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Sep 26, 2023

An Essential Guide to Navigating the Casting Process

If you’re an aspiring actor, you know that navigating the casting process can be tricky. But don’t worry, we’re here to help. We’ll walk you through the steps involved in casting calls, auditions and working with casting directors. We’ll also… Read More

An aspiring actress at home recording a self tape.
Sep 25, 2023

How to Create the Best Self Tapes Without Breaking the Bank (or Your Patience)

Self tapes, amirite? If you’ve had an audition since the turn of the decade, you know what I’m talking about and, most likely, you have an opinion about them. If you’ve been auditioning since the turn of the century (like… Read More

A diverse group of friends helping each other on an obstacle course.
Sep 19, 2023

Rise Again: Building Resilient Paths in Acting

The entertainment industry is, without a doubt, one of the most difficult industries to break into, let alone build a career in. Its demand for top talent and its sometimes ruthless nature means building resiliency is essential for actors to… Read More

Acting teacher teaching a class with with diverse students, dressed in black.
Sep 18, 2023

Essential Steps to Becoming a Successful Teen Actor

Are you ready to grab your piece of the spotlight? If you have aspirations of being a teen actor, you are in luck. Now is a great time to “set the stage” for achieving your dreams as a performer. Whether… Read More

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Sep 13, 2023

Casting Directors Share What They Might Do if They Chose a Different Career

Casting directors love what they do, from viewing auditions to collaborating with directors. And even when we enjoy our jobs, we may sometimes wonder about what alternative paths our careers and lives could have taken. Our sister site Casting Networks… Read More

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Sep 12, 2023

The Importance of Learning Voice Projection Articulation and Diction

Have you ever heard, or been given directions to “Speak louder!,” “Project your voice!,” “Use your diaphragm!” or “Enunciate!”? If so, you have probably thought about vocal projection and articulation. We often hear about projection and diction, but what exactly… Read More

Actors on stage dressed in fantasy themed costumes.
Sep 11, 2023

Your Guide to Navigating Different Genres in Film and TV Acting

In the ever-evolving landscape of film and television, versatility is the cornerstone of a successful acting career. For aspiring and early-career actors, this ability to adapt and thrive in diverse genres is essential. Understanding the intricacies of different genres, as… Read More

A casting director at his desk, script in hand, working late.
Sep 6, 2023

The Role of a Casting Director

Some think of casting directors as gatekeepers, granting or preventing actors from getting auditions, callbacks or even the role itself. That view can add a lot of pressure to auditions and is enough to make anyone anxious (which isn’t exactly… Read More

Acting coach Amy Lyndon posing and smiling at home.
Sep 5, 2023

Acting Coach Amy Lyndon Shares ‘Lyndon Technique’ Tips and More

Looking to improve your booking ratio? Amy Lyndon, founder of the Lyndon Technique, has been doing just that for actors for years. The multifaceted acting/booking coach has worked as a performer —with more than 100 IMDB credits to her name—… Read More

A blonde woman at a coffee shop watching an entertaining video on her laptop.
Aug 30, 2023

Building a Professional Acting Reel on a Budget

Have you ever pictured yourself playing a leading role or ever wondered how those on-screen personalities snagged their first big break? Here’s a hint: It wasn’t all about good looks or raw talent. Having spent years working on productions both… Read More

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Aug 28, 2023

The Practical Guide for Every Film Actor’s Journey

Breaking into the film industry is a dream shared by countless aspiring actors, but it’s a path known to be as competitive as it is alluring. The world of acting is an intricate web of auditions, networking and creative pursuits… Read More

A happy African American child in front of a blue wall smiling.
Aug 25, 2023

What You Might Not Know About Casting Children’s Series

If you’re a child actor reading this because you like to perform research on your craft, we tip our hat to you. Although maybe a better salute would be a slow clap, or perhaps a dab. Whatever it is you… Read More

Two students in an acting class rehearsing their lines.
Aug 22, 2023

The Most Important Acting Skills You Need to Keep Improving

The realm of acting is where dreams take center stage and emotions come to life. If you’re an aspiring or early-career actor, you know that the alluring spotlight of the entertainment industry is fiercely competitive, with countless skilled performers searching… Read More

An ensemble of actors putting on a performance in a local theatre.
Aug 21, 2023

Mastering Ensemble Acting: The Power of Collaborative Performance

Welcome to the captivating world of ensemble acting, where the intricate dance of collaboration brings narratives to life in ways that individual performances simply cannot replicate. From the outside, the endeavor of interweaving the expressions of multiple talents into a… Read More

A casting director walking into a room of actors rehearsing.
Aug 18, 2023

Emmy-Nominated Casting Directors Cast Themselves in Their Biopics

As a casting director, finding the perfect actor for the part can sometimes be a daunting task. That being said, when a casting director knows they’ve done their job well, the industry takes notice, and the award nominations start rolling… Read More