Acting Class Blog Posts

Sep 15, 2017

Inspiration Can’t Wait

If you’re waiting for your acting teacher to tell you what you should do, how you should do it or when you should do it—you may never make it. Waiting for someone else to feed you artistic ideas can be… Read More

Sep 15, 2017

The Three Pillars Of Comedy (part 1 of 3)

WHAT MAKES A SUCCESSFUL SITCOM A successful sitcom is like a big house filled with funny, topical storylines, memorable, identifiable characters and a plethora of laugh-out-loud jokes. Just think of “I Love Lucy,” “Friends,” “All in the Family,” “Seinfeld” and… Read More

Sep 8, 2017

An Overnight Success Takes Years to Build

I know what it’s like. You’d love to be in class, but you can’t afford it right now. As much as you’d love to coach your co-star audition, it just doesn’t make sense because of how much the role pays…. Read More

Aug 18, 2017

Why do kids need improv?

There are so many reasons for humans to take Improv classes that it’s almost impossible to narrow them down! I’ve been teaching Improvisation for nearly 30 years and my students have ranged in age from 6 to 94. They are… Read More

Jul 17, 2017

Three Tips to Succeed This Episodic Season

Episodic season is the time of year when the episodes of many TV shows are being cast. With TV pilots now sold and the leading actors hired, the casting of recurring roles, guest stars and co-stars begins.  This is when… Read More

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Jul 14, 2017

Every Actor Needs A Strategy

Whether you are a professional actor, have worked a little or are just starting out, you constantly have to redefine where you are at in your acting career and have a game plan to move forward. You very much have… 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 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

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

Dec 19, 2016

They Break Me Down

  A number of years ago, The Acting Center was interviewing students about their careers and experiences as actors. Many students had recounted stories of ranting teachers, trying to use tortured memories for scene work and being embarrassed in front… Read More

Nov 15, 2016

7 Ways TV Commercials Can Help Build Your Television and Film Career

TV Commercials are the fastest way to get on national television, make great residual income and begin building a recognizable brand in the TV/Film casting community. The Actors Search! When you do a National Commercial, due to the hundreds of… Read More

Nov 14, 2016

Commercials – A Slice Of Life

  Hundreds of years ago (well maybe it just seems that long ago) I moved to Los Angeles to be an actress and a singer. Like most people, I was told the way to become an actress and get a… Read More

Nov 3, 2016

Your child is so cute, they should be on TV!

How many times have parents heard that? As an actress and acting coach, many parents ask me about how to get their kids started in the business, oftentimes because they’ve been told their child is cute! My first thought is,”has… Read More

Oct 19, 2016

The Whole Package | Part 3 of what directors look for from actors in auditions

In the past two “what directors are looking for” articles we covered how essential the first 10 seconds of the audition are, as well as the importance of listening and reacting. One of the other topics that the directors I… Read More