Tag Archives: film and television

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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Market Basics

In any line of work, from business to art, understanding your ideal market and how to find it is a major key to unlocking success. While the execution of finding this niche can be nebulous, having at least a small … 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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The First Movie Stars

The film industry is relatively young, really only getting going in the early 1900s. Despite this youth, major movie stars arose almost as soon as there were audiences to fill seats. By the 1910s, Hollywood was already pumping out household … Continue reading

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Learning Lines

Memorization is an essential for every actor, whether you prefer to perform on stage or in front of a camera. Many, however, also find this to be the most challenging part. Luckily, technology is changing all of that with apps … Continue reading

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How to Learn Accents

Having at least one or two accents under your belt increases your marketability. Luckily, there are ways to learn and practice accents without needing to dump money into a language coach. So long as you can master the basics, you’ll … Continue reading

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Decoding Acting

Of all the artistic industries, acting is one of the most prolific when it comes to inventing terms to describe oddities only found on the stage. This is hardly surprising, however, since so much of their livelihood revolves around playing … 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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So you wanna move to Los Angeles to act?

Just so you know, you don’t have to move to Los Angeles or New York City to act! There are plenty of secondary acting markets in the United States where you can be a big fish in a little pond … 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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