Entries by Carolyne Barry Acting Academy

Create a Rep Target List

Once you know what you want to do in the industry and have your marketing materials ready, you may want to find representation. Caveat: You can work in the industry without a rep but building a good team is essential to longevity. So not having a rep is no excuse to not be working. And […]

5 Steps to Achieving Your Career Goals

Your goal is to be a working actor. And you are doing things to make that happen. But you feel as though you aren’t getting any closer to that reality. Why? Let’s look at some things you can do – some measurable things – that can help bring any goal to life. Measurable is key […]

Twitter Tips

Did you know these twitter uses for actors and writers?  AMA: “Ask Me Anything” is when an industry pro has time to spare and allows the world to ask them anything. Be respectful. Don’t feel you have to ask something. Sometimes you learn more by reading the thread.  Open Calls: On occasion an agent will offer meetings to a […]

Ready for 2019

How to Hit the Ground Running in 2019 Step 1: GOAL Define your goal and be very, very, very specific. If you don’t know where you are going, how will you know if you get there? And how will you know if something gets you closer to or farther away from your goal? Vague goal – be […]

Business Essentials

Business Essentials by Kimberly Jurgen One of the first things Carolyne would ask actors that she coached was – are you 1) curious to see if this industry is for you or 2) casually interested in acting as a hobby or 3) serious about a career in the entertainment industry? If you answered 1 or 2, then […]

New Year Resolutions

A Template for New Year’s Resolutions for Performers created by Kimberly Jurgen, Commercial & Career teacher   I, ________________________, create this contract to assist me in achieving my career goal of ___________________________.   RESOLVED, to achieve my goal, I am willing to _________________. I am not willing to ________________________. (This can be the types of projects […]


by Lauren Letherer – Commercial Auditioning Teacher   Waiting. It’s one of those things that is associated with acting. You wait to get auditions. Then you wait to hear if you get a callback. You wait through avails. THEN, if you do get the job, you usually spend a lot of time waiting in a trailer […]

Free Tool for Cold Reading

Free Tool to Help with Cold Reading by Kimberly Jurgen   I’m not gonna make you wait for it. Let’s cut to the chase. The free magic tool is reading aloud. And here is why you do it. Most of the time, when you hear your own speaking voice, you are making sounds and saying […]

4 Things Actors Learn from Olympic Athletes

The Olympic creed states: “The important thing in life is not the triumph, but the fight; the essential thing is not to have won, but to have fought well.” Artists can learn a lot from this ideal. Skill + Passion. Of course, not everyone who tries out makes the team. But that doesn’t diminish their love of […]