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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…

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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)…

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POLL:  Actors Prefer In-Person Auditions  Despite the rising popularity of new audition formats, in-person auditions remain popular (by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) We asked Acting Magazine Twitter followers about their audition…

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What is a Book-Out?  Communicating your unavailability with your agent…  (by Tonya Tannenbaum) A book-out is a notice that an actor sends to their talent rep(s), alerting the rep that the actor will…

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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)…

Actor Stories: Ann Dowd Perseveres, Getting Her Big Break at Age 56!

Actor Stories: Ann Dowd Perseveres, Getting Her Big Break at Age 56! Mrs. Dowd refused to give up no matter how long it took (arranged by AM Staff) We strongly encourage all actors…

What is a Booking Ratio?

What is a Booking Ratio? Most talent agents keep track of how often you’re booking (by Tonya Tannenbaum) A “Booking Ratio” is a two-number combination that represents the number of bookings an actor…

Don’t Focus On How You Say Your Lines. Focus On Why You Say Your Lines

Don’t Focus On HOW You Say Your Lines. Focus On WHY You Say Your Lines. Once you understand your character’s “why”, you will naturally emphasize words based on that “why” (by Tonya Tannenbaum)…

Make Sure That You Are the Star of Your Headshot

Make Sure That You Are the Star of Your Headshot These are just a few things, among many, that can upstage an actor in their own headshots (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Stefano Intintoli/Unsplash)…

Screenwriting Star William Goldman dies at 87

  Screenwriting Star William Goldman dies at 87 The writer of the screenplays for Misery, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men and Marathon Man died at 87, after a…

Top 5 Actor-Turned-Politicians

Top 5 Actor-Turned-Politicians Let’s examine all the actors who shifted their careers from acting in front of the camera to acting in front of the voters (by Carmichael Phillips) It’s election time! It’s…

Andrew Garfield: ‘Treat Every Character Like a Real Person’

Andrew Garfield: “Treat Every Character Like a Real Person” (by AM Staff)  (Andrew Garfield in Hacksaw Ridge, 2016) “Treat Every Character Like a Real Person” Andrew Garfield is a British-American actor who was…

Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home. She was 47.

  Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead Thursday at her L.A. area home. She was 47. According to Huffingtonpost: Model and actress Kim Porter was found dead Thursday at her L.A….

Quote of the Day: Dennis Haysbert

Quote of the day: To develop a character, I try to figure out who the person is, where he’s from. Who were his parents? How did he relate to his parents? Where did…

First Interracial Kiss on Television

On this day: First Interracial Kiss on Television It might be hard to imagine today, but once-upon-a-time, interracial kissing, particularly between a black person and a white person, was an absolute “no-no” on…

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