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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
Across the Pond and Back: How to Transition your Career between Countries
Posted on: 7/19/2013 12:43:00 PM Advice
For many American performers, the call of London and The West End often burns inside but very few people know how to go about making the big move. The same goes for those in the UK and other countries who want to try their luck in New York City. Portuguese born Hip Hop Dancer, Choreographer and Actor Carlos Neto made his career in London for many years but felt the draw of NYC and made the move successfully. I sat down with Carlos to talk to him about the process and to see if he had any advice to give those who wanted to follow their dreams to another country.
Q: What made you decide to move to the United St ...More
Where Do I fit? Finding Your Place as a Crossover Artist
Posted on: 7/8/2013 11:42:00 AM Advice
As a genre, Musical Theatre has taken a very specific turn in the past few years. It seems that almost all new projects and revivals on Broadway are Pop oriented or re-imagined with a contemporary twist and require a certain kind of sound. In the other direction, Opera and Operetta companies are sticking with classics while also adding Musicals with heavy singing to their seasons. What happens, though, when you feel like you don’t perfectly fit into either mold as a performer? How do you market yourself to showcase your wide range of abilities while also giving casting d ...More
Actors & Stunts
Posted on: 6/17/2013 11:33:00 AM Advice
Playing Supernatural Characters w/ Cast Members from Lost, Supernatural & Lost Girl
Posted on: 5/20/2013 11:22:00 AM Advice
Creating your character is a lot of fun – when playing a human. Now what if you are playing a supernatural character?!
Today we hear from six actors who have delved into the supernatural realm:
Stand Up Women - What it takes to be a comedian
Posted on: 5/9/2013 10:56:00 AM Advice
Of course! When Whoopi Goldberg told NYCastings that it takes some serious “balls” to succeed in comedy, we instantly gawked at - I mean - we wanted to learn more about gals who thrive at stand-up. Quite swiftly, our eyes zoomed in on the hilarious Carmen Lynch - a comedian with such BIG BALLS… she’s performed several times for our troops in Iraq and Kuwait. Whoot!
Funny and brave, Car ...More
Playing Dual Roles On The Same Show
Posted on: 4/26/2013 11:03:00 AM Advice
Your heart races and you go into shock when you get that phone call saying you won the role. Now imagine you learn that you'll be playing TWO characters on the same show. It's enough to drive you insane! Immediately your mind goes into overdrive about character development.
NYCastings caught up with John Noble of "Fringe" and Keegan Connor Tracy & Raphael Sbarge of "Once Upon a Time" to discuss how they play dual roles.More
It Takes 'Balls' - Whoopi Goldberg: On Comedy
Posted on: 4/25/2013 4:14:00 PM Advice
Ballsy indeed, Whoopi Goldberg kicked off her acting career by choosing a stage name based on the popular whoopee cushion gag toy! Over the years, her strong choices have helped her win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and a Tony. And, this year at the 2013 Tribeca International Film Festival Whoopi Goldberg added documentary filmmaker to her long list of credits with the premiere of Moms Mabley: I Got Somethin' To Tell You - a glimpse into the colorful life of the legendary comedian Jackie (M ...More
Resume Rescue! For Beginning Actors
Posted on: 4/16/2013 11:19:00 AM Advice
All the world may be a stage, but aspiring actors still need to put in some serious effort if they wish to begin pounding the pavement to Broadway or Hollywood and be successful. For starters, new actors need to commit to getting a professional headshot with a resume to back it.
But how do you create a resume, when you’re just starting out and have very few credits?
Never fear – More
Guys: Are Same-Sex Scenes A Challenge?
Posted on: 4/15/2013 3:20:00 PM Advice
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