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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 

By Hilary Russo @HilaryRusso

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 panic. The questions we start asking ourselves start rolling in. “Which ...More

The Best Ways For A Performer To Utilize Their Time
Posted on: 8/18/2014 10:52:00 AM Advice 

Time is a valuable commodity that simply should not be wasted, by anyone. And, that is why it is integral for all performers to utilize their time as best as possible. The first rule of thumb for a performer to take note of is the mere fact that wasting time is never a good idea, period. Instead, preparing and executing a plan with reference to the time that is available is vital to success. The rumors are just not true, there are enough hours in the day, but each hour must be utilized as shrewdly as possible in order for victory to occur. Here are 5 ways for a performer to utilize their time as best as possible.

1. Practice Your Craft


Memorizing Lines Made Easy!
Posted on: 8/7/2014 10:20:00 AM Advice 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese@KellyCalabrese

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.


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 

Tabrett Bethell is best known for her role as Cara on the TV series Legend of the Seeker. She started out as a sidekick and quickly became a fan favorite which resulted in her being upgraded to a series regular. To most actors, this is a dream come true, but it comes with a lot of life altering decisions.

Interviewing Tabrett was effortless. She is so honest and truly appreciates everyone and everything around her. Completely different from character Cara!

Tabrett 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 

Unless you’re putting on Titanic, the production you’re a part of should not feel like a fast sinking ship. Unfortunately, more often than not, at some point in every actor’s career there exists a project that you just wish the curtain would close on already. Whether you’re doing your friend a favor, or somehow got stuck in a horribly sloppy show, you might find yourself sitting in a rehearsal wondering: 
why are we still blocking when the show opens in a less than a week? or why was I called here if the director doesn't need me?

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 

Written by: Hilary Russo

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 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese@KellyCalabrese

Everyone can use a little change. Especially when it’s for the better! So go ahead and get ready to make a difference in the way you approach auditions ...More

3 Fun Ways to bring a Character to Life using the Internet
Posted on: 6/16/2014 12:14:00 PM Advice 

As an actor, I’ve found creating a character to be an incredibly vital and, on occasion, challenging process. There is always that overwhelming desire to make your performance both believable and dynamic, while remaining true to the story. This seems to be some sort of universal aspiration among us actors. A few months ago I began this process when I was cast as Melchior in Spring Awakening. Getting the news of this was both extremely exhilarating and terrifying (not just because I knew I’d probably have to show my rear end). Melchior is a rebellious and complex role, demanding an extreme emotional range.


Blockbuster Young Performers give Amazing Advice
Posted on: 6/9/2014 10:47:00 AM Advice 

Being a young performer in blockbuster mega-movie or hit television series can be very challenging. There are so many things to think about -- family, friends, school, after school activities, pets – the list goes on and on. It takes a lot of juggling, patience and understanding in order to survive such a wonderful treat!

One of the main things you always want to remember is to keep your kid grounded. Do not let such an event give your child an ego and most certainly do whatever you can to keep your schedule as normal as possible. Sounds impossible, and sometimes it is!


Doctors' Orders: Nurse Jackie's Betty Gilpin Prescribes Her Best Acting Anecdotes
Posted on: 5/27/2014 10:53:00 AM Advice 

By: Robert Peterpaul

Landing a reoccurring role on a hit TV show is almost every actor’s dream. The ability to develop a character over multiple episodes seems like an enviable luxury that’s worth working toward. Nurse Jackie star Betty Gilpin is both talented and fortunate enough to be able to check this dream off her ...More

5 Self-Esteem BOOSTERS for Young Actors
Posted on: 5/20/2014 12:07:00 PM Advice 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese@KellyCalabrese

Pharrell Williams has everyone singing about being HAPPY – yet that’s not always the case when you take an honest look at the heart of young actors. It’s tough out there! And you face a ton of rejection! That’s why Kate Mueth made it her mission to help young people learn how to deal with the emotional rollercoaster ride known as the entertainment business.

Kate Mueth is an actor, director, casting director, choreographer, ...More

Tips on making a web series from the Creators of The Actress The Series
Posted on: 5/19/2014 4:33:00 PM Advice 

Ann Carr is on a tight schedule, performing in The Upright Citizens Brigade 10-minute Play Festi ...More

Be the CEO of Your own Career: Lois Robbins' keys for Success
Posted on: 5/5/2014 12:22:00 PM Advice 

By: Robert Peterpaul 

As an actor living in NYC, times can get pretty tough. You’ve made it to the city of your dreams, and, still, no matter how many auditions you get or roles you book, you are susceptible to feeling like your aspirations of being an accomplished actor are far from being fulfilled. It happens to the best of us. However, always remember that persistence is a key part of making it in the industry. It can take some ...More

5 Hot Ways to Spark On-Screen Chemistry
Posted on: 5/1/2014 12:35:00 PM Advice 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese@KellyCalabrese

Looking to heat up your acting career? You can! By learning how to spark on-screen chemistry in every scene, you’ll help ensure that all eyes stay on you from your very first audition to your movie’s premier. And when I speak about packing heat, it doesn’t just pertain to romance. Great actors can ignite a chemical reaction in any situation - from a first encounter, to friends who feud, to quiet moments dep ...More

SET YOUR SIGHTS HIGH: The Best Day Job For A Working NYC Actor
Posted on: 4/29/2014 10:39:00 AM Advice 

By: Robert Peterpaul

New York City is the perfect location for aspiring actors. It’s the Mecca of theatre, has lots of TV and Film productions, and countless expert acting instructors. Unfortunately, it also comes complete with a multitude of expenses. This is why, as most actors know, it is essential to have a temporary day job to pay the bills. 


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