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

Hello again! Mae Ross, here from https://321ActingStudios.com 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?

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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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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: 6 Ways to Sell the Supernatural

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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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VIDEO – Acting Is… In Search of Fellini Premiere

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. Jeff Locker interviews the stars of the new feature film In Search of Fellini. They share their best audition tips, how they combat stage fright and audition jitters, and how to shift your film ideas into realities. Acting Is… is our […]

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Know Your Casting, But Be Bold!

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It is commonly accepted in Hollywood that an actor should know their casting.  That means that if you are dark and swarthy, have shifty eyes, and a rat-like nose, you probably shouldn’t be trying out for Elsa in the live action version of Frozen. The reason that this advice is given and why it is […]

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VIDEO – Don’t Take Off Until You Know How To Land: 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 recovery after an emotional scene. See his […]

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VIDEO – Acting Is… Making Bold Choices

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. Jeff Locker hears directly from Rob Lowe of the new Netflix hit, How To Be A Latin Lover about the difference between acting in your 20’s vs your 50s, and what the Casting Directors are DYING to see when you audition. Acting […]

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Bold Choices: Make Them Remember You

As actors, I feel like we are constantly being told to make “bold choices.” The phrase has become shorthand for directors, auditors, casting directors, instructors, and even fellow actors. It is generally accepted to be a positive thing, a thing you definitely should do, but how does one harness the power of such a nebulous […]

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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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