Category Archives: How To Guide

​VIDEO – 7 Tips on How to Select a Child Actor’s Monologue

1. Length should beabout a minute long. 2. Understand it is a collaborativeprocess. Get child’s agreement. 3. ​Match monologue to child’s personality. What is their type? Energetic, emotional, silly, demanding etc. ​4. Choose an “active” monologue. Pursing an objective. Child wants to get something from the person he is talking too. 5. Self-contained not waiting for other actor to […]


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TRAINING SENSORY: Let the Mask Break – 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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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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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: 6 Ways to Sell the Supernatural


It’s that time of year! Horror flicks, zombie romps, and supernatural spooks are the name of the game. But if fantasy/sci-fi isn’t for everyone. Even devotees can quail in the face of a hopelessly convoluted monster-of-the-week script. So in honor of season, here are some tips to keep you grounded in the face of other-worldly […]


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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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How to Get Acting Work When You Lack Formal Training

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Increasingly these days, actors are getting work through online calls and video submissions. The days of traveling to a big city to get an initial audition are rapidly fading into history. But taking control of your online presence as an actor can be intimidating. It’s easy to fall into the trap of imagining an infinite […]


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VIDEO – 4 Expert Commercial Audition Tips: Part 2

Hi, I’m Mae Ross the owner/director of We are an acting school for children, teens and young adults in Los Angeles.  I am excited to bring you another article and video edition of: How to audition “Tips and Quips” with Mae Ross Here are 4 tried and true tips that will make you stand-out at […]


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Acting Is… Stepping Into Someone Else’s Role – 5 Tips


Currently, I’m stepping into a professional first, and understudying for a theatre production. Through the process, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to step into someone else’s artistic shoes. While this one might seem to speak more to the theatre nerds among you, the principles hold true for many situations…especially long running […]


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The Do’s and Dont’s of Social Media


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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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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