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Deep Clean Your Social Media for Actors

If you’re like most people, you already have a few social media accounts and some of them contain photos or updates that are embarrassing and make you look unprofessional. If you’re serious about becoming a working actor, then it’s time for you to clean your social media accounts. Here’s how to get started… Look through…

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Instagram for actors is a wonderful tool that can affect whether you get hired for that next role or not. When a casting director, producer, or writer hears your name and thinks it sounds familiar, they do what everyone does. They go to Google and type in your name. Because social media profiles often appear…

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Your acting bio for social media may be the first thing a casting director sees about you. It’s the first impression and you want it to be a positive one. The best bios don’t just sound good – they make you memorable! But the thing to keep in mind is that not all social media…

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Social Media for Actors graphic

Decades ago, a casting director would make a decision about hiring an actor based on their audition and reputation in the industry. While casting directors can still use these two criteria to make their decisions, they also have a new tool available: social media. This means being on social media for actors is very important.…

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Guy looking at smart phone

Social media can be a very effective way to connect with buyers and find acting work. I have a client who’s fluent in ASL (American Sign Language) and she wanted to be on the show Switched at Birth. So, she did a video of herself signing and found Dee Dee Bradley, the casting director, on…

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Woman Calling Casting Director

My client, Bryan Coffee is comfortable connecting with casting directors. But he didn’t always feel this way. Bryan says, “Before I started working with Valorie, I was not necessarily scared but I was hesitant to step out of what was “acceptable.” I sat at home waiting for the agent’s phone call. When I got a…

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Valorie supporting actors at GameChanger 2017

Mary Somers, a client with Actor’s Fast Track, knows how powerful the critical voices can be that linger behind our personal fear and doubt curtain. She says her mother once told her she was fat and it became a defining belief that affected her self-image and ability to get out there and sell herself. She…

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Actor's Fast Track Mind Games 2018 Participant

You alone are in charge of your future. No one else is!  So, it is up to you to believe you are good enough to enter the marketplace. But you must be in the right mindset to realize your talent and potential. “When I first started working with Valorie, I got nervous about my financial…

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Reese Witherspoon in Fast Company (June 2018)

One of my favorite things about Reese Witherpoon is her kindness and grace. I also love that she believes in actresses supporting each other. Here’s what she said on the topic: Asked about her career role models, she thinks for a few moments. “Goldie Hawn,” she says finally. “When she saw studios weren’t making parts…

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