Risa Bramon Garcia

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  • Advice

    21 Things That Make Casting Directors Happy in the Audition Room

    Casting directors are your advocates and your champions. Your work reflects on us. Your wonderful work makes us look good and gets that role cast. Your disconnected, tentative, muddled work does nothing for anyone. We need you to be great.

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    5 Ways For Teen Actors To Find Success

    Teen actors rarely get the credit they deserve. While many young artists possess a deep emotional life, often times the business and the people around them - even the well-meaning people - can stand in the way of their unique artistry.

  • Advice

    How to Get an Agent

    Without an agent, you have no career and no hope of one. "How do I get an agent or a manager or both?" many of you ask.

  • Advice

    Why You Need to Embrace Rejection

    Our normal human reaction is is to resist feeling like crap. We don’t want to hurt. We don’t want to go to uncomfortable places, and we resist it in the work. It scares us; we do everything to avoid it.

  • Advice

    What 8 Year-old Girls Can Teach Us About Acting

    We can be so focused on getting the industry to pay attention to us and validate us that we ignore our own voice.

  • Advice

    8 Steps to Actor Happiness

    Our business brings with it heartache, and many of you allow that heartache to rob you of your happiness and forget the joy that comes with doing what you do. Here are a few tips on how to be a happy and fulfilled actor.

  • Advice

    How to Book Work Now!

    This is not an easy time of year. For everyone. And because it's not easy, actors want answers. They want to know how to crack this code, to make it less painful, less traumatic, less ulcer-inducing.

  • News

    Four More Network Pilots Get Casting Directors

    CBS, ABC and Fox have all locked in casting directors for their newest shows.

  • Advice

    5 Tips For Surviving Pilot Season

    We must press on, try to survive Pilot Season intact, and emerge in June feeling whole. Here are some ways to do that:

  • Advice

    15 Ways to Be Happy in 2013

    In the tradition of New Year’s resolutions, here are a few things that might just make it a little easier, even a little more fun, as you create your practice.