success

7 Singers Who Got Their Name Out There Unconventionally

Written by: Donna Maurer .. Singers sometimes have a difficult time getting themselves out there, when there seems to be so much talent throughout the world accessible to anyone online. However, good marketing and social skills are essential as a singer, ...
Film Set Terms

Here is a great list of acting terms and Entertainment industry terms which you will hear often on film sets, in theatre productions and in recording studios.   Above the Line – A budgetary term for movies and TV. The line ...
Avoid Boring Auditions

“Self-consciousness is the enemy of all art, be it acting, writing, painting, or living itself, which is the greatest art of all.” – Ray Bradbury It’s difficult to explain to one’s non-actor friends just what a weird tight-wire act we ...
Biggest problem in getting the audition

You know that old saying ‘I was at the Right Place at the Right Time’? Well, the right place at the right time in Show Business is the Casting Room for the Audition. And the #1 reason why Actors or other types of ...
Acting Success

Often actors just starting out have one burning question that surpasses all the others: what does it really take to succeed? Of course, everybody has a different definition of success. For some it means money, fame and glamour on Clooney ...
Acting Confidence

Confidence is a tricky beast, even for famously confident people like actors. You can be having a great day, then one little thing can shake your confidence and it’s completely shot, never to be found again. A common tale among ...
Actors on Acting

From Film4  – Various famous actors and actresses tell us what inspires and drives them when taking on new roles. Actors: Keira Knightley Tom Hanks Anne Hathaway Ben Stiller Judi Dench Michael Fassbender Natalie Portman Leonardo DiCaprio Saoirse Ronan Andrew ...
Michael Caine

“The theatre is an operation with the scalpel, I think movie acting is an operation with the laser.” Michael Caine teaches in this documentary the art of movie acting to five young actors, who perform scenes from “Alfie”, “Deathtrap” and ...
Choose an Acting Agent

I can remember when I first moved to Los Angeles about seven years ago and all I could think about was getting an agent. Let’s just say the excitement trumped the actual result.  Amidst all of the joy behind signing ...
Make Casting Directors Remember you

In our quest to be a successful, recognized, possibly award winning actor, we always have to be aware of what the people who are hiring us,  i.e. casting directors, are looking for.  At first thought this can seem extremely difficult. ...
Actor's Budget

As actors we’ve all heard the clichés about starving artists. And especially if you’e planning or have already made the move to a city like New York or L.A. where the rents are clearly still Too Damn High, and especially ...
indie film set

Recently I posted a list of things most actors probably wish they had known when they were just getting started. But as the list developed I realized I was really going to need to list more than five. There are ...
scare-01

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 ...

Odds are you’ve heard of an agent before. They’re the people who hold the key. They get you into the rooms for the casting directors that will book you in your next big role. And the rest is history. But, what’s a ...
topbooker-2013-kimberlymagness

Whoot! NYCastings!!! It’s time to celebrate doubly loud because our Top Booker of 2012 has once again snagged the coveted title with a total of 168 booked days of work and earnings of $20,305 through NYCastings jobs only. Yes indeed, ...
9factsaboutcreatingyourownwork

No doubt! Creating your own work can catapult an acting career because it gives you a chance to express your voice and take control of how your talent is presented to the world. And now, it is easier than ever ...
yougetwhatyoupayfor

Starving Artist – is not a term that should be taken literally, or taken advantage of. In the acting world, starving artists are those who are willing to forgo the stability of corporate paychecks, and certain material luxuries, in order ...
10tipw-nateparker

There is no debating – Actor Nate Parker is rising to the top of his game, landing major roles by giving each character a true heart and soul. The trick to creating a character is work, time, hours. Literally hours, ...
topbooker-2012-kimberlymagness

Take witness of a career on fire… With over 120 total bookings, and a total income of nearly $20,000, NYCastings member Kimberly Magness is one HOT star – shining and rising! By self-submitting through NYCastings, Kimberly landed major roles in ...
acting greatful

Actors spend a whole lot of time stuffing their minds with questions. We question how our characters think. We question our own ability. And, we question our choice to embark on a career path that has no pre-paved trail or ...