auditioning

Rose Rosen Casting

All the interviews I’ve done thus far have been with agents and casting directors from the three major film industry markets- Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. So speaking with casting director Rose Rosen, CSA, based in Tampa, Florida, was a ...
Richard Jordan Casting

Richard Jordan is a New York City-based casting director that has cast everything from viral music videos to commercials, voiceovers to indie films (and more). Although I’ve spoken to a few casting directors who were former actors, Mr. Jordan is ...
Kevin Kennison Casting

To properly equip yourself for the entertainment industry, you don’t just need a camera, a script, a degree, or a reel. You need versatility, you need the ups and the downs, and most importantly – according to Kevin Kennison of ...
Shadow  Casting

Written by: Kayla Klatzkin Auditions are part of an actor’s life. As a writer who’s also an actress, getting to talk with a casting director is a unique opportunity to learn from the perspective of the person at the other ...
Using Downtime To Get More Screentime!

Since many of us have a lot more time free time right now, due to our social distancing practices, it can give actors some time to ‘up their resume’ game with some new video. You can easily do this by ...
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 ...
Bringing Your A-Game to the Cold Read- NYCastings

As actors we spend a lot of time obsessing about auditions – with good reason, of course. We are in the only profession that I know of that requires workers to go to job interview after job interview for much ...
NYCastings-BodyMovment

“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 ...
Fear and Loathing at Auditions

“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.”  – Hunter S. Thompson Do you guys ever have that dream where you’re pushed out onto a stage or in front of a camera, given assurances that everything will be ...
NYCastings Dialects

As stressful as auditioning is in general, there are few things cause actors to freak out more than finding out they have to employ a dialect in an audition. Even if the audition itself doesn’t call for an accent, knowing ...
NYCastings Black Mantis Auquaman

Being an actor is one of the most exciting journeys anyone can ever choose to embark upon. At the same time, it can be one of the most frustrating. Like a quarter flipped into the air waiting to hit the ...
Empowering the Actor with Acting Coach Joseph Pearlman

Acting coach Joseph Pearlman speaks with a tremendous positive energy and enthusiasm that’s downright infectious. But it’s the information he imparts to the actors he’s working with that’s the real gift he offers. Pearlman’s message is all about empowerment: helping ...
Casting Director Donna Morong

Casting Directors can certainly tell if you’re serious about acting. Your audition is one of the most important steps in your career. There are many layers of auditioning — there are in-person appointments and cattle calls, self-tapes and group auditions. ...
self-taped auditions

So let’s talk self-taped auditions. The ability to make a good self-taped audition will affect your Acting Career from Now till the End of Time! These days, with the proliferation of high-speed internet, not to mention the fact that everyone carries ...
Booking the Job

As every seasoned actor knows, there’s nothing like learning by doing. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to learn how to do: you can read all the books in the world, you can take all the classes, you can watch ...
KidsinActing

Most anyone who had the opportunity to learn something about acting when they were a kid would agree: there is no experience in the world that can match it. For helping a youngster gain confidence, meet new friends, learn valuable ...
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Auditions are a mysterious beast. If you talk with any five casting directors, you’ll get five different takes on what makes a great audition:  It’s a job interview. Be professional. No, it’s more like joining a family. Be warm. No, ...
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 ...