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Stella Adler Quotes (by AM Staff)         _____________________________________________________________________________________ “The actor has to develop his body. The actor has to work on his voice. But the most important thing the actor…

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  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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  Basic Facts about Actor Labor Unions (By AM Staff) Do you know why SAG merged with AFTRA? Do you know why Actor’s Equity Association was created? Do you know how unions benefit…

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What is a “Breakdown”? (By AM Staff) A “breakdown” is a brief description of a forthcoming production, along with the characters and roles featured in that production. It is created and released to…

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  • Top Secret: Don’t join SAG-AFTRA (too fast)!

    Don’t join SAG-AFTRA (too fast)! (By Webby) (CAUTION: THE FOLLOWING IS A TOP SECRET ACTING TIP. TELL NO ONE OF THIS!) Joining the union and getting a SAG card (now SAG-AFTRA), has long…

    Actor Stories: Charles S. Dutton

    Actor Stories: Charles S. Dutton Charles S. Dutton begins an amazing acting career in “the hole”, a tiny, urine-infested, concrete box, reading his first play using light that seeped from under the door….

    Master Quote: “You can’t be boring…”

    Master Quote: “You can’t be boring. Life is boring. The weather is boring. Actors must not be boring.” (Stella Adler)     _____________________________________________________________________________________ Stella Adler (February 10, 1901 – December 21, 1992) became…

    What are “Sides”?

      What are “Sides”? (by AM staff)   The term “sides” usually refers to a small section of a larger script, used by casting directors to audition actors for a role that must…

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  • What is a “Casting Director”

      What is a “Casting Director” (by AM Staff) A casting director is the person responsible for finding the talent to fill available acting roles in a film, television show, commercial or play….

    SAG-AFTRA is holding as much as $48 million for 96,000 members it cannot find

    SAG-AFTRA is holding as much as $48 million for 96,000 members it cannot find A recent study by Deadline found that the largest actors’ union in the U.S., SAG-AFTRA, is holding millions of…

    Crazy Rich Asians Opens at Number One

    Crazy Rich Asians Opens at Number One (by AM staff) It has taken Hollywood twenty-five years to produce a nationwide-released film with a majority Asian cast. And given the tremendous success of Crazy…

    “This industry eats women up in their 20’s and spits them out in their 30’s…”

    “This industry eats women up in their 20’s and spits them out in their 30’s…I haven’t really experienced that ‘shelf-life’ issue because of my willingness to embrace my age and continue to allow…

    What is a “Callback”?

      What is a “Callback”? (By AM Staff) A callback is an invitation an actor receives to, for a second time, meet with or perform for a casting director in consideration for an…

    What is an “Audition”?

    What is an “Audition” (By AM Staff) An audition is a brief performance meant to demonstrate an actor’s suitability for an acting role that must be cast. Breaking it down: To fill an…

    “Act before you think – your instincts are more honest than your thoughts.”

      “Act before you think – your instincts are more honest than your thoughts.” (Sanford Meisner) _____________________________________________________________________________________ This quote exemplifies the Sanford Meisner theory of acting, a theory brought manifest in the development…

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