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How To Make a Memorable Character w/ Gotham's Victoria Cartagena
Posted on: 2/25/2015 11:44:00 AM Advice 

By Ilana Rapp

Victoria Cartagena made such an impact during the interview that I was totally thrown off guard.” - ILANA

Let's talk about Victoria Cartagena, aka Vicki, who plays Detective Renee Montoya on FOX's Gotham.


Shut up and Listen to HEATHER MATARAZZO
Posted on: 2/23/2015 6:45:00 PM Advice 


Performers seeking authentic advice should search no further than the honest guidance of Heather Matarazzo. The New York raised actress has remained in the spotlight ever since her lead role in the coming of age film, Welcome to the Dollhouse. This breakout 90's hit propelled Matarazzo into a successful career thats s ...More

Q an A (Question An Actor): EP. 2 Broadway's Matthew James Thomas
Posted on: 2/23/2015 1:55:00 PM Advice presents "Q an A" (Question an Actor) where Robert Peterpaul (TMZ, Access Hollywood) sits down to gain valuable insight from acclaimed actors to help you succeed in your career.

Episode 2: Broadway's Matthew James Thomas (Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark, Pippin and Diner the Musical) stops by the NYCastings studio to chat about his career, working through dangerous stunts and most valuable piece of acting advice. You won't want to miss it!

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Chasing Your Dreams with ABC Family Star ABHI SINHA
Posted on: 2/19/2015 11:34:00 AM Advice 
Photo Credit: Lesley Bryce


The Spellbinding KARA LINDSAY Soars as Broadway's Newest Glinda
Posted on: 2/13/2015 6:20:00 PM Advice 


Listening & Answering with Emmy Award Winner ALLISON JANNEY
Posted on: 2/11/2015 9:42:00 PM Advice 



12 Monkeys star AMANDA SCHULL on not giving up
Posted on: 2/7/2015 1:34:00 PM Advice 

Photo Credit: Annie McEwain

WRITTEN BY: Robert Peterpaul

Amanda Schull is mainly recognized for her recurring and noteworthy television stints on shows like One Tree Hill, Pretty Little Liars and Suits. She's also credited as the sweet Jody Sawyer in the 2000 film < ...More

Lessons From Broadway's ‘Bombshell’ MEGAN HILTY
Posted on: 2/3/2015 6:17:00 PM Advice 

Written By: Robert Peterpaul

“Just be nice.” Megan Hilty says when I inquire my signature question of the most valuable advice she has for aspiring performers. “Be nice to everyone you work with.” Readers should take heed from the triple threat whose extraordinary talent and passion has lifted her to stardom. 

A captivating combination of capability and charm, I’d venture to say that Hilty is the closet thing the world currently has to Marilyn Monroe. The ethereal beauty has taken center stage on Broadway with her stellar run ...More

10 Things You Should Know About Toddlers in Show Biz
Posted on: 1/26/2015 11:27:00 AM Advice 

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"Your child should be a model! Your kid should be on television!" your neighbors, family, friends and babysitters shout to you. It all sounds so fun and so easy!

Then you realize it's not so easy. But it could be fun and a great learning experience if you learn a few simple things.

1. You are responsible for your child on set.

Some productions have baby wranglers, but wr ...More

Switched at Birth's VANESSA MARANO on: Acting, auditioning with pneumonia & why she’ll never get a Twitter!
Posted on: 1/23/2015 12:25:00 PM Advice 

Written By: Robert Peterpaul                                               Photo Credit: Lesley Bryce  

Phone interviews can be a harrowing process. As an interviewer you anxiously wait on the line, hoping for a pleasant and worthwhile interaction with the talent (and, of course, good reception). With a cheery “Hey, R ...More

'Act where you can, when you can' - A Conversation with HBO’s Raúl Castillo
Posted on: 1/14/2015 11:06:00 AM Advice 

With an impressive career spanning across film, television and theatre mediums, Raúl Castillo is simply just getting started. The industry is abuzz with big expectations from the CAA represented actor and playwright.

Raúl can currently be seen playing the fan favorite character “Ritchie” on HBO’s Looking. The drama offers an intimate look at a group of friends in San Francisco and their uncensored experiences while searching for happiness. Despite the cloud of controve ...More

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!


Young Performers on Hit TV Shows
Posted on: 11/17/2014 10:42:00 AM Advice 

When your young performer gets an audition for a TV show with lots of buzz, it's time to close your eyes, take a deep gulp and maybe even meditate. You want them to go on the audition, but at the same time, you know if they get the job, life will change. Maybe forever.

For 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 decision easier.


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 hav ...More

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 

Elvis Nolasco was born and raised in the Washington Heights area of New York City. From a young age Elvis was drawn to entertainment; in his early years he would spend evenings dancing to Latin music in his family home. His love of salsa music led to an interest in break dancing, where he spent nights dancing with the break dancing group, Soul Sonic Rockers. His dance ability and style would later help open doors to establish a solid career that spans film, theatre and television.

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 

By Hilary Russo @HilaryRusso

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

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