Carolyne Barry

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    How and When To Start Auditioning For Commercials

    I don’t believe most of those new to the acting business would try to get work in any other occupation or career without getting the training or doing the necessary preparation to compete in their market.

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    1 Simple Way to Get More Commercial Auditions

    Too many actors are missing out on numerous commercial casting opportunities by not presenting themselves professionally or effectively enough in the skills section of their resume.

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    How To Do Profiles for On-Camera Auditions

    In almost every on-camera commercial audition—after slating—an actor will be asked to turn sideways and show the left and right sides of their face and body.

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    17 Questions To Ask a Prospective Headshot Photographer

    The best way to get more auditions is to have great headshots. Here are my suggestions to help you find and choose a game-changing photographer that is a fit for you.

  • Advice

    3 Reasons Actors Get Commercial Callbacks

    Based on all my experience as an actor, casting director, and teacher, I do believe there is a casting formula for getting callbacks. It is only my educated opinion but I really believe that this is basically the formula and value percentages.

  • Advice

    3 Steps To Financing Your Acting Career

    Becoming a quality professional actor is expensive. The cost of classes, headshots, marketing, demo reels, scripts, theater company dues, showcases, union initiation fees, subscriptions, and other professional expenses really add up.

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    How to Choose an Outfit for Your Audition

    In order to decide what you should wear to an audition, it is important to understand the terminology casting directors use to describe the designated audition wardrobe.

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    How To Slate For The Best First Impression

    Your slate tells those viewing your audition if you are “cast-able." Much of that decision to watch past your slate is based on whether your physicality fits their specs and whether the viewing public will identify with you or aspire to be you.

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    Are Acting Workshops or Scene-Study Classes Right for You?

    Each actor needs to find the technique that is a fit for how they process information and for their creativity. This is a very important decision. The best way to determine which is the right approach for you is to do your research.

  • Advice

    Are You Committed to an Acting Career?

    So I suggested that if she wasn’t dedicated enough to do all she could to improve that, maybe she might want to think about finding a career she would feel more passionate about and that she would be happy to do all that was required to excel.