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Ryan Gosling Describes the Impossible Gauntlet That Every Actor Must Survive ‘The percentage of actors achieving that dream is never.’ ~Ryan Gosling (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Ryan Gosling) Ryan Gosling may be a…

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3 Easy Ways to Market Yourself to Casting Directors How to reach out without being pesky (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) When you’re swimming in a sea of actors, you…

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What Aspiring Actors Need to Know First, stop saying that you’re “aspiring” (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Jeffrey Reed | Pexels) QUESTION: What do aspiring actors need to know? ANSWER: *find a mentor *take…

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What is a Survival Job? What are some typical survival jobs? (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Elevate | Pexels) For actors, a survival job is a job that, quite literally, helps you to survive….

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  • 5 Things Every Actor Should Have

    5 Things Every Actor Should Have If you want to be considered a professional actor, get these 5 things asap! (By Javier Guerra) It’s ok to not have all your sh-t together when…

    1001 Reasons Why Acting is So Damn Depressing | Part 2: Your Family

    1001 Reasons Why Acting is So Damn Depressing Part 2: Your Family (By AM Staff) (Photo: Engin Akyurt | Pexels) Your family can’t understand why you want to be an actor. You will…

    How Samuel L. Jackson Prepares His Characters 

    How Samuel L. Jackson Prepares His Characters ‘I read the script and create a biography for myself’ – Samuel L. Jackson (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Samuel L. Jackson) Samuel L. Jackson has dozens…

    What Are the Qualities of a Good Actor?

    What Are the Qualities of a Good Actor? What makes one actor better than another actor? (By Javier Guerra) (Meryl Streep in The Devil Wears Prada) What makes one actor better than another…

    22 Easy Things You Can Do to Prepare for Your Audition

    22 Easy Things You Can Do to Prepare for Your Audition Read this list and act accordingly! (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) #1: Celebrate Celebrate getting the audition. Get excited! A…

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  • 1001 Reasons Why Acting is So Damn Depressing! | Part 1: Auditions

    1001 Reasons Why Acting is So Damn Depressing! Part 1: Auditions (By AM Staff) (Photo: Gerd Altmann | Pexels) There’s 100 people competing in this job interview known as an audition. 100 FRIGGIN’ PEOPLE!…

    Never, Never, Never Do This!

    Never, Never, Never Do This! 5 Things Actors Should Never Do (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Cottonbro Studio | Pexels) This is a debatable topic. But from my perspective, there are 5 things every…

    Viola Davis: | ‘The most powerful question an actor can ask themselves is, Why?’

    Viola Davis: ‘The most powerful question an actor can ask themselves is, Why?’ (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Viola Davis) “Most people will say, ‘Just go out there and do it (become an actor)….

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  • QUESTION: Is It Okay to Turn Down an Audition or Acting Job?

    Question: Is It Okay to Turn Down an Audition or Acting Job? (By Staff) (Photo: Picas Joe | Pexels) ANSWER: Yes! But communicate your reluctance with your reps and others who need to…

    Sonequa Martin-Green: “Whatever your flaws are, as a person, they will be reflected in your acting.”

    Sonequa Martin-Green: “Whatever your flaws are, as a person, they will be reflected in your acting.” (Sonequa Martin-Green) “The further I go in this business, the more I realize that, the type of…

    How Do I Know If Acting is Right For Me? 

    How Do I Know If Acting is Right For Me? Ask yourself these 5 questions (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Tima Miroshnichenko | Pexels) Are you thinking about becoming an actor? Are you considering…

    QUESTION: Can I get an agent without a reel?

    QUESTION: Can I get an agent without a reel? (By AM Staff) ANSWER: Yes, it’s possible. But you’d be better off pursuing a reel before pursuing an agent! If you’re a beginning actor,…

    Jeff Bridges: | “A large part of acting is just pretending” 

    Jeff Bridges: “A large part of acting is just pretending” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) “Making films is sort of like you’re pulling off a magic trick. It’s sort of like an illusion. It’s…

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  • QUESTION: Are auditions free? How much do auditions cost? 

    QUESTION: Are auditions free? How much do auditions cost?  (By Staff) (Photo: Karolina Grabowska | Pexels) ANSWER: If someone charges you for the privilege to audition, it’s most likely a scam. Auditions are…

    Why Do Actors Say “Break a Leg”? 

    Why Do Actors Say “Break a Leg”? This expression is normally said right before a performance (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Victoria Akvarel | Pexels) If you’re new to acting, do be alarmed if…

    Liam Neeson: “The name of the game is rejection.” 

    Liam Neeson: “The name of the game is rejection.” (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Liam Neeson) “For every successful actor or actress, there are countless numbers who don’t make it. The name of the…

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  • Should You Wear White in a Self-Tape Audition? 

    Should You Wear White in a Self-Tape Audition? (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) Don’t wear bright white, as your primary color, for your self-tape audition unless you must. Wear it when…

    What are the Requirements to Become an Actor? 

    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?…

    15 Inspirational Quotes by Sanford Meisner 

    15 Inspirational Quotes by Sanford Meisner “The foundation of acting is the reality of doing.” – Sanford Meisner (By Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Johannes Plenio | Pexels) Sanford Meisner came along in the 1940’s…

    What is the Meisner Technique? 

    What is the Meisner Technique? “Acting is behaving truthfully under imaginary circumstances.” (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Edmond Dantes | Pexels) The Meisner Technique is the revolutionary approach to acting that was first introduced by…

    10 Actors Discuss Their Love for Acting 

    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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  • What are Beats? 

    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,…

    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…

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  • 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?…

    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…

    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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