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Mockups for an actor's website.
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

Aug 14, 2016

Tips For Kids To Win Auditions

  You know the expression “kids say the darndest things”? This is where the spontaneous, organic personality of the child can win them the job. Interview questions are almost always asked when a child auditions for a commercial, TV show… Read More

Lucas Cruikshank, who as Fred Figglehorn, has taught us plenty of advice.
Jul 25, 2016

Lessons from Fred Figglehorn

For anyone who’s witnessed the irrepressible, obnoxious, annoying, ADHD-charged, high-pitched lunatic boy-child on Youtube, you can attest he is an absolute force of nature. The energetic, schizophrenic character of Fred rants and raves and whines and fibs, and yet he… Read More

A working actor who understands that availability is everything.
Jul 19, 2016

Availability & The Working Actor

Are you available? Wait. Before you answer, you might want to read the entire blog. Every actor I meet tells me they are 100% available to audition and to work. But then when some of them get the call, they… Read More

Prince, who has had several acting roles.
Apr 23, 2016

A Look at Prince’s Acting Roles

The prodigious musical talent and original artist Prince passed away earlier this week in his suburban Minneapolis home. His multitude of fans across the globe are mourning the loss of the 57-year-old pop star listening to songs like Purple Rain,… Read More

Modern Family's Reid Ewing, who overcame Body Dysmorphia.
Apr 22, 2016

Actors Who Suffer from Body Dysmorphia

How is it possible that famous beauties such as Hayden Panettiere, Sarah Michelle-Gellar, Uma Thurman, Shakira, and Jessica Simpson struggle profoundly with their self-image? The culprit is body dysmorphic disorder, a psychological malady that distorts a person’s body image. A… Read More

Dustin Hoffman, who may have gone too far in Kramer vs. Kramer.
Apr 15, 2016

Did Dustin Hoffman Go Too Far with Method Acting in ‘Kramer vs. Kramer’?

The set of Kramer vs. Kramer could have been described as Dustin Hoffman vs. Meryl Streep according to Michael Schulman’s cover story for Vanity Fair. Schulman’s biography entitled Her Again: Becoming Meryl Streep will soon be released, and he wrote an adaptation… Read More

An actress laughing on cue.
Apr 10, 2016

Tips to Laugh on Cue

Hopefully when in the midst of a performance, you’re riding your character’s varying waves of emotions moment by moment in a deep and genuine manner. If so, when your character is called to chuckle, giggle, yuk, crack up, or be… Read More

An actor filming and using our tools to stay sharp.
Mar 14, 2016

5 Tools For Actors To Stay Sharp

As an actor, you are always training regardless of whether you are seasoned or just starting out. You want to say, “I have a craft.” You are always in the pursuit of sharpening your tools. You are looking to keep… Read More

Zoe Saldana describes the responsibility of an actor in her own words.
Oct 21, 2022

What Is An Actor’s Responsibility?

What exactly is an actor’s responsibility, and how is it experienced by the actor? Certainly, levels of responsibility differ for every actor. After all, some feel a tremendous responsibility to be a role model, whereas others strongly believe an actor’s… Read More

Leonardo DiCaprio, who's acting was inspired by an early role.
Mar 6, 2016

The Early Role That Influenced Leonardo DiCaprio’s Acting

Five-time Oscar nominee Leonardo DiCaprio recently won a Best Actor Oscar for his performance in The Revenant. This honor has been bestowed on the 41-year-old star after decades worth of work in commercials, television, and film. In fact, his first… Read More

Kate Winslet, who overcame her drama teacher's advice to "settle for fat girl parts."
Feb 27, 2016

Kate Winslet Overcame Drama Teacher’s Advice to “Settle for the Fat Girl Parts”

Good thing Kate Winslet didn’t listen to her drama teacher as a teenager. The instructor told her that if she continued to be overweight, she was likely to only get roles for “cute, fat best friend role or the ugly… Read More

Angelina Jolie, who took acting classes as a teen.
Jan 28, 2016

Angelina Jolie in an Acting Class as a Teen

A teenage Angelina Jolie appears in this video giving us a glimpse of her as she was developing her craft. It features a three-part exercise alongside two other aspiring actors, one of which is Dagmar Stansova. Although the clip states… Read More

An actor logging into Reddit to participate in a former Hollywood agent's ask me anything.
Nov 22, 2015

Ask a Former Hollywood Agent for Career Advice on Reddit

If you ask actors what drew them to the field of acting, you can bet your bottom dollar they won’t answer, “Oh, it was definitely the business side of acting.” Rather, you’re most likely to hear that it was the artistic… Read More

Actors and non-actors protesting casting couch nightmares during the #metoo movement.
Nov 8, 2015

Casting Couch Nightmares

Indian corporate lawyer-turned-film and television actress Sharika Raina recently shared some of her auditioning experiences with 101 India, describing several times she’s encountered the casting couch while establishing her acting career. Actually, Raina says, “Nothing ever goes down at an… Read More