-Michael Caine

 “First of all, I choose the great roles, and if none of these come, I choose the mediocre ones, and if they don't come, I choose the ones that pay the rent.”

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So you booked something, AMAZING! And you got to film it?! Hell yes. Omg — AND IT AIRED?! *confetti for you* And now you’re ready to use your footage to up your game and show off your skills! But wait… how do you get your footage? Most apps have disallowed screen recording, plus the quality […]

The details of getting your footage

June 7, 2022

A few months ago I was boarding a plane from LAX to Salt Lake City (on Southwest Airlines cause you know I am not in that tax bracket yet). A really sweet girl, maybe 14, and her mom were boarding alongside me. They had an armful of luggage and one of the many things they […]

New Favorite Travel Item: An All-in-One Self-Tape Kit

May 27, 2022

This business is based on relationships. And some of you are in the early stages of your career where your relationships are just beginning (I call these friendships btw). but the longer you’re at it the more people you will work with or just meet. Let’s talk about being a pro and a kind human! […]

netoworking and names

May 4, 2022

Remember when I posted about my schedule and got shamed for it heavily (by non-actors)?  I acted cool about it but I had to work REALLY hard to overcome people judging the use of my time. Of course, these trolls have no idea what is often required of actors on a 4-hour notice. How would […]

May 2, 2022

When I started this blog in 2016 I had a lot of feelings about my acting career, how unfair everything was, how hard it was to catch a damn break. And while I still feel that way occasionally, these days what I am really interested in is the evolution of that feeling: of unattainableness.

unattainable acting career

April 11, 2022

This week the IG and Patreon has been all about SIDE JOBS: from an IG Live to the Patreon bonus podcast all about Upping Your Value, I can’t stop talking about side gigs if you haven’t noticed. And just in case you didn’t catch it all, I put it in one place for you.  THREE THINGS TO LOOK FOR IN […]

January 27, 2022

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