About This Pilot Season…

It never fails, every year towards the end of January I start to get emails from actors in a near panic about the upcoming pilot season that they don’t have anything booked yet. 

It’s kind of a ritual in the industry to spend the month, getting rid of the holiday weight, redoing headshots, updating your reel, brushing up on your acting skills by loading up on classes, and everything else that goes into making your acting career a success. 

Time and time again, I hear from actors that spend tons of time, money, and energy getting ready for a pilot season that, for them, never really happens. 

See, having an extra audition or two does not a pilot season make. It’s something that you should be looking to do always. 

Sure the nature of pilot season has changed some over the years, but so has everything else. The fact is that it remains a time when there is more work to be booked than any other time of year. So, if you want to make this pilot season the one that you look back on as being the turning point for your career, focus on these 3 things… 

The No Holds Barred Guide to Becoming a YouTube Sensation and How To Turn It Into Mainstream Acting Work

It never ceases to amaze me how things come full circle. 

Just a couple of years ago, telling someone you had a YouTube show would yield a polite head nod, maybe an “oh cool” and not much more. 

Today, being a YouTuber puts you in pretty good company. You’re sharing a platform with Academy Award and Golden Globe nominees! 

Going from the silver screen to a YouTube channel would have raised many eyebrows and people around town would have “started talking” just a couple of years ago. 

Today however, there is an entire section in the William Morris (WME) Handbook about how to leverage YouTube for their clients. 

If you want the inside scoop on what’s on those pages read on so you too can Become a YouTube Sensation and Turn It Into Mainstream Acting Work. 

It’s simple. Here’s how…

PART 2: The Ultimate Guide to Making 2019 Your Year to Shine

One week down and only 51 to go in 2019. Honestly, I forget who it was that I first heard this from but it stuck with me. “Most people overestimate what they can do in one year but they underestimate what they can do in 10.” 

I don’t fully agree with that. Because I’ve seen it happen time and time again, I truly believe that you are always only one audition or one booking away from your wildest dreams coming true. 

2019 is already well under way and most of us are back at it, well rested after the holidays. This could be your year to shine, if you play your cards right and follow a step by step plan to get your big break and finally succeed in the industry to the level you know you deserve. 

You know I’m always here to help in everyway I can. Here’s how… 

The Ultimate Guide to Making 2019 Your Year to Shine!

Alas, another year bites the dust. I am reminded of a new year’s resolution I made this time last year that I’ve since strayed from: brevity! I resolved to keep things brief and get right to the point. 

So, reigniting that resolution, let’s get right into it with a hard question. 

How did 2018 measure up? In other words, how did your career progress compare to your goals? Think about it honestly for a few moments. 

Did you make the kind of progress you wanted to make? Did your progress match your goals, or did you fall insanely short of where you thought you should be at this point in your life? 

One of my mentors constantly reminds me that “next year you will be another year older…” and he usually leaves it open ended like that for my mind to fill in the blanks. This made me realize a long time ago that we can’t approach a new year (or even a new day) with expectations of doing better, without a solid plan in place. 

What I love about ending the year and starting a new one is that I get to measure the progress that our community made through the year and share with you the most powerful strategies of 2018. Check out the one that tops the list here.

If you’ve been with us for the entire year then, you have been exposed to dozens of career changing strategies through the year. Every one of them was carefully vetted and proven to be powerful. 

This special report is the distillation of that, and combined with what I’m going to bribe you with, is about as close to success in pill form as you can get. 

Without further ado, this is The Ultimate Guide to Making 2019 Your Year To Shine! 

How to Get More Auditions and Be Booked For Gigs You Actually Want

He was the epitome of taking “the road less traveled by.” 

He was my acting coach and one of the greatest people you would have ever met. I unfortunately attended his funeral a few years back but I was delighted to see hundreds of people, most of them actors and other industry professionals. 

I have made it my mission to document what I learned from him, so that it will be available for actors everywhere. 

For starters, here’s one of the most important and impactful things I learned… 

One Thing All Successful Actors do To Win the Audition Every Time

Think of the auditions that you’ve been on recently, when you were cast for the role. 

Now think of the auditions you went on but were passed over for someone else. 

What was the difference? 

Was it your performance, did you have an off day, were you truly just “not a fit?” What was the reason that you didn’t win the role? 

Most actors are masterful at justifying why they weren’t cast, but the truth is that if you lay the groundwork you should be cast in every production for which you are castable and audition for. 

I know it sounds like a stretch, so let me explain… 

What You are Probably Not Preparing For

There are some roles that we all love to play. They are easy to sink your teeth into and run with. 

Unfortunately, they are the least common types of roles around. 

Because “art imitates life”, chances are that 9 times out of 10 you are probably auditioning for roles that are more like the people you run across in everyday life rather than character roles. 

So, even though it’s a lot of fun to work on and prepare for character roles, it is of the upmost importance that you focus on everyday roles first. 

Here’s why… 

How Your Hands Can Make or Break Your Performance, What to Do About It, and Become A Booking Powerhouse

We’ve all had “that feeling” during an audition or after delivering a performance: the feeling that we didn’t come off as natural. 

After speaking and working with so many actors, I’ve discovered a common thread to this problem and it’s something most actors never even think about. 

Once you learn about this and start making just a few tweaks to your performance, the believability and relatability of your characters will improve dramatically.