Acting Tips

Local Hire Can Mean Playing with Fire

Local Hire Can Mean Playing with Fire Why risk it? It’s probably much safer to get creative about discovering new acting opportunities where you live. (by Tonya Tannenbaum) ________________________________________________________________________________ Having family or friends,…

3 Great New Year’s Resolutions for Actors

3 Great New Year’s Resolutions for Actors Here are some great New Year’s resolutions you should strive to keep, if you haven’t already achieved them (by James Webb) ________________________________________________________________________________________________ We are a few…

4 Great Reasons to Audition with Your Sides In Your Hands

4 Great Reasons to Audition with Your Sides In Your Hands Question: Now that you are off-book, should you bring your sides into the audition room with you? Should you use them during…

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  • Beware Career Advice From Family During the Holidays

    Beware Career Advice From Family During the Holidays (by Carmichael Phillips) Going home for the holidays can be a social minefield for actors, sometimes. It can be replete with uncomfortable stares, snide remarks,…

    Don’t focus on how you say your lines. Focus on why.

      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…

    Make sure that YOU are the star of your headshot.

      Make sure that YOU are the star of your headshot. (by Webby) Is it time for you to get new headshots? Fantastic! If you are a new actor getting headshots for the…

    Never tell casting directors your main area of interest is “acting”

      Never tell casting directors that your main area of interest is “acting” (by Webby) Oftentimes, an actor will be interviewed before an audition. The purpose of the interview might be to get…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

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    Top Secret: Wear your audition outfit to the callback!

      Top Secret: Wear your audition outfit to the callback! (By Webby) (CAUTION: THE FOLLOWING IS A TOP SECRET ACTING TIP. TELL NO ONE OF THIS!)   _____________________________________________________________________________________ After an audition, don’t wash…

    Beef-up your acting resume with training, not lies!

      Beef-up your acting resume with training, not lies! Are you a new-ish actor? Don’t have much on your acting resume? Then, beef it up with training, not lies! If you are an…

    Acting Tip: Special skills means special SKILLS

    Acting Tip: On your acting resume, “special skills” means special SKILLS, not your “I-do-this-with-my-leftover-beer-money” hobbies. It might be tempting to load your resume up with lots and lots of “special skills”. Some actors…