agents

BMG Models

Mike Lyons, director of both the commercial and fitness divisions of BMG in New York City, has worked as a talent and model agent for over 30 years. He is also hilarious- and hilariously self-deprecating. “I had hair when I ...
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 ...
ActorsShowcase

Actors, Don’t let anyone fool you: the actor’s life is a gloriously enjoyable one. We get to collaborate with creative, energetic, passionate people of all stripes every day. (Did I mention beautiful, charming and funny also?) We get to play ...
Acting Is Listening

One of the fundamental lessons for newbie actors to learn is of course the importance of listening. Focusing fully on the other person or people in a scene with you and reacting in a genuine way to the energy as ...
Actors on aging

If there’s one thing that actors of all stripes worry about, it’s appearance. Let’s just be honest, kids. Yes, our talent is the most important thing, of course. But acting is a notoriously looks-oriented business. There are very few other ...
NYCastings Getting Your Career Off The Ground

The whole world seems to be focused on Westeros right now as the final season of HBO’s Game of Thrones gets rolling – as of this writing already one-sixth of the way over (arrrgghh!!). The epic fantasy’s tales of ancient ...
NYCastings actor showcase

So, here you are. You’re no longer a fresh-faced young newbie just out of a theater program or just climbing off bus in the big city for the first time. You’ve been around for a bit, you’re starting to feel ...
NYCastings - Actors - How Sellable are you?

How To Make It Easier For CDs And Agents To Pitch You To Producers And Directors! So, look. We all have our own reasons why we fell in love with acting. It’s very likely you love to perform, you love ...
Reaching Out To An Agent Or Casting Director

As we all know, the acting business is jam-packed with a whole lot of actors who are all trying to book a tiny amount of available roles. In such a crowded field, getting yourself noticed and marketing yourself is a ...
What Agents Want

Being an actor is kind of like being in a club. And the people who aren’t in the club are often really perplexed by what we do: “How do you memorize all those lines?” “Don’t you get nervous?” “Why don’t ...
Child Actors

“I can’t say I was unhappy as a child actor in films. I had a particularly wonderful time.” –Roddy McDowell  When speaking to adult actors, one of the most often repeated sentiments is to remind them that this is all ...
The High Price of Bad Acting

“I’d love to be a diva. But I’d then have to send so many apology notes for my abhorrent behavior.” –Amy Adams We talk all the time about what we are striving toward as actors and performers, how to present ...
Choose an Acting Agent

I can remember when I first moved to Los Angeles about seven years ago and all I could think about was getting an agent. Let’s just say the excitement trumped the actual result.  Amidst all of the joy behind signing ...
Acting on Camera

Jumping into acting as a career choice is like stepping off a cliff, and at the bottom is a murky pool filled with black water and populated with mysterious swirling creatures that you can’t quite make out. In other words, ...
Veteran Actor on Set

Remember when you were just getting your start in acting? For some of you maybe that isn’t so long ago. But for some of us, that was several lifetimes ago. It’s hard to remember the optimistic, shiny bright-scrubbed faces we had ...
new-york

So, you live in Small Town, USA and want to make it to the Big City. How do you do it? There are numerous steps and options. But let’s start with voice lessons, acting class, dance class, auditioning, networking, and ...
Auditioning

There’s no one clear way to become a successful actor. Aside from the fact that everyone defines success differently, it’s not like going to school, doing your fair share of unpaid work, and having an ever-growing list of IMDB credits ...

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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Which are you? A nervous newcomer, a seasoned actor or somewhere in between? Agents and Casting Directors can tell right away which one you are before you even speak. Heck, they can tell even before they read your resume! Here’s ...
wethot

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 ...