-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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Next up in our back to basics series, a question I hear so often. What are the jobs of an agent or a manager? How do they differ? Do I need both? When do I get them?

Back to Basics: Agents vs. Managers

February 4, 2021

Casting websites and the proverbial oxygen that keep you alive in this business. I remember basically slamming my head into the hostess stand at my restaurant job trying (and failing) to figure out how in the hell I was supposed to get auditions. I moved here for this, where are they?!? Enter: casting websites.

Back To Basics: Casting Sites You HAVE To Be On

January 14, 2021

I find joy in organizing my life. Also it’s a new year and this is probably on half of your “2021 Goals” lists. So allow me to help! Here are my four favorites!

January 11, 2021

This week is king of confusion for a lot of us A-types who need to be working on something since “we already took a few days off!!!” So instead of telling you to just push through, keep resting & finding ways to relax, and if you just can’t stomach another day of cuddling on the couch and eating leftover cookies (which I would also suggest) here is a list of low-key things to occupy the “doing” side of your brain. ⁠⠀

December 28, 2020

Over and over again I read these iterations of the same fears. Ones I have thought constantly in various levels at different times in the last ten years. And I think they have f*cked me. Why? Because I have made them such a part of me that I let my fears make decisions in my career and in my art.

December 15, 2020

Especially this year as we have all probably had way less auditions and probably less (maybe zero) bookings…do we still get reps gifts? Did we ever need them? What happens if we’re “the one client” who doesn’t send one?? Don’t worry, I asked them for you so it’s not awkward.

December 1, 2020

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