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12 Steps to Writing Good Actor Cover Letters to Talent Agents

12 Steps to Writing Good Actor Cover Letters to Talent Agents

Posted by Thac321 on Jan 27, 2015

Cover letters are a common part of any kind of career. Learn how to write good actor cover letters to talent agents, you’ll have mastered an essential life skill you can apply to any and every industry you choose. The basics strengths that make a cover letter stand out are universal and may not be covered in your acting classes for kids or teens. Get that talent agent’s attention and interest with these 12 simple steps (and see sample letters below). 1. Focus Your Resources You probably know a mass mailing when you get one. So do...

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What is a commercial Jingle? (with video sample)

What is a commercial Jingle? (with video sample)

Posted by Thac321 on Jan 19, 2015

You’ve heard them everywhere, but what is a commercial jingle?  A jingle is a radio or television advertising slogan set to a melody. Jingles are written explicitly about a product and are designed to be easy to remember. Here’s a video of a commercial jingle, compliments of some young commercial acting students from our acting school in Los Angeles:   Jingles are designed with multiple purposes in mind. Some jingles focus only on a company or product name, or combine a branded name with a catchy slogan. Some jingles...

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8 Ways Commercial Acting Fits Any Career

8 Ways Commercial Acting Fits Any Career

Posted by Jody Lindke on Dec 15, 2014

Commercials are a great place to begin your on-camera acting career, and not just on TV!  With ads running on websites and mobile apps, there are more commercials shot now than ever before.  Plus, $15 billion (that’s dollars–in BILLIONs) in ad money is spent yearly on commercials for kids.  It’s a great time to be a young actor!  See how these established and rising stars use commercial acting to advance their acting careers!   1. Jennifer Lawrence. Before she set the world on fire in The Hunger Games,...

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Good Acting Game for Kids!

Good Acting Game for Kids!

Posted by Thac321 on Dec 8, 2014

A good acting game for kids is a great way to help young actors warm up, sharpen their improvisation skills and stretch their range.  A good acting games for kids is fun, easy to play, and something parents can use to help their child actors ace auditions, as well as daily life!  For an engaging, good acting game for kids that’s effective, easy to play and great for all ages, try “It’s How You Say It!” Though parents usually have to stay out of the audition room, they can help their young actors succeed by making sure they...

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7 Things Disney Stars have in Common

7 Things Disney Stars have in Common

Posted by Adelaide Lawren on Nov 17, 2014

Know your Disney stars?  Number 2 and 5 might surprise you! 1. They like to have fun. Fun is a must. If you’re not having fun on TV, everyone can tell! Disney stars know how to keep their energy up and have fun with everyone around them. Loading View on Instagram   2. They are polite and are fun to work with. Unlike how stars are often portrayed in TV Shows or Movies, stars must be polite and easy to work with; otherwise, it’s harder to get MORE work and press, which they need to keep...

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Building Acting Credits Outside of Los Angeles: A Brittany Ross Interview

Building Acting Credits Outside of Los Angeles: A Brittany Ross Interview

Posted by Thac321 on Nov 12, 2014

The talented and funny Brittany Ross has been on a multitude of successful television shows, including Goodluck Charlie, Shake it Up!, Pair of Kings, Haunted Hathaways and now, ABC’s The Middle.  As a 3-2-1- Acting Studios instructor, Brittany has shared her training and feedback with a number of students and now, she’s also encouraging those who want to act around the world.  Live outside of Hollywood? So did Brittany! 3-2-1- Acting Studios: How did you get started in acting? Brittany: I started acting when I was five and...

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Two Friends to Super-Star!  5 Tips from Selena Gomez for Young Actors (plus Disney audition video)

Two Friends to Super-Star! 5 Tips from Selena Gomez for Young Actors (plus Disney audition video)

Posted by Thac321 on Oct 20, 2014

Selena Gomez is a super star in the music and entertainment industry now, but she started in Texas, a quiet kid with hard working parents. How did that Texas tot become the up-and-coming actress you see here, auditioning for Disney?  Get 5 Tips from Selena Gomez for Young Actors and watch her in action! Like most kids, Selena went to school, had her friends and enjoyed a wide range of interests. In an interview with DailyMail UK, she admitted before getting into acting, “I was never confident in school.” In fact, Selena rode...

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3 Ways Kids Acting Warm-up Video

3 Ways Kids Acting Warm-up Video

Posted by Thac321 on Oct 13, 2014

When auditions, callbacks, and productions call, you need to be ready to do your best.  Here are ways to make this 3 Ways Kids Acting Warm-up Video get you or your young actor ready for any audition or performance!  Check it out: Use this 3 ways kids acting warm-up video any time to get ready for any kind of performance.  Whether you’re headed to an audition, a day on set, or a first day of school, this 3 Ways exercise will get your body, imagination, focus and energy pointed in the right direction for a confident,...

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How to Start Acting Outside Los Angeles

How to Start Acting Outside Los Angeles

Posted by Jody Lindke on Oct 7, 2014

Parents across the country ask me how to support their children’s acting ambitions if they don’t live in Los Angeles or New York.  If your child is ready to get started, the steps are pretty much the same no matter where you live. Production-centers like Los Angeles, Chicago and New York have more frequent casting opportunities. However, commercial, television and film productions shoot all around the country throughout the year.  You may be surprised how simple it can be once you know how to start acting outside Los...

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Staying in Character (Video Acting Lesson)

Staying in Character (Video Acting Lesson)

Posted by Jody Lindke on Sep 29, 2014

Take a great audition tip—staying in character is a big way seasoned actors stand apart from beginners. You can give your auditions and career a huge competitive edge by staying in character, especially in those all-important spaces between your lines. Take a look at this video of teens applying this audition tip, staying in character, in their kids acting class in Los Angeles:   When actors are cast in any role, they often go through their script and count their lines with the assumption the more lines, the more important...

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