acting business

Social Media for Actors

Social media in just a few short years has become so ubiquitous that it’s simply an accepted reality of our day-to-day lives. For some of us, it’s more like our minute-to-minute lives. Think about this for a second: Facebook has ...
Great Headshots

In an unseasonably warm Autumn in New York, one can only imagine fashionistas peering shrewishly up at the beaming sun, still wearing last summer’s shorts and t-shirts, frustrated in their desires to switch to that smart new fall sweater that’s ...
Auditions

There’s a trite saying about writing that unimaginative professors like to trot out when they’ve run out of original thoughts: “Writers write,” is what they say, generally with a smug, knowing look. Although this is a meaningless phrase disguised as ...
Make your own work

Actors probably more than any other profession go through peaks and valleys when it comes to working. That’s just the nature of the business. Even the most bankable Hollywood stars have fallow periods where there just aren’t so many jobs ...
Audition mistakes

“An audition’s an opportunity to have an audience.” — Al Pacino As actors we spend a lot of time thinking about auditions, and that’s probably okay. After all, the audition is our version of a job interview! But problems can ...
Casting Director watching actors reel

When we talk about the tools actors need in order to secure auditions, the first thing most people think about is headshots. And of course, having a quality headshot is vital–as is getting the latest casting alerts and submitting your ...
Hugh Jackman

A few years ago the brilliant “Key and Peele” sketch comedy show featured a hilarious parody of “Les Mis” that had even fans of the musical rolling in the aisles. To give you some idea, it currently has some 8 ...
The Understudy

There isn’t an actor out there who doesn’t want to perform. That’s why we got into this game: we love to create characters, we cherish the connection with an audience, we adore making people laugh and cry–and face it, we ...
Acting Success

Often actors just starting out have one burning question that surpasses all the others: what does it really take to succeed? Of course, everybody has a different definition of success. For some it means money, fame and glamour on Clooney ...
Meeting a Talent Agent

It’s a common cry among newer actors: “How do I get an agent?” But it’s also not all that uncommon among actors who have been around for a while. Sometimes you and your agent don’t see eye-to-eye on what sort ...
On-camera audition

Much of what actors encounter on sites like NYCastings–aside from the tremendous opportunity to sign up to receive hundreds of audition notifications every week in your inbox–has to do with auditioning. There are a million articles on preparing for the ...
How to get a talent agent

When you move to Los Angeles, as an actor, one of the first things on your mind is getting that top notch agent or manager. But for most, unless you have been referred over, you’ve got to bring something to ...
Fi-core

Every actor is aware of the union or non union dynamic that is always at the forefront of every performer’s career. But one option that flies under the radar most of the time is the Financial Core Status, or also ...
Union or Non Union

One of the most important decisions you will ever make as an actor is whether or not to join the SAG-AFTRA Union. Now at first glance, this seems like the most viable option for any actor with experience and credits. ...
Acting Business

Ask any actor who has attended an open audition lately: the acting business is crowded. Every day more and more starry-eyed dreamers leave behind their small town successes and head for Hollywood or New York, seeking to parley their star ...
actors on social media

These days, social media is everywhere you look. From the president’s multiple daily tweets to your grandma’s endless Instagram photos of her favorite cat, it seems like everyone is constantly on social networks these days. With all the time we ...
Actors at audition

If you’ve been acting long enough, I’m sure you’ve heard the expression: “ There is no acting without auditioning.” The goal for all of us is to get to a place where we don’t have to audition but can be ...
Woman taking selfie

WeRehearse Co-Founder and CEO Darren Darnborough on the Future of Auditioning With the abundance of rehearsal apps available to assist actors with learning lines these days, it’s almost quaint to imagine thespians from a bygone era memorizing by simply sitting ...
Actors on Acting

From Film4  – Various famous actors and actresses tell us what inspires and drives them when taking on new roles. Actors: Keira Knightley Tom Hanks Anne Hathaway Ben Stiller Judi Dench Michael Fassbender Natalie Portman Leonardo DiCaprio Saoirse Ronan Andrew ...
Choose an Acting Agent

I can remember when I first moved to Los Angeles about seven years ago and all I could think about was getting an agent. Let’s just say the excitement trumped the actual result.  Amidst all of the joy behind signing ...