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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
Last article we found out how actresses handled same-sex scenes. Now it's the guy's turn!
Actresses: How Do You Handle Same-Sex Scenes?
Posted on: 4/1/2013 10:54:00 AM Advice
Today it's not uncommon to see one or more LGBT character on a television series. How do actresses feel about doing same-sex scenes?
Public Relations Firms: What They Do and When You Need Them!
Posted on: 3/28/2013 2:02:00 PM Advice
There hopefully comes a point when you're ready to take that next leap in you career. It's a scary, competitive world out there and publicity agents are available to help!
Below is some amazing advice and insight from M Public Relations in the United States & Canada and On the Map PR based out of Australia.More
Think You Can Dance? Agent Fatima Wilson of bloc NYC helps you jump into auditions
Posted on: 3/27/2013 3:53:00 PM Advice
Leaping into nearly every artistic medium, dancers abound on Broadway, TV, reality shows, films, music videos, tours, commercials, award shows, and so much more. There are boundless ways to make a living as a dancer, and an exciting array of styles.
But… do you have what it takes to make a living as a dancer? And, can you rock an audition?
To help NYCastings members learn more about t ...More
Casting Directors: An Inside Discussion
Posted on: 3/15/2013 2:16:00 PM Advice
Casting is much more than just finding the right actor. What else is involved in the daily ongoings of a casting director? How do they know which actors they're looking for?
Let's find out from the highly reputable casting directors; Adrienne Stern, Barry Shapiro and Cindi Rush!
Help Me Help You - Advice from Industry Gurus about Representation
Posted on: 3/12/2013 11:29:00 AM Advice
Attention all actors seeking representation – When it comes to landing a manager or agent, you must be ready and willing to put in some serious effort!
Managers and agents want to work with talent who fully commit to their work, who treat to acting as a business, and are passionate about building their career. They seek talent who continuously take classes to improve their craft, who pro-actively network and market themselves, and who create their own work i ...More
You Get What You Pay For! How $$$ offered to actors affects quality of work + quality of life
Posted on: 3/1/2013 10:42:00 AM Advice
Written by: Kelly Calabrese“Starving Artist” - is not a term that should be taken literally, or taken advantage of.
In the acting world, starving artists are those who are willing to forgo the stability of corporate paychecks, and certain material luxuries, in order to focus on their craft. The term refers to a hunger for pursuing excellence in the art of acting. It in no way means that an actor should work for ...More
Child Wranglers: Who are they and what do they do?
Posted on: 2/27/2013 3:33:00 PM Advice
Child wranglers, also known as baby wranglers, are there to help bring a happy and healthy medium between the children and production.
Before we meet wranglers Joyce Whalen, Meryl Salzinger and Melanie Sawyer, I want to share a quick st ...More
Double Threats: Actors Who Sing
Posted on: 2/21/2013 11:16:00 AM Advice
So just what is it about these entertainers that make us want more? They're double threats! They act, they sing, they make us realize that we have the opportunity to expand our talents.
Practical Tips for the Typecast Actor
Posted on: 2/18/2013 12:27:00 PM Advice
Anthony Hopkins is one of modern cinema’s best assets. He’s been nominated for – and won – more awards than most of us have had hot dinners, and his fifty-year filmography contains some of the finest movies ever committed to film.
But when you hear his name, which of the following immediately springs to mind before any of the above?
Crazy About Acting? 8 Tips for Surviving your Love Affair with Drama
Posted on: 2/15/2013 4:34:00 PM Advice
Written by: Kelly Calabrese
What’s love got to do with it? When it comes to acting – the answer is EVERYTHING.
An actor must expose their heart; be vulnerable (often uncomfortably so) to the most volatile of elements. They allow themse ...More
Secrets to Getting an Agent
Posted on: 2/12/2013 12:31:00 PM Advice
Solving the mystery as to how to get an agent can often seem like the loftiest of challenges. Is there a secret passageway that you’re missing out on? Some underground recruitment center? Do agents have a form of special intelligence, honing device, or tracing method?
Attempting to land an agent can be incredibly frustrating. After all, we are actors meant to embody Bourne or 007 – not t ...More
Children of Horror - Kids Working in Horror Films and TV Shows
Posted on: 2/5/2013 11:06:00 AM Advice
Remember actress Linda Blair from the 1973 movie “The Exorcist?” How about Haley Joel Osment from 1999's “The Sixth Sense?” Or Danny Lloyd, who played Jack Nicholson's son, Danny, in the classic scary movie “The Shining?” (Who could forget the line “Danny isn't here, Mrs. Torrance.”)
These young actors left a mark i ...More
Performance Caliber Auditions - A-Game Advice from the Sundance Film Festival
Posted on: 1/25/2013 2:01:00 PM Advice
Times have changed - expectations are raised, which means that it takes a lot of work to land roles in film and TV these days. Scripts need to be memorized. Characters need to be fully developed. And, walls need to come down!
In fact, to truly stand out, “each audition should be treated as a performance,” shares Casting Director Harley Kaplan....More
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