Acting Career Blog Posts

Chrissy Metz
Sep 19, 2021

3 Inspirational Actors Who Refused to Give Up on Their Acting Dreams

Challenges, obstacles, rejection, repeat—this pattern is familiar to actors across the globe. No wonder many performers have moments in which they question their commitment to the field. But as the saying goes: You only lose when you stop trying. Just… Read More

5 Reasons to Become an Actor
Sep 12, 2021

5 Reasons to Become an Actor

All of the performers we fall in love with on stage or screen have a way of making acting look effortless, compelling, even breathtaking. And the magazine covers, red carpets, and awards associated with celebrities are certainly glamorous. But becoming… Read More

3 Hollywood Actors Who Started in Theater
Sep 12, 2021

3 Hollywood Legends Who Started in Theater

There are no hard and fast rules about the ways actors must initiate a career in acting. Some thespians who achieve great acclaim start in commercials, others in improv, some come from a modeling or dancing background—the list goes on… Read More

8 Surprising Facts About Famous Actors
Sep 5, 2021

8 Surprising Facts About Famous Actors

Actors are celebrated for their creativity and open-mindedness—characteristics that can inform both their performances and decisions in their private lives. With that in mind, here are some quirky facts about Hollywood stars that just might surprise you.    Michelle Pfeiffer… Read More

Commercial auditions
Aug 29, 2021

Commercial Audition Tips: What Casting Directors Want You To Know

Flash cut to 2021. You can find casting directors dancing with their kids on TikTok, posting pictures of their dog on Instagram, or doling out valuable audition advice on Twitter. Casting directors are telling you exactly how to book more… Read More

How to Get Into Character
Aug 22, 2021

7 Tricks To Help You Get Into Character

Sometimes simple tricks can be very effective tools when it comes to character development. In this video, casting director Erica Arvold and acting coach Richard Warner share exercises to help actors connect physically, sensorially, and emotionally with their characters. Giving… Read More

Casting Directors Discuss How They Select Actors to Play Real-Life Individuals
Aug 15, 2021

Casting Directors Discuss How They Select Actors to Play Real-Life Individuals

Gary Oldman as Winston Churchill in Darkest Hour, Rami Malek as Freddie Mercury in Bohemian Rhapsody, Renee Zellweger as Judy Garland in Judy, and Daniel Day-Lewis as Abraham Lincoln in Lincoln… These celebrated actors are just a few of the… Read More

Television Directors Roundtable
Aug 7, 2021

Television Directors Roundtable: Zach Braff, Elisabeth Moss, Lena Dunham

A recent Hollywood Reporter television directors roundtable took an interesting turn when three of the featured directors, who are also actors, were asked what actors hate to hear from directors. Elisabeth Moss (The Handmaid’s Tale), Zach Braff (Ted Lasso), and… Read More

Robert Duvall on Acting
Aug 1, 2021

Robert Duvall on Acting

The prolific career of Robert Duvall spans seven decades in theater, film, and television punctuated with seven Oscar nods and one win. But while growing up and struggling in school, little did Duvall know that he’d become such an accomplished… Read More

Judith Weston
Jul 24, 2021

Wisdom from Directing and Acting Coach Judith Weston

The internationally renowned directing and acting coach Judith Weston has dedicated herself to connecting actors and directors for 35 years. Weston’s students include Alejandro G. Inarritu (The Revenant, Birdman), Ava DuVernay (Selma, A Wrinkle in Time), Taika Waititi (Jojo Rabbit,… Read More

Actors who are shy
Jul 12, 2021

Actors Who Struggle with Shyness

Tom Cruise Tom Cruise struggled with shyness and dyslexia as a child. His family had to move a lot, so he was continually uprooted from schools which limited his ability to form lasting friendships. Cruise recalled, “Because I grew up… Read More

The Glow Girls
Jul 12, 2021

V.O. Stars The Glow Girls Give Tips for Breaking Into Voiceover

The Glow Girls quite literally glow in the voiceover industry. Cassie and Sabrina are an award-winning pair, breaking into the voiceover space together at a young age. The duo has already accomplished more than some do in a lifetime, working… Read More

Comics to Watch
Jul 11, 2021

5 Comics to Watch

Variety recently listed 10 comics to watch in 2021 featuring stand-up comedians, writers, and content creators who’ve managed to spread lightness and laughter despite all the challenges the world has endured the past 15 months. Here are five of those… Read More

aspects of acting
Jul 11, 2021

The Mysterious Process of Acting

Audiences far and wide can spot, or rather become fully gripped by a compelling acting performance. The power is undeniable, moving people to laughter one moment and tears the next. And yet it’s quite challenging to fully describe just what… Read More

Acting Tips
Jun 28, 2021

3 of the Greatest Acting Tips

Clearly, the craft of acting requires layers upon layers of devoted work. But what makes critically acclaimed performances stand out above the rest? Let’s listen to three actors who delivered such masterpieces give their sage advice.   Matthew McConaughey: Transitioning… Read More