UpCast Radio – Xan Aranda

Recently UpCast caught up with Executive Producer, Director, and industry muse – Xan Aranda – to chat about the creative process and how having a larger vision has helped her. The conversation is a glimpse into her mindful world, as she considers the importance of...

How to Create the Perfect Self-Tape

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT SELF-TAPE Lights, Camera, Action. All You. At the end of the day it is important to keep in mind that casting directors want to see you! You don't want them to being paying attention to what the camera is doing, how alien like you look under...

What To Do When You Don’t Have a Reel

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A REEL Reel Talk: You're Already a Professional, Act Like It. It’s a catch 22: you can’t book work, without first having work to show your skills as an actor. It’s the classic “you need money to make money” not entirely exclusive to the...

7 Sundance Films Make Their LA Debut

7 Sundance Films Make Their LA Debut The Summer's Boldest Indie Films Premiere in LA. Straight from Salt Lake City, seven Sundance films made their West Coast debut this past weekend bringing the heat to an already steamy Downtown LA. From a documentary rom-com to a...

What Went Down at NEXT Fest ’17

WHAT WENT DOWN AT NEXT FEST '17 Movies + Music + Mischief ...can only begin to describe the weekend at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA. With the summer's most innovative films making their first Hollywood appearance alongside musicians, performing artists and industry...

Perfecting Your Side Hustle As An Actor

PERFECTING YOUR SIDE HUSTLE AS AN ACTOR Bring in the Bills with Zero Skills. We all could use a little extra change in our pockets. And if you’re a model or actor, you most likely a) know the struggle of not having a stable cash flow and b) probably don’t care enough...

This is How Successful Actors Use Twitter

THIS IS HOW SUCCESSFUL ACTORS USE TWITTER RT. Lucky for you, Hollywood has become increasingly transparent in the last decade. You can find out what projects a Casting Director has worked on; and with social media, you can discover what he or she enjoys to do, read...

Top 5 Life-Changing Celebrity Audition Tapes

TOP 5 LIFE-CHANGING CELEBRITY AUDITION TAPES The Big Break. Even though you might not be able to think of a time when some of these people were not famous, the truth is that the majority did not come out of the womb and walk straight onto the red carpet. We put...

Time Management for Actors

TIME MANAGEMENT FOR ACTORS Because you never want to be that person with "too much free time." While having a totally flexible schedule might seem like a luxury, it can become a huge stress factor if you don't manage your time efficiently. As an actor – like any...

How To Build A Website That Will Land You Roles

HOW TO BUILD A WEBSITE THAT WILL LAND YOU ROLES Your website is an opportunity to craft a cohesive, uninterrupted experience of you. Since it will be available around the world, 24/7 it is important to cover your bases. Your goal is to keep people engaged for as long...

The Actors Guide to Social Media

THE ACTOR'S GUIDE TO SOCIAL MEDIA Your Personal Brand. Who Are You?   Awareness. Google yourself in a private browser. What comes up? Perhaps nothing (or only your Facebook profile). Don't get frustrated if your digital image is not exactly as clear and...

How To Have A Successful Modeling Shoot

HOW TO HAVE A SUCCESSFUL MODELING PHOTOSHOOT So, you booked a job! Now what? While booking a shoot sometimes feels like winning the lottery, your effort shouldn’t stop there. You should put just as much effort into preparing for the shoot as you did the audition (if...

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