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.
Acting Classes

“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” – Sanford Meisner “Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in ...
Michael Donovan Casting Director

New York native and L.A. transplant Michael Donovan has been involved in show business for a very long time. In fact, reading his CV, you start to wonder if the ...
LA Acting Auditions

Most of the time, casting directors have very specific areas they focus on: commercial, film, or television, for instance. Especially when it comes to voiceover versus on-camera work, most CDs ...
Acting in las vegas

Phil Valentine has worn a lot of hats over the years. He’s worked in just about every capacity in show business you can imagine, both behind the camera and in ...
NYCastings-Commercial-Print-Work

 Actors are funny creatures.  Funny-haha? Sure. Quite often.  But let’s be real: some of us are also funny-peculiar.  Surely we all have that one actor friend who has a boatload ...
NYCastings - The Right Place at the Right Time

We’ve all been brought up on the stories of the huge celebrity who is “discovered” in some random, unlikely place and suddenly catapulted to fame. In the old days, she ...
Voiceover Work

There are a lot of great reasons to love the actor’s life – even aside from the simple fact that we get to play other people: our job is to ...
What Agents Want

Being an actor is kind of like being in a club. And the people who aren’t in the club are often really perplexed by what we do: “How do you ...
Branding for the Actor: Making An Impact Before You Even Walk In The Door

If we actors can learn anything at all from having watched Jon Hamm play Don Draper all those years on “Mad Men,” it’s the importance of having a high tolerance ...
self-taped auditions

So let’s talk self-taped auditions. The ability to make a good self-taped audition will affect your Acting Career from Now till the End of Time! These days, with the proliferation of ...
Actors Resume

As actors we spend a lot of time honing our skills. We spend countless hours working on scene study, memorizing new monologues, submitting for work and taking classes – and ...
Booking the Job

As every seasoned actor knows, there’s nothing like learning by doing. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to learn how to do: you can read all the books in the ...
South Florida

From wrestling alligators to casting “The Truman Show,” “Contact,” and “Birdcage,” Jacoby has seen it all As actors, we all know about the challenges we face when it comes to ...
Casting Director Pixie Monroe

Often when we think of the acting business, especially the Hollywood variety, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking everyone is completely self-obsessed. Sometimes it seems like it’s ...
Kids Acting Class

Kids have a natural affinity for acting; it exists in their play, in their wild imaginations as yet unburdened by the grumpy woes of adults, and in their lives in ...
Man older lead actor

When I teach my acting classes, I generally get two types of people thinking about signing up: young kids and teens, and older folks. And it’s interesting: knowing what we ...
KidsinActing

Most anyone who had the opportunity to learn something about acting when they were a kid would agree: there is no experience in the world that can match it. For ...
shutterstock_753438145

Auditions are a mysterious beast. If you talk with any five casting directors, you’ll get five different takes on what makes a great audition:  It’s a job interview. Be professional. ...
film set young male lead

Ask anyone who acts: there is no better job in the world. Nowhere else do you get paid money to connect with the deepest, most intimate parts of yourself and ...
kids - actng class

So you’ve got a talented child with a budding aptitude for the stage and screen – first of all, congratulations! Your kid is one of a very, very lucky few ...