Acting Career Blog Posts

Dec 15, 2017

How to share your accomplishments

How well do you share information about what is happening in your acting career? Do you play down your bookings and callbacks? Do you not mention them at all? Maybe you want to start being a little more competitive. I… Read More

Auditioning
Dec 14, 2017

Conscious Auditioning (pt. 1)

Auditioning is a solitary process. You receive your sides and read them alone. You do the work of exploring the material as well as your own emotional mapping to find the most interesting intersection between you and the character alone…. Read More

Nov 20, 2017

Morgan Freeman on Working While Aspiring to Be an Actor

“I was always ambitious. I always wanted to be more than I was…. I always wanted to be a movie actor.” –Morgan Freeman Beloved actor, producer, and narrator Morgan Freeman is celebrated for his prominent career along with his distinctive,… Read More

Sabotage
Nov 16, 2017

Reasons Actors Sabotage Their Careers (and How to Avoid it)

Whether you are auditioning for a role or you have booked the job, there are many ways to get in your own way, but the bottom line is, when you strip out all the layers of self-sabotage, at the core… Read More

Nov 15, 2017

The Three Pillars of Comedy (Part 3 of 3)

THE UNPREDICTABLE Storyline – The element of surprise is at the heart of any successful sitcom. In terms of storyline, the unpredictable is what keeps us laughing out loud and tuning in week after week. We know the character will… Read More

Nov 11, 2017

Frances McDormand Embraces Her Face

Frances McDormand is receiving critical acclaim for her “unforgettable” and “fascinating” performance in the dark comedy Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri which is currently out in theaters. In it, she plays Mildred Hayes, an outraged grieving mother seeking justice after… Read More

Oct 22, 2017

Actors on Regrets

Feelings of regret are our brain’s way of telling us to look more closely at our choices because our actions or words may be leading us down an undesired path. Regret can be a useful tool to help us avoid… Read More

Oct 17, 2017

The Three Pillars of Comedy (part 2 of 3)

This is part two in the three part series of The Three Pillars of Comedy (part one here) DESPERATION Storyline – Desperation is what drives the character’s Want in an A storyline and B storyline. The storyline will revolve around… Read More

Casting Frontier
Oct 16, 2017

Vincent Van Gogh On A Creative Life

How many hours a week are you acting? I’m not talking about auditioning or workshops (they don’t count). I’m talking about that rarefied and sacred space where you work on your art. The place where outcome doesn’t matter, where there’s… Read More

Oct 2, 2017

How Frustration Can Make You More Creative

Frustration can arise for just about any actor in the world due to reasons and circumstances beyond their control. There’s the frustration when work is slow, when you come in second for a desired role, when you feel unsupported by… Read More

Sep 29, 2017

How To Succeed Between Bookings

So what have you been up to lately? We hear this question all the time from friends, family, agents, managers, and casting directors. Sometimes, we have a seemingly good (correct) answer: I just booked a job; I just shot a… Read More

Sep 22, 2017

Memorable Roles of Harry Dean Stanton

  When Harry Dean Stanton died this past Friday at 91 years of age, many fans on the internet and social media platforms called him the GOAT of character actors. Indeed, Roger Ebert once said, “No movie featuring either Harry… Read More

Sep 15, 2017

Inspiration Can’t Wait

If you’re waiting for your acting teacher to tell you what you should do, how you should do it or when you should do it—you may never make it. Waiting for someone else to feed you artistic ideas can be… Read More

Sep 15, 2017

The Three Pillars Of Comedy (part 1 of 3)

WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL SITCOM A successful sitcom is like a big house filled with funny, topical storylines, memorable, identifiable characters and a plethora of laugh-out-loud jokes. Just think of “I Love Lucy,” “Friends,” “All in the Family,” “Seinfeld” and… Read More

Sep 8, 2017

An Overnight Success Takes Years to Build

I know what it’s like. You’d love to be in class, but you can’t afford it right now. As much as you’d love to coach your co-star audition, it just doesn’t make sense because of how much the role pays…. Read More