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Mastering the Callback

What is a callback? In any performing art, there are auditions. These are where you put your best foot forward in the hopes of interesting the project leaders enough to hire you. When they end up liking more than one … Continue reading

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Dress to Impress

While you might think you need a full wardrobe to even hope to have enough clothes for every type of modeling audition, the fact remains that you really only need one look. In truth, modeling auditions are not gaudy affairs. … 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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Practice Those Monologues

Chad Darnell, casting director for “Magic Mike XXL”, recently commented on the lack of acting talent in a particular U.S. city (will remain unnamed). His advice “get into acting classes and start training” serves as an important reminder of learning … Continue reading

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Basic Vocal Warm Up For Auditions

At your next audition, try this simply version of a vocal warm-up. Squeeze the muscles in your face tight. This includes your eyes and lips. After holding for a beat or two, release your muscles, open your eyes and mouth … Continue reading

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What Is An Actor’s Reel?

A ‘reel’ is a compilation of clips from an actor’s body of film and/or television work that shows them at their acting best. Reels can be posted to online casting services in addition to the actor’s headshot and resume or … Continue reading

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