Category Archives: Career Advice

How to Write an Actor’s Resume: Part I

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Writing and maintaining a resume can be overwhelming. Endless possibilities and ever-evolving industry preferences can make for a thankless and seemingly Sisyphean task. But do not lose hope! A few simple tips can serve as a great foundation for a lifetime of rewrites and rebranding! Coincidentally, many of those incredibly useful tips can be found […]

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6 Looks You Should Have on Your Online Profile

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Crafting an online presence is tough. Headshots are an investment, and trying to decide what looks to feature on Cast It Talent or your personal website can be overwhelming. To help you decide, here are six different looks every actor can use to catch a casting director’s eye. Commercial. This is your basic headshot. Sunny, universal, […]

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VIDEO – Thought VS Experience: Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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In our new 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 answers Behsat Saka’s questions regarding what makes a great actor. See […]

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5 Resolutions to Boost Your Acting Career In the New Year

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New Year, new you, right? While it’s always good to stay on top of your game, we all let things slide. The post-holiday slump is the perfect time to throw yourself back into your acting career with renewed vigor. So to start off the new year right, here are some resolutions that can get you […]

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VIDEO – When Should YOU Move to Los Angeles?

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In our new 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 answers questions posed by Cast It Talent Members and subscribers alike […]

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5 Non-Acting Classes that will Improve Your Acting

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The education of an actor is unending. This is both exhilarating from an academic standpoint and daunting from a financial one. But often, actors get so focused on studio classes, text coaching, and audition masterclasses that they neglect their broader education. The scope of the modern film and television show is epic, and requires not […]

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Acting in Comedy vs. Drama

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Throughout your career, you’re going to be faced with all sorts of projects to read for—short films, feature films, television, theatre, etc. Of course, under these types of mediums, there are genres that separate projects—and most of the time, the two main genres you will be faced with are comedy and drama. Of course, there […]

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5 Tips to Keep You Sharp During Slow Seasons

Whether auditions have slowed to a trickle, or the temptations of the holidays are making you drag your heels, “off seasons” can be brutal on both morale and income. Here are some tips to keep you sharp in the slow times. 1) Make Sure You’re Self-Submitting. It’s easy to kick back and wait for your […]

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How to Choose a Winning Monologue: Part I

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“Oh Romeo, Romeo! Wherefore art thou Romeo? Deny thy father and refuse thy na—“ THUNK. What? Oh, that? That was nothing- just the sound of the casting director’s head hitting the table as he dozed off in the middle of your audition monologue. Even worse? It may not have had anything to do with just […]

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Featured Artist Series: Justin Phillip On Leaning into Success

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After seeing his tweet that he booked an audition the day after signing up for Cast It Talent, we interviewed Justin Phillip to get his take on the business and how to get one’s career rolling. Justin is the picture of a self-made career, though acting wasn’t always his primary goal. Justin originally went to […]

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