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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…

What is a Guest Star Role? 

What is a Guest Star Role?  Diving into television roles and the purposes they serve…  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) A guest star is a character on a television show who…

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…

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  • What is a Commercial Conflict? 

    What is a Commercial Conflict?  What happens when an actor is sought by a competing brand? (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: KoolShooters | Pexels) What happens when an actor performs in a commercial for one advertiser,…

    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…

    EDITORIAL | Self-Taping Should Be Optional 

    EDITORIAL  Self-Taping Should Be Optional  It’s the perfect win-win  (By Staff) (Photo: Karolina Grabowska | Pexels) Some actors perform better when they can enter an audition room and focus strictly on acting. They…

    Are British Actors Better Than American Actors? 

    Are British Actors Better Than American Actors?  Is it perception or reality? (By Carmichael Phillips) (Daniel Day-Lewis in Lincoln) I was watching this show on Netflix the other night. It was a great,…

    Celebrate Every Win! 

    Celebrate Every Win!  Throw yourself a party (By Jim Webb)  (Photo: Miguel Teirlinck | Unsplash) Did you jump up and down on your couch in your undies the last time you got an…

    What is a Co-Star Role?

    What is a Co-Star Role?  Diving into television roles and the purposes they serve…  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Rene Ranisch/Unsplash) A co-star role is a small role created to help advance the story,…

    Aaron Eckhart | “The goal of acting is to make it personal.” 

    Aaron Eckhart:  “Highlight the qualities that are similar to your character.”  Aaron Eckhart reveals two big acting secrets (by Carmichael Phillips) “The goal of acting is to make it personal.” Aaron Eckhart has…