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How to get into the right doors in Hollywood

How to get into the right doors in Hollywood

[Hollywood Headshots by Vanie] A friend of mine mentioned he was looking for a new agent and bought clear envelopes and started doing submissions.  I thought to myself, "Really? It's the year 2014! There's got to be a better way." And of course, the result that...

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How NOT to get lost in Hollywood.

How NOT to get lost in Hollywood.

[Actor and Actress Headshots by Vanie] I introduced a friend of mine to a manager that I work with, because I thought each party might benefit from working with one another.  I wished her good luck, and didn't think much more about it. A FEW DAYS LATER, I was cc-d on...

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How to figure out your target market: Part III

How to figure out your target market: Part III

[Headshots by Vanie] Read Part II If you don't have an agent, a coach, or a casting director giving you advice, the best way to figure out your target market is to watch prime-time TV as well as popular shows on cable. But wait-- don't skip the commercials!  Look for...

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How to figure out your target market: Part I

How to figure out your target market: Part I

[Headshot Photography by Vanie] I've been a headshot photographer in Los Angeles for over 15 years. One of the most noticeable differences in the photography industry is the digital revolution, allowing many talented amateurs easy entry into the world of photography....

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Improvising is NOT about being funny!

Improvising is NOT about being funny!

[Digital Headshots by Vanie] Guest Blog by Bill Applebaum-teacher, actor, writer, director and founder of Actor’s Improv Studio. With an impressive list of credits on IMDB, Bill founded the  Actor’s Improv Studio in Los Angeles over 15 years ago because he felt there...

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How to stand out from the crowd

How to stand out from the crowd

[Actors Headshots by Vanie] I recently had a Birthday over the Holidays (turned 21 ;-)) and received a ton of birthday wishes on Facebook.  Though there is something superficial about Facebook friends wishing you a happy birthday, it still somehow feels good when...

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Finding Loyalty in Hollywood

Finding Loyalty in Hollywood

[Headshots For Actors by Vanie] My last blog of the year! I'm super excited about this one. I first saw Colleen Wainwright speak back in 2011 at a three-day photography seminar for ASMP, the American Society of Media Photographers, of which I'm a member.  The audience...

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NY Headshots vs. LA: Things to Know Before You Move

NY Headshots vs. LA: Things to Know Before You Move

[Great Headshots Los Angeles by Vanie] Working as a headshot photographer for over 13 years in Los Angeles, I've learned that there is a big difference between what is considered an acceptable headshot in LA and what is considered acceptable in NY. New Yorkers...

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