Category Archives: Career Advice

VIDEO – Acting Is… Morgan Freeman – “Just Getting Started”

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. The brilliant Morgan Freeman shares his advice with struggling actors and his own moments of doubt throughout his career. Acting Is… is our new video series that provides insight from stars and insiders about what it takes to create your […]


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Stuck in a Rut? 10 Tips to Spice Up Your Self-Tapes


Booking is a numbers game. But what about when those numbers are racking up without callback in sight? If you’re feeling frustrated and stale, it might be time to work on your self-tape game. Below are some tips to help you get your groove back.     Find a New Coach. Nothing like a fresh […]


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Advice for International Actors in Hollywood – Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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In our weekly series, Cast It Talent is proud to bring you the wisdom and work of the great Lee Strasberg as shared by his son, David Strasberg, Creative Director and CEO of the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. David Lee Strasberg gives his best advice for international actors trying to make a career in Los […]


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VIDEO—Tips: How to work with products at Commercial Auditions

Hello again! Mae Ross, here from in Los Angeles. Today’s video tips have to do with how best to work with products when you are asked to “hold” them at auditions. The example in the video is holding a box of Mac ‘n Cheese. Here are my very practical technical tips: The product IS […]


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When Does Your Audition Actually Begin?


Thanks to the folks at Cast it, I was invited to interview on the Acting Up Radio Show with Will Roberts. One of the questions he asked was, ‘when does the actor’s audition really begin?’  Great question! I’ve been thinking a lot about the answer and here’s what I believe: your audition begins when you […]


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6 Tips on Successful Artist Collaboration

The deeper you trek into the wilderness of an artistic career, the more likely it becomes that you will have to actually collaborate with other artists. (Hint: This trek will take you approximately five seconds and will snowball from there for the rest of your life. Or until you retire permanently from the arts and […]


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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Helping Your Child Prepare for an Audition

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Bonnie Wallace is the author of  THE HOLLYWOOD PARENTS GUIDE, an accurate, experience-based tested information on every step needed to give your child the best possible opportunity to make it in Hollywood. Bonnie includes wisdom, inspiration, and resources to help you on your own journey and even help you decide if this dream is right […]


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Lift as You Climb: 5 Ways to Contribute to Your Artistic Community

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In the pursuit of our careers as artists, we tend to think a lot about individual needs. We focus on promoting ourselves, fighting for our own opportunities, and hustling to get ahead. All of this is good and necessary, but when you take a moment to consider the impact of the arts on society, there […]


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5 Questions to Answer Before You Say Yes


We’ve talked before about red flags, and reasons to turn a project down, but sometimes it can be equally difficult to know when to accept work. As artists, we’re often swamped with pleas from friends and colleagues to all but donate time for this web short or that indie project, and it can be hard […]


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Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Aubrey J Marquez

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The more I speak with our showcase winners, the more I notice a pattern. These are not your cliched Hollywood darlings, blossoming in the shelter of a long line of silver screen veterans and cutting their teeth in major studios. Our success stories come from everywhere, from the “nowheres” of the U.S. They use their […]


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