actors

Ashley Ganger of Netflix's Grand Army

23 year old actor Ashley Ganger of Netflix’s Grand Army booked her starring role with no prior acting experience. How, how, how??? And what was going through her mind during the process? Netflix’s recently released series GRAND ARMY is a Young ...
Talent Agency Actors

With several years in the business, both as a Broadway actor and now an agent, Josh Sassanella talks about the disconnect between agents and their clients. This is an issue that has been in the industry for years yet, barely ...
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Actors, today you’ll read how to get on a Casting Director’s radar. Four prominent Casting Directors; four different perspectives on casting. We interviewed four CDs who work with different types of people and companies looking to book and protect clients. ...
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Jimmy Kimmel, Oprah Winfrey, Faruq Tauheed, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman, James Corden. Do you recognize all of the above names as television show hosts? You betcha’! We spun the Wheel of Fortune and it landed on Faruq Tauheed! Yes, THE ...
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Ozark Actress Jessica Frances Dukes is in love…with theatre! The sparkle in Jessica’s eyes when talking about theatre is off the chart, and by off the chart, I mean, I could literally see the glitter and rainbows – which is ...
Good Trouble With Dhruv Uday Singh

Dhruv Uday Singh of Freeform’s Good Trouble is an actor, a serious comedian and an improv extraordinaire. In the acting world, improv, otherwise known as improvisation, “is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue of ...
Leisha Hailey plays Alice Pieszecki in SHOWTIME's The L Word: Generation Q.

Did you know that actress Leisha Hailey had an influence on what her character, Alice Pieszecki, would be doing for a living in The L Word: Generation Q? Best known for her role in SHOWTIME’s The L Word, Leisha Hailey ...
Laura Vandervoort in Age of Dysphoria

Netflix V Wars Actress Laura Vandervoort says, “‘Fake it ’til you make it’ really is a bible in this business.” As an actor for over two decades, Laura Vandervoort has been through the hoops. Starting in show business as a ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
LA Acting Auditions

Most of the time, casting directors have very specific areas they focus on: commercial, film, or television, for instance. Especially when it comes to voiceover versus on-camera work, most CDs do one or other — rarely both. But Terry Berland ...
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 ...
Success in Acting

Finally! After what seems like forever, (probably because it WAS forever), you land the juicy job that gets you noticed. Welcome to the land of frenzy, Actors! … Your life is about to change with this breakout role. Instead of ...
SanDiego

Talent Agent Caroline Raedeker-Freitas Runs the Top Agency in San Diego, and She Has Some Advice for Budding Actors: Turn Left at L.A. if You Want to Book More Work When actors think about moving to Southern California to pursue ...
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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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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 ...
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When Should You Hire an Entertainment Lawyer? A Chat with Alesha M. Dominique, Attorney-at-Law, of MSK. When you decided to become an actor, did you think about the consequences of negotiating and signing contracts? Did you realize that you could be ...