Uber-Coach Kimberly Crandall Webinar June 3

WEBINAR with ACTING COACH KIMBERLY CRANDALL, JUNE 3!

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

If you are RESULTS oriented, with the goal of more
callbacks and more bookings, you’ll love our
ONLINE WEBINARS.

It’s information and a challenge for both parents and
young actors!

One of our most popular ONLINE WEBINARS is
“ON CAMERA SECRETS” with KIMBERLY CRANDALL.

Those who have watched it and submitted the HOMEWORK
have VASTLY improved their odds of booking through
submitted videos.

Here is the link to that program, so you can STILL
attend the recorded webinar and submit your homework.
https://www.actorsite.com/2012/02/on-camera-secrets/

Now KIMBERLY invites you to attend her new WEBINAR
on “MAKING STRONG CHARACTER CHOICES”, which will
be SUNDAY, June 3,  at 2 pm (Pacific Time.

“MAKING STRONG CHARACTER CHOICES” WEBINAR
With Kimberly Crandall
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012, 2 pm (Pacific Time)

Immediate approach to improving your auditions!!

·Enhance your ability to make strong choices to stand out

·Discover how to show range even in a short script

·Find out what stands out to casting directors and how
to best benefit from it

·Increase skills in how to show variety and color during
auditions and on set

·Learn how to quickly add levels to a script for audition

So many casting directors say, “Show me strong choices”…
but how does one do that?

This webinar will cover these useful practical techniques and
important principles on exactly that teaching each actor how
best to choose and express an array of strong choices for
every script they come across.

This invaluable webinar will be beneficial for all actors at any
level.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help you shine…

 

About Kimberly:
Kimberly has a real gift with young and adult actors, an ability
to draw their best acting out of them while making it the most
fun and encouraging experience they can have, teaching indispensable
skills to create growth and mastery of their craft.

She focuses on guiding actors to strive to reach their full potential
by instilling the tools necessary AND confidence for them to persevere
and always do their best.

Kimberly is a successful children’s acting teacher and private
coach. She has been seen coaching on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, THE TODAY SHOW,
SHOWBIZ MOM’S & DAD’S and OPRAH.  She is featured in the book
“ACTING IS EVERYTHING”  by JUDY KERR, one of the most authorative books on the subject.

Kimberly’s students have worked on television shows such as TWO
AND A HALF MEN, SHAKE IT UP, ANT FARM, BUCKET & SKINNER’S EPIC
ADVENTURES, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, THE MIDDLE, DESPERATE
HOUSEWIVES, CRIMINAL MINDS, LEVERAGE, HANNAH MONTANA, iCARLY,
NCIS, ER, CSI, GREYS ANATOMY, HOUSE, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, YOUNG
AND THE RESTLESS to only name a few, in feature films such as
the upcoming Spider Man and Star Trek movies, as well as HOP,
BATTLE LOS ANGELES, FAME, FOUR CHRISTMASES, DREAMGIRLS, THE
TRANSPORTER 2, DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR, FREAKY FRIDAY,
THE BANGER SISTERS, BIG FAT LIAR, hundreds of commercials
and much more…

Upfronts Next Week plus shoutouts!

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

I love reading on DEADLINE.COM where they
speculate on what shows will be picked up
for next season.

The upfront primetime upfront announcements
begin MONDAY, next week, so that’s officially
the start of episodic season, where we know what
shows will be in the Fall lineup and they start
getting their season ready.

That means a TON of SERIES REGULAR ROLES to
audition for in JUNE, as the shows add NEW CHARACTERS
and REPLACE existing ones.

So STAY SHARP…it’s going to be busy!

One of the “hot shows” that we hope will be announce
next week stars a couple of Actorsiters, and
the Mother one of them, sent this to me recently.

I call it “Winners in Hollywood STICK TO IT!”

“…it has taken extremely hard work, numerous auditions,
tons of patience, and just the hard drive and passion to
keep moving forward and the word “quit”
never being in your vocabulary. Its definitely
a LOVE that is indescribable.”

Parent JANET PRENTICE, describing her son,
Justin and his journey to success in Hollywood.

NOW SOME SHOUT OUTS:

We love it when so many of our young actors are
so SUCCESSFUL.

*A shout out to MORGAN BERTSCH, who not only booked
a special Mother’s day role on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE,
but also booked a nice role in the feature film
CRAWLSPACE and a nice role in the webisode JEDI CAMP.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4509503/
You Rock, MORGAN.

*Kudos to Katlin Mastrandrea starring as ASHLEY on
THE MIDDLE on ABC, plus she has a guest starring
stint in ANGER MANAGEMENT (w/Charlie Sheen) on
upcoming segments too.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2803976/
Excellent, Katlin.

* A GOOD JOB  to JONINA GABLE, booked booked a comedy role
on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE. Congratulations, JONINA.

* A big HOORAAAH to Michela Crayton, who  booked the lead
role in the movie “RADICAL SUPER HERO” Super.

*A “good job, Dude”, to DAVID HAAG who  booked a comedy
role on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC.
Fabuloso, DAVID.

* A high five to Zachary Haven, who booked the feature
film HORROR HOUSE, plus ADR on the SILVER LINING PLAYBOOK
and the projects BANANA’S and THE FAUCET.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm4283262/
Rock on, buddy!

*A big “YES” to MADISON DAE CLARION, who  booked a
comedy role on JIMMY KIMMEL LIVE on ABC.
Excellent Job, MADISON!

Training is important, keep up your training.

OUR FAST TRACK PROGRAM ROCKS:
http://actorsite.com/fast-track

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
Actorsite.com

Nice Visit

Some updates and Shout Outs!

Dear parents and Young Actors,

I had a nice visit yesterday with 17 year old
Bo Mitchell, who just finished a multi-year stint
as Wayne Powers on EASTBOUND AND DOWN for HBO.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1694447/

“These guys would just throw the script away and
improv.” said Bo, “so I had to be sharp with those
guys.”

Working with heavyweights like Danny McBride, Will
Ferrell and Lily Tomlin gave Bo new insights into how
hard these stars work to stay sharp and current.

Welcome back Bo, it’s great to see you.

*PINS AND NEEDLES:

Beginning MONDAY, next week, the networks announce
their show pickups for next season.

The network upfronts are always a good motivation
to GET INTO CLASS and GET MOTIVATED, because there are
so many shows, new and old, who are gearing up for the
busy episodic season.

That means NEW series regulars, so if you aren’t sharp
then you hurt your chances.

If you fail to prepare, you prepare to fail.

Actorsite FAST TRACK classes are PROVEN ways to stay
sharp, with 22 pilot series regular roles booked this
year alone! And only $97 per month. A bargain.
http://actorsite.com/fast-track

SHOUT OUTS:
When visiting with Bo Mitchell, he asked about some
of the others who were at Actorsite when he was here.

Here are some updates on them…

*A huge shout out to SHELBY YOUNG, starring on
AMERICAN HORROR STORY, and, of course her feature films,
like THE SOCIAL NETWORK, WILD CHILD, and the upcoming
THE MIDNIGHT GAME.

Plus we loved her on DAYS OF OUR LIVES, and her guest
stints on AWKWARD (with Actorsiters Ashley Rickards and
Jillian Rose Reed), GHOST WHISPERER, and EVERYBODY HATES
CHRIS.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1648492/

And a special shout out to her Mom, Melinda Taubman, who guided
her to success through the early years. Nice.

*A shout out to ASHLEY RICKARDS, who is starring in the
upcoming SASSY PANTS with Haley Joel Osment, as well as
the hit MTV series AWKWARD where she stars as Jenna
Hamilton.

We remember her from ONE TREE HILL, where she played
Samantha Walker, and also she has guest starred on shows
like AMERICAN HORROR STORY, OUTLAW, ENTOURAGE, and UGLY
BETTY.

And a huge shout out to her mom Lisa Rickards, who
provided support and guidance through the early years.

Nice.

*And a shootout to JILLIAN ROSE REED, who also is
starring on AWKWARD, and we’re watching for her film
MY SUPER PSYCHO SWEET 16: PART 3.
http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2882358/

In the small world department, she stars on AWKWARD
with Actorsiter Ashley Rickards who starred on
ONE TREE HILL with Actorsiter Kelsey Chow. And
Jillian guest starred on Kelsey’s show, PAIR OF KINGS
for DISNEY, so it shows how small a world Hollywood is.

Jillian also guest starred on shows like COMMUNITY,
THE MIDDLE and several seasons of the hit show WEEDS.

And a huge shout out to her MOM, Lisa Reed-Tucker who
has been there to provide support and encouragement
during the slow times.

Here’s what she says about Actorsite (2010):

“The kids have both been very busy……we hope to be
back to Actorsite soon!

Will never forget how Robbie booked his very first
Prime Time episodic ‘Criminal Minds’ after taking Actorsite
TV DRAMA Training……and how other
training has opened doors for Robbie & Jillian! You guys ROCK!!!

YOU ROCK, LISA.

*So let’s shout out to ROBBIE TUCKER, who is starring
on THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS as Fenmore Baldwin, plus
he just finished the DISNEY PILOT, PACK OF WOLVES, and
had nice roles in films like HOP and PROM.

GOOD JOB ROBBIE.

And a second GOOD JOB to your Mom, Lisa.

ACTORSITE TRAINING PAYS OFF!

Actorsite Training pays off in big ways for young actors.

As many of you know, I have been coaching for over 20 years and
I have designed a program that is a roadmap to success for
young actors and their parents…the success of Actorsiters
is the proof!

It involves:

1. Consistent acting workouts so that each young actor has a strong
fundamental basis for their acting skills.

Each workout  may include exercises for:

Voice and Diction
Improvisation
Emotional Memory
Sensory
Repetition
Imagination
Scene Performance
Audition skills
On-Camera Practice
Voice Over Practice

So each young actor is well-rounded so they can become
CALLBACK KINGS(and QUEENS) and, more importantly, BOOKERS!

2. EDUCATIONAL INDUSTRY WORKSHOPS, so each young actor can
learn and grow under the guidance of industry professionals.

3. Parental Support: Parents can network and learn from others
and use Actorsite to filter out the “noise” that some high-maintenance
parents create. In this business sometimes the noise and
distractions of mean gossip and parent confusion is deafening.

3. Marketing help, so each young actor doesn’t sit home waiting for
their agent and manager to wake up to their abilities…
parents SEIZE control of their child’s career rather than
“waiting” for something to happen…it’s easy and it’s
effective! NICE!

ACTORSITE SUCCESSES KEEP PILING UP!

Actorsite FAST TRACK classes are PROVEN ways to stay
sharp, with 22 pilot series regular roles booked this
year alone! And only $97 per month. A super deal.
http://actorsite.com/fast-track

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
Actorsite.com

Strong Character Choices

WEBINAR with ACTING COACH KIMBERLY CRANDALL, JUNE 3!

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

If you are RESULTS oriented, with the goal of more
callbacks and more bookings, you’ll love our
ONLINE WEBINARS.

It’s information and a challenge for both parents and
young actors!

One of our most popular ONLINE WEBINARS is
“ON CAMERA SECRETS” with KIMBERLY CRANDALL.

Those who have watched it and submitted the HOMEWORK
have VASTLY improved their odds of booking through
submitted videos.

Here is the link to that program, so you can STILL
attend the recorded webinar and submit your homework.
https://www.actorsite.com/2012/02/on-camera-secrets/

Now KIMBERLY invites you to attend her new WEBINAR
on “MAKING STRONG CHARACTER CHOICES”, which will
be SUNDAY, June 3,  at 2 pm (Pacific Time.

“MAKING STRONG CHARACTER CHOICES” WEBINAR
With Kimberly Crandall
SUNDAY, JUNE 3, 2012, 2 pm (Pacific Time)

Immediate approach to improving your auditions!!

·Enhance your ability to make strong choices to stand out

·Discover how to show range even in a short script

·Find out what stands out to casting directors and how
to best benefit from it

·Increase skills in how to show variety and color during
auditions and on set

·Learn how to quickly add levels to a script for audition

So many casting directors say, “Show me strong choices”…
but how does one do that?

This webinar will cover these useful practical techniques and
important principles on exactly that teaching each actor how
best to choose and express an array of strong choices for
every script they come across.

This invaluable webinar will be beneficial for all actors at any
level.  Don’t miss out on this opportunity to help you shine…

CLICK HERE TO ENROLL NOW:
http://www.anymeeting.com/PIID=ED56DA88894B

About Kimberly:
Kimberly has a real gift with young and adult actors, an ability
to draw their best acting out of them while making it the most
fun and encouraging experience they can have, teaching indispensable
skills to create growth and mastery of their craft.

She focuses on guiding actors to strive to reach their full potential
by instilling the tools necessary AND confidence for them to persevere
and always do their best.

Kimberly is a successful children’s acting teacher and private
coach. She has been seen coaching on ACCESS HOLLYWOOD, THE TODAY SHOW,
SHOWBIZ MOM’S & DAD’S and OPRAH.  She is featured in the book
“ACTING IS EVERYTHING” by JUDY KERR, one of the most authoritative books on the subject.

Kimberly’s students have worked on television shows such as TWO AND A HALF MEN, SHAKE IT UP, ANT FARM, BUCKET & SKINNER’S EPIC ADVENTURES, WIZARDS OF WAVERLY PLACE, THE MIDDLE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, CRIMINAL MINDS, LEVERAGE, HANNAH MONTANA, iCARLY, NCIS, ER, CSI, GREYS ANATOMY, HOUSE, DAYS OF OUR LIVES, YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS to only name a few, in feature films such as the upcoming Spider Man and Star Trek movies, as well as HOP,BATTLE LOS ANGELES, FAME, FOUR CHRISTMASES, DREAMGIRLS, THE TRANSPORTER 2, DICKIE ROBERTS: FORMER CHILD STAR, FREAKY FRIDAY, THE BANGER SISTERS, BIG FAT LIAR, hundreds of commercials and much more…

Manager Checklist

Dear Parents and Young Actors,

I’m working on this post right now, and when I get if finished,
I’ll send to my email list…

Questions to ask yourself about picking a manager:

So many parents ask me about how to interview a prospective
manager and what to look for in a manager.

If you’ve had a manager who didn’t “get” your child and didn’t
push  for them, then you know how frustrating it can be.

Personal managers in Hollywood are famous for their hard work
and dedication to their client’s success. The agent is there to
protect  the client…and it’s the manager who many times
provides the momentum to help build the career.

At the same, time, there are hundreds (if not thousands) of
choices out in the market, but only a few dozen who are
known to pitch and push their clients for further success.

It’s important that you don’t make the mistake of finding a
“bad fit” for your child and losing valuable career time by
sitting and waiting while your manager works on other issues
and is not dedicated to your child’s success.

Many managers will “love” your child, but may waste your time
because they don’t pitch and push your child.

If they “love” your child, and seem “really excited to work with you”,
then make sure that they put that enthusiasm into helping build
your child’s career.

So, if you are studying at the Actorsite, and building relationships
with casting directors, you need a manager who will pitch and
push your child, and there are many hard working and reputable
managers to choose from.

So I’ve put together a checklist  for you.

[  ] Does this prospect fit the profile of my ideal manager?
(Does my ideal manager profile need to change? Do I even know
what to look for in an ideal manager?)

[  ] Does my child even need a manager? (If you have an agent, study in
Actorsite’s “FAST TRACK” program, and attend casting director
workshops and intensives, then a manager may be able to provide
that additional “push” you need for success. If you don’t train and
push yourself, then a manager may not have much to work with.)

[  ] If I had 10 prospective managers waiting to work with my
child, would I consider working with this manager?

[  ] Will working with this prospective manager move my child
closer to their goals or farther from them?

[  ] What are the chances for advancement with this manager?

[  ] Does this manager have too much on their plate? (Too many
clients, too high level clientele)

[  ] Does this manager pitch and push for roles? (If not, then
what services do they offer, and do your really need those services?)

Questions to ask a potential manager once they have interviewed
your child:

1. What do you bring to the table? Make a list of what they bring
to the table as a manager.

Managers bring different expertise to the table and it’s
good to know how they view their own experience, etc.

2. Do you have relationships with casting directors?

Managers must have working relationships with casting directors.

3. FOLLOW UP: Will you use those relationships to push my
child?

Any manager who is truly interested in your child’s success  will contact
casting to let them know that they signed a new talent and are excited about
them.

If they say you are “not ready” yet, then I would pass on this manager, since
once they have decided you are “not ready” it’s difficult to convince them
when you are ready.

4. Do you pitch to casting?

It’s important to know if your manager will pitch your child.

Again, if the manager feels your child is  “not ready” yet, then I would
pass on this manager, work on training and wait to find a manager
who feels you are ready. It difficult to overcome the “not ready yet”
stigma with a manager. So when you are “ready”, that’s the time
to look for a manager, not prior to that time.

If they feel you are “ready now”, many times no matter how hard the
manager will pitch your child, casting may be reluctant because they
haven’t built a relationship with your child. Don’t blame the
manager if this happens.

Pitching a client is not easy, so if you take the initiative to build
relationships with casting, then the pitch becomes much easier.

Plus, if you are completely wrong for a role, you save time and
aggravation because casting already knows your child.

5. Do you have strong relationships with agents, and which ones?
(If you are with an agent, make sure they are already on the list)

If you don’t have an agent, then the manager needs to find an
agency to cover you. If you do have an agent, the manager needs to
be able to work with them, so they don’t both pitch on the same day.

Remember, 90% of the pitching in Hollywood is done by managers,
and not by agents. Agents usually only pitch for Series Regular and
Guest star roles, as well as big feature film roles. Managers can pitch
the smaller roles because they have a more active role in building a
career. Then the agent helps protect you by negotiating in your
behalf.

6. If casting calls for my child, do you guarantee to make sure I’m
contacted, no matter how small the role?

Sometime managers don’t like their clients to book smaller roles and
want to hold them out for bigger roles. That’s fine, but they should
tell you when this happens, so that you can make a choice.

If you have relationships with casting, sometimes you want to do those
smaller roles to build on your relationship with that office. The manager
can give you feedback and input on that process, but, at the same time
they need to make sure you are aware of all of those situations.

7. Do you require a signed contract, and if you (the manager)  don’t perform,
how do we cancel the contract?

Many managers want you to sign a  contract, and if they don’t perform
as you expect them to, you need to find out how to cancel the contract.

Contracts go two ways, so make sure that they understand that by signing
the contract, you expect them to perform as advertised and push
and pitch your child. If you get lost in the shuffle, you should be able
to find a better fit easily.

Remember, managers who encourage you to build relationships with
casting through workshops and intensives, can then help you
sort through the auditions and offers that are generated through come
those relationships

That’s a good thing.

Do you have any comments?

Let me know,

All the best,

Jack Turnbull
Actorsite.com