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Jack Nicholson In 'The Shining'

Actors who feel they can re-write the script is a phenomenon where actors, often with significant influence or clout, believe that they have the authority or creative license to modify the screenplay or dialogue of a film. This can range ...
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The power dynamic between actors and casting directors can be debated til the end of time. While both actors and casting directors play crucial roles in the industry, the power dynamic between them is not always equal. Casting directors are ...
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Acting is one of the most bizarre and ridiculous professions out there. It involves pretending to be someone else for hours on end, all while wearing clothes that someone else picked out for you. It’s like being a human mannequin, ...
Why-Diversity-Matters-in-Storytelling-Bollywood

There’s been a growing emphasis on storytelling in the entertainment industry. Whether it’s in film, television or theater, audiences are drawn to stories that are emotionally compelling, thought-provoking and memorable. Because of this, there’s a greater focus on diversity and ...
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Masked theater is a form of performance where actors wear masks to portray characters, tell stories and improvise. Think Phantom of the Opera. We have a lot to talk about so grab your favorite liquid drink, lean back and get ...
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Dance and acting are two distinct art forms that have been combined in various ways throughout the history of theatre and performance. The combination can create a powerful experience for both performers and audience members, allowing for a deeper exploration ...
Kristen Stewart in Crimes of the Future

In Part I of this series, we discussed Conquering Weaknesses and Celebrating Strengths. No actor is without weaknesses or areas in which they can improve. It’s important for actors to identify their weaknesses, to develop strategies for overcoming them and ...
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To be a successful actor, it’s a must to have a clear understanding of your strengths and weaknesses. Knowing your strengths will help you to showcase your talents and stand out in auditions and performances, while being aware of your ...
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One of the biggest challenges for children in show business is maintaining a healthy social life. From time constraints to geographic barriers, there are many obstacles that can prevent children from connecting with their peers and building strong relationships. We’re ...
Behind the Curtain: What Families of Child Actors Go Through

Behind the curtain — the real lowdown of what show biz families go through — is a topic rarely discussed. From the early days of Hollywood to the present, child actors have always been a significant part of the entertainment ...
Shomari Love in Homicide City

Shomari Love is a multifaceted talent in the entertainment industry, with a reputation for excellence as an actor, producer, and director. His passion for the craft and his dedication to delivering outstanding performances have earned him critical acclaim and a loyal ...
Dustin Hoffman in Tootsie

Drag acting is a form of performance art that involves performers, often members of the LGBTQ+ community, dressing up in exaggerated costumes and makeup to portray characters of a different gender or identity. While drag acting has long been a ...
The Great Gatsby. Photo Credit Mark Senior, Helen Maybanks, Sam Taylor

Immersive theater is a form of live performance in which the audience members are not mere spectators but active participants in the unfolding of the story. In immersive theater, the boundary between the performers and the audience is blurred, and ...
Grant Hall. Photo Credit Audrey Slinger.

Many of you may recognize Grant Hall from his role as Kyle on Freeform’s hit series, Grown-ish. What you may not know is that Grant’s journey to success has been anything but easy. He struggled at the beginning of his ...
Lurking-in-the-Background-Gets-You-Nowhere-and-Everywhere

Shhhh. That’s my first thought that comes to mind when I think about lurking in the background. Call it sneaky, creepy or dirty, but to me, staying quiet is a way to observe my surroundings. How does this help with ...
Hayley Sales. Photo Credit: George Holz

Hayley Sales is a singer-songwriter, actress and advocate who has made it her mission to promote a healthier world through her art and activism. In this candid interview, Hayley opens up about her personal experiences with marginalization and how she ...
Industrial-Acting-101-What-It-Is-and-How-to-Succeed

Industrial acting continues to be a growing industry that provides actors with the opportunity to showcase their talents in a unique setting. Industrial productions are typically created for businesses to train their employees or to promote their products, services and ...
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To become a puppeteer, an actor needs to learn specific techniques that are unique to puppetry. While there is some overlap with traditional acting skills, such as creating character and expressing emotion, there are also many differences in terms of ...
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Action films have been a staple of cinema for decades, offering audiences thrilling and exciting experiences through adrenaline-fueled sequences of explosions, car chases and hand-to-hand combat. These films have captured the hearts and minds of moviegoers around the world, drawing ...
Taraji P. Henson, Ron Clinton Smith, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe in Hidden Figures

Acting is an art form that has been around for centuries, yet, in my opinion, its potential has not been fully tapped. For all I know, it may remain fully untapped because the world is evolving so quickly, it’s a ...