All posts by "Kelly Calabrese"

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Smiling, energetic, driven... Kelly Calabrese lives each day as a creative spirit. She began performing in children's theatre at the age of 7 and takes ongoing acting classes in NYC. She studied improv at The People's Improv Theater (The PIT NYC), performed on their house team, appeared in many comedy sketches, independent short films, and has written her own one woman murder mystery called "Wasn't Me." In addition to acting, Kelly received a BA in Creative Writing from Binghamton University as well as a BA in Psychology. Currently, Kelly is a spokesperson for AT&T, and an on-camera host for NYCastings.com and Hollyscoop TV. She interviews celebrities while learning how to NOT trip on the red carpet.
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I repeat, I repeat… If you want to score more acting jobs – book the company, not just the gig. As an actor, you know the work that goes into ...
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I think I can, I think I can, I think I can… For certain – you can! You can keep chugging up this mountain called YOUR ACTING DREAM… no matter ...
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Movie stars and glamour queens may grace the pages of magazines, but when it comes to commercial print work… “natural and approachable” people snap the real money shots. “There is ...
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Filmmakers, “you never have to give up.” If you are passionate about a project and know what you want, “you can always get it,” says writer, director Juan Reinoso who ...
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NATURE vs. NURTURE… When it comes to that age old debate…  both nature and nurture are equally impactful for actors looking to reach their highest artistic level. “Growth as an ...
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School is never out… whether it be for summer, fall or winter… for actors who must always be prepared to spring into auditions! Learning, “How to Audition Success fully for ...
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Hello! And welcome to Revamp Your Hosting Reel. I’m your writer, Kelly Calabrese. Today, I’ll be revealing all the nitty-gritty details about what agents look for in hosting reels with ...
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Taking the leap from an audition on to a film set can sometimes feel like Indiana Jones diving into the snake pit. But do not fear. Just… “Think of being ...
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THE END… of an audition often fills an actor’s head with thirteen conversations about one thing – Will they chose me for that role? Of course, you want the part! ...
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Ever think, “I MUST become a successful, working actor or I’ll die!” Well… taking a class at the renowned T. Schreiber Studio in New York City will help you ignite ...
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Meeting a Talent Agent for the first time can feel momentous, as if you should genuflect or feel devoutly grateful but, “We are all just pieces of a puzzle,” shares ...
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“Writing is easy. Living is hard,” states the tagline of a musical drama in post-production called HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG, written and directed by Gary King. ...
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Looming in front of you, that giant white poster board holds the copy for your commercial audition. The magical words you’ll need to convey with both accuracy and honesty. Don’t ...
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Dreams can take you on a magical journey, or they can take their toll on you. This truth takes center stage in a film called Roadie, co-written by brothers Michael ...
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Ask yourself… Do you want, need, hope that a casting director will see your work? An agent? A manager? “With Reel Services, a casting director can be looking at you, ...
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Pen in hand, you are about to sign a contract for your latest acting gig as so many questions pop into your head…  Is this contract worded fairly? How will ...
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Start spreading the news… “There has never been a better time to make and produce independent films in New York and elsewhere,” says Steven Beer, a counsel to numerous award-winning ...
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What a HUGE dilemma… Do you join a union as soon as possible or when you have to? Joining a union has many upsides – higher paying gigs, union protection ...
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Working odd jobs, booking gigs and racking up so many necessary expenses… actors have a lot to figure out come tax season – so NYCastings is here to help you. ...
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Way before The West Wing, Emmy Award winning actor Richard Schiff actually “did odd jobs in New York City.” He shared his story with NYCastings at The Creative Coalition event ...