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5 Reasons Why Acting Is the Best Exercise for Seniors

Acting may seem like an unusual form of exercise for seniors, but it actually has a lot of benefits. There really is no age limit when it comes to acting. There’s also no set timeframe of when you can become ...
Don't Worry Darling

How do actors deal with the challenge of changing behaviors on set? I’ve never started an article out with the title in the first paragraph, but I want it to resonate with you because there are two parts to this ...
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New York is the city of opportunity and there is no better place to start your child’s career than with a New York City talent agent. But before you start calling around, you need to ask yourself: Are you and ...
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There’s one pet peeve that Casting Directors have, and that’s when an actor does NOT look like their headshot. Can you guess why? No need to think about it too much because I’m going to tell you why in just ...
Oscar Isaac in Dune

Award Winning Latinx Casting Director CARLA HOOL weighs in on what it’s like to cast Latinx actors in today’s entertainment world. She has been casting film and television for over 20 years. She has worked on films such as Coco, ...
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I don’t know about you, but my attention span has been disrupted over the past several years. Recently, I was asked to play a game of Scrabble and just the mere thought of sitting there for hours on end thinking ...
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If you’re serious about being a dancer and/or choreographer as a career, I highly suggest you start looking into agency representation. Dance is an incredibly important and popular form of art that has been around for centuries. It is a ...
Actors can learn to 
manipulate people and situations like a puppet.

There’s a conflict in the acting world of whether an actor should or should not manipulate different types of situations. Then, there’s the conflict of real life manipulation vs. storytelling manipulation. Actors are often called upon to manipulate situations in ...
Sean Penn in The Thin Red Line

Many people believe that bad behavior cannot be successful, however, there are many examples of people who have been successful despite behaving badly. Bad behavior can be successful because it can attract attention, create a sense of urgency and provoke ...
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We’ve all been there before. Something goes wrong and we’re quick to blame someone else. But is that really the best solution? More often than not, blaming others only makes the situation worse. It’s time to take responsibility for our ...
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In the industry of acting, it is not uncommon to feel pressure from your fellow actors. This pressure can come in the form of competition, comparison and even just simple peer pressure. While this pressure can be motivating, it can ...
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Throughout your acting career, you will experience many different phases. The first phase is the beginning, where you are full of hope and dreams of becoming a successful actor. You may have some success early on, but it is often ...
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My father taught me a very important lesson that he learned when he was a boy in school. It was about following the instructions. Very simple, yet why is it so hard to do and how can it affect you ...
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 ...