Your Acting Career Blog Posts

Aug 7, 2017

Steven Pressfield: Amateur vs Professional

Steven Pressfield’s book Turning Pro directs those of us who are stuck in amateur habits to consciously adopt a professional work ethic. Turning pro, he argues, is imperative to overcoming “Resistance with a capital ‘r.’” Resistance is the term he uses to… Read More

Jul 31, 2017

Steven Pressfield on ‘Resistance’

Are you deeply passionate about acting, but often find yourself being pulled away from tackling the items on your actor to-do list? Have you formulated lots of great ideas that will help progress your career, but it seems like there’s… Read More

Web Series Set
Jul 1, 2017

Web Video Is The New Headshot: 4 Tips To Get More Callbacks

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then think of this: A video is 30 pictures per second. Do the math and it’ll make your brain hurt! Videos provide a 74% increase in your viewer’s understanding of your product,… Read More

Jun 21, 2017

Audition Tips from a Commercial Director

  Commercial directors are film directors who specialize in the creation of commercials. And they are among the professionals who are seated in the callback room ready to assess who’s best fit for a particular role. The commercial director’s opinion… Read More

Process
Jun 10, 2017

The Process is The Product (part 2)

Being paid to go inside Acting is an opportunity to work on what is inside you, a part that most other professions avoid. It can be painful or scary to look inside, but without this self-investigation, you cannot grow. It… Read More

Feb 14, 2017

How To Break Free From Typecasting

Important questions actors should ask themselves are: What is my type? What are the parts that I would readily be cast for? Am I the girl next door, am I an Action hero, am I a sensual leading lady, am… Read More

Feb 14, 2017

17 tips for Actors in 2017

I thought we would bring in 2017 in appropriate fashion. In no particular order, here are 17 tips for actors to help you navigate an acting career in film and television! Be early to everything. Make being early your new… Read More

Dec 5, 2016

The Healing Power of Acting

Sometimes the process of acting goes beyond being more than an exploration, passion, or career goal. And it, in fact, has the power to transform its participants’ lives in a healing manner. Take Michael Shannon, for example. Shannon is known… Read More

Nov 14, 2016

Commercials – A Slice Of Life

  Hundreds of years ago (well maybe it just seems that long ago) I moved to Los Angeles to be an actress and a singer. Like most people, I was told the way to become an actress and get a… Read More

Nov 11, 2016

Tips to Analyze Scripts

The skill set of script analysis is a powerful, if not vital, tool for actors. This applies to small parts, starring roles, and anything in between. To understand, move, breathe, and speak for another person, actors must dig into the… Read More

Nov 4, 2016

Mark Duplass Shares How He Made Films with Limited Resources

“If you really want to be in the business of being an actor, the days of thinking only as an actor are probably over. The most frustrated actors I know are the ones that are waiting for someone to give… Read More

Nov 4, 2016

Seven Signs You Have A Professional Acting Career

  I’ll never forget the eye-opening moment when I was asked by an agent whether or not I wanted to be an actor. I was crushed. After all, this was years in to my ‘career’ (or what I thought was… Read More

Oct 28, 2016

Top Actors Describe What They Believe Makes a Good Actor

Being an exceptional actor takes a whole lot of skill level, dedication, experience, and sacrifice. Add to that, the mysterious “it” quality that great actors always seem to possess. But what do actors, from their unique perspective, say is important… Read More

Oct 25, 2016

We all need affirmation! (part 3)

In parts one and two of ‘We All Need Affirmation!’ we discussed the power of positive affirmations and a number of exercises of changing negative thoughts to positive ones combating those lingering, counter-productive thoughts.  In this final installment, are two exercises on building self-confidence and… Read More

Oct 23, 2016

Battling Cancer, Shannen Doherty Inspires Others to Have Courage

Shannen Doherty, of Beverly Hills, 90210 fame, was diagnosed with breast cancer in February of 2015, and has been battling the disease with chemo, radiation, and alternative therapies to this very day. Shannen has been documenting her battle through a… Read More