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Performing Acting Monologues can be nerve ­wracking. For a time span of 1-­3 minutes it’s all eyes on you. You need to create the character, the scene, and the circumstance all without the help of another actor. And, oftentimes, if you’re performing ...
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You did it! You found the perfect casting notice, you submitted for the role, and now it’s time for you to head into the casting office for an audition. So, you fill your folder with headshots and resumes, you prepare your sides, ...
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For actors, nothing can be more terrifying than walking into that audition room. Going in front of the people who could give you your next job is nerve-racking. But, unfortunately, it’s something we all must do. Because, like they say, practice makes ...

Odds are you’ve heard of an agent before. They’re the people who hold the key. They get you into the rooms for the casting directors that will book you in your next big role. And the rest is history. But, what’s a ...
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Agents: the guys and gals whose sole purpose is to get you in the room for the roles you deserve. It’s the one relationship every actor craves in this business. You want a teammate, a colleague, and someone who fights and cares ...
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Show business is full of colorful acting terminology. Here is a short list of Showbiz terms that an actor might want to be familiar with! A-LIST – Usually refers to top-tier actors/actresses who are paid upwards of $20 million per feature film; can also ...
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The Actor Headshot: A necessary — and sometimes painful — first step towards having a serious acting career. As much as we actors love to be in front of the camera, there’s something about going to a headshot session that makes actors ...
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Too often I’m confronted with people who ask about the well being of young performers. Questions such as “How are they able to socially adjust if they’re always pretending to be someone else?” and “How do they have time to ...
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How & When to Join NYCastings / DirectSubmit lets Actors, Models, Singers & Dancers (Kids to Seniors) ‘DirectSubmit‘ themselves to Film, TV, Theatre, Commercial, Print Casting Calls & Talent Agencies nationwide. To do this, the Talent submits their Resume through this ...
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So you’re meeting an agent… Palms are sweating. Hopes are high. You want to make the best impression! Take a deep breath, sit back, and read this advice from agent Heather Finn of Frontier Booking International. Heather handles on-camera commercials, voice-overs ...
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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 ...
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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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It starts with a spark… a single acting gig that packs enough heat to ignite an entire career. In one instant, a child actor can go from unknown to exploding on the scene in commercials, films and print. Indeed, it’s ...
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Way before the Regal Beagle, legendary sitcom funnyman – Richard Kline – aka Larry from Three’s Company, began to build a regal career in the entertainment industry with an acting degree from Northwestern, major theatre credits and enough commercial work ...
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You’ve got to know “when to put your hand on the table and when to discard it,” says Talent Agent Peter Coe, about the entertainment industry.” Know when to say what you are feeling and thinking, how to recognize body ...

Career building Acting Advice from Betsy Capes of Capes Coaching Auditions, call backs, booking gigs… will all come if you build a commitment to the acting business. Talent is only half the equation, says Betsy Capes of Capes Coaching.That’s why ...
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Casting Director Kristian Sorge testifies about the audition process Capture this… Compelling, heart-pounding performances can happen every time you step into an audition room as long as you expose your true life story. Truth is, a lot of actors need ...
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Talent Manager Henry Ravelo reveals the Origin of Opportunity. Bursting onto the acting scene can feel chaotic and random, but you do have control of what happens. You can create a long lasting career and Talent Manager Henry Ravelo shares ...
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Keeping it real with casting directors Brooke Thomas and Mary Egan In a chic Hell’s Kitchen loft, I sat down with the dynamic duo known as Brooke and Mary within the commercial industry… to chat about their opinions as casting ...
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A playful conversation with Casting Director, Producer, Consultant – Jodi Collins In New York there is something in the water that breeds a comedic sensibility, says Casting Director Jodi Collins who specializes in the funny business – aka… casting comedic ...