acting business

NYCastings - The Right Place at the Right Time

We’ve all been brought up on the stories of the huge celebrity who is “discovered” in some random, unlikely place and suddenly catapulted to fame. In the old days, she was a waitress in a midwest coffee shop who happened ...
Success in Acting

Finally! After what seems like forever, (probably because it WAS forever), you land the juicy job that gets you noticed. Welcome to the land of frenzy, Actors! … Your life is about to change with this breakout role. Instead of ...
Branding for the Actor: Making An Impact Before You Even Walk In The Door

If we actors can learn anything at all from having watched Jon Hamm play Don Draper all those years on “Mad Men,” it’s the importance of having a high tolerance for alcohol. Wait, that’s not it…Well, that’s one lesson, sure.  ...
Actors Resume

As actors we spend a lot of time honing our skills. We spend countless hours working on scene study, memorizing new monologues, submitting for work and taking classes – and that’s as it should be. These are the talents we ...
Booking the Job

As every seasoned actor knows, there’s nothing like learning by doing. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to learn how to do: you can read all the books in the world, you can take all the classes, you can watch ...
SurvivingShowBusiness

In this episode we ASK A TALENT AGENT about the acting business and explore things like: Getting Started, How Agents and Managers work with the Actor, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, Agent Commissions and whats makes a Great Actor!    
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Auditions are a mysterious beast. If you talk with any five casting directors, you’ll get five different takes on what makes a great audition:  It’s a job interview. Be professional. No, it’s more like joining a family. Be warm. No, ...
Getting casting again and again

We’re all aware of the great collaborations that seem to crop up again and again when it comes to acting, directing, and creating in general: Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart, Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. ...
Millennial Actors

“Hey! You kids get off my lawn!”  –some old guy “Prithee, take thee hence, thou scoundrel, and quit mine pasture!”  –some even older guy The world is a rapidly changing place. It’s hard to even fathom just how radically different ...
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It’s a new year, a time when we sweep out the old and invite in the new, creating fresh changes for our lives. It’s time for resolutions ranging from dusting off that old gym membership, to signing up for new ...