All posts by "Ilana Rapp"

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Ilana Rapp is a media-savvy Generation Xer with instinctive wit, quick humor and a taste for deep human emotions. As a former (child) actress with Broadway, film and television credits, she is adept at, well, lots of things. She currently blogs on The Huffington Post and writes entertainment pieces for NYCastings. She is a huge fan of the television show V. Ask her why her favorite number is 22. Follow Ilana on Twitter @LizardLadyNJ.
tabrettbethell

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 ...
jerseyboys

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 ...
blockbuster young performers give amazing 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, ...
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Why do some actors choose to be versatile as opposed to specializing in one specific form, such as comedy? There could be several different responses to the above question, however, ...
teenperformersadvice

It’s not easy being a teenager, but imagine being a teenager who works in show business? How do these young performers handle school and friends while working on sets of ...
actressesonlgbtq-616

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 ...
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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? Well get your inner dreamer ...
secrets of a casting director

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 ...
motion capture

As actors, we learn that we must overcome any uncomfortable situations. As a matter of fact, sometimes feeling uncomfortable makes us do our job better. So what’s it like being ...
kidontvseries

What’s it like when your child lands a starring or recurring role on a TV series? Lives change. The decision to just pick up and move across the country or ...
stunts

When you waltz into the audition room, are you thinking about nailing the part or are you thinking that you may be asked to do physical stunt work? Exactly. Where ...
supernatural

As actors, we’re always interested in stretching the limits. There’s no end as to how a character can be played. We have an idea in our head, but the director ...
same sex scenes-guys

Last article we found out how actresses handled same-sex scenes. Now it’s the guy’s turn! Gale Harold of Queer as Folk, Freddie Smith of Days of Our Lives and Dan ...
pr

Being an actor is tough! It’s not just memorizing lines and learning technique. It’s a business that thrives on relationships, image and public appearances. There hopefully comes a point when ...
casting directors

As an actor, we never know what a Casting Director is thinking. We go in, do our audition, the CD says Thank you, next! and if we’re lucky, we’ll get ...
childwranglers

The experience of children on set, whether it’s for print, film or TV, can be very overwhelming for the children, parents / guardians and crew. Child wranglers, also known as ...
actorswhosing

Lately there’s been an influx of Broadway actors coming to television and screen actors going to Broadway.  Think NBC’s Smash, FOX’s Glee and Matthew Broderick. So just what is it ...
childrenofhorror

Child performers have long been a part of scary film and television entertainment. Remember actress Linda Blair from the 1973 movie The Exorcist? How about Haley Joel Osment from 1999’s ...
actorsnfx2

As actors, we rarely say to ourselves, Oh boy! I want to be an actor so I can sit in a make-up chair for endless hours and be turned into ...
actors networking

How can Social Networking benefit you as an actor? With the explosion of Facebook and Twitter over the past few years, it’s no wonder celebrities have opted to use these ...