Advice

Acting advice from NYCastings. Advice on everything to do with Acting, Modeling, Theatre & Show business.

Raphael Sbarge Photo By Cameron Postforoosh

In this digital growing age, especially now with the downtime from COVID-19, accomplished actor, producer and director Raphael Sbarge suggests that this is an opportune time for us to make ...
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Written by: Kayla Klatzkin Auditions are part of an actor’s life. As a writer who’s also an actress, getting to talk with a casting director is a unique opportunity to ...
Photo by Russll Baer

Jimmy Kimmel, Oprah Winfrey, Faruq Tauheed, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman, James Corden. Do you recognize all of the above names as television show hosts? You betcha’! We spun the Wheel ...
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Ozark Actress Jessica Frances Dukes is in love…with theatre! The sparkle in Jessica’s eyes when talking about theatre is off the chart, and by off the chart, I mean, I ...
The Studio at NYCastings - On on One

With Resume Reviews – Get Hands-on Written Reviews of your Resume, Photos, Reels and  Self-Taped Recordings. If you are new to the acting business, you really need to start off right ...
Phillip Lewitski Photo by Benjo Arwas

Actor Phillip Lewitski of Hulu’s Utopia Falls doesn’t leave any stone unturned. He takes his job seriously, as we all should, but even he has times where he’s just not ...
DirectSubmit - 2nd Assistant Director

We’re talking about the 2nd AD now! This is the second video in the Assistant Director Series. Tip me ya’ll! Do You want to thank me for anything? Just buy ...
Writing a great casting notice

It’s been said by great directors that 90% of great directing lies in great casting. So get started the right way… We spend a lot of time here focused on the ...
Acting Auditions at Home

BY MICHELLE DANNER As an actor, you are always training regardless of whether you are seasoned or just starting out. You want to say, “I have a craft.” You are always ...
How and why to create your own work

You can only wait around for opportunities in film for so long! Get out there and create your own stuff. Equipment I use: Canon Rebel T4i – https://amzn.to/2MGXksm Boom Rode ...
What's a 1st Assistant Director

So, let’s talk about the 1st Assistant Director, what they do, their responsibilities, and what are some characteristics/skills they should have. Equipment I use: Canon Rebel T4i – https://amzn.to/2MGXksm Boom ...
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Drilling through a monologue can often feel as nerve-racking as a trip to the dentist’s office. It can make your jaw bolt shut and mind race to do something, anything ...
Talent Agencies for Kids

Your child wants to be a performer. You go to the mall and pay big bucks for glamour shots, perhaps even hair and make-up for the photos. Then you hear ...
From Disaster to Master of your Acting Career

An acting career is like any other career in terms of skill level and how well you can market you skills. The one thing that totally separates an acting career ...
Using Downtime To Get More Screentime!

Since many of us have a lot more time free time right now, due to our social distancing practices, it can give actors some time to ‘up their resume’ game ...
Self-Taped Auditions - NYCastings Direct Submit Group

Since we’re all trying to keep a little more distance right now for safety, we want to remind Talent & Clients that we have features to accommodate self-taped auditioning. … ...
NYCastings-Improv Scenes

When we talk about the greatest movie scenes of all time, sometimes it’s easy to forget all the work that goes into them – and all the takes. That is, ...
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As awards season heats up and the Oscar nominations are grabbing entertainment headlines, one actor’s heartfelt, tortured performance in particular is the subject of much water cooler talk: of course ...
Katee Sackhoff in Battlestar Galactica

Actor Katee Sackhoff wasn’t prepared for the fallout she received from fans of the original Battlestar Galactica TV series (1978) in which her character, Starbuck, was male and played by ...
Laura Vandervoort in Age of Dysphoria

Netflix V Wars Actress Laura Vandervoort says, “‘Fake it ’til you make it’ really is a bible in this business.” As an actor for over two decades, Laura Vandervoort has ...