Acting Career Blog Posts

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

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

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

audition
May 25, 2018

An Audition is Not a Test

An audition is your time to perform for the purpose of showing how you would do a part in a film, TV show, commercial, etc. It is a chance to show a sample of your creative work. While this is… Read More

May 18, 2018

Branding Yourself

When you think of yourself as an actor, do you think of yourself as your “brand?” Or do you think of yourself as an actor who is more interested in expanding your boundaries; someone who is committed to developing the… Read More

book a role
May 17, 2018

A Guide on How to Book a Role

There is never enough time to be ready for an audition, especially when it’s the one you’ve been waiting for… the one you really want. When an audition comes, you usually have at most one day with the sides to… Read More

May 14, 2018

Charlize Theron on Gaining 50 Pounds for Her ‘Tully’ Role

The Atomic Blonde and actor’s actor, the indefatigable Charlize Theron, is delivering another gut-wrenching, groundbreaking, career-defining performance in the 2018 Sundance hit Tully. Theron plays a mother of three suffering through postpartum depression with raw emotion, physical intensity, and a… Read More

May 8, 2018

David Oyelowo’s Advice to Aspiring Actors: ‘Start on the Stage”

Gringo actor David Oyelowo recently opened himself up to online fans posting to Reddit’s “Ask Me Anything” forum. In doing so, he shared a number of interesting tales about his journey as an actor which lead to his prominent roles… Read More

Apr 30, 2018

Richard Jenkins on His Humble Start as an Actor

Character actor Richard Jenkins’ name might not ring a bell, but he’s performed in an enviably steady stream of mostly supporting roles since the 1980s. Most notably, he was nominated for playing the lead role, Professor Walter Vale, in The… Read More

Apr 24, 2018

Where Do You Stand on the Superhero Film Debate?

The steroidal growth in the popularity of superhero movies continues to spark debate within the industry. Several Hollywood powerhouses have taken issue with the seemingly endless stream of these sensational blockbuster films. The Terminator and Avatar director James Cameron said… Read More

Apr 19, 2018

Standing Out And Making It On Your Own

With literally thousands of competing actors out there… What makes you stand out? What gets you the audition? What gets you the callback? What gets you the avail? What gets you the booking? It sounds complicated, but, in fact, the… Read More