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How 5 Famous Actors Build Their Character’s Backstory  Building the life and times of your character, outside the script  (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Mason Kimbarovsky | Unsplash) Your script only offers you a…

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7 Ways to Do a Self-Tape Without a Reader For auditions that require more than one person, there are several options available when you don’t have a reliable reader (By Jim Webb) (Photo:…

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Specificity is the Key to Special Skills  Stand out by being specific with your special skills  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) If the Special Skills section on your acting resume…

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What is an Audition Reader?  Who, in an audition, plays the other characters in the scene? (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Vanilla Bear Films | Unsplash) An audition reader is the person in an…

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  • ACTING TECHNIQUE | Play “Powerful” with Subtlety 

    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…

    ACTOR STORY | I’m Officially Done with In-Person Auditions! 

    ACTOR STORY  I’m Officially Done with In-Person Auditions!  I hope to never have this experience again! (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Liza Summer | Pexels) I hope I NEVER have to go to another…

    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…

    ACTING TECHNIQUE | Build Chemistry Through Compliments 

    ACTING TECHNIQUE  Build Chemistry Through Compliments  Compliments work in the real world and in the world of make-believe  (By Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Leah Kelley | Pexels) One simple way to build chemistry with…

    Memorize Your Lines in 5 Easy Steps!

    Memorize Your Lines in 5 Easy Steps Eventually, your brain will effortlessly recall the words (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Monstera | Pexels) I can memorize lines in half the time it takes other…

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  • Perfect or Not, Always Submit Your Self-Tape! 

    Perfect or Not, Always Submit Your Self-Tape!  Never let perfect be the enemy of the good  (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Karolina Grabowska | Pexels) So, I was listening to a casting director the…

    What is SAG-AFTRA? 

    What is SAG-AFTRA?  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) SAG-AFTRA is an American labor union that represents actors, particularly in the areas of film and television. Additionally, the union represents other…

    15 Brilliant Quotes by Konstantin Stanislavski 

    15 Brilliant Quotes by Konstantin Stanislavski  Let’s explore 15 dazzling quotes about the craft of acting by Konstantin Stanislavski  (By Carmichael Phillips) (Konstantin Stanislavski) It’s impossible to quantify the number of actors who…

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  • 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…

    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….

    Daniel Day-Lewis: “I work when I feel a compelling need to do that work.” 

    Daniel Day-Lewis:  “I work when I feel a compelling need to do that work.”  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Daniel Day-Lewis) “I work when I feel a compelling need to do that work. And…

    Should I Put My Weight on My Acting Resume? 

    Should I Put My Weight on My Acting Resume?  (By AM Staff) (Photo: Ketut Subiyanto | Pexels) The answer, in most cases, you don’t have to! It is not necessary for you to…

    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…

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  • What is Financial Core (Fi-Core)?

    What is Financial Core (Fi-Core)?  Examining the “core” and the controversy  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Sasun Bughdaryan | Unsplash) Financial core, or Fi-Core, is a legal designation or status that allows some actors…

    10 Inspirational Quotes from Famous Actors 

    10 Inspirational Quotes from Famous Actors  Read them. Reflect on them. And then, take action!  (By AM Staff) (Photo: Jill Wellington | Pexels) There’s something gratifying about knowing that your favorite famous actor…

    Jared Leto: “When I take on a role, I’m obsessed. I want to know everything.” 

    Jared Leto:  “When I take on a role, I’m obsessed. I want to know everything.”  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) “When I take on a role, I’m obsessed. I want to know everything.” Creating…

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  • Should I Put My Weight on My Acting Resume? 

    Should I Put My Weight on My Acting Resume?  (By AM Staff) (Photo: Ketut Subiyanto | Pexels) The answer, in most cases, you don’t have to! It is not necessary for you to…

    Jake Gyllenhaal: “Education is so essential!” 

    Jake Gyllenhaal:  “Education is so essential!”  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) “Education is so essential, because there’s no way of knowing what good material is…if you don’t have a solid education.” Actors should spend…

    EDITORIAL | Actors Deserve to Know That Their Self-Tapes Have Been Received and Viewed 

    EDITORIAL  Actors Deserve to Know That Their Self-Tapes Have Been Received and Viewed  A little acknowledgement would go a long way, in this new self-taping world (By AM Staff) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio |…

    How to Act Realistically 

    How to Act Realistically  10 things you can do to not look like you’re acting  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Ron Lach | Pexels) Acting is easy. Acting realistically is also easy. The only…

    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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  • Do You Put Your Age on Your Acting Resume? 

    Do You Put Your Age on Your Acting Resume?  (By AM Staff) (Photo: Shvets Production | Pexels) You should never put your exact age on your acting resume, if you are an adult….

    Auditions vs. Callbacks: What’s the Difference? 

    Auditions vs. Callbacks: What’s the Difference?  (By Jim Webb)  (Photo: Jon Tyson/Unsplash) What’s the difference between an audition vs. a callback? If you’re an experienced actor, you already know the answer. But let’s…

    What are Some Special Skills to Put on an Actor Resume?

    What are Some Special Skills to Put on an Actor Resume?  (By AM Staff) (Photo: Anna Tarazevich | Pexels) The special skills section of an actor’s resume can help casting locate actors with…

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  • 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    What Color Background is Best for Self-Tape Auditions? 

    What Color Background is Best for Self-Tape Auditions?  (By AM Staff) (Photo: Anete Lusina | Pexels) Be careful when selecting a color for your self-tape background. It can make a major difference in…

    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!…

    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…

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