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5 Tips for Taming FEAR at Auditions
Posted on: 3/5/2014 3:48:00 PM Advice
You know the deal…. You’re palms sweat. Your heart revs. Your inner critic begins to judge at supersonic speeds! And it all happens as you step foot into that audition room. The experience is beyond nerve wracking – it’s an absolute career hazard. So take in a deep breath and get ready to change the way you approach this unavoidable process....More
The Strategy of a Working Actor from Armando Riesco
Posted on: 2/28/2014 12:48:00 PM Advice
In the New York City theater world, (opening March 3rd,) versatile actor Armando Riesco will be reprising his role as troubled Iraq war veteran and American hero, Elliot Ortiz, in The Happiest Songs Play Last, the final installment in a trilogy by Pulitzer Prize winner Quiara Alegría Hudes (In the Heights and Water by the Spoonful) at Second Stage Theatre (http://2st.com/) in New York City. Armando portrayed the real life veteran twice before in A Sold ...More
Game Changing Acting Tips from Michael C. Hall and the Cast of Cold In July
Posted on: 2/17/2014 1:01:00 PM Advice
Ready to make 2014 a game changing year for your acting career?
Well then check out this truth packed advice from the cast and director of COLD IN JULY, which premiered at Sundance 2014.
TOP 4 Reasons Actors Need Training
Posted on: 2/11/2014 11:13:00 AM Advice
There are actors out there who believe that they have all the skills they will ever need and don’t need any guidance in their pursuit of a successful career. Some may argue that “Brad Pitt, Jim Carrey, and Drew Barrymore never attended a proper training program, so why should I?” but they don’t realize those actors still studied with a coach or took workshops. A full-fledged program at a two-year conservatory or college may not be for you but that isn’t the only option out there. There are great one-on-one coaches and acting workshops that can help you create consistently great performances. Here to give the Top 4 reasons why actors should train and other insights are Commercial Cast ...More
Teen Performers Share Audition Techniques
Posted on: 1/31/2014 5:22:00 PM Advice
The following six actors have somehow managed to keep a keen sense of reality while being thrust into the starlight:
Lintz from AMC's “The Walking Dead”
From the BRONX to the BOX OFFICE in 7 steps!
Posted on: 1/28/2014 12:45:00 PM Advice
Hey young actors! If you've had a hard upbringing, tough times, or any kind of daily grind – don’t think that makes you just another Lifetime Channel story line. In fact, your rough road ma ...More
9 Must Know Facts About Creating Your Own Work
Posted on: 1/14/2014 11:46:00 AM Advice
No doubt! Creating your own work can catapult an acting career because it gives you a chance to express your voice and take control of how your talent is presented to the world. And now, it is easier than ever to get started on a project because you can quickly find talent, crew, and money raising tools online. Plus you can even film your project with your iPhone camera!
Advice for the Aspiring Comedic Actor
Posted on: 12/17/2013 11:09:00 AM Advice
6 Tips for Delivering Powerfully Vulnerable Performances
Posted on: 12/10/2013 12:17:00 PM Advice
Powerful acting hooks your attention to a scene. Vulnerable acting lures your heart in. Yet powerfully vulnerable acting can make you react without warning – evoking laughter, tears, sighs, and gasps at each breathtaking moment. That’s how I felt while watching Waking Marshall Walker, a new short film that’s on its way to the 2014 festival circuit.
Waking Marshall Walker, co-dir ...More
Actresses Perspectives on the Development of an LGBTQ Character
Posted on: 12/2/2013 10:57:00 AM Advice
A character's sexual development has become more and more complicated over the years. Back in the day it was easy to define a character's sexuality as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered or straight. In today's world, there are multiple levels of the spectrum.
We talked to six actresses who have same-sex scenes – whether emotional and/or physical – to see how they understood and developed their characters. Charlotte Sullivan of ABC's “Rookie Blue”, Jes Macallan of ABC's “Mistresses”, Ali Liebert of Showcase's & SyFy's “Lost Girl”, Lauren Collins of ...More
10 things that annoy Casting Directors: Secrets from an intern
Posted on: 11/25/2013 2:32:00 PM Advice
By Camille Hansen
When actors go into an audition we often obsess about making our performance in that room perfect. We pay hundreds of dollars for classes specifically on how to audition yet one thing we rarely think about is our behavior at the audition. As an actor who has interned for casting offices, I’ve watched as fellow actors ruin their chances at a job before even showing their talent. So I’m sharing with you the top 10 thi ...More
What a Ride! Summer Crockett Moore reveals the sweet rewards of rocking the indie film world.
Posted on: 11/6/2013 2:43:00 PM Advice
Ready to explode on the indie film scene? To strut down some film festival red carpets? And finally get those locked doors to burst open?
10 DO's vs. DON'Ts for meeting an agent
Posted on: 10/28/2013 10:52:00 AM Advice
So you’re meeting an agent… Palms are sweating. Hopes are high. You want to make the best impression! Take a deep breath, sit back, a ...More
Secrets of a Casting Director
Posted on: 10/15/2013 3:41:00 PM Advice
We all wish we could get inside the head of a Casting Director. Perhaps there's some magical little spell that will give us the guidance to win an audition with the Director / Producer. Casting Directors are on OUR side, so if they ask you to do the scene a different way, it's because they want to see if we can take direction.
We, as actors, must remember that CD's sometimes conduct hundreds of auditions per day and like us, they're human and get tired. It's up to US to be prepared and make the CD remember us. There are plenty of tales wher ...More
5 Things Agents Look At On Your Resume!
Posted on: 10/9/2013 11:03:00 AM Advice
No need to wonder if an agent looks closely at your resume. They do! Of course they do. Because beyond seeing you perform, agents rely on your resume to tell a story about your passions, experience, and professionalism – past and present.More
Motion Capture Actors: Body Movement Tells the Story
Posted on: 9/13/2013 12:22:00 PM Advice
Motion capture (aka MoCap) records the motion of the actor and translates the movements into a digital character. This is very popular in video games and films such as “Avatar,” “Tron: Legacy” and “The Hobbit.”
Traveling for Work! 10 tips about acting away from home
Posted on: 9/12/2013 10:49:00 AM Advice
Hit the road actors! And don’t you worry about a thing, a thing, a thing, a thing. Because these 10 tips will help you prepare for all types of on-location gigs.
INSIGHT FROM ACTOR SUSAN SLOTOROFF - WHO IS CURRENTLY PLAYING ROZ IN ...More
The Path to Pilots - Bumps, turns, and slippery slopes included!
Posted on: 8/8/2013 1:19:00 PM Advice
Have a burning desire to act in a pilot? To write a web series? Or create your own new form of new media?
Steven Becker of Blue Carioca Entertainment knows what it takes to be successful, and has shared the many challenging and rewarding aspects of developing a project with NYCastings.
Your Child was Just Cast as a Series Regular - Now What?
Posted on: 7/31/2013 11:57:00 AM Advice
The decision to just pick up and move across the country or even out of the country is not a decision that should be made lightly. If your child is a young performer, you may want to have the “relocation talk” way before it ever happens – if it ever happens.
Auditions and bookings sometimes come so fast that you will have a hard time keeping a clear head. By having the discussion in advance with your family, you're ...More
It's Never Too Late to Become an Actor!
Posted on: 7/25/2013 12:07:00 PM Advice
Over 40? Over 50? Over the grind of corporate life with a desire to finally pursue your dream of becoming an actor?
As long as you’re ready to fully commit, a late start doesn’t matter. You sim ...More
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