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The Business of Acting

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How it Works

First Take is an educational consulting firm that is about the business of acting. So many coaches teach you how to act, and I'm here to teach you how to be a professional actor.
Every career and person is different and requires different guidance. That's why I like one-on-one sessions so they can be customized for each client. 

All levels are welcome.

Many beginners need help knowing where to start and have questions like: What class(es) should I take? Do I need headshots right away? Do you know how and where I can audition? Are there specific casting sites I need to belong to? I can answer all of these questions for you and many more.

For people who have taken classes and are trying to navigate what's next. I can help you with your materials, understand what an agent does, why you may want one, what's happening in Texas and regionally, and so much more.

For those who are more experienced or have agents, I can help you, too. I am well informed on what is needed for a standout taped audition; I can help you decide if it's necessary to get another agent or manager; and I can help you ensure all your materials are up-to-date, that they represent you well, and so much more.

The Process

1. Book A Discovery Call

I want to meet everyone before I start working with you. It will help me know exactly what you need and what you should focus on. There are two sessions: One Take Wonders (just one session) and Multiple Takes (4 sessions). It will depend on what you want to work on to determine the session type you need. I will advise you at the end of the Discovery Call, but it’s ultimately up to you based on your time and financial needs. 

2. Book A Session

After the Discovery Call, I will send you a link to book a session. From there, you will purchase and schedule the session. For Multiple Takes, we'll discuss how much time you need between the sessions. Once we know, I’ll send you another link to finish scheduling the sessions.


If you need sessions outside of normal hours (like weekends or evenings), don't hesitate to contact me directly at


One-Take Wonder

Single Session to go over headshots, demos & more.

This session is for talent that need just one session to go over headshots, demos, more information about the business, understanding how to do taped auditions, and more.


Book a Discovery Call below to learn more!

Multiple Takes

Set of four completely customizable sessions.

This is for those who need more than one class. We can focus on any part of the business, including commercial work, how to read and understand contracts, taping for auditions, and more.

Book a Discovery Call below to learn more!

Workshops featuring industry experts.

 I will have workshops with people from the industry talking and teaching about all aspects of the business of entertainment.

Register for our upcoming workshops!

First Take Backstage Access

 First Take Plus

First Take Elite

Discovery Call

Upcoming Events

  • Casting Workshop
    Casting Workshop
    Wed, Jul 24
    Virtual Zoom Session
    Jul 24, 2024, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM CDT
    Virtual Zoom Session
    First Take and The Casting Concierge combine forces for a Casting Workshop taught by Helen Geier, CSA.
  • Voiceover Workshop
    Voiceover Workshop
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD
    Date and time is TBD
    Location is TBD


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Jessica is the best! Her unwavering support and genuine enthusiasm make her a standout in any industry. Not only does she possess an incredible depth of knowledge, but she also has an innate ability to meet people right where they are, tailoring her insights to suit individual needs. Working with Jessica is like having a trusted ally by your side, ready to uplift and guide you to success. If you're looking for someone who combines expertise with empathy, look no further than Jessica!

Ginger B.
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