All posts by "Kurtis Bright"

Kurt is an award-winning stage and film actor, playwright, and theater critic from Colorado who is traveling long-term in South America. Currently he is working on his Spanish, acting, writing and playing gringo music for Latin American audiences.
NYCastings actor showcase

So, here you are. You’re no longer a fresh-faced young newbie just out of a theater program or just climbing off bus in the big city for the first time. ...
Director Michael Feifer Films

Whether it’s AD-ing for Al Pacino, directing Val Kilmer, or working on low-budget Lifetime Channel movies, Michael Feifer always brings his A-game on set. If there’s one thing you learn ...
NYCastings - Actors - How Sellable are you?

How To Make It Easier For CDs And Agents To Pitch You To Producers And Directors! So, look. We all have our own reasons why we fell in love with ...
NYCastings Chris Browning

From Westworld to Sons of Anarchy to getting his hand chopped off by Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli, Bosch regular Chris Browning has seen it all. While little ...
NewtoActing-NYCastings

Newer actors face a terrible dilemma that’s familiar to anyone who has ever searched for a job just out of school in this era of late capitalism. It can be ...
TransgenderActor

Let’s face it, it’s a traumatic time to be alive. With threats of the Cold War with Russia starting up again, a sagging economy, and a lack of good-paying jobs ...
Jump Start Your Acting Career

“Ticking away the moments that make up the dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way” “Time” – Pink Floyd Actors, especially those in the earlier ...
Actors Looks

Most of us actors get in the game and stick with it because we love what we do. (If you’re not in it for the love of acting, you might ...
Fear and Loathing at Auditions

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”  – Hunter S. Thompson Do you guys ever have that dream where you’re pushed out onto a stage or in ...
RitaPowers-NYCastings

This crazy Business of Show that we all know and love is a lot of things. But if there’s one thing we’re not short of, it’s people who lie right ...
NYCastings - Acting as a Second Career

One of the best things about teaching acting classes is the sheer variety of people you get signing up. Of course you’ll get the 20- and 30-something people who have ...
What Can You Expect in Your First Year as an Actor?

Acting is a wonderful, amazing, emotionally rewarding and incredible job, as anyone who is reading this already knows. People who get to act for a living truly are the luckiest ...
Communication

I was talking with a casting director the other day who was relating war stories from the olden times, back when she was just breaking in to the business. This ...
NYCastings Dialects

As stressful as auditioning is in general, there are few things cause actors to freak out more than finding out they have to employ a dialect in an audition. Even ...
NYCastings New Years Resolutions

“I made a resolution to floss, and I did it! 12:01, January 1st, bam! Blood everywhere.” – Michael Scott (Steve Carell), “The Office,” Episode 7.13 Well, it’s that time of ...
Reaching Out To An Agent Or Casting Director

As we all know, the acting business is jam-packed with a whole lot of actors who are all trying to book a tiny amount of available roles. In such a ...
NYCastings - Long Term Acting Plan

A while back actor/comedian Patton Oswalt did a guest appearance on lefty comedic-political podcast Chapo Trap House. During a riff on embittered right-wing comedian/pundits whom Oswalt just doesn’t find that ...
Casting Studio NYCastings what do Casting Directors look for

As actors, we have a tough row to hoe. Most people who don’t really understand acting think it’s easy: just step up there in front of the camera and say ...
Empowering the Actor with Acting Coach Joseph Pearlman

Acting coach Joseph Pearlman speaks with a tremendous positive energy and enthusiasm that’s downright infectious. But it’s the information he imparts to the actors he’s working with that’s the real ...
Voiceover Casting

It’s hard get a handle on all the various mythical, magical, and downright wacky fictional landscapes veteran voiceover casting director Dawn Hershey-Lopes has helped voice actors to inhabit over the ...