All posts by "Aaron Seals"

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Founder and CEO of DirectSubmit / NYCastings.com / DreamCasters Media.
Discover Your Unique Acting Type in 5 Simple Steps

As an aspiring actor, finding your “type” is a crucial step in the journey to success. Your type is the category of characters you are most suited to play based ...
What's A Vertical TV Series

As the entertainment landscape evolves, so do the opportunities for actors to showcase their talents. One of the most exciting developments in recent years is the rise of vertical TV ...
Set Savvy: Understanding Your Film Crew

As an actor, your primary focus is on delivering a captivating performance and bringing your character to life. However, understanding the various film crew members and their roles on a ...
How to Fake It Till You Make It in the Acting World

Breaking into the acting industry can be as much about the presentation of self as it is about talent. For new actors, creating a professional persona early on can pave ...
Becoming the Character: An In-Depth Look at Personality Traits in Acting

As an actor, your ability to embody a vast spectrum of personality traits is the cornerstone of your craft. Whether you’re stepping into the shoes of a character brimming with ...
Exploring Stand-Up Comedy - A New Frontier for Actors

In the current landscape of entertainment, comedy is experiencing a notable boom, driven by a surge in stand-up tours, streaming specials, and a cultural shift towards using humor to navigate ...
The Self-Taping Audition Controversy

In recent times, a debate has stirred the entertainment industry, particularly the acting community, revolving around the practice of self-taping auditions. Notably, Olivia Colman, an acclaimed actress, has voiced her ...
Introducing Casting Confidential, A New Podcast Series About The Casting Business

We would like to introduce “Casting Confidential with Rose Rosen, CSA,” a podcast that serves as your exclusive pass to the world of casting and acting. If you’re an actor, whether aspiring ...
The Name Game - How Stage Names Shape Actors' Careers

In the world of acting, and all other forms of entertainment, a name isn’t just a tag; it’s an emblem of your brand, a beacon for your identity, and often, a gateway ...
From Lead to Extra: A Guide to Acting Roles in Movies

In the dazzling world of cinema, every actor, regardless of the size of their role, plays a pivotal part in bringing the magic of movies to life. ‘From Lead to ...
The Many Faces of Laughter - Exploring Comedy Film Genres

Comedy films (and TV) are designed to elicit laughter from the audience, often through entertaining and humorous scenarios. There are several sub-genres of comedy films, each with its unique characteristics ...
Great TV Shows About Show Business - A Guide for Actors

As actors navigate the complexities of the entertainment industry, gaining insights from those who’ve tread similar paths can be invaluable. TV shows like “Entourage,” “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” and “Barry” ...
The Art of Script and Character Research

Embarking on a new role is like setting off on an exhilarating journey of discovery. For actors, the cornerstone of delivering a compelling performance lies in thorough script and character ...
DEI Casting In The Film Business

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) casting in the Hollywood film business is a topic that has garnered increasing attention and significance over recent years. This movement towards a more inclusive ...
Creating the Perfect Scene - The Actor-Director Dialogue

In the world of filmmaking, the creation of a perfect scene is a dance of collaboration and creativity between the actor and the director. It’s not merely about reciting lines ...
10 Books On Acting Every Actor Should Read

Embarking on a journey in the acting world is a unique adventure that requires not just raw talent but also a deep understanding of the craft. Books on acting serve ...
Navigating the Film Industry A Comprehensive Guide for BIPOC Actors

In an industry where every role you play and every story you tell leaves an indelible mark on audiences, understanding the nuanced landscape of the film industry is crucial, especially ...
How Actors Can Join SAG-AFTRA in 2024

In the dynamic and competitive world of entertainment, joining a professional actors’ union like SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) can be a significant milestone in ...
Inspiring Directors: How Actors Can Deliver Memorable Auditions

In the world of acting, auditions are your golden opportunity to leave a lasting impression on directors and help shape their vision for a project. Directors are often inspired by ...
Leveraging TikTok and Instagram to Kickstart Your Acting Career

In today’s digital age, social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram have become powerful tools for aspiring actors to showcase their talents and kickstart their entertainment careers. With millions of ...