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Acting Warm Ups

As an actor, it is your job to be ready physically and vocally for the roles you take on. After all, your paycheck comes from your ability to embody a wide number of characters on a daily basis. Like any … Continue reading

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The Monologue, The Cold Read and The Two Person Scene

While reading from a script isn’t new to an actor, there are two other scenarios to be aware of. Knowing how to prepare and what directors are looking for with each is necessary for making your audition stand out among … Continue reading

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Headshots and Comp Cards: Who Gets What?

As modeling and acting have merged more and more, so, too, have their means of communicating information. Where the headshot was once strictly relegated to the actors and the comp cards belonged to the models, the line between the two … Continue reading

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The Reel Deal

Every artist needs a portfolio. For the artist, this means paintings. For the singer, this means songs. For the actor, this means the reel. The Demo Reel In its simplest iteration, the reel is a collection of the best work … Continue reading

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Building Your Acting Resume

Your resume is a veritable offshoot of your audition. This list compliments the talent you exhibit on stage and also further emphasize other parts about you. It outlines your breadth as a performer in terms of play ages and characterizations, … Continue reading

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Selecting an Audition Monolgue

Instead of interviews over tables explaining your strengths and weaknesses to potential bosses, the acting audition is the monologue. Even with so much noise surrounding how to pick the perfect piece or how to write the monologue that’s sure to … Continue reading

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Are You Listening???

Opportunities can be lost because an individual does not understand the importance of careful listening and proper follow-up! The modeling and acting industry is highly competitive with thousands of individuals vying for that ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. Often times, an … Continue reading

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The Three Fastest Ways to Memorize Lines

Matt Newton is an acting coach and Backstage Expert. We love his advice, posted on Backstage, from June 25, 2014. He offers the following, very helpful advice, to actors on how to best memorize their lines. Thanks Matt! The Rehearsal … Continue reading

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Self Taping Your Auditions – Every Actor Should Know How!

In today’s world, casting directors cast from locations all over the globe, not just in Hollywood. They work with many agents who will often provide a taping service to their talent. If you don’t have an agent, we strongly suggest … Continue reading

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Casting Director Pet Peeves

We recently came across a blog written by Marci Liroff, a well known casting director, with over 50 movies to her credit. She wrote a blog called “The Totally Uncensored List of Casting Director Pet Peeves”. We have taken excerpts … Continue reading

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