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Writers Guild Strike Averted
May 5, 2017

Writers Guild Strike Averted

The writers strike that could have begun this past Tuesday has been narrowly averted. Fortunately, Hollywood’s steady flow of scripts will not be stopped. Although the marathon negotiations between the Writers Guild of America and the Alliance of Motion Picture… 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

The Roles That Burt Reynolds Let Get Away
Apr 27, 2017

The Roles That Burt Reynolds Let Get Away

Burt Reynolds, legendary actor and notorious bad boy, is still working in Hollywood at the age of 81. Presently, he is promoting his new film Dog Years which details the trials and travails of an aging movie star. In a far-ranging… Read More

Remembering ‘Happy Days’ Star Erin Moran
Apr 24, 2017

Remembering ‘Happy Days’ Star Erin Moran

Beloved actress Erin Moran passed away over the weekend at the age of 56. Police received a 911 call about an unresponsive female in rural New Salisbury, Indiana. When responders arrived, it was too late; they determined that the woman, identified… Read More

Kate Winslet Shares Lessons She’s Learned Along the Way
Apr 22, 2017

Kate Winslet Shares Lessons She’s Learned Along the Way

In a recent BAFTA Guru interview, Kate Winslet spoke about several lessons she learned over the course of her career. The English actress has built a celebrated and eclectic resume for over 20 years now. In return, she has received a… Read More

Octavia Spencer’s Start in the Business
Apr 17, 2017

Octavia Spencer’s Start in the Business

Oscar-winning actress, Octavia Spencer is celebrated for her portrayal of Minny Jackson in The Help and she’s been nominated for another best-supporting-actress Academy Award for her Hidden Figures performance as mathematician Dorothy Vaughan. In addition to dramas, Spencer’s long and… 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

Apr 13, 2017

Always Ready

  Learning what it takes for you to always be at your best and ready to deliver is one of the most important lessons for an actor to learn. You never know when and where you’re going to get your… 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

Matt Damon’s Rules for Success
Apr 8, 2017

Matt Damon’s Rules for Success

Matt Damon transformed from being a lonely teenager appearing in high school theater productions to a successful A-list star receiving an Academy Award from five nominations. The Massachusetts native is considered one of the highest-grossing actors of all time and… 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

Jennifer Lawrence’s Rules for Success
Mar 31, 2017

Jennifer Lawrence’s Rules for Success

Jennifer Lawrence is quite a success story. At the age of 26 she’s already been nominated for four Oscars, taking home one for her performance in Silver Lining’s Playbook; the star’s films have grossed over $5.5 billion dollars worldwide; her… Read More

Michelle Williams Reflects on Her Outstanding Acting Journey
Mar 27, 2017

Michelle Williams Reflects on Her Outstanding Acting Journey

Michelle Williams believes one of the best things that ever happened to her was to “not have any kind of early success.” It was after seeing a local play during her childhood that Michelle Williams’ interest in acting was piqued. But when… Read More

Actor-to-Actor Advice
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