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 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.


  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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