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Bonnie Wallace and Jennifer Markewich-Jones PODCAST – Tips for Young Actors

Not to miss. Podcast link is below. Take notes. This is Bonnie Wallace (the mother of actress Dove Cameron) and I having a profound conversation about how to help your child actor have happiness, success and balance in their lives. We also cover longevity in acting (how to remain in the game), how to get an agent and when, and we spend a lot of time on acting auditions. This podcast…

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Acting Audition Break-Through – What an Audition Really Is – This will change the way your child auditions!

I’ve been thinking and even dwelling a lot about acting audition outcomes, for kids, lately. Not any specific auditions that our daughter has had. Just been thinking generally more about what can make a child stand out in the audition room. The reason I’ve been thinking so much….well, we go to auditions, and she’s always prepared. Our child actress always knows her sides or copy. She loves what she is doing. She…

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My daughter or son wants to be on the Disney Channel – how can i help her/him achieve this?

At age 3, my daughter told me she wanted to be on the Disney Channel. Granted, she wanted to be on the Mickey Mouse show and dance with Minnie and Goofy. But she was already asking to be on television and specifically on Disney. Just like my own, your daughter or son may ask you day after day OR month after month how they can appear on the Disney Channel as an…

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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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What Parents of Actors Think Acting Success Looks Like and What it Really Looks Like

What most parents “think” acting success looks like IS NOT actually how acting success happens, in reality. This is why you cannot get discouraged by 2 or 10 or 50 or even 100 plus auditions. Your child actor may land some. They will not land most. No rhyme or reasons sometimes. But, if your child actor keeps going, they will get closer to the larger successes. But, again, true to the image on this…

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Some Family and Friends Don’t Support me Helping my Child’s Acting Career – What to do?

Had a good friend of mine, the parent of an actor, tell me last week that her in-laws are still skeptical about her son’s acting career and it gets on her nerves. They constantly, without any filter, tell her that they think she is wasting his time and wasting their money. They also think she is over-programming him with 3 acting classes a week and auditions here and there. She then…

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The Secret Sauce for Captivating Actor Headshots – for your child to get picked for more auditions

Most “Effective” (captivating) Headshots is a fascinating and extremely important topic that I’ve been thinking about a lot lately, as it’s almost that point in time where our own young actress will need new photos. For us, it’s been about a year, but I’m guessing somewhere between the next month and 6 months out, she may need new ones. I’ve actually also been studying it. Yes, studying it with samples from IMDb. I…

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Selena Gomez didn’t know her height in her first Disney Audition Video – and it was okay

Things happen in auditions. Sometimes your child does not know their height or weight even though you went over that with them in the car. If your child does not know their height, weight or another question they are asked by the casting director it’s okay, but it’s best they respond by saying, “I’m not sure.” or “I don’t know.” Most times if it’s just informational in nature regarding their profile,…

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Inspiring Child Actor Quotes – The Best of the Best – read to be inspired

These are inspiring child actor quotes directly from child actors or written to child actors that inspire our own child actress and us too. This post will be continually updated with our absolute favorites – so bookmark and come back for inspiration for you and your child actor. With our own child actor, oftentimes, we will read a quote from another actor in order to kick off some sides or on the…

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Is your child a happy actor? How can you tell?

As the parent of an actor or actress, you will inevitably at some point ask yourself, is this really my child’s dream and are they truly happy doing it? For some it comes early on in the process and for others a bit further into the acting journey. Is my child a happy actor? Is my child a happy actress? And how can you really tell? For me it came early…