auditioning

Getting casting again and again

We’re all aware of the great collaborations that seem to crop up again and again when it comes to acting, directing, and creating in general: Alfred Hitchcock and James Stewart, Martin Scorsese and Robert DeNiro, Tim Burton and Johnny Depp. ...
It's Easy To Get Started In Acting – But There Are Some Things You Should Know

So you want you want to get started as an actor. First of all, congratulations! You are about to embark on joining a proud, mad, very exclusive club. The good news is it’s easy to get started in acting – ...
Avoid Boring Auditions

“Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.” – Ray Bradbury It’s difficult to explain to one’s non-actor friends just what a weird tight-wire act we ...
Audition Callbacks

There’s nothing like that feeling when you walk out of an audition feeling great, knowing in your bones that you killed it. You remembered the lines, you were funny and charming with the casting team, they laughed at your stupid ...
Audition Qualities

Ah, auditions. If only there were some scientific formula actors could follow to ensure that they would book the job every time they go read. Of course, there isn’t. (And if there were, people who write acting advice columns would ...
Audition Pressure

“Insanity laughs, under pressure we’re cracking…” – “Under Pressure” – Queen/David Bowie Being under pressure does sometimes feel like madness is cracking us into little tiny pieces. The sense of being out of control of a situation, and even out ...
Audition blunders

“Acting is not being emotional, but being able to express emotion. ” –Kate Reid  “Some actors I have met possess an intelligence that I can only dream of. It’s about character, it’s about behavior. They understand things about people that ...
nervous person

“I remember that Jack Lemmon, who is one of my favorite actors of all time, says that the day he stops being nervous is the day he should leave the business.” –Kim Basinger Let’s be honest: acting is a very ...
Audition worries

It’s sometimes hard to believe, but in acting, as in life, we are often our own worst enemy. But how could that be possible? Why on earth would we not want ourselves to succeed? It’s our success after all… The ...
Acting Auditions

As a single mom of an 8-month-old girl, independent casting director Neely Gurman has just a quick moment to chat via phone from her Woodland Hills home as her daughter takes a rare nap. “She’s hyper,” Gurman said. “She works ...