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Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy

Capturing the audience’s attention is a challenge all actors face. Whether it’s delivering a monologue, performing a scene, or even telling an anecdote on stage, the actor must be able ...
Filming scenes out of sequence - NYCastings

If you’ve been cast in a film, you may find the shooting schedule to be a bit confusing when you first receive it. Maybe you’re filming your death scene first, ...
Jennifer-Babiak-of-Fiddler-on-the-Roof-Discusses-Her-Pre-Show-Rituals

Every actor has their own unique pre-show rituals that help them prepare for a performance. Whether it’s an intense warm up or just a few moments of meditation, these rituals ...
3-Keys-to-Building-Trust-and-Rapport-with-Kids-on-Set

Working with children on set can be both incredibly rewarding, and incredibly difficult. With so many people involved in the production, it’s important that actors are able to build trust ...
Harry Styles and Florence Pugh in Don't Worry Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde

Acting has been a staple of the entertainment industry for centuries and its influence on society cannot be denied. There has been an increasing concern that acting may be linked ...
How-Acting-Promotes-Negative-Values

Acting is an art form that has been around for centuries, and it has the power to both entertain and educate audiences. However, when executed poorly or without proper consideration, ...
The-Impact-of-Film-and-Television-on-Society

Now more than ever, society is being exposed to the influence of film and television – both in our personal lives and in the public discourse. While film and television ...
Actors-with-Dyslexia-Overcoming-the-Odds

Dyslexia is a common learning disability (a neurological disorder) that can affect reading, writing and spelling abilities. Although it’s most often diagnosed in children, it can also affect and/or continue ...
Even Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer

There are many different aspects that go into creating a believable character — there’s more to it than just memorizing and delivering lines. One important element is the physicality of ...
How Do I Make My Self-Tape Auditions Look Good

Self-tape auditions became a necessity when COVID-19 broke out in 2020, and while many things have begun to revert back to “normal,” it appears that self-tape auditions are here to stay. But you’re an ...
How-Murdered-and-Abused-Women-Finally-Got-their-Due-on-TV.jpg

Yes, TV has come a long way since the days of Leave it to Beaver and The Brady Bunch. There are now entire networks devoted to crime and violence, and ...
Tatiana Maslany as Alison Hendrix in Orphan Black

What is it about a bad performance that is so alluring? Is it the *schadenfreude of seeing someone who is usually so polished and perfect stumble? Or is it something ...
DirectSubmit : NYCastings Social Media for Actors

Social media has been a big part of our society for a few generations now, and while many people use it, it’s also quite polarizing. Some people find social media ...
Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street

In today’s society, we’re seeing an influx of different cultures in the entertainment field. With this comes a new wave of actors who are auditioning with different accents. This can ...
Why Actors Should Make Their Own Content

A lot is being asked of actors these days. Due to the pandemic, most auditions are self-taped, meaning actors are required to film themselves rather than attend in-person auditions. At first ...
NYCastings Making an Actors Reel

A reel is a very important tool for an actor to have. It demonstrates their abilities as well as the way they come across on camera. Any working actor should ...
Henry Cavill in The Witcher

Some of the world’s greatest actors have a few secrets up their sleeves that help them to become the amazing performers they are. These secrets, while they may be different ...
NYCastings Acting Headshots

Standing out in such an over-competitive market is at times difficult.  With that said, uniqueness becomes even more fleeting when we feel we are overcompensating to gain opportunities.  But for ...
NYCastings - Improv Class

There’s a well-documented history of comedic actors getting their start in improv. This includes SNL alumni like Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, as well as other icons like Jane Lynch. ...