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    Acting Quote of the Day Show More

    Priyanka Chopra:  “I walked into every room as a new actor, and I demanded opportunities.”  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Priyanka Chopra) “I walked into every room as a new actor, and I demanded…

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    Don’t Over-Produce Your Self-Tape  If your acting doesn’t match your effort, nothing else will matter  (By Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Anete Lusina | Pexels) Don’t over-produce your self-tape! Don’t let the desire to stand…

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    ACTING TECHNIQUE Play “Powerful” with Subtlety Subtle power is powerful on camera (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) How should you portray an extraordinarily powerful person? How should you play an…

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    Acting Definition of the Day Show More

    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…

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  • Learn Your Lines by Writing Them Down…Repeatedly!

    Learn Your Lines by Writing Them Down…Repeatedly! It’s a phenomenally simple, yet effective technique  (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Sam Lion | Pexels) Here’s an interesting way to learn your lines: Write them down….

    ACTOR STORY | My Girlfriend Was My Reader for Self-Tape Auditions 

    ACTOR STORY  My Girlfriend Was My Reader for Self-Tape Auditions  We Just Broke Up!  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Alena Darmel | Pexels) My girlfriend and I just broke off a nearly five-year relationship. But…

    Do Casting Directors Even See Our Self-Tapes? 

    Do Casting Directors Even See Our Self-Tapes?  All that anticipation for nothing!  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Ryoji Iwata | Unsplash) My self-tape, on more than one occasion, was not seen. How do I…

    Clifton Powell: “If this is your passion, don’t quit!” 

    Clifton Powell: “‘If this is your passion, don’t quit!” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Clifton Powell) “If this is your passion, don’t quit!” You probably remember seeing Clifton Powell in movies like Menace II…

    ACTOR STORY | How Matt Damon Created His Own Opportunity, and Made Himself into a Star 

    ACTOR STORY How Matt Damon Created His Own Opportunity, and Made Himself into a Star Damon, along with pal, Ben Affleck, refused to wait for Hollywood’s approval (by Carmichael Phillips) (Matt Damon in…

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  • Sophia Loren: “Despite all doubts, you’ve got to believe. Always. Always. Always.” 

    Sophia Loren:  “Despite all doubts, you’ve got to believe. Always. Always. Always.”  The legendary screen actress encourages belief in oneself beyond any doubt  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips)  (Sophia Loren) “Despite all doubts, you’ve…

    10 Actors We Loved and Lost in 2021 

    10 Actors We Loved and Lost in 2021  These talented thespians will be sorely missed!  (By Carmichael Phillips) (Michael K. Williams) The year 2021 has been one of the saddest. Millions of people…

    The Reason to Thoroughly Learn Your Lines is So You Can Forget Them 

    The Reason to Thoroughly Learn Your Lines is So You Can Forget Them  Once the audience believes you’re reciting from the script in your head, you’re dead! (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Cottonbro |…

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  • Will Smith: “Baring yourself is what makes you look strong on camera.” 

    Will Smith:  “Baring yourself is what makes you look strong on camera.”  (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Will Smith in Gemini Man) “Baring yourself is what makes you look strong on camera.” “You have…

    ACTOR STORY | Have I been booking out too much? 

    ACTOR STORY Have I been booking out too much?  You have to be all the way in or all the way out…  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Jorge Salvador | Unsplash) In the past,…

    EDITORIAL | Self-Taping Should Be Optional 

    EDITORIAL  Self-Taping Should Be Optional  It’s the perfect win-win  (By Staff) (Photo: Karolina Grabowska | Pexels) Some actors perform better when they can enter an audition room and focus strictly on acting. They…

    Are Actors Refusing to Hand-In Self-Tapes?

    Are Actors Refusing to Hand-In Self-Tapes? Some actors are not turning in their self-tapes like they should (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: Monstera | Pexels) Is this really a thing? Are actors really getting…

    What is a Co-Star Role?

    What is a Co-Star Role?  Diving into television roles and the purposes they serve…  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Rene Ranisch/Unsplash) A co-star role is a small role created to help advance the story,…

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  • Be Prepared…or Be Prepared to Be Disappointed! 

    Be Prepared…or Be Prepared to Be Disappointed!  If you’re not going to give it your all, then why bother?  (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) Be Prepared…or Be Prepared to Be…

    ACTOR STORY | I Got an Acting Job Without Auditioning! 

    ACTOR STORY  I Got an Acting Job Without Auditioning!  Why repeat customers are the best customers  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Razvan Chisu | Pexels) I recently got a job without auditioning for it!…

    Aaron Eckhart | “The goal of acting is to make it personal.” 

    Aaron Eckhart:  “Highlight the qualities that are similar to your character.”  Aaron Eckhart reveals two big acting secrets (by Carmichael Phillips) “The goal of acting is to make it personal.” Aaron Eckhart has…

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  • The 3-Second Pause

    The 3-Second Pause A 3-second pause allows me to refocus, regroup and recognize that this is MY audition (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: KoolShooters | Pexels) I used to have a BIG problem staying…

    Celebrate Every Win! 

    Celebrate Every Win!  Throw yourself a party (By Jim Webb)  (Photo: Miguel Teirlinck | Unsplash) Did you jump up and down on your couch in your undies the last time you got an…

    Sean Kanan: “I think it’s about finding your happiness during the times when you’re not working.” 

    Sean Kanan:  “I think it’s about finding your happiness during the times when you’re not working.” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Sean Kanan) “I think it’s about finding your happiness during the times when…

    The Self-Tape Checklist 

    The Self-Tape Checklist  Use it to make sure you don’t leave anything out of your self-tape (by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Anete Lusina | Pexels) I can guarantee that you’ve missed something. It’s inevitable….

    Top 10 List of Actors Who Found Fame Later in Life

    Top 10 List of Actors Who Found Fame Later in Life  You’re never too old to become a successful actor!  (By Carmichael Phillips) “It’s never too late to be what you might have…

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  • EDITORIAL | Actors Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated Are Firing Themselves 

    EDITORIAL  Actors Who Refuse to Get Vaccinated Are Firing Themselves  It’s a choice they made for themselves (By Staff) (Photo: Diana Polekhina | Unsplash) We posed a question to our readers in a…

    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,…

    One Fact About Post-Audition Fears That You Should Always Remember 

    One Fact About Post-Audition Fears That You Should Always Remember  More likely than not, the casting director thinks you did fine!  (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: JJ Jordan | Unsplash) Look, it’s normal to…

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  • What are Residuals? 

    What are Residuals?  A brief breakdown of this important payment arrangement (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Shane | Unsplash) When you book a role on a television show or in a movie, you are…

    Last-Minute Auditions Stink! 

    Last-Minute Auditions Stink!  But do them anyway…  (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: Mikhail Nilov | Pexels) So, I’m a big football fan. I love the Minnesota Vikings. It was opening day for the new…

    Denzel Washington: “If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.” 

    Denzel Washington:  “If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.”  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Denzel Washington in Fences) “If you don’t fail, you’re not even trying.” “My wife told me this great expression:…

    The 5 Most Important Technical Aspects of a Self-Tape 

    The 5 Most Important Technical Aspects of a Self-Tape  Nail down the technical aspects of your self-tape so the viewer can concentrate on your acting (by Jim Webb) (Photo: George Milton | Pexels)…

    OPINION | What Annoys Me the Most About Casting Directors? Ambiguity! 

    OPINION  What Annoys Me the Most About Casting Directors? Ambiguity!  I want specifics! I’m trying to book this thing. (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Pixabay | Pexels) You know what annoys me the most…

    ACTOR STORY | Technical Difficulties Ruined My Virtual Audition! 

    ACTOR STORY  Technical Difficulties Ruined My Virtual Audition!  I never even got the chance to act…  (The Anonymous Actor)  (Photo: Daniel Reche | Pexels) Do you want to know how crazy my last…

    POLL: Actors Should Be Fired If They Refuse Covid Vaccination 

    POLL:  Actors Should Be Fired If They Refuse Covid Vaccination  Most actors support strict enforcement of vaccine mandates  (By Carmichael Phillips)  (Photo: Ron Lach | Pexels) By a nearly 2-to-1 margin, most actors…

    My Self-Tape Evolution 

    My Self-Tape Evolution  A brief history of how my self-taping improved  (By Kesha Tyler) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) My early self-tapes were a rather shitty affair. I’m embarrassed to say it, but it’s…

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