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Technique Talk from Veteran Actor, Ray Iannicelli
Posted on: 12/15/2014 1:26:00 PM Advice
You may recognize Ray Iannicelli from the recently released Bill Murray film called St. Vincent. This week, Ray shares the big screen with Quvenzhané Wallis, Cameron Diaz and Jamie Foxx in the highly anticipated remake of the classic, ANNIE coming to theaters December 19th.
Ray has over 30 years of experience in show biz. He continues to captivate audiences in film, television and stage. And now he's a first time grandfather!...More
Young Performers on Hit TV Shows
Posted on: 11/17/2014 10:42:00 AM Advice
young actors David Mazouz of FOX's Gotham and Zoé de Grand’Maison of the BBC's
Orphan Black, there was no doubt in their minds about auditioning for their
prospective roles. Both have very supportive families which helped make their
Showbiz Terminology 101!
Posted on: 11/12/2014 12:46:00 PM Advice
Show business is full of colorful terminology. Here is a short list of Showbiz terms that an actor might want to be familiar with!
A-LIST – Usually refers to top-tier actors/actresses who are paid upwards of $20 million per feature film; can also refer to producers, directors and writers who can be guaranteed to have a film made and released
LITTLE RED: Lilla Crawford on her promising career and Disney's Into the Woods
Posted on: 10/29/2014 4:00:00 PM Advice
Earning a role on Broadway, or being cast in a major feature film are seemingly implausible dreams to the majority of actors plunking along the New York City audition scene. For Lilla Crawford, these feats are simply credits on her resume. The fresh-faced teen broke onto the great white way with her debut in 2011 as “Debbie” in the Tony-winning musical, Billy Elliot, but most will recognize her from the most recent Broadway revival of Annie. She secured the title role after exceeding over 5,000 girls during an extensive nation-wide search. Her stellar run as Annie wowed waves of audiences nightly, and clearly garnered the interest of some major industry giants.
'Keep Trying' An eye opening chat with 'Hudson Valley Casting' owner Heidi K. Eklund
Posted on: 10/20/2014 11:24:00 AM Advice
Copper leaves dwindle down the Broadway strip, as Autumn sweeps over Manhattan once again. With this changing of the seasons comes a new gust of aspiring entertainers hoping to build their mark amongst the towering skyscrapers standing in the city of dreams. Yes, despite the lingering notion that “show business” is one of the toughest industries to infiltrate, masses of hopefuls continue to migrate to New York City wishing for their big break. What a lot of people don’t realize is that beyond all the city competition and just down the picturesque Hudson River, exists a secret hub of production, brewing with opportunity - The Hudson Valley.
A speedy train ride can be your escape from the ...More
Elvis Nolasco Shares Tips on How to Be a Successful In The Acting Business
Posted on: 10/16/2014 11:08:00 AM Advice
Soon after arriving in Philadelphia to study acting, Elvis began winning a succession of leading roles in local theaters including the Arden Theatr ...More
The Dark Side: Horror Film Casting 101
Posted on: 10/10/2014 10:44:00 AM Advice
Let’s face it. The art of auditioning can sometimes be daunting. Especially when you’re challenged with a role that is really character driven. Like a snowflake, no two roles are alike. But you’ve done your homework. You know your type. You’ve even worked to broaden your emotional range. Some of you can even cry on cue. Brava!
Operation Headshot 10 Tips to Make Your Shoot Rock (Part 2)
Posted on: 9/23/2014 10:43:00 AM Advice
Ask Siri - Your Voice Over Questions!
Posted on: 9/16/2014 10:56:00 AM Advice
We all know her as the infamous voice behind Apple’s directions, weather forecasts, and restaurant tips; the all-knowing assistant who answers our most challenging and mundane questions. Yet the actual female force behind Apple’s Siri – Susan Bennett – didn’t know that her recordings would become iconic until 2011 when Apple released the iPhone 4S and a friend r ...More
Operation Headshot 10 Tips to Make Your Shoot Rock (Part 1)
Posted on: 9/10/2014 10:18:00 AM Advice
In the age of selfies, it seems that no one is shy when it comes to smiling for the camera. That awkward way we point our smart phones at ourselves at close range and never think twice. If we don’t like it… delete. Simple. But fast-forward to the preparation of the headshot shoot and suddenly the nerves take over. You know what I’m talking about. Preparation pan ...More
The Best Ways For A Performer To Utilize Their Time
Posted on: 8/18/2014 10:52:00 AM Advice
1. Practice Your Craft...More
Memorizing Lines Made Easy!
Posted on: 8/7/2014 10:20:00 AM Advice
Brain Freeze! That's what it feels like when I first look at an intimidating stack of sides that I must memorize. And since many actors feel the same way, I've asked the cast members of TWO MANY MOMS (including myself!) to lend their advice on how to best memorize with less pain, more gain.
TWO MANY MOMS - More
Life in the Home Shopping TV Industry - Tips on becoming an On-Air Guest Expert & Spokesperson
Posted on: 8/5/2014 4:06:00 PM Advice
Admit it. You've probably watched a few minutes (if not hours) of home shopping TV channels. It's a 365/24/7 business that's come a long way since the days of Precious Moments statuettes and lava lamps back in the 80s. Mike Rowe would know... that was his job -before More
Tabrett Bethell - From Sidekick to Series Regular
Posted on: 8/5/2014 10:31:00 AM Advice
Interviewing Tabrett was effortless. She is so honest and truly appreciates everyone and everything around her. Completely different from character Cara!
gives us an inside look at how things progressed with her career and
how she overcame her fears.
Jersey Boys Renee Marino & Johnny Cannizzaro Talk about their Struggle & Success as Actors
Posted on: 7/29/2014 1:05:00 PM Advice
The film “Jersey Boys” has been a big stepping stone for these two New Jersey actors, Renée Marino who plays Frankie Valli's wife, Mary Delgado, and Johnny Cannizzaro who plays Nick DeVito.
The journey Renée and Johnny have taken to get to this point is an amazing one. It teaches us a lesson that stardom usually just doesn't happen overnight. Hard work, dedication and a strong willingness to learn and never give up is what catapulted Renée and Johnny ...More
Surviving a Disastrous Production
Posted on: 7/21/2014 11:27:00 AM Advice
Never fear! There are actions yo ...More
Find Your Focus: Overcoming Obstacles in the Audition Room - Important Tips when Crisis Hits
Posted on: 7/15/2014 10:39:00 AM Advice
Anyone who hits the audition circuit regularly knows the importance of putting your best foot forward. Be present. Bring your best. Appearance matters!
I worked through a major challenge recently, when I was called in for an audition in Philadelphia. The 2 hour ride from NYC was a pleasant one.... one I'm used to since I appear regularly as a on-air guest on More
5 Ways to Get Acting Work Without Representation
Posted on: 7/14/2014 11:42:00 AM Advice
What many actors fail to realize is that there are a whole slew of projects out there, on any given day, that are just waiting to be booked, auditioned for, and found out about. These potential projects are just waiting for the right performer to input their magical artistry into each one of them. And, at the end of the day, the job and purpose of an actor, or any performer for that matter is to find out about these projects with or without having an agent, manager, or PR team helping them along the way. Actors and performers are independent creatures by nature, and while an actor having the right representation can certainly be a benefit, it is most definitely not a necessity in this business. Any actor truly has the potential to find out about and book grea ...More
OITNB's Laura Prepon Shares Her Acting Secrets & Struggles
Posted on: 7/8/2014 2:21:00 PM Advice
Laura Prepon is most remembered for her role as the spunky Donna Pinciotti in all eight seasons of the FOX sitcom That '70s Show. The chance to star on such a successful series is seemingly a once in a lifetime opportunity for any actor, but Prepon has done it yet again. Nowadays, the versatile actress is sure to be recognized for her performance on what has instantly become a summer favorite series, Orange Is The New Black. You can catch Prepon as Alex Vause, a lesbian, and ex drug-smuggling inmate – clearly a very different role from her previous credits.
Prepon was kind enough to take a break from filming the highl ...More
5 Ways to Boost Your Bookings! With Anthony Pichette, Casting Director at Sidecar Casting
Posted on: 7/8/2014 10:15:00 AM Advice
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Part 1 of 2 - Mysteries at the Castle Ep. 11 & 12 - Cable TV Series
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Gotham - Fox Series - Shoots Jan 6
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Gotham - Fox Series - Shoots Jan 5
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