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New Awards show for those that Follow Their Dreams – Similar to the Tony Awards

In my opinion, actors should be awarded for their courage and dedication in following their dream and using the gifts they’ve been given. Watching the Tony Awards last night I was called to feel sad (just for a moment) for those who did not win a trophy. They are all amazing actors. But then it came to me. They totally won anyways. They are following their dreams. So many don’t. Those that…

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What I’ve learned from my professional child actress – she’s made me a better person.

Pre-Note: This was an actual post I wrote the morning of Thanksgiving on something I’m hugely thankful and grateful for everyday as a mom to a young actress. This is worth your consideration as a parent. This post should help you to grow and be very happy you are supporting your own dreamer. Sometimes when I’m on the road with my own actress (this could be you too on the road with…

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3 Famous Adult Actors as Child Actors. Kristen, Ben and Reese. A few common surprises.

What age will your child land their first breakout type role? Good question. Wish I could look into the future and tell you, but that future vision hasn’t been invented yet. What I can tell you, is that in order to land a lead role, they must be in professional acting classes, as all 3 of the below child actors were. They also have to be passionate about acting, and that cannot come…

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When you stop caring about all audition results – You will get more roles

This post was inspired by Philip Hernandez, a respected acting teacher and singing coach, who tweeted this inspirational quote below, by Eva Longoria. TY Philip for that inspiration. It speaks to how your child should do their audition and then the minute you walk out, should release it and move on to the next thing ahead. Parents need to do this as well. No dwelling on auditions. It does not help anyone. “After…

Dreams without Goals, Remain Dreams – Denzel Empowering Actors to Succeed

I’ve watched this Denzel video with my daughter, who is a young actress, no less than 10 times. We discuss it together each time, as there are a lot of important messages. Denzel Washington gives his heart here. Watch with your child and empower yourselves. Denzel does mention God in this, which is fine by us. Please note, if you do not believe in God or you believe in another higher power, or…

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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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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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Entering and Exiting the Audition Room – for parents of Child Actors

Parents of child actors, watch the below Entering and Exiting the Audition Room video several times first. Then have your child practice coming in and out of a room at your home. They should also be practicing this at their acting academy or school that they attend. The first moments and last moments are the most important impressions your child actor will make on the casting director and others in the room….

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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…