Category Archives: Career Advice

Mindfulness For Actors, by Casting Director Joanna Colbert

In the twenty-five years that I have been a casting director, I have seen my share of anxious actors.  Casting directors know that auditioning can be stressful so I decided to develop a class geared towards helping actors mitigate their anxiety by using methods that I have come to find quite useful in my own […]

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Questions You Should Settle Before Signing a Contract for an Acting Gig

So you were offered an acting gig…congrats! Pick up a bottle of wine (go ahead and grab one from the shelf second to the bottom, you’re fancy tonight)! Call your mom and choke into the phone that a Bachelor of Fine Arts is paying off after all. Celebrate! And then start preparing. Now is the […]

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5 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Headshot

Ah, the eternal subject of the headshot . . . as an actor, your headshot is arguably the most important tool in your arsenal: It  is your calling card. It is often the thing that catches the casting director’s attention and gets you in the door. It is the thing by which they remember you […]

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5 Ways Your Acting Career Can Make a Difference

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Hey, all. It’s time to get back to our roots. Take a second and really remember why it was you decided to devote yourself to this grueling career. If it was the prospect of fame and fortune, I wish you good luck, but must advise that this article will not help you on that front. […]

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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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