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Acting Market: Australia

July 29th, 2020

We started today’s call with a preview of the Power Player Paradigm (P3), the success path for our new membership, The Table!

Erin: how to position and talk about a film festival submission with casting directors, given these sensitive times, and some concerns over the quality of the content

Liana: how to hire and delegate to a social media manager


Ajarae’s social media manager job description

June 30th, 2020

The issues we discussed today come up for many actors at various points in their careers. Watch the video or listen to the replay:

Kacey: how to take action and make things happen when you don’t live in a major market

Aaron: how to decide whether to reach out again if you’ve reached out to an agent twice with no response

Vanoy: a strategy for focusing and organizing her social media platforms

Erika: how to overcome analysis paralysis and self doubt

May 27th, 2020

We had a fantastic call, and got a chance to go deep into various topics. Watch the video or listen to the replay:

Garrett: explored various strategies to book more work as an actor

David: how to stay in touch with casting directors after attending online classes with them

Rachel: how to finally sign with a theatrical agent

Vanoy: what to do when you are frustrated with marketing and branding

April 30th, 2020

Four volunteers explored universal concerns on this call. Watch the video or listen to the replay:

Rita: we revised her artist’s bio together

Jaga: asked about general meetings in the Facebook group, so Ajarae offered some insight based on her conversation with ABC casting exec, Marci Phillips

Danielle: how to get more auditions and where to start in this time where no in-person auditions are happening

Liana: how to deal with self-promotion and sharing in a time when it feels tone deaf to talk about TV appearances; how to implement a social media strategy when you really don’t enjoy posting

March 26th, 2020

During this very special call, we discussed specific issues related to the need to adjust our plans with the COVID-19 pandemic:

Victoria: tips for premiering a film online instead of at a film festival

Kimberley: tips on branding yourself as an actor

Michelle: Is it appropriate to share news about my guest star airing when people are more concerned about more serious issues? What are some tips to gain exposure when there is a strict NDA?

Laurel: Is it appropriate to raise money for projects right now?

Rita: tips for starting a business as a life coach and doing angel therapy

February 27th, 2020

Three volunteers worked through some deep issues on this call. Listen to the replay now:

Cathy: How to respond when an agent doesn’t want you to self-submit, attend casting director workshops, or otherwise take charge of your own career

Deborah: How to figure out what to say to agents during meet-and-greets

Rita: How to let go of what you think you did wrong in an audition

January 29th, 2020

Great call this month in the midst of pilot season! Listen to the replay now:

Marie: How to know when it’s time to join SAG-AFTRA; starting an acting career later in life

Mauro: Deciding on what name to use as an artist

Rita: How to stop mumbling through high stakes auditions

Cathy: If you have a good agent, how do you know when it’s time to add a manager to your team.

The book Rita shared on the call:

The Surrender Experiment: My Journey into Life's Perfection

December 16th, 2019

The call this month was short and sweet! Listen to the replay now:

Stephanie: How she got better reps after her beloved agent got let go; tips on making the most of the transition

October 28, 2019

Great call this month as we edge closer to agent season! Listen to the replay now:

Victoria: How to use first primetime co-star booking to gain momentum

Mike: Crafting a specific marketing plan leading up to MFA showcase

Tracy: How to take career action despite wanting to lose some weight

Cathy: How to format a reel to go from co-star to guest star

Laurel: Using a short film as a proof of concept for a TV series

Resources Ajarae shared on the call:

Brian Patacca’s agent email templates

Article about Imposter Syndrome

September 24, 2019

We had a wonderfully spontaneous call this month!

Rita: Where to focus energy after a booking

Laurel: How to use voiceover bookings to gain momentum in on-camera career

Erin: How to decide between investments in acting career, how to finish projects

Deborah: How to navigate direction from a producer not to take any social media pictures while shooting out of town

August 15, 2019

We were able to dive deep on several topics in this month’s call!

Veronica: How to connect with industry decision-makers

Kristelle: Pros and cons of hiring a reel company

Cathy: How to thank executive producers and directors after working on a television show

Mike: Plan to get acting work and representation after finishing his MFA program in New York

Deborah: Considering moving to Atlanta and how to get started with an autobiographical episodic podcast

July 10, 2019

Great call this month! Listen to the replay to hear what we discussed:

Veronica: How to connect with industry decision-makers

Liana: How to choose between offers of representation when all are good

Kahlie: How to prioritize when presented with lots of opportunities; dealing with fear of inexperience

Rita: What to do when you might need to take a break; networking tips

Mikki: How to market in Los Angeles when you live outside of the area

Resources Ajarae shared on the call:

Success in the Audition Room meditation

Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less by Greg McKeown

Audition or Opportunity by Diana Castle

June 10, 2019

We had an awesome call packed with info on various topics! Here are some highlights of what we discussed:

Daniel: How to navigate the manager search and get referrals

Jessica: Other actions to take to book your first co-star

Kimberley: How to overcome a strong dislike of social media and figure out what to post

Erica: How to follow up on pitches and connect with collaborators on LinkedIn

Dionne: How to get in alignment with your goals and determine whether or not you are DOING enough Recommend to a friend


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