How-to

How to do things in entertainment.

Networking

Networking is one of the most important aspects of an actor’s career. It can help you find agents, managers, and casting directors, as well as other actors and professionals in ...
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Characters can be reflections of ourselves, whether we realize it or not. They can show us sides of ourselves that we might not want to see, or that we might ...
Director giving cameraman scene direction.

Ladies, have you ever thought about becoming a Director? I have a bullet point list below of reasons to ask yourself to see if it’s the right move for you, ...
Child appearing beneath the curtain.

The first step in teaching a child about acting is to help them understand the basics of the craft. This includes explaining what acting is, what it means to be ...
Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada

Should an actor judge their character? This question could be taken in multiple ways: – Should an actor judge the character they’re playing? – Should an actor judge their own ...
Kathy Bates in Misery

In any movie, there is usually an evil character. This character can be anyone from the protagonist’s enemy, to a minor villain, to a completely monstrous being. But what makes ...
Back to the Future - Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson, Tom Wilson

Cowards are often depicted in film and television as weak characters who run away from danger or confrontations. However, there are a few brave cowards out there who have broken ...
Biting Nails

If you’ve ever had a fear of public speaking, or even just felt anxious before an audition, then keep reading. I’ll explain how to overcome your nerves and build the ...
Frustrated Woman

There’s something undeniably alluring about playing a passive-aggressive character. For actors, it can be a chance to explore a more complex and nuanced range of emotions, and to challenge themselves ...

You land your first big role and now the pressure to be a convincing actor is high priority. But honestly, the pressure should be on from the moment you decided ...
5 Secrets to Being a Great Actor

It’s easy to be a great actor, right? You take a few classes and wa-lah! You land an agent and get a great gig as the lead in a high ...
DirectSubmit Talent Dashboard

Here is a quick explanation of the elements of your Talent Dashboard. You can also use the My Account link in the header of the website to access these same ...
Direct Submitting

Here are some tips to address good Direct Submitting etiquette. Please read and use these tips when submitting to projects. … Do not submit to projects in states you are ...
Casablanca - Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

It’s tragic. The pain and longing a viewer goes through hoping almost-relationship characters get together can be unbearable. Yet it makes a great, timeless story. For example, Casablanca’s Rick and ...
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Can actors afford to be lazy? Let’s review a typical day in the life of an actor… I’m going to make and eat my own healthy breakfast, workout, take a ...
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Covid-19 has once again taken over Broadway, in such a big way, you’d think Covid would get its own Equity card. With Jagged Little Pill, Thoughts of a Colored Man ...
Show Business is Rough Business

Execute. Achieve. Accomplish. Memorize those three words because they should be in your Script of Life. Living in today’s world is hard; it just is. You’re either in it for ...
DirectSubmit Talent Casting Services

Boost your image and your personal website’s SEO ranking by adding your DirectSubmit Resume Link! Everyone with a resume in our database has a custom URL based off your name. ...
Three Critical Steps Actors Can Take to Solve Problems

Albert Einstein had a point when he said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about ...
NYCastingsSAG-AFTRA

For many actors the question of whether they want to join an actors’ union is a given: hell yes, I want to join! After all, that’s the dream, isn’t it? ...