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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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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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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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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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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…

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Parents of child actors – Listen Actively – Be Patient – Be Polite – Be Respectful

Parents of child actors, when your child actor is working with other acting professionals, listen to them “Actively”. Be Patient. Let them guide you. Be polite. Be respectful. Obvious, maybe? But not everyone is doing this. These life-skills and etiquette you need to use with other acting professionals may seem obvious, but they are not to some people. So, I feel it’s important to lay some of this out for those that may…