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Andra Day
Oct 9, 2021

Actress Roundtable on How the Fear Never Goes Away

If you find your nerves getting the better of you while performing, rest assured you’re not alone. Even impeccably trained, experienced, and well-prepared actors can get the jitters during auditions and on set.   Andra Day Take Andra Day. The… Read More

Jennifer Garner arrives for the 2019 Baby2Baby Gala
Oct 24, 2020

The Time a Member of the Paparazzi Shocked Jennifer Garner

“Paparazzi.” The very term evokes fear in some and loathing in others. So reviled is the profession of open stalking, it’s hard to imagine there’s an actual person behind that nuisance camera. After all, the paparazzi participated in the death… Read More

Alan Cumming on ‘The biggest crime in acting’
May 1, 2017

Alan Cumming on ‘The biggest crime in acting’

“I really hate the word ‘process.’ I will say I’m not a cheese; I have no process.” –Alan Cumming You might remember Alan Cumming as the eccentric evil villain and children’s show impresario in Robert Rodriguez’s Spy Kids trilogy; or… Read More

Being Fired from ‘SNL’ Was Good for Jenny Slate
Apr 14, 2017

Being Fired from ‘SNL’ Was Good for Jenny Slate

“The best thing to happen to me was for [‘SNL’ producer] Lorne Michaels to hire me and fire me.” –Jenny Slate One of Jenny Slate’s childhood dreams came true when she became a cast member for Saturday Night Live in… 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

‘The Affair’ Actress Ruth Wilson Shares Her Creative Process
Apr 10, 2017

‘The Affair’ Actress Ruth Wilson Shares Her Creative Process

English actress Ruth Wilson recently answered questions on a public forum while promoting her performance in the title role of Hedda Gabler at the Royal National Theatre. In a Guardian webchat, the star revealed steps she takes when creating her characters…. Read More

The Skill of Self-Confidence
Apr 3, 2017

The Skill of Self-Confidence

“No one will believe in you unless you do.” –Dr. Ivan Joseph Dr. Ivan Joseph is a sports psychologist and Director of Athletics at Ryerson University in Canada. But earlier in his career when Ivan coached the soccer team at… Read More

Mar 25, 2017

Actor-to-Actor Advice

Jack Nicholson once said, “I hate giving advice, because people won’t take it.” Well, here are some actors that certainly did appreciate the advice of their acting colleagues. In fact, they never forgot the words of wisdom. Here are a… Read More

Mar 20, 2017

Inspirational Actors with ADHD

There is a common misconception that people with ADHD are unable to focus well enough to complete tasks. But many highly successful actors and performers with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder prove that, despite the challenges associated with their symptoms, their dedication to… Read More

Mar 11, 2017

Krysten Ritter and Gillian Jacobs’ Negative Acting School Experiences

As actors dedicate themselves to studying the craft of acting, it’s important to note that not all classes are the best match for everyone. What may feel like a supportive learning environment for some aspiring actors may feel like just… Read More

Nov 11, 2016

Tips to Analyze Scripts

The skill set of script analysis is a powerful, if not vital, tool for actors. This applies to small parts, starring roles, and anything in between. To understand, move, breathe, and speak for another person, actors must dig into the… Read More

Nov 4, 2016

Seven Signs You Have A Professional Acting Career

  I’ll never forget the eye-opening moment when I was asked by an agent whether or not I wanted to be an actor. I was crushed. After all, this was years in to my ‘career’ (or what I thought was… Read More

Nov 1, 2016

The Top 3 Things a Hosting Agent Looks for in a Reel

If you want a successful career in broadcast hosting, one of the first things you need to do is find a great agent to represent you. It may sound simple, but it’s tougher to get your foot in the door… Read More

Top Actors Describe What They Believe Makes a Good Actor
Oct 28, 2016

Top Actors Describe What They Believe Makes a Good Actor

Being an exceptional actor takes a whole lot of skill level, dedication, experience, and sacrifice. Add to that, the mysterious “it” quality that great actors always seem to possess. But what do actors, from their unique perspective, say is important… Read More

Sep 22, 2016

6 Tips for Actor Websites

Do actors really need a website? According to casting director and social media consultant Amy Jo Berman, the answer is no; actors do not need their own website to achieve their career goals. However, she firmly believes actors should have… Read More