Your Acting Career Blog Posts

Dec 16, 2017

Jonathan Groff and Karan Soni’s Last-minute Preparation Anxiety

The entertainment industry is riddled with last-minute scheduling, casting shuffles, and rewrites. This can present huge challenges to actors whose job it is to lay it all out on the line before audiences–ready or not! Take, for example, Jonathan Groff… Read More

Do You Love to Act as Much as Jack Nicholson Does?
Dec 11, 2017

Do You Love to Act as Much as Jack Nicholson Does?

Do you love to act? I mean, do you really love to act? Do you act regardless of remuneration? Regardless of what’s going on in your life? Regardless of the earth and sky falling upon your head? Are you consistently… Read More

Jennifer Lawrence and Adam Sandler
Dec 4, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence and Adam Sandler on Negative Reviews

Criticism, as defined by Webster’s Dictionary is, “The act of passing judgment as to the merits of anything.” Doesn’t sound too bad, right? Handleable. However, criticism can be a sticky wicket–so much so that both Jennifer Lawrence and Adam Sandler… Read More

Nov 27, 2017

Margot Robbie on the Struggle of Success

It may seem like stars and celebrities and the Hollywood elite have it all: personal trainers, chiropractors, nutritionists, drivers, yoga instructors, meditation guides, and more. Wow, it does seem like they have it all! But with all of that fame… Read More

Sep 18, 2017

How Joe Pesci Fought for His Iconic Role in ‘Goodfellas’

“I’m funny how? I mean, funny, like I’m a clown?” –Tommy DeVito Am I really doing enough to advance my career? To succeed? Do I have the grit and determination and ingenuity to actualize my dreams? Am I working hard… Read More

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