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Will Smith: “Baring yourself is what makes you look strong on camera.” 

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…

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 | I Trained to Be an Actor, not a Tech Whiz! 

OPINION  I Trained to Be an Actor, not a Tech Whiz!  Why virtual auditions and self-tapes are demoralizing (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: Thisisengineering | Pexels) Allow me to just yell this to the…

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  • POLL | Actors Prefer In-Person Auditions 

    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…

    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)…

    What is a Book-Out? 

    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…

    The Big Question Actors are Now Being Asked 

    The Big Question Actors are Now Being Asked  What’s your vaccination status? (by Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) As part of the slating process, actors are increasingly being asked about their vaccination…

    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…

    Prepare for Your Audition and Then Just Throw It Away

    Prepare for Your Audition and Then Just Throw It Away One actor’s personal revelation about how to approach auditions (by Javier Guerra) (Photo: Steve Johnson | Pexels) I recently spoke with an actor…