How-to

How to do things in entertainment.

Be Persistent and Dedicated to Achieve Your Goals

Most people think that in order to be an actor, all you need is good looks and talent. However, the truth is that it takes a lot more than that ...
A positive attitude makes all the difference. Shot of a group of businesspeople showing thumbs up.

In the competitive world of acting, having a good attitude and work ethic can be the difference between getting a callback and being forgettable. Actors who are passionate about their ...
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It is no secret that the life of an actor can be filled with procrastination, anxiety, fear and regret. One of the most difficult things about being an actor is ...
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The importance of confidence for actors cannot be understated. A lack of confidence can be crippling for an actor, leading to a performance that falls flat. Conversely, a confident actor ...
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Downtime is for amateurs. If you’re an actor and you want some downtime, then you might as well be honest and say that you just want to sleep the day ...
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In theatre, the fourth wall is the imaginary wall that separates the performers from the audience. The term “breaking the fourth wall” is used to describe moments when the characters ...
Tom Cruise in Top Gun: Maverick

Actors need to look the part and feel the part in order to get the part. They have to audition for roles, and the competition can be stiff. To get ...
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When you need to look upset for an acting role or performance, there are a few things you can do to make sure you look convincing. First, it’s important to ...
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Two people in close proximity, their faces inches apart. They stare longingly into each other’s eyes, lips slightly parted. Gently, they touch foreheads, then noses, then lips… A love scene. ...
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In order to be a great scene partner, one must be able to understand and respect the personal boundaries of their fellow actors. They must also be able to work ...
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It’s a scene as old as time: the child actor breaks into tears on cue. Whether it’s in a movie, TV show, or commercial, making a child cry on demand ...
Sick While Auditioning

Auditioning can be nerve-wracking, and even more so when you’re not feeling well. Many people feel anxious about performing when they’re not feeling their best. Auditioning can be nerve-wracking, and ...
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 ...
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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 ...