With today’s surplus of content from ever-growing streaming services like Hulu, Netflix, and Amazon, acting roles have never been more plentiful. And it’s never been easier or more affordable to get coastal quality actor coaching from the comfort of one’s own home. Introducing Bookit: America’s fastest growing one-on-one remote Acting Coach service that performers of any level or age can use anytime, anywhere, all from their device.
Bookit Founder Tommy Beardmore had done over 30 films and TV shows when he realized there was something missing in a changing industry. “I was sick of getting next-day-auditions and running lines in the mirror or bugging roommates to help me rehearse while spending my whole paycheck finding an acting coach,” the Marvelous Mrs. Maisel actor said. “I thought there’s got to be a more affordable and accessible way to get help with my auditions.” It turns out, there wasn’t one in existence, at least not with the reputation and structure he envisioned. “So I created it,” Beardmore says.
Bookit was a new concept that quickly took off at the perfect moment. Since 2019, The company has enjoyed a steady stream of actors from all over the world from Rome, Italy to Columbus, Ohio. Every Bookit Coach is a real working actor from Broadway, Film, and Television. “It’s been such an enjoyable experience offering industry tips to aspiring or working actors all the while accelerating their craft to the highest level.”
Beardmore has been acting professionally since he graduated from Purdue in 2008. “I’ve had the pleasure of meeting and working with the best people in the business, so I brought them together to be part of a powerful arsenal of successful, talented, and professional coaches”. Bookit boasts an impressive coaching lineup at the ready with actors from Broadway’s Wicked and The Lion King and TV shows like Showtime’s City On A Hill, Law & Order, and Chicago Fire. They cover Musical Theatre, Film, TV, Commercial, and even Opera and Animation Voiceover. The company has editors and designers on the team to create websites, reels, and voiceover demos on demand.
There are a number of acting schools that have gone virtual, but Bookit maintains its pillars that set it apart from their competitors. “At Bookit, we specialize in one-on-one concentrated attention”, says Beardmore. With sessions starting at $25, they’re much more affordable, too. Hour-long sessions are a third of what it would normally cost at a New York City training house. The company has a fully stocked Script Library of real scenes from actual auditions. “We can show our students exactly how we booked the role. That’s something no other service can offer”.
In an industry that’s notorious for its failure rate, Beardmore says the reason most people don’t make it isn’t because it’s the wrong job for them, but because they’re doing it the wrong way. “The only reason I book is because I was trained by the best. It’s about polishing your craft, demonstrating etiquette on set and in the casting room, utilizing resourceful ways to sustain yourself, instilling healthy habits for growth, and so much more. We understand this better than anyone, and that’s why actors make the best coaches.”
Bookit offers actor coaching to aspiring and working actors of any level or age all across the globe. Actors interested in booking a coaching session can access Bookit by going to their website: www.bookitnyc.com.