Acting Advice

itsnevertolate

Over 40? Over 50? Over the grind of corporate life with a desire to finally pursue your dream of becoming an actor? As long as you’re ready to fully commit, a late start doesn’t matter. You simply need the ability ...
stunts

When you waltz into the audition room, are you thinking about nailing the part or are you thinking that you may be asked to do physical stunt work? Exactly. Where is the line drawn between an actor performing his or ...
supernatural

As actors, we’re always interested in stretching the limits. There’s no end as to how a character can be played. We have an idea in our head, but the director might have a totally different idea. Creating your character is ...
whoopie

Ballsy indeed, Whoopi Goldberg kicked off her acting career by choosing a stage name based on the popular whoopee cushion gag toy! Over the years, her strong choices have helped her win an Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, and a Tony. And, ...
resumerescue

All the world may be a stage, but aspiring actors still need to put in some serious effort if they wish to begin pounding the pavement to Broadway or Hollywood and be successful. For starters, new actors need to commit ...
pr

Being an actor is tough! It’s not just memorizing lines and learning technique. It’s a business that thrives on relationships, image and public appearances. There hopefully comes a point when you’re ready to take that next leap in you career. ...
actorswhosing

Lately there’s been an influx of Broadway actors coming to television and screen actors going to Broadway.  Think NBC’s Smash, FOX’s Glee and Matthew Broderick. So just what is it about these entertainers that make us want more?  They’re double ...
crazyaboutacting

What’s love got to do with it? When it comes to acting – the answer is EVERYTHING. An actor must expose their heart; be vulnerable (often uncomfortably so) to the most volatile of elements. They allow themselves to be overtaken ...
childrenofhorror

Child performers have long been a part of scary film and television entertainment. Remember actress Linda Blair from the 1973 movie The Exorcist? How about Haley Joel Osment from 1999’s The Sixth Sense? Or Danny Lloyd, who played Jack Nicholson’s ...
10tipw-nateparker

There is no debating – Actor Nate Parker is rising to the top of his game, landing major roles by giving each character a true heart and soul. The trick to creating a character is work, time, hours. Literally hours, ...
actorsnfx2

As actors, we rarely say to ourselves, Oh boy! I want to be an actor so I can sit in a make-up chair for endless hours and be turned into a monster! We instead think about getting proper representation, taking ...
actors networking

How can Social Networking benefit you as an actor? With the explosion of Facebook and Twitter over the past few years, it’s no wonder celebrities have opted to use these platforms as a way to communicate directly with the public. ...
earnmorecallbacks

Are you ready to rock? Of course you are! And NYCastings wants to help you achieve great success – that’s why we’re sharing behind the scenes tips on how to earn more commercial callbacks. These insights from freelance casting director ...
kidsaudition

You receive a call for your four-year-old son to be at an audition in two hours. You haven’t showered, haven’t fed your son yet and there’s no time to find a sitter for your three-month-old baby. You accept the audition ...
acting greatful

Actors spend a whole lot of time stuffing their minds with questions. We question how our characters think. We question our own ability. And, we question our choice to embark on a career path that has no pre-paved trail or ...
unlikleygirl

Actors often wonder what it takes to land a role. Do directors always have a single type in mind? Or can someone a little different catch their eye by surprise? The answer depends on the film, of course. And on ...
submit like an agent

Actors always want to know – How do I get an acting agent? They believe that they NEED an agent in order to be successful. That they can’t get ahead without someone to represent them. Indeed, agents do a ton ...
strokesofguiness

Can you imagine a work of art with no creator? Of course not! Colors do not randomly leap on to canvas paper – just as actors do not randomly show up on film sets. Yet when it comes to the ...
webisodetopaid

You’ve heard of “being in it to win it” + having “a dollar and a dream.” Well… if you want to become a successful web video creator – all it takes is a camera and a compelling idea! So get ...
prettyfunny copy

Gal power packs a one-two punch of honesty and hilarity whirled into an artistic performance that you can’t take your eyes off of in a show called “Entrance with charge – two girls smoke a cigarette in only 30 seconds!” ...