My Open Letter To The Entertainment Industry (on Deadline Hollywood) | Workshop Guru
Today I wanted to take a break from the Guru Tips #SummerSeries to shed some light on some recent events. There’s been a lot of controversy on the topic of casting workshops in the news lately, and most of the content out there is pretty one-sided. Deadline Hollywood published an open letter I wrote to the entertainment industry highlighting an alternative view of casting workshops, specifically from the actors’ perspective. Click here to read that.

I was limited by a word count, so I wanted to share my complete thoughts in this blog. Watch below, and let me know your thoughts. Please comment here, on Facebook, and on Deadline, and please share the letter, we want to make sure that the proactive actors (all of you) are getting every opportunity you can to showcase your work and book the roles you deserve.

Click here to read the full blog, including all of my notes.

We’ll be back next week with the #SummerSeries.

You rule, actors!


Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru

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Ajarae Coleman is a working actress living in Los Angeles. You can see her on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on Netflix, and more. Ajarae founded Acting Resource Guru (ARG) in 2012 to give actors practical steps to book more work and take ownership of their careers. In 2020, Ajarae launched The Table, an exclusive online membership for actors who crave an artistic life that goes beyond just booking gigs. They are ready to make a greater impact, which looks like building communities of collaborators, creating their own opportunities, and developing residual income streams. Ajarae believes that actors play a huge role in bringing forth a reality where every being on the planet is safe and valued, and The Table empowers actors to claim their seat. Join the Interest List at to be notified when the doors open for new members.


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