6 Key Elements That Add Up To A Successful Voiceover Demo

      The best voiceover demos demonstrate the sort of work you intend to land, and seamlessly reveal the sort of work you’re best suited to book. To achieve this end, there are essentially 6 key elements that add up to a … [Read more...]

The 4 Key Elements to Determining Type

Conventional wisdom teaches us that mastering all manner of performance styles and offering the widest possible range of characters are how to be read as versatile. And while that’s certainly true, the fact remains that the most consistent direction … [Read more...]

Kate’s Unofficial Irish Film Festival

It’s with great Celtic pride I offer you my list of favorite Irish films, which I warmly refer to as Kate’s Unofficial Irish Film Festival. Not just to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, but because they all happen to be really great movies that you may … [Read more...]

Why You Need To Lead With A Commercial Demo As A Voice-over

  There are no absolutes in voiceover, or in acting as a profession, but there are most certainly a number of elements you should consider if you’re considering pursuing voiceover as a profession. Training is a given, and understanding who … [Read more...]

Procrastinate Tomorrow

What’s it take to go the distance in this business? Certainly there’s no single answer, but perhaps there’s four: pursue, persist, prepare, and promote. These four elements are vital to succeeding at anything, let alone establishing your small … [Read more...]

January Newsletter 2017

  “Today decides tomorrow”  - CSU motto Do You Have An Effective Performance Approach? What do you do when you first approach a script? Think about it. What’s going through your head? Are you thinking, “How should I say this?” Or maybe … [Read more...]

If It’s Meant To Be

There’s a common misconception in our culture that states if a road proves too difficult then maybe “it wasn’t meant to be.” Instead, I think the opposite might actually be true. If you are on the right path, then you’re likely to face far more … [Read more...]

Should You Change Your Name?

As a coach and casting director I’m often asked, “Do you think I should change my name?” almost as often as I’m asked, “What do you think of my voice?” Listen, I get it. We don’t become actors because we want to “be ourselves.” Never mind that the … [Read more...]

6 Things You Need To Know When Meeting With A Talent Agent

Much like a really good first date, sitting down with a new agent can be simultaneously exciting and nerve-wracking. Granted your date may appear stunning and very discriminating, and you may feel flat-out privileged to be out with them, but you want … [Read more...]

The Best Time To Get An Agent

Pursuing representation can be a tricky thing. After all, not every hat fits every head. By that I mean, you want a talent agent that services the aspect of the industry you intend to work in, such as commercial, voiceover, Theatrical (film and … [Read more...]