Make this the year you go ALL IN in your acting career. No regrets. Agreed? (SAY IT!)
As a former Casting Director with 20 years' experience, including 14 years as VP of Casting at HBO, my greatest pleasure is helping actors book more jobs.
Amy Jo Berman has been a powerful influence and tastemaker in the entertainment industry for 20 years. As a former casting director, which included being Vice President of Casting at HBO for 14+ years, Amy managed the casting for more than 150 films, mini-series, pilots and series, and her casts have won countless Emmy and Golden Globe awards. In addition to her eye for talent, taste and finesse in business, Amy has a unique gift for working with actors and extracting performances of which even they didn't know they were capable. Using her years of audition and business experience, as well as her intuitive gifts, Amy has helped thousands of actors be better, book more jobs and walk The Red Carpet with her online classes, private coaching, and seminars. Amy loves staying in touch with actors -- to get invitations to private events, updates and audition tips, subscribe to her private email list at http://AmyJoBerman.com. In addition to teaching ROCKIN' classes that change people's lives, Amy coaches actors on how to release their limitations and self-sabotaging behaviors, gives EXPERT AUDITION COACHING and generally will twist herself into a pretzel to help actors BOOK MORE JOBS. Inquire about booking a session (in person, phone or Skype) with Amy by clicking here: http://AuditionPolish.com ...or email at: [email protected]
Make this the year you go ALL IN in your acting career. No regrets. Agreed? (SAY IT!)
ACTING TIP: Make the most of every opportunity! Every acting job is an opportunity to learn, create and to grow your network.
"Ever get new sides right before your audition? If you're not careful, this can really throw you and your audition will be trashed before you even start.
In this VLOG, you'll not only find out why do Casting Directors do this, but you're getting a powerful audition technique prep suggestion to keep the rug from being pulled from under you. And more importantly...
You're also getting a POWERFUL audition mindset piece, to give you the ability to nail it...even with a last minute side switcheroo.
Ever go to an audition, handed new sides? Uh-oh! In this video you'll get 2 critical tips to be ultra-prepared and nail it anyway...
ACTING TIP: Dismissing all ideas from your conscious mind means do all your homework, then let it go and be present and stay in the moment and trust in the process. #MarkRylance
Agree or disagree?
Shifting your expectations to a good outcome can show you opportunities where you saw none. Do it! #MoodChanger
As an actor, self-doubt is your worst enemy. What if you were willing to become a TRUE BELIEVER in you? When you make a conscious choice to cultivate belief, you'll be amazed at the shift in your life and your acting career.
There will come moments in your acting career when you feel like throwing in the towel...In those moments, focus that passionate feeling that washed over you when you decided to be an actor...feel it...swirl around in it... Then, pull a "Dory" and choose to "Just keep swimmin.
Based on Duvall's career, this certainly seems true for him. But not for every actor... Is this true for you? Let's hear it!
"""3 Words That Are Quietly Killing Your Acting Career""...and you might not even know it. If you feel stuck in your acting career -- like you're running on a hamster wheel and not getting anywhere -- these 3 words may be the culprit. Read the blog and watch the video so you can find out what to do about it.
Are these 3 words quietly killing your acting career without you even knowing it? Watch this video to find out if they are, and what to do about them now.
Your next career goal...Is it a series? A guest star? An audition? A lead in a feature? An Oscar? An Emmy? Your very first paying job? A SAG card. Get a clear picture of it in your mind... See it. Feel it. Get hungry for it. Get hungrier....When you feel it, declare "I'm HUNGRY!" ...Let's hear it!
A great acting career only comes from a willingness to take risks. Are you willing?
What are you waiting for? You have everything you require to change your life and your acting career. It's all inside YOU. It IS you. Are you excited to get in the driver's seat of your life right now?
Next time that little voice inside your head says something unsupportive about you or your acting career, just remember, it's a LIAR. #yesyoucan
ACTING CAREER MINDSET TIP: The next time you become aware of a negative thought about your acting or acting career, remind yourself that you have the power to choose something else. In that moment, refocus your attention on something that feels good to you...anything at all that feels good. Make space in your life for more good-feeling thoughts and you will create a better feeling life and a better acting career too!
When it comes to moving an audience with your performance, your being PRESENT is key. Only when you're present, can you FEEL the emotion of the scene and then the audience will feel it too. Ya feel me?
"3 Things Most Actors Get ""Bass-Ackwards"" About HeadshotsWant more auditions from your headshots? Like any Casting Director, I've gotten TONS of submissions and choose who to bring in and I've seen 3 things 99% of actors get wrong in their headshots. Find out if you're making one of the 3 headshot mistakes (and get the fixes) in this blog...
Actor headshots are THE most important tool every actor has yet most just don't work. Are you getting these 3 things bass-ackwards? Find out in this BLOG...
That feeling you get right before you hear "action" or "places"...Ooooo.... Know what I'm tawkin about?
This is of course, one of the things that makes Steve Carell so funny. Don't you just love that guy?
You can do it! #IBelieveInYou
When someone tells you you're crazy for pursuing acting or starts quoting stats on how many make it, or some other disempowering nonsense, REMEMBER, their words are only half the equation. It's how you CHOOSE to react that will make the difference in how you feel about the interaction. Learn to master YOUR thoughts and your words and dream stealers lose their power over you.
It's your life. It's happening right now. Live it!
Every time you act, you get a chance to share your humanity, communicate something, tell a story, move people to feel. Aren't those some of the greatest gifts of acting?
How Your “Mind Trash” Is Sabotaging Your Auditions (And What To Do About It)
#LIVE - Join me here on Facebook for a LIVESTREAM at 12:30 pm PST today for “How Your “Mind Trash” Is Sabotaging Your Auditions (And What To Do About It)”. See ya soon! #fblive
"Are you making this disturbing auditioning mistake? I call it ""bobblehead"" auditioning and it could kill your chances of a callback, even if you're really experienced and really talented. Watch this video for the quick ""cheat"" to instantly fix this issue on the spot.
Are you being a "bobblehead" in your audition & you don't even know it? In my casting experience I've seen this a lot. Here's a quick "cheat" to fix it now
Go ahead obstacle, I DARE you to get in my way...I will CRUSH you like a bug!" Decide right here, right now to be UNSTOPPABLE and let nothing and nobody stop you from reaching your goals! Are ya with me?!
It's just magical to watch an actor who's so fully and completely committed to being themselves. What if YOU could do that? Who would you be as an actor without the limits you currently have on YOU? #limitless
Whatever you desire...remember: it IS possible! Dream big. #thoughtsbecomethings
Acting Career Tip: Use your time and energy wisely. Focus on cultivating relationships to create more opportunities; don't focus on the things you can't control.
Are you an actor or a star?
What Casting Directors Want At Your Callback -- In the audition room, I've seen a lot of actors do a perfectly awesome pre-read and then come to a callback and blow it by NOT doing something so easy...so simple...Sigh. Here's how to avoid their mistake and give the Casting Director what they DO want to see in your callback.
In this audition tip video, you'll find out "What Do Casting Directors Want To See At Your Callback & Why?" The WHY is the most important part because...
When you go to an audition, learn the name of the Assistant, Associate and/or Intern that you meet and USE it. Do you see the power in creating friendships with FUTURE Casting Directors? #BeMemorable
Do you agree with Julianne Moore? What's your take on this?
I love this! Don't you just love the idea of UNLIMITED CREATIVITY as an actor!?
AUDITION TIP: If you want to dominate in the audition room, you MUST MUST MUST create a mindset so rock-solid and un-messable that when you walk in there and become aware of tension, egos or any negative emotion, it just rolls off you with no effect whatsoever. When you do this right, it can sometimes even make you giggle with joy.
Remember: There is no other actor like you. There is no other person like you. When you hide your authentic self in your auditions, you are depriving others from the gift that you are and all that you can bring to a role. Let your light shine. It's beautiful!
You're either A - Nodding your head in agreement right now or B - You just thought "I'll take any part I can get right now!". Which one were you - A or B?...(be honest)
"There's A LOT of ""slap-it-up-on-the –interwebs-and-call-it-a-day websites for actors up there. See more at:
Websites For Actors: Do you NEED one? Really? Here's my Casting Director answer to that question plus 2 more important websites for actors questions.
"Your beliefs become your thoughts. Your thoughts become your words. Your words become your actions. Your actions become your habits. Your habits become your values. Your values become your destiny." ~Mahatma Gandhi
When it comes to being an actor, are you gonna let someone else tell you you NO? Or are you gonna find a way in? Let's hear it! Say "Try and stop me!"
If you have a dream of being a professional actor and until this moment have not pursued it full-throttle, allowing beliefs and/or circumstances to create a barrier to you going all in...STOP. Choose to leap over those obstacles - real or imagined - and do it. Don't die with your music still in you.
Nowhere is it written that you MUST struggle before succeeding as an actor. That does not mean you don't experience challenges and obstacles. But you don't have to feel STRUGGLE to move through them. You can to feel excited, determined and inspired. It's a choice. YOU HAVE A CHOICE. Never forget that. Got it?
What are you going to choose? Are you living a life of PASSION or boredom? If you choose PASSION, declare it here: Say "I live my PASSION!" Go!
There is no other actor like YOU. Be a rebel. Be the first YOU! Yes, yes or YES?!!
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