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Why You Don’t Need an Agent to Get Booked for Acting Roles

By Valorie Hubbard

Courtney Bandeko was an unrepresented actress when she met Valorie. She already had a few credits she was proud of but she couldn’t seem breakthrough and she struggled with how to get booked for acting roles. Courtney says discovering she didn’t need an agent, manager or rep to get work was a huge shift for…

Network, network, network

By Valorie Hubbard

Effective networking is important for Actors Most of the networking events I’ve found designed for actors just turn out to be a bunch of actors standing around talking to a bunch of actors, and that’s what people think networking is. They’re wrong. These types of events are not going to get you anywhere. For example,…

Actor Rules

By Valorie Hubbard

A lot of the rules looming in front of Actors are just myths. Here are a few you may have heard yourself: You’re not supposed to do a drop-off. You’re not supposed to come to someone’s office. You can only do this if you have an agent. If you didn’t go to a good acting…

An Actor’s Headshot

By Valorie Hubbard

How to Prepare for a great Headshot The most immediately visible piece of your packaged product is your headshot. This is your logo. And it’s the first thing casting directors see before deciding whether to book you. So, when planning your headshots, above all, prepare, prepare, prepare! BAD HEADSHOTS I just looked at a young…

Actor’s YOU GOTTA GET UNCOMFORTABLE

By Valorie Hubbard

ACTORS GET UNCOMFORTABLE The biggest mistake actor’s make is sitting around spending time on Facebook waiting for the phone to ring. The phone is not going to ring just because you feel good about yourself. You are going to have to get out there in the uncomfortable spot and start meeting people, shaking hands, introducing…

Games ACTOR’S PLAY

By Valorie Hubbard

My Actor Clients are AMAZING But one of the standouts has always been Doreen Calderon in the first year of working with Actors’ Fast Track she booked 4 roles on TV and 2 National commercials. Doreen also has a business called  The Recognized Actor http://www.dcdesign8.com/   Doreen designs amazing postcards for a lot of my clients…

The Secret to being a WORKING ACTOR

By Valorie Hubbard

SALES to the ACTOR That is the secret SELLING or as I like to say: CONSISTENT SALES to your CUSTOMER BASE. An Actors customer base are generally Casting Directors, Producers, Writers and Directors, these are the people Actor’s must focus on!! Most actors will tell you they knew from a very young age they wanted…

An Actor is an Entrepreneur

By Valorie Hubbard

Being an actor is analogous to being an entrepreneur Which means you’ll have to build your business from the ground up. Which means in the beginning you are your agent, manager, publicist and even attorney!! As an actor, you have probably been taught that the path to success is like being on a ladder. The…

Is Snail Mail Obsolete for the Actor?

By Valorie Hubbard

No!! Not for our client and coach Brian Majestic!! He wrote a letter over a year ago that just resulted in 5 recurring episodes of General Hospital. Or our friend Duane Whitaker that booked a straight to offer Guest Star on a FX show based on a letter he wrote over a year before!! WOW…

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