Actor Stories

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…

My Self-Tape Evolution 

My Self-Tape Evolution  A brief history of how my self-taping improved  (By Kesha Tyler) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) My early self-tapes were a rather shitty affair. I’m embarrassed to say it, but it’s…

Natalie Martinez: “Just keep working hard, because the struggle never stops.” 

Natalie Martinez:  “Just keep working hard, because the struggle never stops.”  (Arranged by Carmichael Phillips) (Natalie Martinez) “Just keep working hard, because the struggle never stops.” Model and actress, Natalie Martinez, talked about…

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  • 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…

    ACTOR STORY | How the Late Michael K. Williams Almost Gave Up on Acting 

    ACTOR STORY  How the Late Michael K. Williams Almost Gave Up on Acting  Michael K. Williams’ struggles and triumphs, as an up-and-coming actor (by Carmichael Phillips) (Michael K. Williams) In honor of the…

    OPINION | What Annoys Me the Most About Casting Directors? Ambiguity! 

    OPINION  What Annoys Me the Most About Casting Directors? Ambiguity!  I want specifics! I’m trying to book this thing. (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Pixabay | Pexels) You know what annoys me the most…

    ACTOR STORY | Technical Difficulties Ruined My Virtual Audition! 

    ACTOR STORY  Technical Difficulties Ruined My Virtual Audition!  I never even got the chance to act…  (The Anonymous Actor)  (Photo: Daniel Reche | Pexels) Do you want to know how crazy my last…

    ACTOR STORY | My First Zoom Callback 

    ACTOR STORY My First Zoom Callback  Let me tell you how it all went down…  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: CoWomen | Unsplash) I just had my first virtual callback audition! Let me tell…

    ACTOR STORY | Ice-T’s Wild Toilet Audition 

    ACTOR STORY  Ice-T’s Wild Toilet Audition  How Ice-T got his start in movies and television (by Carmichael Phillips) (Ice-T) File this one under “your big break can happen anywhere, at any time”. That’s…

    One Fact About Post-Audition Fears That You Should Always Remember 

    One Fact About Post-Audition Fears That You Should Always Remember  More likely than not, the casting director thinks you did fine!  (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: JJ Jordan | Unsplash) Look, it’s normal to…