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1/16/13 6:17 P

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Don't YOU get intense about it, or she will not have fun. And fun is, after all, the goal at her age. Regarding what to wear, invest in some brightly colored clothes. Casual is almost always jeans, a shirt, and an over shirt or sweater. Blue looks great on camera, always. In a room full of girls, the eye always goes to red. Make it a habit for her to wear something red, or carry a red bag. Bright colors, but not busy. Avoid anything too wild. Break a leg!

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1/12/13 1:02 P

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great advice. I have been telling my daughter not to get discouraged. The one commercial she auditioned for she did not get and she kept asking questions to me like- did I do something wrong? Aren't I pretty enough?

Of course I adressed the pretty enough comment right away and siad it has nothing to do with how pretty you are. The were just looking for someone else. She had been looking at all the other girls auditioning too and none of them looked the same...very different looks...but also she say many girls so knew she was not the only one and I focused on the fact that most of the other girls did not get the part either.

She was upset...but got over it...this was a first disappointment for her in a business that is full of them. She got through it and that will make her stonger in the end.

I hope she gets something, but like you said she just needs to keep on trying and hopefully sooner or later someone sees what they want in her.

Just the other day she was suggested for a music video of a well known artist and we have not heard about an audition yet but the call was for kids her age that play soccer...the artist is black and my daughter is white....they may be looking for black girls...who knows...but she thinks it is cool that she even got suggested for it and so do I so I am focusing onthat right now.

Any advice is appreciated. We have not had lines yet but will memorize if we do. What I find is that I am having a hard time determining what she should wear. The yogurt commercial they said to dress casual...my casual may be different than your casual...so then I worry that maybe she did not get the commercial because of what I told her to wear...

Who knows...I wish I could have been a fly on the wall when she was auditioning but they don't let you in...



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1/12/13 12:32 P

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My first advice is: Keep in mind that they (directors, producers, casting directors) don't know what they want. I once went into an audition for Babylon 5 for the role of the "Human". I was in a room full of people who looked like me: short, Caucasian, light haired women. The next thing I know, I was watching the episode, and the person saying the "Human's" lines was a tall, athletic, black man. Go figure. The opposite has also happened to me. The description of the character was a beautiful, exotic, Filipino Gypsy. I wondered why I was there! But I got the part.
My second advice is: Always memorize the script if you have time. Directors and Casting Directors don't want to work any harder than they have to. If you come in with your lines memorized, they don't have to wonder if you can memorize your lines and give the same performance. You have already given them the performance they want.
I have a lot more advice, but I will end with this: don't be discouraged if you don't get the part, learn to love to audition. It's so much fun, and an opportunity to play! If you don't get the part, you may be a cherry, when what they wanted was an orange, or a mango. Be the best cherry you can be, and you will get the parts!

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1/11/13 6:33 P

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My daugher wants to get into acting so I have gotten her an agent...she was a referral from and aquaintence, so not someone just off the street or the internet, the woman who I got her name from has daughters that actually do commercials etc.

Anyways, my daughter is 9 years old and has been suggested by the agent for 5 or 6 things and has had one audition. She has only been working with the agent since November 24th, 2012 and with the christmas holidays and all I am thinking that this is a pretty slow time.

Anyways, if anyone has any advice that I can pass on to my 9 year old daughter regarding auditions as I really have no clue I would appreciate it.





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