The thing you always hear me say and write is "if you build it, they will come." This is from FIELD OF DREAMS - one of my all-time favorite movies. Another line that is repeated in the film is "go the distance." These two sayings sum up what an actor needs to do to start booking work and rise above the competition.
Meet AGR'r Brian Distance
Brian and I had a Career Consultation last year. He came to me with an unprofessional headshot, no website, and minimal credits. The age old question was asked..."how do I break in to film and television?" Brian and I nailed down his "type", I sent him to Melissa Hamburg for new headshots, told him to use Wix to design his website (he did NOT need to hire anyone to do it for him) and we talked about which casting directors he needed to get in front of as opportunities do not happen in a vacuum. Brian came back to me with new headshots and an awesome website . Check. He began meeting casting directors and putting himself out there. He knew exactly who he was, what he was selling, had the right scenes (which I gave him) to do so and nailed it every time.
Since our consult Brian has booked roles on:
Amazon's Mozart in the Jungle
NBC's The Mysteries of Laura,
A popular Netflix series
He is on nearly every casting director' "short list" and is constantly auditioning. Brian cracked the code by tuning into himself and maximizing his resources. With my help, he tapped into the collective consciousness that casting directors share about his "type", came to the table already knowing it, hence his audience has virtually said "wow...you read my mind and killed it. I know exactly where to put you and as soon as I have something...you're coming in." THIS is how it's done, AGR'rs and you can do it too. :)
Saturday, October 17th 2015
1 Day Intensive with Lisa Donadio, Casting Associate, Playwrights Horizons
230PM-4PM or 4PM-530PM Currently working on multiple Off Broadway shows and Regional Theatre
1 Day Intensive with Brette Goldstein, Casting Director, Brette Goldstein Casting 1030AM-12PM or 12PM-130PM Currently working on LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK's I Love You But I Lied and several other projects
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