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Thursday, January 1, 2009

The "Yes" Pile

Those of you who have coached with me have heard me talk about the "Yes" Pile during our sessions. As I have said time and time again, you cannot control whether or not you are cast in an individual production (as hard as we try, there are too many uncontrollable factors!) But I do believe you can control being in what I call "The Yes Pile," which is the pile your headshot goes into when the casting director thinks, "I really like this actor, and would love to work with them sometime."

I found this article last week by a casting director who talks about her filing system, and whose headshots she hangs onto, so I wanted to be sure to pass it along! It is chock full of other good advice, so I highly recommend a read. 

The Great Headshot Purge: by Bonnie Gillespie

Enjoy... and Happy New Year!

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