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Anti-Semitism is creeping back up. Or perhaps it never went away but is more prevalent in our lives due to instant news and social media. What does anti-Semitism have to do with acting? I’ll tell you… Steven Skybell has reprised ...
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Dyslexia is a common learning disability (a neurological disorder) that can affect reading, writing and spelling abilities. Although it’s most often diagnosed in children, it can also affect and/or continue in adults. Many famous actors have dyslexia, including Tom Cruise, ...
Even Peters as Jeffrey Dahmer

There are many different aspects that go into creating a believable character — there’s more to it than just memorizing and delivering lines. One important element is the physicality of the role. Whether it’s maintaining a certain posture, learning to ...
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Yes, TV has come a long way since the days of Leave it to Beaver and The Brady Bunch. There are now entire networks devoted to crime and violence, and many of these shows feature strong female characters who have ...
Tatiana Maslany as Alison Hendrix in Orphan Black

What is it about a bad performance that is so alluring? Is it the *schadenfreude of seeing someone who is usually so polished and perfect stumble? Or is it something more, a chance to see a different side of an ...
Margot Robbie and Leonardo DiCaprio in The Wolf of Wall Street

In today’s society, we’re seeing an influx of different cultures in the entertainment field. With this comes a new wave of actors who are auditioning with different accents. This can be a great advantage for landing a role. Auditioning with ...
Henry Cavill in The Witcher

Some of the world’s greatest actors have a few secrets up their sleeves that help them to become the amazing performers they are. These secrets, while they may be different for each actor, all share one common goal: to create ...
Tom Cruise and Miles Teller

Denise Chamian, CSA, is one of entertainment’s top Casting Directors. She has worked on some of the biggest movies and TV shows over the past three decades, including Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis (2022), Love, Simon, Saving Private Ryan, Miss Congeniality ...
NYCastings-Tourettes Syndrome

When singer Billie Eilish opened up in interviews with David Letterman and Ellen Degeneres about how her Tourette Syndrome, a tic disorder, has affected her life and career, she probably brought the condition mainstream to a younger generation. Tourette Syndrome ...
5 Reasons Why Acting Is the Best Exercise for Seniors

Acting may seem like an unusual form of exercise for seniors, but it actually has a lot of benefits. There really is no age limit when it comes to acting. There’s also no set timeframe of when you can become ...
Don't Worry Darling

How do actors deal with the challenge of changing behaviors on set? I’ve never started an article out with the title in the first paragraph, but I want it to resonate with you because there are two parts to this ...
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New York is the city of opportunity and there is no better place to start your child’s career than with a New York City talent agent. But before you start calling around, you need to ask yourself: Are you and ...
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There’s one pet peeve that Casting Directors have, and that’s when an actor does NOT look like their headshot. Can you guess why? No need to think about it too much because I’m going to tell you why in just ...
Oscar Isaac in Dune

Award Winning Latinx Casting Director CARLA HOOL weighs in on what it’s like to cast Latinx actors in today’s entertainment world. She has been casting film and television for over 20 years. She has worked on films such as Coco, ...
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I don’t know about you, but my attention span has been disrupted over the past several years. Recently, I was asked to play a game of Scrabble and just the mere thought of sitting there for hours on end thinking ...
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If you’re serious about being a dancer and/or choreographer as a career, I highly suggest you start looking into agency representation. Dance is an incredibly important and popular form of art that has been around for centuries. It is a ...
Actors can learn to 
manipulate people and situations like a puppet.

There’s a conflict in the acting world of whether an actor should or should not manipulate different types of situations. Then, there’s the conflict of real life manipulation vs. storytelling manipulation. Actors are often called upon to manipulate situations in ...
Sean Penn in The Thin Red Line

Many people believe that bad behavior cannot be successful, however, there are many examples of people who have been successful despite behaving badly. Bad behavior can be successful because it can attract attention, create a sense of urgency and provoke ...
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We’ve all been there before. Something goes wrong and we’re quick to blame someone else. But is that really the best solution? More often than not, blaming others only makes the situation worse. It’s time to take responsibility for our ...
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In the industry of acting, it is not uncommon to feel pressure from your fellow actors. This pressure can come in the form of competition, comparison and even just simple peer pressure. While this pressure can be motivating, it can ...