Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Audition and Book It!

I first met the amazing Helen McCready, CSA at the Beverly Hills Film Festival. She is not only a charming and lovely woman, but she is a walking compendium of industry knowledge. As a force to be reckoned with in Hollywood, Helen has helped many actors achieve their goals of success in show business.

In Helen’s own words:

One of the toughest things I see, as a casting director, that the talents do when they come into the audition room is struggle keeping their dialogue “reaI.” I see it over and over again and the solution is simple. You can do this by using your energy. Talent must keep their energy up and keep the audition piece they are doing “real,” but cannot confuse the two.

Helen’s book Audition & Book It! is a must read for anybody who is serious about success in the acting business. You can find it on-line at her site While you are at it, take a few moments to visit

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