Not gonna lie – answering your questions is probably my favorite kind of #GuruTips video. I promise you, you are NOT the only person with your concern, so answering these specific questions not only helps you out, but your fellow community of actors as well! Send me your questions at [email protected] and I’ll answer it in a future episode of Guru Tips For Actors! 🙂
Today I’m giving you a CRUCIAL tip for making your self-tape stand out the RIGHT way and telling you how to avoid showing up TOO early to set! (especially important for those of you who do background work!)

Thanks Caitlin and Bob for sending in your questions! And don’t worry about an AD yelling at you… it happens… just try not to have it happen again! 😉
Do you have a juicy question you want me to cover in a future episode of GuruTips for Actors? I’ll be answering YOUR questions every month, so be sure to send them in to [email protected]!

But really though, I wanna hear from you. Send me your questions!

Ajarae Coleman | Workshop Guru

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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae 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 TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.


  1. An Asst. Director yelled at you for being early, wow. I’ve been acting for over t 30 years always early to set and I mean maybe an hour easy because I don’t like to be rushed. And most production people appreciate that, seeing you there and ready. I can’t imagine someone someone getting upset for an actor being early.


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