Acting Tips

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Meet ClaimFame Pro-Member Melany Mendez

Say hello to rising star and new ClaimFame Pro-Member Melany Mendez! I had the pleasure of speaking with Melany on Monday and coaching her through the acting process. Melany is 19 and hails from Rhode Island. We discussed the challenges she faces not living in a media heavy city. I encouraged Melany to seek out calls......

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Improve Your Acting Career in 30 Days

It’s a new month and time to make the most of our acting careers! I believe in making things happen and I want you to as well! Here are 4 tips to take control of your acting career in the next 30 days!    Network – Follow up with everyone you meet. Keep your business cards......

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Watch: My Coaching Tip – Take Notes

Hi, I’m Mason O’Brien your Casting Coach at ClaimFame.com and my coaching tip for you today is to take notes. Every time you watch a new movie, take an acting class or go on an audition take a few moments to write down how you feel, the people, the characters,or how the overall event went. I......

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3 Coaching Tips to Land Your Big Break

Are you getting tired of waiting for your big break? The grind of auditioning can become draining, especially if you aren’t seeing results. Luckily, I’m here to help you get one step closer to achieving the fame you deserve. Here are three ways to land your dream role!  1. Invest–I can’t stress enough the power of......

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Brush Your Shoulders Off: 3 Ways to Deal With Criticism in Showbiz

How do you deal with criticism? As an actor, negative feedback is sometimes inevitable. Not everyone will be impressed by your talents and will have their own opinions. While this can be very disheartening, critiques can be the catalyst for improvement. Today, let me coach you on three ways to focus on the positives of a......

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Take Control of Your Acting Career in 4 Easy Steps

We all know the life of an actor can be unpredictable: Waiting and rejection are common themes in our daily lives. However, I refuse to believe our fates are left to chance (or in this case, casting directors). Today, I want to share 5 easy tips for taking control of your acting career. Build your “Rolodex”......

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It’s Spring Break! Now Let’s Get to Work.

When I was a kid, my Mom would never let me loaf around over spring break. Instead, she encouraged me to work on a project that I didn’t have time for during the school year. One year it was learning a new piano piece. Another year it was volunteering at my public library. I didn’t......

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5 Quick Beauty Secrets Every Actress Knows

Sometimes life just slaps us in the face, but our face still has to look beautiful and camera-ready! There are so many factors that could throw you off your game: Your train is late to your audition and you don’t have time to do your makeup when you get there. You’re breaking up with your......

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5 Sure Signs You’re on the Path to Career Success

Success takes time. Success takes discipline. Success takes patience. The good news? Success, even in its smallest iterations, is 100% attainable. And hot damn, there’s no better feeling than that of sweet success! Instead of seeing success as the unattainable peak of a mountaintop, find success in the small, daily things you do. Trust that you......