Ilana Rapp

Talent Agencies for Kids

Your child wants to be a performer. You go to the mall and pay big bucks for glamour shots, perhaps even hair and make-up for the photos. Then you hear ads on the radio how your child can be Disney’s ...
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 ...
Katee Sackhoff in Battlestar Galactica

Actor Katee Sackhoff wasn’t prepared for the fallout she received from fans of the original Battlestar Galactica TV series (1978) in which her character, Starbuck, was male and played by Dirk Benedict. As actors, we need to have a tough ...
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 ...
Tricia Helfer in Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica actor Tricia Helfer played the unforgettable incarnations of character Number Six. Currently, Tricia is in two back-to-back shows which premiered at the same time: Shudder Network’s Creepshow and Syfy’s Van Helsing. Just like Number Six, Tricia follows, and leads, with ...
Marcus Zane. Photo by Russell Baer.

The CW’s Riverdale Actor Marcus Zane balances life between his hometown of Vancouver, Canada and Los Angeles, CA. It’s not easy just picking up, sometimes at a moment’s notice, to move to a different country. Yet for actors, this is ...
Brett Cullen

Joker Actor Brett Cullen has what we, as actors, strive for: a long, distinguished acting career which consists of actual acting. Brett Cullen, who played Batman’s father Thomas Wayne in the Joker film, shares the knowledge and lessons he learned ...
Rebecca Metz as Tressa in Better Things. Photo by Jessica Brooks / FX.

Actor Rebecca Metz took a controversial role which, unbeknownst to her at the time, was the key to catapulting her career to the next level. The risk Rebecca accepted in an episode of FX’s Nip/Tuck, where she played against the ...
Glenn Scarpelli

GLENN SCARPELLI has been a staple in show business for 40+ years. He is one of the people you can say has continued to build an entertainment career over a macro period of time. … And with time comes revivals. ...
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 ...
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 ...
Actors in Acting

You’ve got the jitters and your head is spinning, yet you’re not sick. You know there’s something going on but you can’t explain it. You feel helpless because whatever it is, it’s driving you crazy. … And then you go ...
Actors booking out

As with any job, frustration is a big part of show business. Being an agent comes with many frustrations, but one of the most under-the-radar frustrations is when a client forgets to book out. Booking out is when you tell ...
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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 ...
The Hustle

It’s All About the Hustle It’s getting harder and harder to survive in this world. No one is going to do your work for you. Acting is not limited to a certain age group. People are choosing to go into ...
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Show business can be scary. Show business can be harsh. Show business can be rewarding. Let’s skip the “Do you have what it takes to be an actor” and go right to “Do you have what it takes to go ...
Logan Smith & Athan Sporek

Television boy Logan Smith – Professional Photos by David Kaptein Photography. Broadway boy Athan Sporek – Photo by Matina Sporek. What’s that saying? “Boys will be boys.” Well, guess what? Not THESE Broadway and television boys… Logan Smith of NBC’s ...