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How to help your child actor deal with rejection

How to help your child actor deal with rejection

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Feb 8, 2016

Acting is, overall, a very fun profession. The process of auditioning, of getting to play many different characters, and of growing, personally and professionally, is very rewarding.  Yet for some, auditions do bring up stress and nervousness.  And this is totally normal!  I sometimes hear from parents who say they are nervous about the whole “rejection” aspect of their child’s acting career. “How can I help my child actor to deal with rejection?” they will ask. The truth is, when your child isn’t cast in a role,...

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How to prepare for an audition in under an hour.

How to prepare for an audition in under an hour.

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Feb 1, 2016

In an ideal world, you will have several days to prepare for an audition. When this happens, we always encourage our students to go the extra mile – get off book, get comfortable with the material, do your homework, and be as prepared as possible!  But often, you will have a limited amount of time to prepare. Your agent may even phone you the night before you have to go in for an audition!  But worry not: at 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we have a formula for success. Here are some tried and true steps that you can take to...

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How to succeed as an actor: Support your actor friends!

How to succeed as an actor: Support your actor friends!

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jan 25, 2016

Let’s face it. Often, an acting career can be a very “me”-focused profession. We always think about how to succeed as an actor. We focus on our acting classes, our auditions, our marketing materials and the way in which we interact with the public. These are all very fun and necessary aspects of our careers, BUT one of the best parts of any profession is when you get to see your friends and your loved ones succeed.  You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with. That means: if your friends are succeeding,...

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Should I get an Agent or Manager? The Facts on Both

Should I get an Agent or Manager? The Facts on Both

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jan 18, 2016

Happy Pilot Season to you!  It’s a new year, and we actors are all thinking about how to set ourselves up to win with the right teams of representatives. If you are thinking should I get an agent or manager? — or both — you are not alone!  Both agents and managers can be extremely helpful at different stages of an actor’s career. The most important thing is that you make a choice that is right for you! At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we not only teach acting and run a successful agent showcase program, but we also...

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What to wear to an audition: 10 tips

What to wear to an audition: 10 tips

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jan 11, 2016

We know that figuring out what to wear to an audition can be a confusing task.  The good news is: you have an audition!  The better news is: you can greatly improve your chances at being cast by ensuring that you present yourself in a way that suggests your character and looks good on camera.  At 3-2-1- Acting School in Los Angeles, we educate our students on what to wear at auditions; we also provide wardrobe for our photo shoots for our child, teen and young adult actors. Here are 8 tips on what to wear to an audition: Suggest...

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How to write an acting newsletter: 5 tips

How to write an acting newsletter: 5 tips

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Jan 3, 2016

Happy 2016!  What better way to start off the year than to get on top of your acting marketing efforts?  If you’ve ever wondered how to write an acting newsletter, you’ve come to the right place. At 3-2-1- acting school in Los Angeles, we love to share these 5 tips on how to write an acting newsletter with our students: 1. Share recent successes. Don’t be modest. Share your wins with the world!  If you’ve recently wrapped a film, share a link to the trailer.  If your commercial is online, embed it into your...

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5 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Actors

5 Last Minute Christmas Gifts for Actors

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Dec 23, 2015

In a last minute Christmas shopping bind? Have a special actor in your life to shop for?  Worry not: Here are 5 last minute Christmas gifts for actors that you can purchase online or with a quick phone call! 1. Gift certificate to an acting studio Chances are, the actor you are shopping for has taken, or is currently enrolled in, classes at an acting studio.  So why not honor him or her with a gift certificate for a special class?  Here at 3-2-1- Acting Studios in Los Angeles, we offer gift certificates for acting classes for...

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How to network in the film industry: 5 tips

How to network in the film industry: 5 tips

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Dec 14, 2015

We know you’ve heard the saying before: In Hollywood — and in life, really — “it’s all about who you know.”  We agree that, in addition to training at a top acting studio in Los Angeles, it is very important to know how to network in the film industry. Your network is everything!  Being surrounded by an uplifting, motivating network of people who believe in you and support you is crucial to your success in the film industry. Here are 5 tips on how to network in the film industry: 1. Attend events that filmmakers,...

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How to set goals for 2016: 7 steps

How to set goals for 2016: 7 steps

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Dec 8, 2015

Wow, can you believe it’s December already? Another year full of experiences, lessons, and accomplishments to celebrate! Many of you are probably thinking : Where did 2015 go? Did I accomplish everything I wanted to?  Right now is actually the perfect time to review your year and set your professionals and personal goals for 2016: 7 steps. Don’t wait ‪until December 31st! Start now. Grab a notebook, or your laptop, and follow these 7 steps on how to set goals for 2016: 1.  What worked in 2015? Start off by celebrating all of...

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Why saying YES in the audition room is so important (and when to say NO)

Why saying YES in the audition room is so important (and when to say NO)

Posted by Amanda Jaros on Nov 30, 2015

Auditions are fun. They are a chance for you to showcase your talents and to do what you love to do most: to act! Often times, a casting director may catch you by surprise, asking you to improvise or to display a special skill or talent that you did not plan for. Embrace these moments. Sing that song. Dance that dance. Switch roles on the fly. Saying YES in the audition room is one of the most important things you can do to set yourself apart from other actors! Saying YES makes you look like the willing, prepared, flexible and...

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