Acting Class Blog Posts

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

Oct 18, 2016

We all need affirmation (part 2)

In part one of ‘We All Need Affirmation!’ we discussed the power of positive affirmations and the exercise of changing negative thoughts to positive ones. Next is an exercise on how to counter those negative ideas and thoughts that can… Read More

Oct 14, 2016

Keep It Real!

Be in the moment…moment to moment. Phrases familiar to almost every actor. I find that many actors give lip service to these phrases. Yeah, sure, be in the moment, got it, but they actually aren’t. Most acting classes teach traditional… Read More

Oct 10, 2016

Audition with Confidence Using The Wallace Audition Technique

Actors who want to regard the auditioning room as a place that brings out the best in themselves as opposed to a “necessary evil” in the casting process will want to strongly consider attending Craig Wallace’s classes to learn The… Read More

Oct 7, 2016

We All Need Affirmation! (part one)

When I was an agent in New York, I found that many of my young clients lacked the confidence they needed to book the job. Even though they were trained actors, something inside them (some negative voice or event) made… Read More

Oct 4, 2016

Four Questions You Never Ask In An Agent Meeting

1. “I’m looking for an agent to really work hard for me.” Reason not to ask: The agent will more than likely believe that you have unrealistic expectations of how often you should be getting auditions, and will become a… Read More

Sep 28, 2016

3 questions with Donna Rusch | youth & teen commercial teacher at Keep It Real Acting Studios

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given? I think the best piece of advice I’ve ever been given was from a manager at a TV station I worked for while in college. His name was Don Johnson… Read More

Sep 21, 2016

Choosing an Acting Class, Part 3

Once you have decided to try out a class stay alert to signs that this class is worth your time and money. You can try out a class either through observing it as an auditor, or if auditing is not… Read More