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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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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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FIRST EVER Feedback Series! Featuring the Hilarious Renee Pezzotta

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The best self-tapers get the gig! Self-taping is more important than it has ever been before. Don’t blow your opportunity – the quality of your self-tape could be the difference between booking the role and being passed over. We want Cast It Talent members of all acting levels to be synonymous throughout the industry with […]

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Featured Artist Series: Ted Ferguson

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Actors often believe that working as an actor is a function of luck.  If you happen to be in the right place at the right time, with the right hair color, the right relationship, the right look, then you can’t help but succeed.  Working as an actor, then is dependent on others: casting, producers, directors, […]

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VIDEO – Hard to Find a Great Script? 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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Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Diane Samuelson

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You might not have a defining moment where you can pin-point the start of your dreams and passions, but that isn’t what is relevant. What is, is that you pursue them whole-heartedly, to the very end, like showcase winner Diane Samuelson! Diane was born and raised in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area and has lived […]

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Featured Artist Series: Justin Phillip & No Slowing Down In The Pursuit Of Your Dreams

After a very interesting chat with Justin Phillip to catch up on what he has been up to since he was a featured artist, November last year; I honestly expected a brief answer about a project or two that he was working on, but I was instead blown away by all he has been able […]

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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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VIDEO – Dealing with Trauma & Emotion: Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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Erik Vidal is back for the second segment of this Masterclass lesson! 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 […]

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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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