Your Acting Career Blog Posts

meditation
Jul 6, 2018

How Meditation Can Help Your Acting Career

When we hear the word meditation, certain images come to mind. For some, it’s that annoying neighbor chanting om at the top of their lungs. Sure, it’s easy to joke about these eccentrics. But there’s a reason the practice has… Read More

Helping
Jun 14, 2018

Helping Yourself By Getting Involved

I tell people all the time that, “If you wait for Hollywood to call you, you will die of old age.” Actors can help themselves by getting involved with small episodic series’ or creating one of their own. These types… Read More

May 6, 2018

Declutter Your Mind with ‘5 Second Rule’ Author Mel Robbins

As you might be cutting down on clutter and dust around the house this time of year, you might be interested in extending the same treatment to your state of mind. Famous author, radio host, life coach, and relationship expert… Read More

Apr 19, 2018

Standing Out And Making It On Your Own

With literally thousands of competing actors out there… What makes you stand out? What gets you the audition? What gets you the callback? What gets you the avail? What gets you the booking? It sounds complicated, but, in fact, the… Read More

Apr 9, 2018

Tap Into the Potential of Independent Films

The phrase “independent film” is a curious item. To some, indie film involves a gaggle of bona fide Hollywood stars and celebrities featured in a weird or unlikely movie, either an unforgiving drama or a surreal mind bender; think The… Read More

Apr 6, 2018

Actor Insights About Emotional Scenes

The ability to evoke powerful, authentic emotions in front of a camera or live audience is the holy grail for actors. Doing so draws viewers more deeply into a character’s struggles and the heart of the story, and it results… Read More

Mar 27, 2018

Maisie Williams Is Launching an App for Talent Collaboration

Game of Thrones’ star Maisie Williams will soon be launching a new mobile app alongside movie producer Dom Santry. The app is called Daisie (D for Dom + Maisie – the M) and it serves as a career-focused social-networking platform for… Read More

Mar 12, 2018

Naomi McDougall Jones: An Actress Who Writes and Produces Her Own Movie Roles

In this TEDx event, actress Naomi McDougall Jones describes her disenchantment with Hollywood after graduating from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York at the age of 21. Instead of being called in for auditions for layered and… Read More

Feb 26, 2018

Jennifer Lawrence Dropped Out of Middle School to Pursue Acting

This weekend, Oscar-winning actress Jennifer Lawrence described how she dropped out of school when she was a teenager to pursue an acting career. She sat down for an interview with 60 Minutes and shared her thought process as a middle… Read More

Feb 19, 2018

Actors’ Varying Degrees of Preparation

Once actors learn the craft of acting, there’s an endless array of ways to prepare for each of their roles. Some dedicate every hour and pour every possible resource into their prep. Kristen Stewart hired an equestrian and overcame her… Read More

persistence
Jan 18, 2018

Persistence Pays

You read about it all the time: the actor who tells stories about what it took them to become an “overnight success.” They talk about auditioning for years, playing summer stock, auditioning, studying, auditioning, working as a waiter, paralegal or… Read More

Dec 29, 2017

Jim Carrey Loses Himself on the Set of ‘Man on the Moon’

If you’re binge-watching Netflix all weekend long or over a holiday fortnight and you’re looking for content that’s described as “hilarious,” “very dark,” and “sobering,” then the documentary that follows Jim Carrey during the making of the 1999 film Man… Read More

Dec 25, 2017

Advice That Served Neil Patrick Harris Well

In the competitive world of acting, good advice can be good as gold. And fifteen-year-old Neil Patrick Harris was fortunate enough to receive such helpful advice early on in his career. Producer Steven Bochco took the time to inform the… Read More

Dec 16, 2017

Jonathan Groff and Karan Soni’s Last-minute Preparation Anxiety

The entertainment industry is riddled with last-minute scheduling, casting shuffles, and rewrites. This can present huge challenges to actors whose job it is to lay it all out on the line before audiences–ready or not! Take, for example, Jonathan Groff… Read More

Do You Love to Act as Much as Jack Nicholson Does?
Dec 11, 2017

Do You Love to Act as Much as Jack Nicholson Does?

Do you love to act? I mean, do you really love to act? Do you act regardless of remuneration? Regardless of what’s going on in your life? Regardless of the earth and sky falling upon your head? Are you consistently… Read More