A producer’s “2 Cents”

A producer speaks;
Here is an interesting perspective from the mind of an active producer regarding working with talent. Remember, with kids, the parent is part of the package so even if your child is well-behaved, it’s up to you, the parent to complete the package!
I love the section:: “YOU ARE AT AN ON-THE-JOB INTERVIEW.”
Are you Stressed?
Here are some tips from my friend FORBES RILEY 
Here are 7 simple ways you can add meditation into your daily life to reduce stress:

1) Breathe deeply
2) Scan your body
3) Repeat a mantra
4) Walk and meditate
5) Engage in prayer
6) Read and reflect
7) Focus on gratitude
Do you need extra income?
So many actors and parents of actors would benefit from extra income. Even iphone pix and digicam pix.
And, there are so many stock picture opportunities around LA and there is tremendous demand for photos of different types.
We’re going to Las Vegas next week, so I’ll do a series on that trip, too….
So for those of you who are camera buffs, or iphone buffs…here’s a chance to make extra money licensing your photos online.
It’s a proven method to make extra money, and if you are ferrying around LA all day, there are a TON of picture opportunities, as you do your research on what sells. That stall in the farmer’s market, the flowers in the park, the sunset at Malibu, the street scenes in Santa Monica, or the Farmer’s Market all make great subjects for unique photos.
Here’s the link to learn more about it….CLICK HERE!


Coach Jack Turnbull

Hacking those PILOT auditions

By COACH JACK TURNBULL from Actorsite Awesome Acting Club
Coach Jack TurnbullThere’s a way to HACK the pilots right now for KIDS/TEENS.
Here’s a simple hack for young actors to get a CAREER BOOST by BEING PREPARED to ROCK THEIR AUDITIONS!
Most pilot auditions are LAST MINUTE, so you are RUSHING TO PREPARE—here is a way to BE PREPARED!
IF YOU FAIL TO PREPARE, YOU PREPARE TO FAIL—Coach Jack (this is a classic saying, though)
There are basically TWO acting styles that young actors must prepare for.
SINGLE CAMERA (single spaced audition sides) and MULTI-CAM (Double spaced audition sides).
Single camera preparation involves not only familiarizing your self with the words and actions, but also finding an organic approach so you connect with the material viscerally. It’s also important to SPEAK CLEARLY, but usually the performance is not over the top loud.
That’s a complicated way of saying: BE REAL AND DON’T BE UNBELIEVABLE!
Multi-cam preparation involves not only connecting with the material viscerally, but also practicing the material with volume and energy.
In other words, you have to be just as REAL, but also have energy and speak loudly and quickly(but still speak CLEARLY, because youth multi-cam shows are geared towards a young audience.
Also, BOTH types of PILOTS involve the three “D’s” of comedy—Desperation, Deception and the “Big DAY”. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION.
NOW, here is the hack:
  1. Go to SHOWFAX.COM and click LOS ANGELES, then click PILOTS then click the projects I will list.
  2. Download ALL of the characters and read the material to get a feel for the rhythms of the writing.
  3. Practice the scenes for ALL the series regular, particularly the kids/teens. It’s important that you get a FEEL for the writing, since IF you get a chance to audition, you’ll be MILES ahead of those who just have one day to prepare.
  4. Check SHOWFAX every day for NEW PILOTS and UPDATES on audition material. Particularly follow the casting offices that cast the youth shows. Go on IMDB to see who casts the youth shows. The internet is a huge resource, USE IT.
  5. Practice the material so you get a feel for the rhythms of those shows you wish to audition for. Your agent fights for you to get an audition, it’s up to YOU to be prepared if they win the fight!
  6. Get into classes like those at the ACTORSITE AWESOME ACTING CLUB, where our ONLY GOAL IS YOUR SUCCESS. We have classes FIVE DAYS PER WEEK and WE WANT YOUR SUCCESS!

We want YOU to join OVER 100 SERIES REGULARS who cut their HOLLYWOOD TEETH in our classes!