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.
Success in Acting

Finally! After what seems like forever, (probably because it WAS forever), you land the juicy job that gets you noticed. Welcome to the land of frenzy, Actors! … Your life ...
KidsinActing-shy

First ask yourself why you want to put your kid in show biz. … Then ask your child if they want to be in show biz.  … If their response ...
Actors in Acting

You’ve got the jitters and your head is spinning, yet you’re not sick. You know there’s something going on but you can’t explain it. You feel helpless because whatever it ...
Actors booking out

As with any job, frustration is a big part of show business. Being an agent comes with many frustrations, but one of the most under-the-radar frustrations is when a client ...
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Daisy Winters – Dealing with Tragedy on Set A Tragic Moment Defines the Release of Indie Film Daisy Winters with Producer JANE BADLER & Actress CARRIE PRESTON Watch the Daisy ...
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“It’s when there’s a genuine connection between people that makes On-Screen Chemistry pop.” You’ve seen it. You’ve loved it. But just how do they do it?! As a viewer, I ...
Audition Moods - I Hate Myself, I Love Myself

Your audition begins the moment you wake up, not when you step into the audition room. Don’t lie. There are things that you hate about yourself and things that you ...
Heléne Yorke.
Photo by Paul Smith.

Heléne Yorke – I moved to the city with $3k my father lent me and about five boxes of things. I had two roommates, no furniture, and was routinely stretching ...
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When Should You Hire an Entertainment Lawyer? A Chat with Alesha M. Dominique, Attorney-at-Law, of MSK. When you decided to become an actor, did you think about the consequences of negotiating ...
The Hustle

It’s All About the Hustle It’s getting harder and harder to survive in this world. No one is going to do your work for you. Acting is not limited to ...