Ilana Rapp

Drew Barrymore had a Cameo in Scream

In Hollywood, it’s all about the leading role. The actor who gets top billing and is featured prominently in the trailers and posters. But sometimes, the best performances come from the supporting cast, the actors in smaller roles who flesh ...
Whats the buzz on social media. a young woman using her phone outside.

In today’s society, it’s all about creating a buzz around yourself. Whether you’re an actor, musician or just a regular “Joe Schmoe”, you need to have a certain level of notoriety to be successful. There are a few ways you ...
Spiderman

Anyone here love superheroes? I’m only asking because we’re going to discuss how to play a superhero character. It’s not as easy as it looks! In order to act like a superhero, one must first understand what it means to ...
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Actors are often thought of as confident, outgoing people. However, many actors are actually highly sensitive. Being highly sensitive means that you are easily overwhelmed by stimuli and you feel things deeply. This can be both a blessing and a ...
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The question of what an actor is willing to sacrifice in order to have a successful career is one that is often debated. There are many different opinions on the matter, but it ultimately comes down to what the individual ...
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In the entertainment industry, it is not uncommon for actors to experience financial instability. This is often due to the volatile nature of the industry, as work can be sporadic and unpredictable. While some actors are able to maintain a ...
Behind the Scenes for Dress Rehearsal

In any form of theater, be it a play, musical or opera, rehearsal is essential to the success of the production. Without rehearsal, actors would not know their lines, singers would not know their notes and the stage crew would ...
How To Book More Acting And Modeling Gigs By Using DirectSubmit

It’s not as hard as you may think to submit yourself for acting and modeling roles. With a little research and some elbow grease, you can be on your way to booking gigs in no time. In order to submit ...
Evolution of a Character

In a work of fiction, a character undergoes an evolution as the story progresses. This is often due to the character’s interactions with other characters, as well as the challenges they face. The result is a changed person, who is ...
Wanda Sykes and Adam Devine in Jexi

Comedy is often said to be one of the hardest genres to act in. Nailing the perfect comedic timing, delivery and facial expressions can be a daunting task for even the most experienced of actors. However, with a bit of ...
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If you want to be a successful actor, there are a few things you need to master. First and foremost is your monologue. A monologue is a speech that is given by an individual, typically in a dramatic play. It ...
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Being a parent is hard enough, but when your kid wants to be an actor, it can be even harder. You don’t have the time to take them to auditions or help them with their lines. Well, you may as ...
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Time is ticking! As the calendar year nears a close, the entertainment industry begins to ramp up its releases in an effort to create a “fourth quarter frenzy.” This is the time of year when studios start to release their ...
Luke and Laura's Wedding on General Hospital

Nothing tells a better story than infatuation. Usually infatuation is very intense and short-lived, however, there really isn’t any rule set for how long infatuation can last. Oftentimes, infatuation can be borderline creepy, even considered something called “obsessive love” which ...
Johnny Depp in Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl. Photo by Bueno Vista Pictures.

Characters are the lifeblood of any story. They provide the reader with someone to root for, or against. They are the ones that drive the plot forward and without them, there would be no story. So what goes into creating ...
Be Persistent and Dedicated to Achieve Your Goals

Most people think that in order to be an actor, all you need is good looks and talent. However, the truth is that it takes a lot more than that to be successful in this industry. In addition to natural ...
A positive attitude makes all the difference. Shot of a group of businesspeople showing thumbs up.

In the competitive world of acting, having a good attitude and work ethic can be the difference between getting a callback and being forgettable. Actors who are passionate about their craft and have a strong work ethic are usually the ...
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It is no secret that the life of an actor can be filled with procrastination, anxiety, fear and regret. One of the most difficult things about being an actor is dealing with these feelings. Fear can be paralyzing and prevent ...
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The importance of confidence for actors cannot be understated. A lack of confidence can be crippling for an actor, leading to a performance that falls flat. Conversely, a confident actor is able to command the stage and deliver a powerful ...
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Downtime is for amateurs. If you’re an actor and you want some downtime, then you might as well be honest and say that you just want to sleep the day away. That’s perfectly fine! We all need some time to ...