Acting Advice

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Launching a career takes a steady burst of momentum, and the best way to get to the top – is to learn how the acting biz is built from the ground up. To help NYCastings members learn what it takes ...
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My definition of bliss? Watching Michael C. Hall perform in, well… anything! As an actor, he has a way of conveying many layers with a subtle yet dynamic energy. And in his latest film, The Trouble with Bliss, Michael once ...
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Hey NYCastings members! Yes, I’m talking to you. If there is one thing that actors still struggle with… it’s headshots! Actors carry around headshots that are outdated, that don’t actually look like them, or that convey only one emotional level ...
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Palms clammy. Heart teetering between full throttle and panic stopping. Brain cells firing off conflicting thought patterns of “Will I be good enough?” and “I’ve totally got this!” In other words – auditions. They can be terrifying and exhilarating! As ...
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Neither rain, nor sleet, and certainly not snow.. Nothing can stop a dream from happening for those who are truly passionate – according to these 10 creative peeps that NYCastings met up with at the Sundance Film Festival where a ...
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I repeat, I repeat… If you want to score more acting jobs – book the company, not just the gig. As an actor, you know the work that goes into getting auditions. Every day, you pour your soul into training, ...
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I think I can, I think I can, I think I can… For certain – you can! You can keep chugging up this mountain called YOUR ACTING DREAM… no matter how high it seems. Of course, it helps to get ...
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Taking the leap from an audition on to a film set can sometimes feel like Indiana Jones diving into the snake pit. But do not fear. Just… “Think of being on the set as a continuation as the audition process” ...
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THE END… of an audition often fills an actor’s head with thirteen conversations about one thing – Will they chose me for that role? Of course, you want the part! But worrying about every detail will only spin you into ...
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Ever think, “I MUST become a successful, working actor or I’ll die!” Well… taking a class at the renowned T. Schreiber Studio in New York City will help you ignite that passion, not just for acting but for every character. ...
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Ask yourself… Do you want, need, hope that a casting director will see your work? An agent? A manager? “With Reel Services, a casting director can be looking at you, within moments,” shares Angelita Ali – Senior Editor/ Producer/Camerawoman for ...
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Pen in hand, you are about to sign a contract for your latest acting gig as so many questions pop into your head…  Is this contract worded fairly? How will my image be used, exactly? Should I really sign away ...
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What a HUGE dilemma… Do you join a union as soon as possible or when you have to? Joining a union has many upsides – higher paying gigs, union protection and that much needed health insurance! Yet, joining also means ...
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Way before The West Wing, Emmy Award winning actor Richard Schiff actually “did odd jobs in New York City.” He shared his story with NYCastings at The Creative Coalition event at Sundance… “I drove a cab in New York and ...
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As we head full force into award season, celebrities are whittling down their waist lines AND their short list of who to thank during acceptance speeches – because every moment and word counts when actors present themselves. If an actor ...
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Shining with energy, passion and an empowering purpose – legendary acting coach, actress and writer Susan Batson knows how to turn any actor into a golden character. It’s an eclectic process. It’s like a science, shares Susan Batson. Basically and ...
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and the award goes to… 2010 = A ton of work booked by NYCastings members!! An outstanding number of NYC actors got the chance to submit for reputable work through NYCastings in 2010 and to celebrate the many successes – ...
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2011 is the… Year of Perseverance! says agent Craig Holzberg, founder of Avalon Artists Group. Everyday is a new opportunity and it is about seizing the moment – not worrying about what happened in the past or being freaked out ...
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Good things come in 3’s – and so here’s some radiant news – for the last Top Ten Tips from NYCastings Top Booker of 2009… Lauren Francesca reveals her tips for nailing auditions. HER BIG SECRET WEAPON (drum roll please)… ...
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For part two of our Top Ten Tips from NYCastings Top Booker – Lauren Francesca – we delve into the importance of marketing and networking. When it comes to marketing yourself, Lauren believes it comes down to common sense. “One ...