Tips and Tools Blog Posts

Jun 15, 2020

Acting Drunk

  It’s been said that cinema is all about creating conflict. Whether it be drama or comedy, conflict leads to challenges and obstacles which leads to a journey to inevitably resolve the issues at hand. When people drink, conflict is… Read More

Jun 9, 2020

Stay Sharp Between Projects

How can actors exercise their acting muscle between projects so they’re good to go once the next gig comes along? Georgia-based casting director Erica Arvold and acting coach Richard Warner list a number of affirmative suggestions in this Arvold Discuss… Read More

Jun 7, 2020

5 Tips for Acting

Todd Bruno shares five acting tips with thespians, and he demonstrates a few of them for the sake of clarity, which is always enlightening and entertaining. Bruno is an actor who is quick to roll up his sleeves and contribute… Read More

May 31, 2020

The Modeling Industry Adapts to COVID-19

Back in March, the modeling and fashion industry abruptly closed up shop in response to the coronavirus pandemic right along with film and television productions across the country. Luxury fashion brands were forced to cancel shows and exhibitions while others… Read More

May 27, 2020

How to Keep Your Singing (and VO) Voice in Shape

While you may stuck at home during this pandemic, there are a number of exercises you can practice to keep up your singing (and VO) voice in shape for your next audition. Do a very basic vocal warm up every… Read More

May 26, 2020

Listen to Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Inspirational Commencement Address

It’s the time of year when inspirational commencement addresses abound. But let’s face it, some are better than others. Take Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 2020 Snapchat Commencement Address on Overcoming—it’s certainly personal, powerful, and definitely worth a listen.  Graduates who spent the… Read More

May 25, 2020

Production Adapts to COVID-19

With blockbusters on pause due to the novel coronavirus (The Batman, Mission Impossible 7) and a new batch of projects just waiting to be produced, filmmakers are scrambling to abandon their pre-COVID-19, carefree and convenient ways of assembling large numbers… Read More

May 17, 2020

Katee Sackhoff on Matching Her Physique to Her Character’s Body Type

Battlestar Galactica actress Katee Sackhoff is known for being able to exude both the strength and vulnerability in the characters she portrays, and she’s also recognized for capturing the unique physique of each of them. In her recent video titled… Read More

May 5, 2020

Anthony Hopkins Gives Advice to Aspiring Actors

Who but Anthony Hopkins is perfectly suited to convincingly portray Pope Benedict XVI and the cannibalistic serial murderer Hannable Lecter from Silence of the Lambs. Indeed, the Welsh thespian is an acting treasure and has been over the course of… Read More

May 3, 2020

Making the Most of Virtual Auditions

With in-person auditions being put on hold for the foreseeable future and the casting process going digital, actors will want to be prepared to audition via our Virtual Audition feature or popular video conferencing platforms such as Zoom, Facetime or… Read More

Apr 26, 2020

Four Ways Actors Can Stay Sharp During Quarantine

  These days when actors are largely restricted to their homes due to the novel coronavirus and the entertainment industry has been put on hold, it’s easy for performers to feel frustrated with the circumstances. After all, actors want to… Read More

Apr 13, 2020

How-To Videos to Keep Yourself Safe from the Coronavirus

Even as scientists learn more and more about COVID-19 each day, there’s still so much we don’t know about the deadly disease. And it remains to be seen just how long we will all be asked to maintain hypervigilant cleaning… Read More

Apr 7, 2020

3 Strategies to Bolster Resilience

On Sunday, the U.S. Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, said, “This week is our Pearl Harbor moment, our 9/11 moment. This is going to be the hardest and saddest week of most Americans’ lives only it’s not going to be localized,… Read More

Mar 31, 2020

Casting Professionals Share Their Tips on Self-Tapes

Self-tapes have gained tremendous momentum in the last few years, and with the coronavirus pandemic shifting workloads online, they’re bound to become the norm, at least for the time being. While many actors have dedicated themselves to mastering the various… Read More

Mar 29, 2020

The Casting Society of America, SAG-AFTRA, and Central Casting Release Statements During COVID-19 Outbreak

The growing concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic have resulted in the shutdown of the movie and television industry across the nation. Casting, which normally involves lobbies full of performers who wait their turn to audition, has taken an enormous blow… Read More