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Film Set Terms

Here is a great list of acting terms and Entertainment industry terms which you will hear often on film sets, in theatre productions and in recording studios.   Above the Line – A budgetary term for movies and TV. The line ...
BLESS THIS MESS - Ed Begley Jr. Courtesy of ABC / Brian Bowen Smith

Actor Ed Begley Jr. proves the struggle is worth it. Ed currently plays Rudy in ABC’s Bless This Mess which is described as “Newlyweds Rio and Mike make the decision to change the course of their life together and move ...
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“A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines.”  – author Matshona Dhliwayo Anyone who has been in the acting game for more than five minutes realizes that it’s a crowded industry. Who among us hasn’t ...
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People recognize Disney’s child actor Ava Kolker from shows such as Girl Meets World and most recently Sydney To The Max. You may remember her from Scary Movie 5 and Insidious: The Last Key as well as lots of other big ...
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“Fie, fie upon her! There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip,  Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out  At every joint and motive of her body.” — William Shakespeare There is of course no one who ...
Child Actor Jack Messina of NBC's Manifest

It’s hard enough booking a great role, or any role for that matter. But what’s it like to book a huge job while you’re still in school? Child actor JACK MESSINA of NBC’s MANIFEST gives us the low down on how ...
The Passage

Child actor Saniyya Sidney has a heavy message to deliver. Working non-stop, she still has time to share her thoughts on how Hollywood can be more diverse so roles are more inclusive. You’ll recognize Saniyya from the Oscar nominated films ...
GOOD TROUBLE - Tommy Martinez. Photo Credit: Freeform/Valerie Durant

So Actors, what’s it like to play a bisexual character? Tommy Martinez currently plays Gael, an artistic bisexual man, in Freeform’s TV series Good Trouble (the spinoff of The Fosters). Disney-ABC’s Freeform has been very open in dealing with sexuality ...
Glenn Scarpelli

GLENN SCARPELLI has been a staple in show business for 40+ years. He is one of the people you can say has continued to build an entertainment career over a macro period of time. … And with time comes revivals. ...
Killjoys

Television is a great beast that we’d all love to conquer. As actors, we want to be able to develop a character, and having a series that runs multiple seasons is the way to do just that. It’s all about ...
Michael Campion of Fuller House

Michael Campion is one of the stars of Netflix Uber-popular comedies Fuller House, currently streaming three seasons with the fourth season in production. You’ll recognize Michael as Jackson Fuller, the teen son of CJ Tanner played by Candace Cameron-Bure. Often ...
NYCastings Don't be a hot shot

Actors, cut it out right now.  .. I’m talking about your ego, of course. There’s no place in show business for arrogant actors.  .. While I admit having an ego is fun, it will be disruptive to your career. So ...
Directing Young Performers – With John David Coles

As a young performer, you’re going to be working with numerous Directors. Each Director has their own style so you’re going to have to learn how to adapt from one style to the next in order to share the Director’s ...
Actors in Acting

You’ve got the jitters and your head is spinning, yet you’re not sick. You know there’s something going on but you can’t explain it. You feel helpless because whatever it is, it’s driving you crazy. … And then you go ...
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Daisy Winters – Dealing with Tragedy on Set A Tragic Moment Defines the Release of Indie Film Daisy Winters with Producer JANE BADLER & Actress CARRIE PRESTON Watch the Daisy Winters Trailer Daisy Winters stars Carrie Preston (True Blood), Iwan ...
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Acting is acting some say, no matter the medium. And there is some truth in that; we all come at it from different directions and we all have our own unique backgrounds. Some started in theater, some started off on ...
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Recently I posted a list of things most actors probably wish they had known when they were just getting started. But as the list developed I realized I was really going to need to list more than five. There are ...
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“It’s when there’s a genuine connection between people that makes On-Screen Chemistry pop.” You’ve seen it. You’ve loved it. But just how do they do it?! As a viewer, I get jazzed when there’s something magical about two actors portraying ...
film set movi magic

If you’re reading these pages, it’s a safe bet that you’ve already been bitten by the acting bug, in one capacity or another. Somewhere along the line, anyone working as an actor, dancer, singer, agent, director or casting director saw ...
Audition Moods - I Hate Myself, I Love Myself

Your audition begins the moment you wake up, not when you step into the audition room. Don’t lie. There are things that you hate about yourself and things that you love about yourself. Depending on your mood, on any given ...