acting business

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 ...
Headshots

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 ...
Online Actors Tools

When you stop for a second and think about how much time people spend online, it’s hard to believe that the internet has really only been in widespread commercial use for a  little over 20 years. Imagine if you were ...
Acting Business

“I’ll always be there because I’m a skilled professional actor. Whether or not I’ve any talent is beside the point.”  –Michael Caine Many people fall into the trap of thinking of our favorite actors as almost super-human: we revere them ...
Focus on Film and TV Auditions

As challenging as it can sometimes be to make a living by acting, you have to admit this is a great time to be in the business. There are more channels, more web-based television and film production, more online opportunities, ...