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Honesty in Performance

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Honesty is a hot topic in the acting world. Actors, directors, and critics alike love to talk about it: how to attain it, whether it existed in various performances (and in what measure), and whether or not it can be taught. But, like many concepts in an actor’s repertoire, honesty is a nebulous and subjective […]

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6 Memorization Hacks for the Actor

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Perhaps one of the most tedious tasks for actors–universally across the globe, and since the moment when the very first actor endeavored to take a scripted work and translate it into a performance onstage–is learning lines. Granted, some people have a natural knack for memorization, and will certainly have an easier time than those for […]

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VIDEO – Staying Inspired: 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 YOUR acting questions regarding staying inspired between gigs. See his response […]

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Your Acting Career: Tips for Staying (Mostly) Sane When You’re in This for the Long Haul – Part 1

1. Understand that your career is a marathon, not a sprint Too many actors move out to Los Angeles or New York City with the idea that they’ll give themselves 6 months, or 1 year, or 5 years, etc, to “make it” in their performing career. I like to blame the media for perpetuating this […]

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7 Tips to Summon Tears

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Getting called upon to portray a wide range of emotions is all part and parcel to the actor gig. But some emotions are more difficult to access than others. Tears, in particular, can be an intimidating challenge. While an organic moment is always preferable to canned tears, sometimes a script will explicitly demand that an […]

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How to Make the Most Out of an Acting Class

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In past articles we’ve discussed how to choose the right acting class for you, but what happens once you get there? Your time is valuable! You are a struggling artist—you can’t be chucking your hard-earned cash hither and yon on course after course, snailing your way through your educational achievements! That’s why today, we’re going […]

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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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VIDEO – Rejection: Use these tips to make your child actor feel better!

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Scenario: Your talented child actor has been auditioning like crazy and has not booked for a long time. To add insult to injury they just had 3 callbacks on a feature film, met the director and producer only to hear they didn’t get the part.  What are you going to do when they express feelings […]

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Do’s and Dont’s of Social Media

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As managing one’s acting career becomes increasingly digital, the lines between our social and professional lives are easily blurred. While maintaining a professional online presence is a subject often touched upon in these posts, navigating the waters of what is acceptable to advertize in your personal feed can be tricky. Here are some tips to […]

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Extras, Co-Stars, and Guest Stars: What’s What?

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So you’re just breaking into the “business” and you’re ready to get your name out there and audition for things. Right away you’re going to hear a lot of different terms thrown around, some of which may be new and unfamiliar to you. In the world of television, two of the most common terms you’ll […]

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