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Bryan Cranston: “I knew I wanted to become an actor. I’m not going to have a fallback plan.” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Bryan Cranston in Breaking Bad) “I knew I wanted to become…

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The Mirror is Not Your Friend Why you should never rehearse in front of your mirror (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Phinehas Adams/Unsplash) Do you rehearse your lines in front of a mirror? Do…

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Actor Stories: How Aaron Paul Got His Big Break  Ten years of darkness before the light finally broke through (by Carmichael Phillips) (Aaron Paul in El Camino) Jesse Pinkman is not his actual…

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What does “SAG-AFTRA eligible” mean?  Some basic info about being SAG-AFTRA eligible (by Jim Webb)  (Photo: Jon Tyson/Unsplash) The union formerly known as the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) represents performers in various areas…

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  • Actor Stories: How Chadwick Boseman Almost Gave Up on Acting Before He Became a Legend 

    Actor Stories:  How Chadwick Boseman Almost Gave Up on Acting Before He Became a Legend  Nothing, not even cancer, can kill a legend (by Carmichael Phillips) (Chadwick Boseman in Marshall, 2017) Age 43…

    5 Essential Budgeting Tips for Actors

    5 Essential Budgeting Tips for Actors Budgeting is a crucial skill in the actor’s life (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: Michael Longmire/Unsplash) All you need to do is look at your last W2, the…

    Actors Who Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus

    Actors Who Have Tested Positive for the Coronavirus The acting community has not been spared from the destruction (by Jim Webb) Covid-19 is ravaging our public health system and the global economy. It…

    The Most Important Element When Choosing a Monologue

    The Most Important Element When Choosing a Monologue How to choose a monologue that fits you like a glove (by Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Monica Silvestre/Unsplash) It’s important to choose a monologue that makes…

    Narrow Your Focus

    Narrow Your Focus One mistake many actors make is having an unfocused strategy (by Jim Webb) (Photo by Paul Skorupskas on Unsplash) If it seems your acting career is all over the place,…

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  • Find Your Paragon Actor

    Find Your Paragon Actor Don’t Be A Boat Without a Sail (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Tim Bogdanov/Unsplash) It is difficult to achieve any big dream. It is especially difficult to be a successful…

    Konstantin Stanislavski: “There are no small parts, only small actors”

    Konstantin Stanislavski: “There are no small parts, only small actors” (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Konstantin Stanislavski) “There are no small parts, only small actors” This quote, perhaps Stanislavski’s most famous, were words he…

    Matthew McConaughey: “I love entrances and exits”

    Matthew McConaughey: “I love entrances and exits.” (arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Matthew McConaughey in The Wolf of Wall Street) “I love entrances and exits. I love doing all the work about where my…

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  • You’re Not Really Acting When You’re Over-Acting

    You’re Not Really Acting When You’re Over-Acting It’s amateurish and does a disservice to the script, your fellow actors and to the audience. (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Photo Boards/Unsplash) It’s understandable for aspiring…

    Mikhail Shchepkin: “You should always act truthfully”

    Mikhail Shchepkin: “You should always act truthfully.” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) “You might sometimes act badly, sometimes only satisfactorily (it often depends on your inner mood), but you should always act truthfully.” The…

    Dennis Haysbert: “I think the word ‘acting’ is a bad word for what we do.”

    Dennis Haysbert:  “I think the word ‘acting’ is a bad word for what we do.” (arranged by AM Staff) Do you consider acting to be the art of performing a character or the…

    Talent Agent vs Talent Manager: What is the Difference? 

    Talent Agent vs Talent Manager: What is the Difference?  The lines are sometimes blurred, but both have distinct roles in the industry  (by Tonya Tannenbaum)  (Photo: christina@wocintechchat.com/Unsplash) There’s always confusion when it comes…

    RIP to Chadwick Boseman

    RIP to Chadwick Boseman A fantastic actor, taken much too soon (by Carmichael Phillips) (Chadwick Boseman in Black Panther) The world continues to mourn the loss of Chadwick Boseman, the talented young actor…

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  • There is Power in Your Eyelids

    There is Power in Your Eyelids  How using your eyelids can captivate an audience (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: Craig Adderley/Unsplash) One of the first rules-of-thumb when it comes to on-camera acting technique is…

    Viola Davis: “Pay Me What I’m Worth” 

    Viola Davis: “Pay Me What I’m Worth”  (arranged by AM Staff) (Viola Davis) “Pay Me What I’m Worth!” “What they (Caucasian women) are getting paid, which is half of what a man is…

    7 Self-Tape Instructions Actors Often Ignore

    7 Self-Tape Instructions Actors Often Ignore Treat your self-tape like you’re baking a cake. Follow ALL directions and you’ll get a sweet result. (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Luis Quintero/Pexels) Self-taping was already the…

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  • Jessica Chastain: Be a script detective

    Jessica Chastain: Be a script detective Jessica Chastain speaks about the importance of script analysis (by Tonya Tannenbaum) (Jessica Chastain in Miss Sloane, 2016) Every playwright or screenwriter has a very serious problem…

    Don’t Panic! It’s Just a Redirect.

    Don’t Panic! It’s Just a Redirect. 5 Things You Can Do to Reduce the Fear of the Dreaded Redirect (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Ahmad Gunnaivi/Unsplash) Human beings didn’t always dominate the Earth. Once…

    Michael Caine: “Real people struggle NOT to show their feelings”

    Michael Caine: “Real people in real life try not to show their feelings”  Why an actor should choose not to express certain feelings and emotions (by Carmichael Phillips) Michael Caine is a highly…

    Actor Stories: How Silvester Stallone Made Himself into a Star

    Actor Stories: How Sylvester Stallone Made Himself Into a Star How Sylvester Stallone overcame the odds (by Carmichael Phillips) (Sylvester Stallone in Creed) How bad did Sylvester Stallone have it when he was…

    Don’t Do These 7 Things When Choosing a Monologue

    Don’t Do These 7 Things When Choosing a Monologue Here are some things you should absolutely avoid when choosing your next monologue (by Jim Webb) Are you looking for a new monologue? Don’t…

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  • Lee Strasberg: “The actor must convince himself of the rightness of what he is doing”

    Lee Strasberg: “The actor must convince himself of the rightness of what he is doing” (arranged by AM Staff) (Lee Strasberg in The Godfather II) “The actor must convince himself of the rightness…

    Martin Landau: “Acting is NOT showing”

    “Acting is Not Showing”  Putting all your emotions on display does not necessarily make your performance more interesting (arranged by AM Staff) (Martin Landau in Crimes and Misdemeanors) The late Martin Landau (June 2,…

    Morgan Freeman’s Advice to Actors

    Morgan Freeman’s Advice to Actors His advice to all actors remains as simple as it is universal: keep going and don’t quit on your dreams (by Carmichael Phillips) What’s Morgan Freeman’s advice to…

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  • What is the “Pick-an-Eye Technique”?

    What is the Pick-an-Eye Technique? An unofficial name for a brilliant acting technique (by Jim Webb) You probably already know who Michael Caine is from all his many roles in films like The…

    Actor Stories: Molly Shannon’s 10-Year-Struggle to Beat the Odds in Hollywood

    Actor Stories: Molly Shannon’s 10-Year-Struggle to Beat the Odds in Hollywood How many years are you willing to dedicate to your dream of becoming a professional, working actor? (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Molly…

    Michael Caine: “Listening is really what acting is all about”

    Michael Caine: “Listen and react” (Arranged by AM Staff) “Listening is really what acting is all about, for movies.” “Listening is really what acting is all about, for movies. It’s not like the…

    4 Things Actors Should Be Grateful for Despite the Pandemic 

    4 Things Actors Should Be Grateful for Despite the Pandemic  Take a brief moment to be grateful for the things you have (by Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Gabrielle Henderson/Unsplash) Did you lose out on…

    5 Ways the Actor’s Life Might Change After the Coronavirus 

    5 Ways the Actor’s Life Might Change After the Coronavirus  It’s a whole new world out there, actors!  (by Tonya Tannenbaum)  (Photo: United Nations/Unsplash) Buckle your safety belts, actors. Life as you used…

    There is Power in Your Eyelids

    There is Power in Your Eyelids  How using your eyelids can captivate an audience (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: Craig Adderley/Unsplash) One of the first rules-of-thumb when it comes to on-camera acting technique is…

    Emma Thompson: “Never let yourself be defined by how you look.”

    Emma Thompson: “Never let yourself be defined by how you look.” (Arranged by AM Staff) “Never let yourself be defined by how you look. Never do that.” “Never let yourself be defined by…

    5 Funny Feel-Facts About Acting

    5 Funny Feel-Facts About the Business of Acting They feel good to say, so I said it! And now they are facts! (by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo by Alexandra Gorn on Unsplash) The dictionary…

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