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The #1 No No (not Nae Nae) for Young Actors going in an Acting Audition – Do you know it?

Think you know what the #1 No No (not the Nae Nae for all of you Nae Nae Flash Mob dancing fans LOL) thing casting directors say that kids do wrong in the audition room? What is that thing that is the absolute DO NOT DO in an acting audition? Before I reveal it below, take your best guess….. By the way, I heard this as recently as this past weekend…

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How does my child actor stand out in the audition room? Top 5 Best Child Actor Tips.

So…it’s your child’s turn to audition. The fact is, the casting director may have already seen 50 other kids that look like your child, act like your child, and they may be getting the same read from all of those other actors. They may see the same actions from kids. They may seem the same choices and speaking tones from kids. It all starts to look the same to them. Over and over and…

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A.C.T.O.R! Tips for Child Actors – 6 Musts to Succeed – advice from the best

In their original post, Ben and David, extremely successful actors, provide guidance on using the word A.C.T.O.R! to remember what is important in auditions. Inspired by Ben and David’s tips for adult actors, we have now written our own take, this time, all for the child actor and parents of the child actor. Print out or Bookmark this post, and use this again and again. (BTW – there is a great, surprise…

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Here’s the Best Resume paper for Actors – 8X10 size – save 80+ hours a year

For years now I’ve been cutting my daughter’s resume paper from the 8×11.5 standard paper size down to the required 8×10 size, on a cutting board, then stapling her photo to the back of the resume. Day after day, week after week. Sometimes it wouldn’t cut so perfectly and I’d have to start over. Until, one day, a great friend, who also has a daughter that is an actress, found this…

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Masterclass with Dustin Hoffman – for Child Actors – only $90.00 – Acting Tips

Sign up here for the Dustin Hoffman Acting Class > Or read below to learn more about the class. Dustin Hoffman is now offering a Masterclass with his own Acting Tips for the low cost of $90.00 that all actors can take. Doesn’t matter where you live in the world, because the class is online. We are happy to share this with you, as a lot of you have mentioned that…

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Don’t take it personally – audition tips for child actors – casting directors are humans

This post is inspired by the words I heard out of the mouth of a young actor last week, over the phone. This child actor is a distant cousin of mine’s first born child (wow…that was a long one to type), and they had called me for acting advice and my opinion on a few things related to acting. She’s starting to get more auditions. The advice I gave to her and…

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Child Actors – Be believable in acting auditions – an absolute must

Some child actors are great at memorizing their sides. They get through lines rather quickly and some even feel very confident. But, often, something is totally missing in the audition room. That is, they are not believable. Child actors auditioning for TV, Film and Commercials often talk like they are on a big stage. Or they talk like a robot when they say their lines. Many child actors just don’t talk like…

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Getting your young child actor or young child actress to focus while working sides

If you have a young actor that ever has had even one moment of having trouble focusing on the lines they are learning, then I highly recommend you bookmark this post now, as you will want to come back to it. And, this lack of focus every now and then is 100% normal. Our own young child actress is often found running her sides at various times of the day. Sometimes at night in her…

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Benefits of acting training for kids – it’s not just for acting

I was just in deep discussion, with a dad, who has teenage daughter who wanted to be an actress when she was younger with all of her heart, but she did not pursue it… He told me she had expressed a huge interest in acting, when she was in elementary school. She did take dance when she was younger and still does, but he and his wife never put her into acting training because they felt…

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Child Actors – be the fruit loop in the bowl of cheerios

“Be you and never change for anyone. You are beautiful and if people call you weird or different don’t take it to heart, just keep being weird or different, because that’s you and that’s all there is to it!! Keep loving yourself and have a good day!! Be the fruit loop in the bowl of cheerios.” Our ‪child actor Inspiration‬al quote of the day, above, came from an amazing young, talented‪ singer‬ and ‪‎child actress‬ ‪who is…