, check
actorsaccess.com, backstage.com, nowcasting.com, castingnetworks.com,
and other casting websites.

So this is your HOLLYWOOD REPORT!

Work on SKILLS, since if you fail to prepare, you prepare to
fail.

Remember, ACTING IS A MUSCLE, YOU HAVE TO WORK IT OUT!

Here’s information on Actorsite’s FAST TRACK PROGRAM.
http://www.actorsite.com/fast-track/

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
Actorsite.com

START SUMMER RIGHT!

July 6 to 15, "SUMMER QUICK START" CAMP at ACTORSITE!

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

Actorsite's "SUMMER QUICK START" camp goes from
July 6 to July 15. A full 10 days of training and
workshops with industry.

This is a way for young actors to BUILD UP THEIR
RELATIONSHIPS and SKILLS for their summer in
HOLLYWOOD. 

So many young actors just sit around waiting when
they arrive in HOLLYWOOD. By attending this camp,
young actors will build (or renew) relationships with
casting so they are "HOT" right out of the box, rather
than just sitting and waiting.

We have set it up so it is a super fun event, with 
relaxing time interspersed with intensive work.

It includes over 50 hours of instruction, and we've 
got a super EARLY BIRD reasonable price.

We have sessions with busy casting directors, such as.

Harriet Greenspan (Youth Comedy, Features)
Catherine Stroud (Youth Comedy, Features, Pilots)
Carol Goldwasser (Youth Comedy, Pilots)
Paul Ruddy (Youth Sketch, Features, TV)
Scott David (TV DRAMA, Features)
Amy Reece (TV Movies)
Toby Guidry (Major Studio Features)
Ty Harman (Youth Comedy, Pilots)
Eric Souliere (TV Drama, Features)
Helen Geier (TV Drama, Features)
Plus, MORE guests to be announced.

Here's the link for info and to reserve your spot.
http://actorsite.com/freepages/youthcamps/quickstart.html

Plus, our training program is second to none in Hollywood,
so you KNOW you will go into each session prepared to LEARN
and GROW, with the goal of MORE BOOKINGS THIS SUMMER!

Acting Styles Covered:
Nickelodeon
Disney
Cable TV Comedy
Prime Time TV Comedy
Feature Film Comedy
Cable TV Drama
Prime Time TV Drama
Feature Film Drama
Commercials
Voice Over
On Camera Skills
Singing Skills for Singing Auditions

No sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, since you'll
be ROCKIN' from the start of SUMMER 2012.

Here's the link for info and to reserve your spot.
http://actorsite.com/freepages/youthcamps/quickstart.html

 

KCA WINNERS: Jake Short and Victoria Justice

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

First, a rousing THREE CHEERS for Actorsiter JAKE SHORT, who
won the KIDS CHOICE AWARD for FAVORITE  TV ACTOR!

HIP HIP HORAAAY!
HIP HIP HORAAAY!
HIP HIP HORAAAY!

GOOD JOB JAKE!

And a big HOORAAAH to Actorsiter Victoria Justice, because
the show VICTORIOUS won FAVORITE TV SHOW!

A SUPER CAST and SUPER WRITING TEAM!

Congratulations to the entire cast and crew for VICTORIOUS!

NICE!

Of course it was great to see Justin Bieber slimed, and seeing all
of those great youngsters having fun on the show…

Kudos for a nice tight show that came in on time!

Now, for those of you who want a QUICK START to your
SUMMER IN HOLLYWOOD, here’s some information:

July 6 to 15, QUICK START SUMMER CAMP at ACTORSITE!

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

Actorsite’s SUMMER QUICK START camp goes from
July 6 to July 15. A full 10 days of training and
workshops with industry.

We have set it up so it is a super fun event, with
relaxing time interspersed with intensive work.

It includes over 50 hours of instruction, and we’ve
got a super EARLY BIRD reasonable price.

We have sessions with busy casting directors, such as.

Harriet Greenspan (Youth Comedy, Features)
Catherine Stroud (Youth Comedy, Features, Pilots)
Carol Goldwasser (Youth Comedy, Pilots)
Paul Ruddy (Youth Sketch, Features, TV)
Scott David (TV DRAMA, Features)
Amy Reece (TV Movies)
Toby Guidry (Major Studio Features)
Ty Harman (Youth Comedy, Pilots)
Eric Souliere (TV Drama, Features)
Helen Geier (TV Drama, Features)
Plus, MORE guests to be announced.

Here’s the link for info and to reserve your spot.
http://actorsite.com/freepages/youthcamps/quickstart.html

Plus, our training program is second to none in Hollywood,
so you KNOW you will go into each session prepared to LEARN
and GROW, with the goal of MORE BOOKINGS THIS SUMMER!

Acting Styles Covered:
Nickelodeon
Disney
Cable TV Comedy
Prime Time TV Comedy
Feature Film Comedy
Cable TV Drama
Prime Time TV Drama
Feature Film Drama
Commercials
Voice Over
Singing Skills for Singing Auditions

No sitting around waiting for the phone to ring, since you’ll
be ROCKIN’ from the start of SUMMER 2012.

Here’s the link for info and to reserve your spot.
http://actorsite.com/freepages/youthcamps/quickstart.html