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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 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 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…

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What is a Casting Director?  The essence of their job is in having an “eye for talent”  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Emmy E | Pexels) A casting director is just that. They are…

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  • 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

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  • EDITORIAL | Actors Have Far More Power Than They Think 

    EDITORIAL Actors Have Far More Power Than They Think See yourself as a brand, not just as an actor (By AM Staff) (Photo: Juan Mendez | Pexels) One of the reasons actors become…

    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…

    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…

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  • 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…

    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…

    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…

    Looking at Gas Prices Makes Me Thankful for Self-Tapes 

    Looking at Gas Prices Makes Me Thankful for Self-Tapes It’s pretty great to not have to drive to an audition right now! (By Kesha Tyler) (Photo: Engin Akyurt | Pexels) Gas prices in Southern…

    5 Ways Actors Fail 

    5 Ways Actors Fail Avoid these 5 key mistakes (By Kesha Tyler) (Photo: Mike van Schoonderwalt) Do actors fail because a casting director chose a different actor for a major role? Do they…

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  • 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…

    Is It a Trap to Do Two Takes for a Self-Tape? 

    Is It a Trap to Do Two Takes for a Self-Tape? I only want to send them spectacular takes (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Niu Niu/Unsplash) I always get a little nervous when a…

    3 Things I Love About Self-Tapes & Virtual Auditions 

    3 Things I Love About Self-Tapes & Virtual Auditions It’s the new way of doing the old business of auditioning  (By Javier Guerra) (Photo: Anete Lusina | Pexels) So, I used to own…

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  • Did Method Acting Break Will Smith? 

    Did Method Acting Break Will Smith? Perhaps Will Smith was still in character during the infamous “slap”… (By Carmichael Phillips) What caused Will Smith’s now infamous slap at the Oscars? What made him jump…

    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…

    ACTING TECHNIQUE | The Moment Before 

    ACTING TECHNIQUE The Moment Before What did your character experience before the scene began? (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Jopwell/Pexels) Imagine this: You learn your sides, you go to the audition or enter a…

    What is Global Rule One? 

    What is Global Rule One?  Breaking down one of SAG-AFTRA’s founding principles  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) Global Rule One (GR1) is a rule within the guidelines of SAG-AFTRA that declares that an actor who…

    Bad Auditions Do Not Make You a Bad Actor!

    Bad Auditions Do Not Make You a Bad Actor You’re Not the Only One Who Hates Auditions (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) When you think about it, the whole audition process…

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  • Here’s What You Should Do!

    Here’s What You Should Do! From Actors Who’ve Done It… (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) Advice in the entertainment business varies widely and is often contradictory. The advice from…

    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…

    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!…

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  • How 5 Famous Actors Build Their Character’s Backstory 

    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…

    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…

    ACTOR STORY | Mark Ruffalo was Hiding in Plain Sight 

    ACTOR STORY Mark Ruffalo was Hiding in Plain Sight How Hollywood finally discovered Mark Ruffalo (By Carmichael Phillips) (Mark Ruffalo in Zodiac) When casting directors saw Mark Ruffalo perform, they couldn’t believe how good…

    ACTING TECHNIQUE | Dreamwork 

    ACTING TECHNIQUE  Dreamwork  Using your dreams to develop your characters  (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Pixabay | Pexels) You already know the importance of getting a good night’s rest. It affects your health. It…

    10 Tips for Beginning Actors 

    10 Tips for Beginning Actors  10 things every beginning actor needs to know… (By Javier Guerra) If you’re new to the business, welcome! You’ve chosen an exciting, and sometimes miserable, profession. There are…

    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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