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Casting Directors on Actor Reels
Aug 10, 2022

Casting Directors on Actor Reels

Have you ever wondered how important it is for actors to have demo reels? And what exactly are casting directors looking for when viewing them? While every casting director is unique and has a different work style, it can be… Read More

Audition Dos and Dont's
Aug 10, 2022

Audition Do’s and Dont’s

Whether it be an in-person or virtual audition, the objectives remain consistent. Exhibiting professionalism, flexibility, and a positive attitude, for instance, are among the essential qualities needed in both formats as these qualities demonstrate an actor is hirable. At commercial… Read More

Actors on Self-Care
Aug 3, 2022

Actors on Self-Care

Between caring for family members and pets, tending to work duties and chores, plus battling traffic, it can be a real challenge to find a moment of peace for yourself. When something’s gotta give, people often prioritize themselves last. Self-care… Read More

Acting Coach Margie Haber on Finding Your It Factor
Aug 3, 2022

Acting Coach Margie Haber on Finding Your It Factor

World-famous acting coach Margie Haber teaches actors to connect with their personal power and become creators. One aspect of her work is to help performers find their personal It factor. She’s taught and trained countless actors at her Margie Haber… Read More

Jessica Chastain on Auditioning
Jul 27, 2022

Jessica Chastain on Auditioning

“You spend years and years begging for an audition, and you cannot be seen or heard.” —Jessica Chastain Jessica Chastain’s impressive career seemed to blossom overnight—a relative Hollywood newcomer being cast alongside established actors like Helen Mirren and Brad Pitt…. Read More

Kate Winslet at the Palm Springs International Film Festival. Photo credit: Featureflash Photo Agency / Shutterstock
Jul 27, 2022

Kate Winslet’s Acting Advice

Academy and Emmy Award-winning actress Kate Winslet boasts an eclectic resume, often portraying headstrong, complicated characters. She landed her first professional acting job at the age of 11 dancing in a cereal commercial. Now at the age of 46, the… Read More

Jul 20, 2022

The Ultimate Guide to Finding Casting Calls in 2022

The last two years have really shaken up the entertainment industry. 2020 changed everything from auditions to production itself. And 2021 saw a radical adaptation to the shift in the way actors search for work, audition, book jobs, and sometimes… Read More

Tips for Aspiring Actors from Casting Directors Diane Heery and Jason Loftus
Jul 20, 2022

Tips for Aspiring Actors from Casting Directors Diane Heery and Jason Loftus

What’s most important for aspiring talent to know before embarking on an acting career? Casting directors Diane Heery and Jason Loftus share an assortment of insights about the business and the life choice to become an actor during an interview… Read More

Comedy Actor Roundtable: How Well Can You Gauge the Audience?
Jul 20, 2022

Comedy Actor Roundtable: How Well Can You Gauge the Audience?

How well can you gauge if the audience is likely to laugh at your comedic performance? And how important is it that your work will be a hit? In a television comedy actor roundtable with The Hollywood Reporter, funnymen Michael… Read More

The Importance of Subtext in Acting
Jul 13, 2022

The Importance of Subtext in Acting

It’s an actor’s job to take scripted material and bring life to a character. That includes memorizing the dialogue and understanding the plot line. But that’s only half the work. An actor must also be able to search for deeper… Read More

Audra McDonald and Leslie Odom, Jr.’s Advice to Actors
Jul 13, 2022

Leslie Odom Jr. and Audra McDonald’s Advice to Actors

Broadway legend Audra McDonald and Hamilton star Leslie Odom Jr. are inspirational performers who dedicated themselves to the craft for many years before catapulting onto the theater scene. The Tony Award-winning talents shared insights and advice for actors in Interview… Read More

Will Ferrell’s Fear of 'What if I never tried at all?'
Jul 5, 2022

Will Ferrell’s Fear of ‘What if I Never Tried at All?’

Many people are afraid to fail, but funnyman Will Ferrell’s biggest fear has always been, “what if I never tried at all?” A few years back, the Anchorman actor spoke about this worry while giving a commencement speech at his… Read More

Acting Career Insights from Samuel L. Jackson and Viola Davis
Jul 5, 2022

Acting Career Insights from Samuel L. Jackson and Viola Davis

Wouldn’t you love to be a fly on the wall in a room where Viola Davis and Samuel L. Jackson are having a great time chatting about acting? Well, you can listen in on their conversation in a Variety “Actors… Read More

Jennifer Aniston and Sebastian Stan on the Benefits of Nerves
Jun 29, 2022

Jennifer Aniston and Sebastian Stan on the Benefits of Nerves

Some actors make acting look easy. The popular star Jennifer Aniston boasts a prolific career with hits like “Friends” and “The Morning Show,” as well as her work in films like “The Good Girl,” “Office Space,” and “Cake.” Sebastian Stan… Read More

Empathizing with Your Character
Jun 29, 2022

Empathizing with Your Character

The father of individual psychology, Alfred Adler, once described empathy as “seeing with the eyes of another, listening with the ears of another, and feeling with the heart of another.” Doesn’t that sound like the job description of an actor?… Read More

Casting Director David Rubin on Actor Idiosyncrasies
Jun 22, 2022

Casting Director David Rubin on Actor Idiosyncrasies

In a PBS News Hour interview, casting director David Rubin, who also serves on the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, shares insights about casting. Rubin’s prolific resume includes an impressive list of box-office… Read More