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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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What Is A Teleprompter?

A teleprompter is used to display text in front of a video camera. It allows a person to look directly into the camera while still being able to read notes or a script. Teleprompters are often used in newsrooms and … 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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Female Model’s Tote Bag

From the start of a model’s career, she must build a ‘tote bag’ and stock it with all the tools of the trade. The bag should be light weight, waterproof, large enough to hold a portfolio and have a shoulder … 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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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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How To Dress For A Modeling Audition

A model’s appearance is everything in the modeling industry! Agents, managers and designers prefer to see a model in his/her most natural state. In other words, what you are and not what you could be. A clean and moisturized face … Continue reading

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ACTING AUDITION TIPS!

At the audition, you will asked to ‘slate’ which typically requires standing on the “mark”. What exactly does this mean?  To ‘slate’ is to verbally address the camera and introduce oneself on tape to those conducting the audition before one … Continue reading

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