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10 Actors Discuss Their Love for Acting If you need some inspiration, here are 10 famous actors discussing their love for the craft (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) Go to…

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The 10 Most Important Questions You Should Know About Your Character They’re the same questions you would ask a stranger whom you were trying to get to know (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Pixabay…

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What are the Requirements to Become an Actor? 5 skills you absolutely need to have… (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Ron Lach | Pexels) Did you drop out of grade school? Never finished college?…

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What are Beats? Recognizing the important shifts in the story to deliver a more powerful performance (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Alex Green | Pexels) A beat is a slight shift in the thought,…

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  • Are British Actors Better Than American Actors? 

    Are British Actors Better Than American Actors?  Is it perception or reality? (By Carmichael Phillips) (Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln) I was watching this show on Netflix the other night. It was a great,…

    7 Ways to Be Less Nervous and More Confident During Auditions 

    7 Ways to Be Less Nervous and More Confident During Auditions Confidence is the magic ingredient for an actor entering an audition (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Christian Buehner | Unsplash) Go ask any…

    Does Height Matter for Acting? 

    Does Height Matter for Acting? How tall do you have to be to be an actor? (By Jim Webb) Question: “I’m short. Will my height mean that I cannot get work as an…

    What is Pilot Season? 

    What is Pilot Season? A few notes about pilots and pilot season… (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Rodnae Productions | Pexels) A television pilot, also referred to as simply a “pilot”, is a test…

    5 Headshot Questions Answered 

    5 Headshot Questions Answered Answering some frequently asked questions about actor headshots (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Luis Quintero | Pexels) Can I take my own headshots? What kind of headshots do I need?…

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  • Three Different Scenes for a Self-Tape! 

    Three Different Scenes for a Self-Tape! Is that asking for too much? (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) An actor friend of mine received a breakdown for an audition recently. The…

    How Do Actors Cry on Cue?

    How Do Actors Cry on Cue? 7 tips for producing real tears (By Kesha Tyler) (Photo: Alex Green | Pexels) How does an actor cry on command? What can an actor do to…

    Ray Liotta’s Timeless Advice for Up-and-Coming Actors 

    Ray Liotta’s Timeless Advice for Up-and-Coming Actors “I love acting. It’s an interesting challenge…” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) His death, at age 67, was a shocking development, but Ray Liotta’s legacy and wisdom…

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  • Can a Shy Person Be an Actor? 

    Can a Shy Person Be an Actor? How to overcome audition nerves  (By Kesha Tyler) (Photo: Anna Shvets | Pexels) Are you the type of actor who becomes nervous during an audition? Does…

    Begin an Acting Career After 30? Yes, You Can! 

    Begin an Acting Career After 30? Yes, You Can! Why there is no age limit to becoming an actor (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Moose Photos | Pexels) What is a good age to…

    5 Essential Items You Need for Self-Tapes

    5 Essential Items You Need for Self-Tapes Make sure you have the proper equipment for your self-tape studio (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Karolina Grabowska | Pexels) What equipment do you need for self-tapes?…

    What Are the 5 W’s of Acting?

    What Are the 5 W’s of Acting?  Defining your character’s given circumstances  (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) Who are you? What do you want in life and why do you want…

    For Commercials, the Product is the Star 

    For Commercials, the Product is the Star You’re just a supporting character (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Lay Low | Pexels) You might have been the lead in every play you’ve ever been in…

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  • ACTING TECHNIQUE | Identify the Moments

    ACTING TECHNIQUE Identify the Moments Knowing where the moments are will give you a form and structure for your acting choices (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Alex Green | Pexels) Every scene will have…

    Should Actors Get Tattoos? 

    Should Actors Get Tattoos? 5 things to consider before getting inked up (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Abhishek Saini | Pexels) Before you get inked up, consider the fact that your decision could have a…

    OPINION | Same-Day Auditions Feel Disrespectful 

    OPINION  Same-Day Auditions Feel Disrespectful  Don’t they understand that we all have lives?  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) Now, don’t get me wrong. I’m certainly grateful for each and every…

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  • 5 Ways Actors Can Use Social Media 

    5 Ways Actors Can Use Social Media Get with the times. Get your acting career online! (By Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) You may not think that social media is all…

    ACTOR STORY | “It’s About Nothing!” 

    ACTOR STORY “It’s About Nothing!” How Jason Alexander landed the role of George Costanza on ‘Seinfeld’ (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Jason Alexander) Jason Alexander once had a self-tape that he thought was going to…

    The Mirror is Not Your Friend

    The Mirror is Not Your Friend Why you should never rehearse in front of your mirror (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Min An | Pexels) Do you rehearse your lines in front of a…

    What is an Avail? 

    What is an Avail? Explaining this important, non-binding agreement (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) You (or your rep) submitted your materials in response to a breakdown. You secured an audition….

    How Much Do Lead Actors *Really* Earn Per Movie? 

    How Much Do Lead Actors *Really* Earn Per Movie? Actress Taraji P. Henson breaks it all down… (By Carmichael Phillips) (Taraji P. Henson in Empire) How much do lead actors *really* earn for…

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  • 8 Subtle Ways to Stand Out in an Audition

    8 Subtle Ways to Stand Out in an Audition You can’t look like you’re trying to stand out, while you’re trying to stand out (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Shvets Production | Pexels) Standing…

    ACTOR STORY | “Just Show Up!” 

    ACTOR STORY “Just Show Up!” How Terry Crews became a famous actor, simply by making himself available (By Carmichael Phillips) “If you just show up, a lot of times your opportunities are there.”…

    5 Ways to Find a Good Talent Agent 

    5 Ways to Find a Good Talent Agent Above all else, remain positive and persistent (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) I recently met an actress who had all but given…

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  • How Do You Get Movie and TV Auditions? 

    How Do You Get Movie and TV Auditions? There are actually quite a few ways actors can find auditions for roles in television and movies (By AM Staff) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) There…

    ACTING TECHNIQUE | What is a Button? 

    ACTING TECHNIQUE What is a Button? Putting the finishing touch on a scene  (By Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Anastasiya Gepp | Pexels) You may have heard the expression, “Put a button on it!”, in…

    The Scarcity Mentality 

    The Scarcity Mentality One great reason why actors should create their own content (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Karolina Grabowska | Pexels) One reason you should create your own content as an actor is to…

    The Audition Checklist 

    The Audition Checklist Are you fully prepared for your next audition? (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Pixabay | Pexels) Are you fully prepared for your next audition? Are you sure you haven’t forgotten anything…

    Harrison Ford’s Advice to Young Actors 

    Harrison Ford’s Advice to Young Actors “Try and figure out how to do it for yourself.”  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) “The only advice I’ve ever offered young actors is to try and figure…

    The Ultimate Guide to Self-Tapes

    Guide to Self-Tapes What is a Self-Tape Audition? (By Staff) (Photo: Anete Lusina | Pexels) A self-taped audition is an audition that is conducted and filmed by the actor, at the request of…

    The Ultimate Guide to SAG-AFTRA

    The Ultimate Guide to SAG-AFTRA (By AM Staff) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) It’s America’s largest union for actors. SAG-AFTRA represents over 160,000 actors and performers. Get the facts about the Screen Actors Guild…

    The Ultimate Guide to Acting Résumés

    Guide to Acting Résumés (By AM Staff) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) An actor’s resume is similar to a professional resume. It provides a simple readout of a person’s previous work experience. Yet, an…

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