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    7 Things To Do If You Think You’ve Been Blacklisted

    Think you've been blacklisted by a casting office? Here are a few things to consider from the casting side.

  • News

    23 Must-Follow L.A. CDs on Twitter

    We've compiled a list of 23 must-follow casting directors on Twitter. Whether they're tweeting about audition tips or just reacting to what they're watching on TV, their insights can be beneficial. Besides, it doesn't hurt having your name pop up as a notification in their Twitter ...

  • Advice

    Don’t Show Your Underwear At An Audition

    Let’s talk about your underwear for a sec. I know what you’re thinking. My underwear? Isn’t that a little personal? And what does it have to do with auditions anyway? How can this conversation possibly help my acting career?

  • Advice

    Is It Ever OK to Turn Down Work?

    Casting director and producer Marci Liroff weighs in on whether or not low-quality projects can help or hurt actors.

  • Advice

    The Secret to Guaranteed Success

    A most cherished holiday tradition has formed among my friends—my inner circle, my Mastermind group—in which we come together to talk about the year that has past and the year yet to come.

  • Advice

    4 Hot Tips For Being Off-Book

    For the first audition, we expect you to be completely familiar with the material, to have read the script if available, and to have made distinct character choices. You can look down at your sides for reference as long as your head isn’t buried in them.

  • Advice

    Make Sure Your Child Wants to Act for the Right Reasons

    So your child wants to be an actor? Really? Please think about this long and hard. Let me share my perspective as someone who has worked with children for the last 35 years as a casting director and acting coach.

  • Advice

    12 Easy Secrets To Audition Success

    Actors coming in for a commercial audition should arrive on-time, with copy memorized or as close to memorized as possible, and with the wardrobe that was written on the breakdown.

  • Advice

    Make Choices in the Audition Room

    You can't rest on the laurels of basic preparation. Acting is storytelling, and it's possible the story can change during your audition. Who knows? Perhaps your look inspired them to make a revision specific to YOU.

  • Advice

    Why Actors Shouldn't Lie on Their Resumes

    When any of us create falsehoods, the damage done is not in the moment of "gotcha." No, it’s your self-esteem that suffers a near-fatal blow.