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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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MEMORIZING A MONOLOGUE… BY HANDWRITING

Most actors have their own unique approach to memorizing monologues. One tip is to handwrite your monologue. The time it takes to write out each word will definitely burn the words into your mind. A few hours of doing this, … Continue reading

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Eating & Drinking On Camera

When working on TV with food and beverages there are a few important tips to keep in mind: Take small bites! (Especially if  lines are to be delivered afterwards) There should be a change in expression or physicality from ‘before … Continue reading

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How A TV Commercial Is Developed

A concept (an idea) for a commercial is formed in an advertising agency and the entire development of this idea may take as long as one year to complete. The ad agency supplies the Casting Director with a roughly sketched … Continue reading

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Accents & Dialects In TV Commercials

Sometimes, accents and dialects are used in TV commercials. Do you know the difference between the two? An “accent’ is foreign and a ‘dialect’ is regional. In other words, if you were raised in the southern part of the US, … Continue reading

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What Are ‘Sides’?

‘Sides’ are pages from a movie or TV script that have been excerpted for the purpose of auditions. The TV and film prescreens usually involve a cold reading from “sides”. If the “sides’ are given to you cold, ask for … Continue reading

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The Differences Between Agents And Managers

Behind every great actor is a team of people responsible for managing their business interests and each of these people serves a different but equally important role. At the forefront of this team are the agent and manager.  Many actors … Continue reading

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Actor Categories

PRINCIPAL ACTOR:  The actor who has the main role, or lead actor. CONTRACT ACTOR:  An actor who is hired for a specific period of time only. SUPPORTING ACTOR:  An actor who is not the lead actor. DAY PLAYER:  An actor … Continue reading

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How To Dress For An Acting Audition

First, consider the role for which you will audition for. Decide which clothing will complement the character but don’t dress in a costume unless you were asked to do so by your agent or casting director. This is not a … Continue reading

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Do Famous Actors Take Acting Classes?

Most all acting wannabes spend a lot of time and energy learning how to act. What about the famous actors? Do they ever brush up on their professional skills? The answer is yes! Individuals who are learning how to act … Continue reading

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