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Finding Your Calling In a Sea Of People and a Universe of Unknowns - Brian Patacca
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How To Coach Yourself To Find Your Life's Calling

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November 30, 2017

Sugar plums dancing in your head? Parties for hosting, marshmallows for roasting, and caroling out in the snow taking up all your time? Post-Thanksgiving, pre-Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa/Festivus is a time when friends come calling, family visits are on the horizon, and...

July 11, 2017

Will you join me in denying the belief that when abundance "falls in my lap" it's magic, but when it comes to disappointment it's 100% my own doing.

Rather, is it possible that we are vessels for both? I suggest it is our own force of will and grace that allows us to ma...

March 6, 2017

What’s the hardest thing about balancing the ART and BUSINESS of acting?

Okay, so here’s the truth guys: Balance is a myth.

Stand on one leg just for a few minutes there and notice how your foot continues to adjust to that moment. It’s not static, it’s continual.  The l...

March 1, 2017

How many hours a week are you acting?

I’m not talking about auditioning or workshops (they don’t count). I’m talking about that rarefied and sacred space where you work on your art. The place where outcome doesn’t matter, where there’s no getting it right or wrong, and...

January 25, 2017

Let's go for big change. It's a new year, and spring is around the corner. For the sake of your burgeoning metamorphoses, let's assume you submit online daily, send out monthly marketing to maintain your industry relationships, audition often, attend workshops to build...

December 15, 2016

Which actors tend to THRIVE in the business?

Actors who are focused. This means we chose one goal. This is the one thing I want. 

A lot of actors will try to do everything. They say, “I’m doing commercials. I’m doing voiceover. I’m doing film. I’m doing theater. I’m doin...

December 6, 2016

What are the three most powerful qualities an actor can possess?

You need to be FAT - FOCUSED, ATHLETIC and have a TASTE Level.

So what does that mean?

Focused: You’ve got that North Star, that one thing you want the most, whether that’s TV or film, or improv, or commer...

November 18, 2016

So what have you been up to lately?

We hear this question all the time from friends, family, agents, managers, and casting directors. Sometimes we have a seemingly good (correct) answer: I just booked a job; I just shot a commercial; I just made $1,000 shooting a film,...

November 5, 2016

What is one habit that would help every actor’s career?

Submit everyday to every website you can find: L.A. casting, Actors Access, Backstage, Casting Frontier, Cazt. If you are in Los Angeles, use Hollywood Casting and Film.  Anywhere you can! (Playbill and IMDb are st...

October 31, 2016

In your opinion, what is the toughest realization that actors have when they come to in Hollywood?

When you’re an actor in Hollywood, or in New York for that matter, you are not just an actor. You are a business.

Now you’ve heard that before, “you’re a business, you’re...

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