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Sep 21, 2016

Listening Is Key | Pt. 2 of what directors look for from actors in auditions

I was speaking with a group of television and film directors and asked them what are the top 3 things  they look for when watching actors audition. In the previous article, I shared their responses regarding the first 10 seconds of… Read More

Sep 20, 2016

Actors: Always Be True to Your Impulses

When we were kids, we acted on our impulses all the time. We wanted what we wanted and we wanted it NOW! Anyone or anything that got in the way had better be ready for a temper tantrum. But the… Read More

Aug 17, 2016

What’s so Special about those Skills?

Most actors list some “special skills” on their resumes, but have you ever stopped to think about how this information actually helps casting know if they should call you in? Do your special skills tell us anything useful? I can… Read More

Jul 11, 2016

Relationships and your acting career (part two)

  Relationships are familiar As easy as it would be to put the blame on your significant other for distracting you from your career, you can’t. Just like with family, it comes down to you and your personal choice. Whether… Read More

May 13, 2016

Casting Tips For Your First Project

Are you planning to produce a commercial, web series, film or TV show this year? Contrary to popular belief, actors are not (always) desperate to be in your project. You want the best actors, don’t you? Great actors don’t struggle to… Read More

Oct 26, 2015

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Aug 16, 2015

Be Like Mike — Michael Jordan’s Gatorade Commercial and The Power of Dedication

You may have noticed Gatorade has been running a “Be Like Mike” revival campaign over the last few weeks. The classic Be Like Mike spot aired 23 years ago, and it was a ubiquitous marketing operation that proved to be… Read More

Feb 13, 2015

What 10 Celebrity Actors Eat for Breakfast

It’s touted as “the most important meal of the day” by many doctors and nutritionists. That’s because what you eat–or don’t eat–for breakfast has the power to make you sluggish by mid-morning or feeling bright and energized till lunch. A… Read More

Feb 8, 2015

Acting Advice from a 10 Year Old Girl: How to Approach Kissing Scenes

WARNING: If you’re allergic to goofballs, reading this could cause you to have a serious allergic reaction! Ever wondered how to kiss in a movie? Well, then you’re in luck because the perfect person to talk to is a ten-year-old… Read More

Feb 5, 2015

The Art of Balancing Ego, Confidence, and Humility

Actors have a lot to balance in their pursuit of finding worthwhile roles. They’re told how critical it is to “Be confident,” when auditioning or meeting agents and casting professionals; but then again, they’re told how important it is to… Read More

Feb 1, 2015

What Is Your Favorite Super Bowl 2015 Commercial?

Last year’s Super Bowl set the record as the largest television event of all time with viewership reaching a whopping 111.5 million according to Nielsen ratings. Those numbers present commercial opportunities that advertisers can’t pass up–that is, to the tune… Read More

Jan 29, 2015

Good News for California Actors: Teamster Strike Against Commercial Producers Averted

It’s official: the International Brotherhood of Teamsters union members have agreed to two revised two-year contracts with the TV commercials industry, preventing a strike that threatened to begin on February 1st. Who are the Teamsters? They are 4,500 union members from… Read More

Jan 26, 2015

Steve Carell’s Risk-Taking Role Lands Him an Oscar Nomination

He’s the voice of super villain and jelly manufacturer Gru in Despicable Me as well as the Mayor of WhoVille in Horton Hears a Who! He was The 40-Year-Old Virgin, played Maxwell Smart in Get Smart and was the good-hearted… Read More

Jan 21, 2015

Ellar Coltrane Shares What It’s Like to Grow Up Onscreen

In case you haven’t heard, Boyhood is a coming-of-age film that is attracting a lot of awards buzz. The movie follows a boy named Mason, and his older sister, Samantha, as they navigate childhood–and later on, young adulthood. Both the… Read More

Jan 19, 2015

Making Adjustments in the Audition Room

You’ve got an audition and it’s time to prepare. You start by memorizing your lines, getting your look together, researching the commercial or project, and showing up on time. It’s important you find a way to connect with the material… Read More