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Quote of the Day: “In a well-written script, what people say to each other – the dialogue – is what a character’s willing to reveal, willing to share with another person. The 90%…

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Beware Career Advice From Family During the Holidays (by Carmichael Phillips) Going home for the holidays can be a social minefield for actors, sometimes. It can be replete with uncomfortable stares, snide remarks,…

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Casablanca On this day, in 1942, Casablanca premiered in Hollywood. The film, starring Humphrey Bogart, in his first romantic film, and Ingrid Bergman, won an Academy Award for Best Picture. Set during World…

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What is an “Objective”? Objectives help actors make strong character choices and deliver more interesting performances. (by Tonya Taylor) An “Objective”, in acting, refers to something (or some things) a character wants and…

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  • Actor Stories: Ann Dowd

    Actor Stories: Ann Dowd Perseverance, determination and willpower! Mrs. Dowd refused to give up no matter how long it took. Her patience is now being richly reward and she is certainly living her…

    Don’t focus on how you say your lines. Focus on why.

      Don’t focus on HOW you say your lines. Focus on WHY you say your lines. Once you understand your character’s “why”, you will naturally emphasize words based on that “why” (by Tonya…

    Headshots are like bread. They can get “stale” over time.

      Headshots Are Like Bread They can get “stale” over time. (By Carmichael Phillips) You may have heard all the reasons for why it might be necessary to change your headshots. Perhaps you’ve…

    What is a “Callback Ratio”?

    What is a “Callback Ratio”? (by Darryl Green) A “Callback Ratio” is a two-number combination that represents the number of callbacks an actor receives, relative to the number of auditions the actor went…

    Headshot rule: Make sure that YOU are the star of your headshot.

      Headshot rule: Make sure that YOU are the star of your headshot. (by Webby) Is it time for you to get new headshots? Fantastic! If you are a new actor getting headshots…

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  • Screenwriting Star William Goldman dies at 87

      Screenwriting Star William Goldman dies at 87 The writer of the screenplays for Misery, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men and Marathon Man died at 87, after a…

    Top 5 Actor-Turned-Politicians

    Top 5 Actor-Turned-Politicians (by Darryl Green) It’s election time! It’s time to see which politicians will win and which ones will lose, which party will gain power, and which one will lose it,…

    Acting Quote: Andrew Garfield

    “Every single character an actor takes on, they need to treat that person as if they were real, in order to feel the correct amount of responsibility for their existence, because your job…

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  • Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home. She was 47.

      Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home. She was 47. According to Huffingtonpost: Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead Thursday at her L.A….

    Quote of the Day: Dennis Haysbert

    Quote of the day: To develop a character, I try to figure out who the person is, where he’s from. Who were his parents? How did he relate to his parents? Where did…

    First Interracial Kiss on Television

    On this day: First Interracial Kiss on Television It might be hard to imagine today, but once-upon-a-time, interracial kissing, particularly between a black person and a white person, was an absolute “no-no” on…

    ‘Don’t audition to get the job.’ (Bryan Cranston)

    Don’t audition to get a job. (Bryan Cranston) According to Primetime Emmy Award-winner Bryan Cranston, best known for his role as Walter White on the A&E Drama, Breaking Bad, actors should not go…

    “Acting Is Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances.”

    “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 is reacting” (Stella Adler)

      “Acting is reacting” (Stella Adler)           _____________________________________________________________________________________ Stella Adler (February 10, 1901 – December 21, 1992) became one of the most influential teachers of acting theory, an influence…

    Acting Tip: Wanna get more “looks”?

      Acting Tip: Get More “Looks” From a Photoshoot Wanna get more “looks” during a headshot photoshoot for free? Wear layers and slowly “undress” for the camera. Great headshots are essential for almost…

    Acting Definition – Self-Taped Audition.

    Acting Definition – Self-Taped Audition. A self-taped audition is an audition that is conducted and filmed by the actor, at the request of a casting director. Rather than the traditional audition, where the…

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  • “Be in the moment.” (Robert DeNiro)

    “Be in the moment. Period. Just be there. Because if you get all like, ‘oh, I got to do this big thing’, it just never works.” (Robert DeNiro) _____________________________________________________________________________________ Robert DeNiro is considered…

    “If you want to play strong, don’t blink. If you want to play weak, blink.”

    “If you want to play strong, don’t blink. If you want to play weak, blink.” (Michael Caine)     _____________________________________________________________________________________ This is sage advice given by the highly accomplished, Academy Award winning actor,…

    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…

    11 Habits Of The Successful

    (Acting Magazine Contributor, Author/ Distributor of YouMustAct CD Rom Technology) Find more info on this author at YouMustAct.com Here are 11 bottom line (absolutely necessary) habitual behaviors that every “pro” actor must possess. YOU MUST BE ON…

    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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  • Acting Definition: Proof Sheet

    Acting Definition: Proof Sheet. After an actor has completed a photo session with a headshot photographer, the photographer makes the resulting photos available for the actor in what are sometimes referred to as…

    Acting Fact: Women claimed 24% of leading roles.

      Acting Fact: Women claimed 24% of leading roles as protagonists, in the top 100 Films of 2017. From the LA Times: Galvanized by Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others in the #MeToo…

    7 Audition Must-Haves

    Be sure to bring these 7 things to your next audition…. The Character The most important thing to bring to any audition is also the most overlooked. You must bring the character! Bring…

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  • Acting Quote: Meryl Streep

    Acting Quote: Meryl Streep “Acting is not about being someone different. It’s finding the similarity in what is apparently different, then finding myself in there”

    Acting Isn’t A Bed of Roses!

    Why Acting Isn’t A Bed Of Roses! Is the world your stage? The life of an actor involves long periods of unemployment, intense competition for roles, and frequent rejections in auditions. They need…

    Acting Tip: Audition begins upon arrival

    Acting Tip: Your audition begins when you arrive! Your acting audition begins upon arrival, at the audition location, not just when you’re in the audition room. The casting director may be watching you…

    Editorial: Crazy Rich Asians Should Set A New Trend

    Editorial: Crazy Rich Asians Should Set A New Trend Will Hollywood begin to produce more Asian-themed films and more substantive roles with Asian characters, than it has in the past? (by AM staff)…

    Acting Fact: Roles for Women in Hollywood Compared to Men

    Acting Fact:    Although things are gradually improving, there remains nearly twice as many starring roles for men than for women in 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!…

    Don’t focus on how you say your lines. Focus on why.

      Don’t focus on HOW you say your lines. Focus on WHY you say your lines. Once you understand your character’s “why”, you will naturally emphasize words based on that “why” (by Tonya…

    Acting Definition: Headshot Reproduction

      Acting Definition: Headshot Reproduction. Headshot reproduction, also known as duplication, is the conversion of headshot images into marketing materials, such as an 8×10 photograph, an actor postcard or an actor business card….

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