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“It’s called the carousel,” from the TV Show “Mad Men”. While delivering a presentation, Don misses his family. 3-4 Min. DON: Well, technology is a glittering lure. But, uh, there is the rare occasion when the public can be engaged on a ...
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For actors, nothing can be more terrifying than walking into that audition room. Going in front of the people who could give you your next job is nerve-racking. But, unfortunately, it’s something we all must do. Because, like they say, practice makes ...
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DILEMMA ONE: Oh no! You have to cancel your big audition tomorrow! Even bigger dilemma: What if it’s a callback? Or even BIGGER crazy thought: What if it’s a JOB? It goes something like this: At 4 pm you get ...
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Performers seeking authentic advice should search no further than the honest guidance of Heather Matarazzo. The New York raised actress has remained in the spotlight ever since her lead role in the coming of age film,Welcome to the Dollhouse. This ...
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Unless you’re putting on Titanic, the production you’re a part of should not feel like a fast sinking ship. Unfortunately, more often than not, at some point in every actor’s career there exists a project that you just wish the ...
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Imagine the horror… An actor finally grabs hold of a role that’s to die for, only to watch it torn away because of a mistake that could have been avoided. Did the actor mean what they said? Where they sorry ...
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Can you imagine a work of art with no creator? Of course not! Colors do not randomly leap on to canvas paper – just as actors do not randomly show up on film sets. Yet when it comes to the ...
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For young actors, Hollywood can seem downright enchanting! But is it really all red carpets, skipping school, and movie magic? To get the real scoop on what it’s like to be a kid in the biz, NYCastings spoke with actors ...
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Give an apple to a teacher and they may favor you, but when it comes to buttering up directors, they just want to see the attentive, reliable, and polished fruits of your labor. Here are 10 ways to get on ...
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My definition of bliss? Watching Michael C. Hall perform in, well… anything! As an actor, he has a way of conveying many layers with a subtle yet dynamic energy. And in his latest film, The Trouble with Bliss, Michael once ...
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Neither rain, nor sleet, and certainly not snow.. Nothing can stop a dream from happening for those who are truly passionate – according to these 10 creative peeps that NYCastings met up with at the Sundance Film Festival where a ...
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Movie stars and glamour queens may grace the pages of magazines, but when it comes to commercial print work… “natural and approachable” people snap the real money shots. “There is a difference between what someone wants to see themselves as, ...
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Taking the leap from an audition on to a film set can sometimes feel like Indiana Jones diving into the snake pit. But do not fear. Just… “Think of being on the set as a continuation as the audition process” ...
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Way before The West Wing, Emmy Award winning actor Richard Schiff actually “did odd jobs in New York City.” He shared his story with NYCastings at The Creative Coalition event at Sundance… “I drove a cab in New York and ...
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Award Winning Writer * Producer * Partner… If these accolades appeal to you as an artist, then get ready to mentally devour every word of advice from the award winning partners of Choice Films and Choice Theatricals… Summer Crockett Moore and TonyGlazer ...
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From Spain, photographer/director Wilhelm Scholz has traveled the world producing imagery for advertising and editorial clients in countries such as New Zealand, Greece, The United Arab Emirates, China, Peru, and more. His keen eye for capturing the essence of a ...
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52 hours of non-stop improv in New York City! Once again, improv mania took over New York as The Del Close Marathon celebrated its 12th anniversary this weekend. It kicked off at 6pm on Friday July 30th and went full ...
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Casting Director Tony Pichette speaks scientifically about the casting process How often do you meet a casting director who majored in Theatre and minored in Chemistry? Not too frequently! That is why I had to ask Casting Director Tony Pichette ...