Is BRAND important for the Actor?

By Valorie Hubbard

ABSOLUTELY  Branding is IMPERATIVE —If I am your customer (Casting director, Writer, Director or Producer), I need to know how to cast you in 30 seconds and with the speed of the world right now you MUST BE CLEAR, DIRECT and BRIEF. People need what they need when they need it so if you are…

An Actor’s Mindset is EVERYTHING

By Valorie Hubbard

How does mindset affect your career as an actor?  If you believe the industry is too hard, you’re not good enough, or you don’t deserve to have an amazing acting career for whatever negative self-stories you’ve allowed yourself to believe, you’ll have an extremely difficult time manifesting a great acting career. Your own mind may…

Who should Actors listen to for advice?

By Valorie Hubbard

ACTOR’S LISTEN TO EVERYONE PROBLEM #1- ADVICE Actor’s get a LOT of BAD ADVICE because they are listening to everyone– Friends, Acting Teachers, Agents, Headshot photographers, your FATHER—DON’T GO CHECK IN WITH THE HERD (other actors, acting teachers, friends, family) BECAUSE ALL YOU’LL GET IS THE “WELL, I HEARD…”   I imagine all these cows…

Agents: Everything an Actor Needs to Know

By Valorie Hubbard

When and how to get a good agent. You don’t need an agent to get started. Start at the top and sell yourself directly to buyers. Then, once you get good at selling what you offer, you can hire other people to sell for you. But you may have to school them in how to…

How does sales get you more auditions?

By Valorie Hubbard

My client, Actress Ana Maria Perez wanted more auditions She didn’t want to sell herself—-She was stuck on wanting for an agent first and in the meantime missing all of the auditions she was right for which was A LOT!!! So, she found an agent who did nothing for her, no auditions. At that point,…

What it takes to be a CONSISTENT ACTOR

By Valorie Hubbard

How can you be a CONSISTENT ACTOR? If you’re always putting out content, you’re going to get people’s attention. That’s why using the same picture over-and-over again is important because people will eventually say, “Oh, wait! I know this actor.” They don’t know how they know you but they’ve seen your picture a million times…

The Actor’s Customer

By Valorie Hubbard

Who are actors’ buyers/customers? In the business of acting, the buyers are producers, directors, casting directors, and writers. Once you’ve branded and packaged yourself, you’re going to need to start building key relationships with these people because they are the ones who are going to pay you to act. You don’t need to know everyone.…

How to develop your ACTING BRAND

By Valorie Hubbard

HOW TO DEVELOP YOUR BRAND Start by getting a professional head shot. The most immediately visible piece of your brand 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! Here are some tips…

Want to get booked? STOP ACTING!!!

By Valorie Hubbard

Whoa…what the hell? Did. I. Just. Really. Tell. You. To. Stop. Acting? I did. But I don’t literally mean stop acting. I mean stop relying solely on your acting skills if you want to start getting booked. Getting the gig isn’t about acting skills alone. It’s about marketing skills. It’s about knowing who you are,…

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