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“Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” (Sanford Meisner)     _________________________________________________________________________________________ Sanford Meisner (August 31, 1905 – February 2, 1997) was a legendary actor and acting teacher, and was one of the…

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Acting Tip: On your acting resume, “special skills” means special SKILLS, not your “I-do-this-with-my-leftover-beer-money” hobbies. It might be tempting to load your resume up with lots and lots of “special skills”. Some actors…

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Acting Fact of the Day Show More

  Acting Fact: Union commercial actors earn as much as 10 times more money than non-union commercial actors. Non-union actors earn significantly less money in commercials than their SAG-AFTRA union counterparts. In fact,…

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Acting Definition of the Day Show More

Acting Definition: Financial Core or Fi-Core. Financial core, or Fi-Core, is a designation or status that allows actors to work in both union projects and non-union projects. Union members are only allowed to…

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  • Michael Caine – Don’t Blink.

    Michael Caine – Don’t Blink “If you want to play strong, don’t blink. If you want to play weak, blink.” That was sage advice given by the highly accomplished, academy award-winning actor Michael…

    Acting Definition: Coogan Act

    Acting Definition: The Coogan Act What is the Coogan Act? This law, formally titled the California Child Actor’s Bill, came about when Jackie Coogan, a successful child actor, discovered his parents had spent…

    What is a Headshot Photographer?

    What Is a Headshot Photographer?   Actors need headshots to obtain acting work. Therefore, an actor needs to find a headshot photographer, a photographer who specializes in producing headshots and other photos for…

    Acting Definition: Clip

    Acting Definition: Clip. A “Clip” is a small but important piece of footage from a film. If you perform in a film or television show, or even a theatrical performance that is filmed,…

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  • Your Voice-Over Demo Tape

    What Should I Put on My Voice-Acting Demo? When we try to please everyone – we generally end up pleasing no one.  Some actors try to be all things to all people and…

    Find Your Paragon Actor

    Find Your Paragon Actor (Don’t Be A Boat Without a Sail) It is difficult to achieve any big dream. It is especially difficult to be a successful actor. Consider this: *Most Actors Never…

    Embrace Your Age

    Embrace Your Age! Don’t Try Be Young Forever Alright, you perpetual 25-year-olds! You can’t be young forever! Yes, showbusiness has a long history of actors lying about their age. And why not? Hollywood,…

    At-Home Voice-Over Biz

    Starting Your At-Home Voice-over Business Thinking of getting into the voiceover business full time, specifically, opening your own in-house voice-over studio? Good for you! It’s a really great way to make a living!…

    Importance of a Brilliant Backstory

    Backstory can be defined as the events or history that has led to this moment in time, or the moment in time during which the story in a script is taking place. There…

    Woodshed Your Copy

    Take Your Copy to the Woodshed You’ve booked your first voiceover session, a 60 second radio ad, at a local production house. You arrive in a positive frame of mind, relaxed, and ready…

    Warm-Up Exercises

    Warm-up Exercises Help create a Believable “Reality.” As voice-actors, our job is to create compelling characters in interesting relationships. In order to achieve this, we must understand our character and the “reality” in…

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