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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

Jan 15, 2015

What Is Your Frame of Mind When You Enter the Audition Room?

America Ferrera received an Emmy for her quirky depiction of fashion-inept Betty Suarez in Ugly Betty; also, America was once proclaimed one of Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, and you can recognize her voice in the How to… Read More

Jan 12, 2015

Are You Making the Most of Your Vocal Toolbox?

Whether you’re meeting with a potential agent, or are deciding how to relay your character’s lines, you may want to open up your vocal toolbox to maximize your impact. What vocal toolbox? The one that sound expert Julian Treasure talks… Read More

Jan 8, 2015

What Is Your Strength as an Actor?

When Judy Greer first arrived in Hollywood seeking an agent, she found one who, rather than sign her, sent her on auditions to see what kind of feedback she’d receive from casting. It was 1997, and within a week she… Read More

Jan 1, 2015

4 Tips to Help You Set Goals This Year

It’s time to set some productive and meaningful goals for the new year. It’s a time of optimism as we envision the best life we hope to live; but, it’s also a humbling reminder for most of us as we… Read More

Dec 28, 2014

Open Casting Calls for the Broadway Hit ‘Beautiful–The Carole King Musical’

The producers of Beautiful–The Carole King Musical will soon be holding a nationwide open casting call for the title role of musical legend Carole King to capture her early life and celebrated career. Additionally, casting directors are seeking several other… Read More