acting career

Discover Your Unique Acting Type in 5 Simple Steps

As an aspiring actor, finding your “type” is a crucial step in the journey to success. Your type is the category of characters you are most suited to play based on your physical appearance, personality, and acting style. It is ...
10 Books On Acting Every Actor Should Read

Embarking on a journey in the acting world is a unique adventure that requires not just raw talent but also a deep understanding of the craft. Books on acting serve as invaluable resources, offering guidance, techniques, and insights from seasoned ...
Leveraging TikTok and Instagram to Kickstart Your Acting Career

In today’s digital age, social media platforms like TikTok and Instagram have become powerful tools for aspiring actors to showcase their talents and kickstart their entertainment careers. With millions of users worldwide, these platforms offer unparalleled opportunities for exposure and ...
Using Downtime To Get More Screentime!

Since many of us have a lot more time free time right now, due to our social distancing practices, it can give actors some time to ‘up their resume’ game with some new video. You can easily do this by ...
What Makes Adam Driver Such A Successful Actor?

The upcoming release of the much-anticipated film “Ferrari,” starring the talented Adam Driver, is generating considerable excitement. In light of this, it seems fitting to delve into the unique attributes and qualities of Driver that have consistently contributed to his ...
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Every actor, regardless of age or experience level, knows the intrinsic challenges that accompany a career in the public eye. The constant scrutiny, the public’s opinions, and sometimes the harsh glare of the media can make the job tough, not ...
Stand-Up Comedy for Actors

Many stand-up comedians have become successful actors. This, of course, includes roles in comedies, but also includes dramas; great stand-up comedians like Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams went on to win Academy Awards (Goldberg for Ghost in 1990; Williams for Good Will Hunting ...
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Standing out in such an over-competitive market is at times difficult.  With that said, uniqueness becomes even more fleeting when we feel we are overcompensating to gain opportunities.  But for actors specifically, getting ahead may be as easy as one ...
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Throughout your acting career, you will experience many different phases. The first phase is the beginning, where you are full of hope and dreams of becoming a successful actor. You may have some success early on, but it is often ...
Voiceover work can be very lucrative.

There are many different careers in the acting industry. Some of the most common actors and actresses work in Television, Film, Theater, as TV/Radio presenters, do Voiceovers and work as Stunt Performers. Each of these careers has its own unique ...
NYCastings 2020 Acting Audition Goals

Well, we’re fully immersed in the doldrums season around the holidays where most everybody is in recovery from the overindulgence of Thanksgiving and already gearing up for the next big holiday. It’s really easy right about now to just rest ...
Get Your Look Together And Get Cast

If you’re dedicated to the life of the working actor, then you know as well as I do how much fun we get to have doing the best job in the world. (The secret is we get to play!) And ...
NYCastings - How to Get Seen at Equity Auditions

How to Get Seen at Equity Auditions… It’s a tale as old as time – or at least as old as our modern definition of work: you get out of school, your fresh little brain just jam-packed with new knowledge ...
NYCastings - 5 Casting Director Tips

They say it isn’t what you know, but who you know in this business of show. Although that is an old and overused sentiment, it continues to be true. And it only makes sense that show business would be a ...
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There’s a well-worn cliché you’ve probably heard before about writing, usually uttered by a clueless coffee shop Shakespeare who spends more time on social media than Microsoft Word: “Writers write,” they’ll say smugly with a knowing smile, before they return ...
Stand-Up Comedy Can Fuel Your Acting Career

So an actor walks into a comedy club… That’s it, there’s no joke here, just a thought: when was the last time you deliberately took yourself out of your comfort zone as a performer? Like, REALLY out there?  Most of ...
Five Ways To Be Your Own Talent Agent

As dedicated actors, we all know just how hard we work. But the truth is that, when it comes to the actual acting, it really isn’t like “work-work” in a way, is it? The joy and emotional high we get ...
Jump Start Your Acting Career

“Ticking away the moments that make up the dull day You fritter and waste the hours in an offhand way” “Time” – Pink Floyd Actors, especially those in the earlier stages of their careers, are constantly being told to just ...
NYCastings - Long Term Acting Plan

A while back actor/comedian Patton Oswalt did a guest appearance on lefty comedic-political podcast Chapo Trap House. During a riff on embittered right-wing comedian/pundits whom Oswalt just doesn’t find that funny (think Fox News’ “Red State”): “What I love about ...
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 ...