Join us for the November 2011 Smart Stage Mom Workshop!


The Smart Stage Mom Workshop is an exclusive opportunity to work in a small group setting with Casting Director Aaron Jacobs, Owner of AJ Casting and Reel Extras, the largest Casting Service in the North West United States.

This is for serious minded Parents and Young Performers only. There is a lot to learn and dedication to getting more work is required.  Space is limited to 10 Adult and Young performer teams.



When:  November 19th, 2011

Where:  Seattle Center House

Time:  10am – 4pm (Q&A Session to Follow)

Cost:  $250.00 Per Parent and Child team (Normally $350.00!)

The workshop includes: The Actor QuickStart DVD System (a $125.00 value), so you can review what you will learn at any time!

This workshop has been created to help you and your young performer overcome what is holding you back from getting seen by Casting Directors, getting your first Agent (or scoring a better one), creating resumes and headshots that stand out (for the right reasons!), helping you steer clear of scams, give you insider tips and shortcuts that will save you time and money.

In 1 day you will learn more than you thought possible:

Show Business Terms for Your First Acting Job

Have you had an embarrassing incident with showbiz lingo yet?  If you haven’t, count yourself lucky. Whether it’s mistaking a “fixed cycle” for a mountain bike or assuming the “best boy” is the director’s son- misunderstanding showbiz lingo is easy to do whether you’re new or experienced. For people new to the business, the crazy number of acronyms thrown around can seem absolutely overwhelming.  It’s not! The Tools of the Trade bonus material included with the Smart Stage Mom DVD contains hundreds of industry terms and definitions, but for today- let’s focus on some big ones you might hear at your first audition.  We’re going to assume you know what “Action!” means:

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The American Library Association Likes Us! They REALLY Like Us!

If you can’t trust the word of librarian, then gosh, who can you trust?  We are so proud to announce that the association representing those fabulous curators of knowledge have given the DVD of The Smart Stage Mom a glowing review.  Check it out!

Casting director Aaron Jacobs is the savvy instructor in this program aimed at parents interested in getting their child into show business. Frequent onscreen captions, including a flow chart, make the information easy to follow. This practical program is filled with
helpful tips, including questions to ask, ways to prepare, means of avoiding scams, and golden rules to follow.” – American Library Association – Booklist

The American Library Association promotes librarian service and librarianship.  Their mission is to provide leadership for the development, promotion, and improvement of library and information services and the profession of librarianship in order to enhance learning and ensure access to information for all.  We are so proud to know our DVD meets the ALA’s high standards for learning.

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How to Raise a Child Actor

Jodie Foster Turned Out OK

So being a stage mom is a little glamorous, right? Even if you’re doing a good job as a mom and not to living through your child it’s totally natural to enjoy sharing with your friends and family when your child has booked a commercial or landed the role of Annie.  This is what it is all about! These are the successes we work so hard for!

That said, what does it take to make sure your child grows up to be a little more like Jodie Foster than Lindsey Lohan?

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