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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…

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  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…

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  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…

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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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  • 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…

    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…

    Andrew Garfield: Treat every character like a real person

    “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…

    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,…

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  • 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…

    Basic Facts about Actor Labor Unions

      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…

    David Carradine: “The problem is not that acting is hard….”

      Acting Quote: “The problem is not that acting is hard. The problem is that there are over 100,000 members of SAG-AFTRA, and only hundreds of jobs” (David Carradine)   (The late David…

    What is a “Breakdown”?

      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…

    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….

    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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