Acting Career Blog Posts

Jun 28, 2017

Daniel Day-Lewis Announces His Retirement from Acting

One of the most acclaimed actors of his generation, Daniel Day-Lewis, is set to retire from acting. The 60-year-old star’s publicist, Leslee Dart, released a statement last week announcing: “Daniel Day-Lewis will no longer be working as an actor. He… Read More

Jun 27, 2017

International Acting Coach Ivana Chubbuck

“We go to the movies, watch TV, and go to the theater to see not the ordinary or dull but the extraordinary people, how a person dealing with pain and trauma overcomes and wins by using that pain as a… Read More

Jun 23, 2017

The one thing it takes to be a great artist

The start of a new year inevitably brings with it a list of goals: taking new photos, editing your reel, signing up for scene study and on-camera classes, sharpening your improv skills, finding new representation, going on more auditions. The… Read More

Jun 19, 2017

Social Awkwardness as an Asset

Not knowing what to say or fidgeting during conversations, experiencing goofy mishaps when all eyes are on you, perhaps having an odd fashion sense, laughing nervously when answering questions…sound familiar? If so, you might be socially awkward. As remarkably skilled… Read More

Jun 14, 2017

Handling Audition-Room Mistakes

Mistakes are an inevitable part of life. Even the most prepared and experienced actors experience blunders at the most inopportune times–namely, the audition room. In this video, Casting Director Erica Arvold and Acting Coach Richard Warner discuss beneficial ways to… Read More

Jun 13, 2017

Elisabeth Moss on Using Her Instincts, Music, and Charts

Celebrated actress Elisabeth Moss has forged her own path in Hollywood, excelling in the craft even though she never received formal acting training. Moss is known for her acclaimed roles as Offred in the haunting Hulu original series The Handmaid’s… Read More

Jun 12, 2017

One thing that puts you in charge

These days actors get a lot of advice about what they need to have in order to succeed. “Have you got an agent yet?” “Do you have a good manager?” “Do your headshots look like you?” “Is your web site… Read More

May 31, 2017

Casting Director Jeff Greenberg Reflects on His Casting Adventures

Emmy-winning casting director, Jeff Greenberg recently shared a number of intriguing stories about the stars he cast–and didn’t cast–over the past 30 years of his prolific career. Greenberg is best known for his work on Frasier, Modern Family, Cheers, Wings,… Read More

May 24, 2017

Goldie Hawn on How Young Women Can Succeed

“It’s not that I didn’t want to be a star; it was that I never perceived myself as being a star. It was a dream so far beyond the reach of reality to me,” Goldie Hawn once said. Still, she… Read More

Process
May 19, 2017

The Process Is The Product (part 1)

When you hike up a mountain you have two choices. You can enjoy the changing sky, the view below, the flowers along the path, the struggle up to the top, the breeze, the sun through the trees, the smell of… Read More

Apr 14, 2017

The Callback vs. The Shoot

I have been teaching commercial acting for 20 years and auditioning for 38 and have never figured out a way to teach actors how to work on set. I have found numerous techniques to hone their skills in the audition… Read More