Accelerate Your Acting Training

You can accelerate your acting training when you do what successful actors do. You want to model them, to do what these professional actors did. Especially if you’re over 25 years old, you need to get moving in the right direction with an accelerated plan. The A-list method of acting training doesn’t require you to go to expensive schools. This video is only 52 seconds long, and that’s all you need to discover that there is another way! This is what I teach. Look at the actors around you in the acting schools you go to and ask yourself if it looks like they are likely to get the part they want. Maybe, just maybe, a few of those people get small roles. That’s not breaking into the business, though,…

Framing Our Goals

  Those of us who have been successful in the film industry practice something we like to call, “Framing Our Goals”, which can help you for getting into the film industry. It’s an exercise we all do, at every level. Framing your goals for the film industry is especially fun to do. You get to take a moment out of your daily routine and remember all of the film dreams you had before ‘being practical’ became your mode of living. Successful people, regardless of what industry they are in, take time to think about what they want to accomplish. At one time, just like you, they had a dream, but they took that dream and outlined clear steps and goals to reach that dream. Emmy award winner and founder of…

Surround yourself with power players!

When you surround yourself with power players, you succeed in the film industry. Many people believe that making it in this business is a matter of getting lucky breaks, but the truth is that you make your own luck by surrounding yourself with power players. When you work with the top professionals, that’s when you start getting the big opportunities. You may wonder, though, how you get to work with those top professionals when you have little or no experience in the film industry. Those opportunities seem far away, available to only a handful of people, but the truth is far from it. A-list method has launched hundreds of successful career. It isn’t luck at all! A-list works because of its training methods and vast support network. The film industry…

Want to be a National Geographic Producer?

This is a lovely producer I worked with at National Geographic. Listen to him talking about standing out. He’s so wonderful. On our shark trip, he got hepatitis C. That was a total bummer, love the guy. But he’s ok now! Episode 42: John Francis, retired vice president for research, conservation and exploration at National Geographic

Streaming is 85% Up During Coronavirus Pandemic

As the entire world is stuck inside of the house with nothing to do but sit in front of their TV screens and watch their favorite entertainment selections, streaming services are seeing a substantial boost is users logging online. A recent report produced in March found that Netflix alone is responsible for about one-third of all video streaming directed to television in recent weeks since the pandemic started. Netflix is not the only streaming platform that offers a huge selection of premium entertainment options for you to choose from. Nielsen just published a study that shows that Americans have spent a total of approximately 400 billion minutes streaming various content to their media devices in the first three weeks of March alone.  The Numbers The statistics mentioned above correlate to…

A Career in the Film Industry Without Film School, A Short Documentary

How do you get into the film industry without film school? Here is a short documentary on how it’s done. 6 steps. First thing is answering the question what do you want to do in the film industry? 1. Get very clear on what job you want to do. Research as much as you can about that on Google and YouTube. I can tell you upfront that actually seeing somebody do that job is going to be what is the most valuable. That’s how you’re going to be able to see if this is something that you really want to do. I did a lot of research when I started in the film industry and through my entire career. I watched the credits in the kind of films I wanted…

DO NOT WAIT to Start Your Acting Career!

If you have been preparing to become an actor, but haven’t been getting on sets, you need to be. Practicing your craft, learning as much as you can about acting and what makes you stand out as an actor is great! But all that preparation is not going to give you what you need to create a career in acting. What you MUST HAVE are professional relationships, and the only place to meet professionals is on professional sets, and you don’t need to be there only as an actor. Once professionals see you as a peer and as someone who is serious about improving and succeeding in their craft, the right doors will start to open up for you. Getting on set in any professional capacity will open up opportunities…

How to break into film and television when you live in a small town

Attention daredevils! Many people who want to do stunts in the film industry live in rural areas and small towns. They pack their bags and move to one of the big city centers, mistakenly believing there is no work where they live. This kind of stunt usually backfires. Dreamers spend big money on big-town schooling, wasting years of their life because they don’t understand how the industry operates. Dare to read on! We’ve helped hundreds of people start their careers from their hometowns. There is filming happening everywhere! Anyone can start out from where they are living. Industry professionals work everywhere, and they train people from scratch if they have the right energy and attitude. A-list mentor Parker is a hugely successful stunt professional. She has worked with some of the…

What acting classes should you take?

What acting classes should you take? The best classes are the ones that the most successful, working actors are taking. But how do you find those? You have to be referred to the best acting classes. From other actors. Producers. Agents. Managers. From where you are at today, the easiest would be to meet working actors on set. Make a relationship and get a referral. That’s why I say all answers are found on set. That’s where all the valuable people for your career are. You will also meet working actors in improv classes. Go where the actors are. Talk to the actors and ask them where they got their training. Since these actors are accessible, they can give you good information. But the best and easiest recommendations come from…

Film School vs No Film School vs Online Film School

Hollywood actor Parker explains film school vs no film school vs online film school. After working on film sets in Ohio she began implementing what she learned to start getting on bigger projects in Hollywood like America’s Got Talent, Disney Fairy Tale Weddings and wielding a Chinese broad sword in the Dance Gavin Dance music video “Head Hunter”. She’s even worked on set with Terry Crews! You might have a Hollywood opportunity to wear many hats on set like Parker did working on this Walmart job with Terry. They kept changing the script so she started writing cue cards for Terry! As well as helping the 1st AD. Working on set will teach you things that you will not learn at film school! The best way to learn any craft…