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The Name Game - How Stage Names Shape Actors' Careers

In the world of acting, and all other forms of entertainment, a name isn’t just a tag; it’s an emblem of your brand, a beacon for your identity, and often, a gateway to success. Adopting a stage name isn’t about discarding your ...
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Physical conditioning is an important aspect of an actor’s career, especially when preparing for physically demanding roles. Whether it’s for action-packed movies, intense stage performances, or roles that require a significant transformation, maintaining peak physical fitness is key. This guide ...
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Ah, the magic of movies! The magic of the silver screen goes beyond just entertaining us with heart-pounding action and touching emotional moments. It leaves an unforgettable imprint on our shared memories, creating iconic scenes that are more than just ...
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In the realm of theater and the performing arts, the names of iconic actors shine brightly, leaving an indelible mark on the stage and screen. Behind the scenes, however, lie the visionary individuals who shape and nurture these stars, enabling ...
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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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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 ...
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Running a theater business is an exciting but daunting task. It requires immense dedication and hard work to make sure the show is successful, especially if you have kids in the play. For most people, this is a dream come ...
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Dyslexia is a common learning disability (a neurological disorder) that can affect reading, writing and spelling abilities. Although it’s most often diagnosed in children, it can also affect and/or continue in adults. Many famous actors have dyslexia, including Tom Cruise, ...
NYCastings - Improv Class

There’s a well-documented history of comedic actors getting their start in improv. This includes SNL alumni like Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, as well as other icons like Jane Lynch. However, improv isn’t just for people trying to be funny ...
Tom Cruise and Miles Teller

Denise Chamian, CSA, is one of entertainment’s top Casting Directors. She has worked on some of the biggest movies and TV shows over the past three decades, including Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis (2022), Love, Simon, Saving Private Ryan, Miss Congeniality ...
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 ...
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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 ...
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 ...
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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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Two people in close proximity, their faces inches apart. They stare longingly into each other’s eyes, lips slightly parted. Gently, they touch foreheads, then noses, then lips… A love scene. We’ve all seen them countless times on TV and in ...

There is no denying that the life of a child actor is drastically different from that of other kids. For one, they often have to juggle acting and schooling, which can be difficult. They also typically have to deal with ...
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Cowards are often depicted in film and television as weak characters who run away from danger or confrontations. However, there are a few brave cowards out there who have broken the mold and shown that being a coward isn’t always ...
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 ...