Acting Career Blog Posts

persevering
Aug 14, 2018

Persevering Will Make You Lucky

Last week, I saw a former student of mine on a morning talk show. He studied and coached with me for a few years. I got him an agent and he began to audition. After many auditions, he booked a… Read More

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Aug 13, 2018

The Basics of Starting and Maintaining Your Own YouTube Channel

YouTube has revolutionized the way content is created and distributed. According to Wikipedia, YouTube is the second most popular website on the internet. With 300 hours of content uploaded every minute, the platform is also the second largest search engine…. Read More

Inside Circle Seminar: Four Ways The Acting Center Reinvents The Acting Workshop
Aug 10, 2018

Inside Circle Seminar: Four Ways The Acting Center Reinvents The Acting Workshop

Over the years, there’s been much debate about acting workshops. Are they worth your time and money? What makes one school of acting better than another?  Why should I listen to an acting coach who isn’t a celebrity? More than… Read More

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Aug 8, 2018

Inside Circle Seminar: Kalmenson & Kalmenson’s Strategic Guide To Voice Over Jobs

People are drawn to storytelling. Of course, the device has been used in entertainment for thousands of years. But a recent Harvard Business Review study found the neurological reasons why we enjoy hearing stories. The investigation exposed a group of… Read More

What Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Daughter Lucie Learned From the Masters
Aug 6, 2018

What Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz’s Daughter Lucie Learned From the Masters

Lucie Arnaz, the daughter of the legendary performers Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz, grew up absorbing many insights about comedy and the entertainment industry as a whole. After all, her parents forged prolific and celebrated careers and indeed are recognized… Read More

Script
Jul 17, 2018

SCRIPT ANALYSIS: Part 1 – Actors! You Really Should Know What You’re Talking About

Two Questions: If you were given the instruction manual for a new product but the manual was meant for a completely different product, do you think you’d have much success properly operating that product? If you landed in a foreign… Read More

human
Jul 14, 2018

Human Resources

I recently released a breakdown for a SAG-AFTRA feature film and I thought I would write a blog about my side of the experience as it was happening. I’ve always considered myself to be the person in charge of Human… Read More

meditation
Jul 6, 2018

How Meditation Can Help Your Acting Career

When we hear the word meditation, certain images come to mind. For some, it’s that annoying neighbor chanting om at the top of their lungs. Sure, it’s easy to joke about these eccentrics. But there’s a reason the practice has… Read More

8 Actors Share the Supportive Influence of Their Fathers
Jun 17, 2018

8 Actors Discuss the Supportive Influence of Their Fathers

Dads come in all shapes and sizes, and the love, support, and vision for their children are ineffable. In the spirit of Father’s Day, here are some actors who’ve expressed some of the valuable lessons they’ve learned–and cherished gifts they’ve… Read More

Jenny Karr
Jun 14, 2018

How Singing Benefits All Performers: An Interview With Jenny Karr

Of all the qualities that make humans unique, language is one of the most impressive. But of course, language is complex. As author Maya Angelou said, “Words mean more than what is set down on paper. It takes the human… Read More

Prepare
Jun 14, 2018

Prepare to Succeed By Building Your Professional Team and Support System

I learned this equation as a kid, and it is still the most valuable math lesson I have ever been taught. Success is not a fluke. It is the result of countless hours spent in preparation for the opportunity of… Read More

Helping
Jun 14, 2018

Helping Yourself By Getting Involved

I tell people all the time that, “If you wait for Hollywood to call you, you will die of old age.” Actors can help themselves by getting involved with small episodic series’ or creating one of their own. These types… Read More

Overcoming Stage Fright with the Help of Masters and Ordinary Folk
Jun 11, 2018

Overcoming Stage Fright with the Help of Masters and Ordinary Folk

Stage fright doesn’t discriminate. It doesn’t care what age or ethnicity you are, nor how rich or poor. It doesn’t care if you’re a passionate aspiring actor or an acting veteran with many accolades. Relentlessly, it strikes on its own… Read More

Chadwick Boseman on a Sense of Purpose
Jun 2, 2018

Chadwick Boseman on a Sense of Purpose

In Chadwick Boseman’s 2018 Howard University commencement speech, the Black Panther star drove the point to the graduating class that nothing and nobody can stop you from your destiny when you live your life guided by a strong sense of… Read More

On Set
May 29, 2018

A Complete Guide to On Set Do’s and Don’ts

Legendary screen actress Gene Tierney once said, “Eccentric behavior is not routinely noticed around a movie set.” As much as we like to believe that a TV and film set has just as much drama as the story being told,… Read More