Top Ten Things NOT to do at an Audition

By: Tory  |  Published: April 8th, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

      1)  First off, DO NOT BE A BITCH in the audition room. I cannot be more clear about this. There is nothing worse than an audition waiting room in terms of silent vibes so MAKE SURE YOURS ARE NICE AND GENEROUS. Everybody in that room is fighting an uphill battle-so lend a hand and let them know if there is a surprise twist in the audition. Be a pal–don’t be a BITCH. My new bumper sticker. 2)  Don’t wear a ton of perfume. Everyone hates that ESPECIALLY casting directors. 3)  Don’t seem desperate. Like, you know how […]


By: Tory  |  Published: April 1st, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

THE “ALMOSTS” BY TORY SHULMAN ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED @LINEBUDDIES.COM Pilot season is rough for everyone involved. It’s a lot of “almosts” for everyone. Every time you succeed, there is a new hurdle for you to pass through–like 15 tests for network, producers, the studio and the unicyclist. How do you deal with the “almosts?” How do you deal with the “getting so close?” I actually don’t have the answer, I’m just asking. If I had to give advice on this, I would say that going Buddhist is the best thing you can do when you are dealt this frustrating hand. In […]

Top Ten Things To Know Before Taking Your Headshot

By: Tory  |  Published: April 1st, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

  TOP TEN THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE TAKING YOUR HEADSHOT! BY TORY SHULMAN ORIGINALLY POSTED @ LINEBUDDIES.COM 1) Obviously if you want a smiling shot, make sure it is a REAL smile. If you lips are shut too tight, you look like a murderer holding in a secret. If your mouth is open too wide, you end up looking like psych patient trying to hold in all the pain. ***Helpful hint: Have your photographer say dirty words right before he shoots. Some of my favorites are: boobies, scrotum and taint. These always get a good smile. 2) Get your hair […]

Can ArGO All the Way?

By: Tory  |  Published: February 7th, 2013   |  Category: Tory Shulman News

        (Originally published on It was the snub heard round Hollywood. Ben Affleck was left off the Oscar nominations list for Best Director. The horror of it still echoes throughout this town. But, there’s nothing like a comeback story. Argo won the Critics Choice Award for Best Director and Best Film. Argo won two Golden Globes for Best Director and Best Picture. Argo won Best Ensemble at the SAG awards. And at the Producer’s Guild Award, Argo won Best Picture. That’s a whole helluva lot of hardware for the Garner/Affleck mantelpiece. So-we have two possibilities to […]