Tag Archives: Joanna Colbert

Surrendering is Not Giving Up

Actors – you know how it works when you’re working in theater; you audition, you are cast, start rehearsals, then tech, then dress, then opening night! After learning lines, blocking, cues, and choreography, you’ve trained your body, mind and spirit to know your character inside and out. At a certain point, usually just before opening night, you […]

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How to be PRO-active Actor

Your acting career is a business, and you are the owner, president, and CEO

There has never been a better time to be a Pro-active actor! Before we get into that, I suggest that the first thing to do is DECIDE what kind of acting career you would like to have. It’s very important to be CLEAR about how you see yourself in the marketplace. The first exercise that […]

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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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Joanna Colbert and Annie Burgstede Present TRUST: What Makes an Actor Get the Part?

Joanna Colbert began her career as an assistant to Juliet Taylor in New York City where she worked on a number of Woody Allen films. In 1994, under the mentorship of Taylor, Colbert conducted a nationwide search which resulted in the casting of Kirsten Dunst in her role in Neil Jordan’s Interview with a Vampire. […]

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Insight Into The Audition: A Workshop With Casting Director Joanna Colbert

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Working Actors are constantly looking to improve their craft. What better a way to do this than to learn from the best? Casting Director Joanna Colbert is hosting her own Audition Workshop May 21st, 2016 from 11am to 2pm in Los Angeles! What You Will Learn: -The Do’s and Don’ts in the audition -‘Less is More': How […]

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What Makes You Unique

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Be yourself; everyone else is already taken –Oscar Wilde   In the HBO documentary Casting By, the late great matriarch of casting, Marion Dougherty says “every actor has a unique quality to bring to the screen.” When I first heard her say this, I paused and thought that it did not make sense.  I thought […]

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Insight Into The Audition: A Workshop With Joanna Colbert

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Working Actors are constantly looking to improve their craft. What better a way to do this than to learn from the best? Casting Director Joanna Colbert is hosting her own Audition Workshop April 16th, 2016 from 11am to 2pm in Los Angeles! What You Will Learn: -The Do’s and Don’ts in the audition -‘Less is More': […]

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Branding Can Be Limiting

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There are plenty of acting schools, coaches and workshops out there that emphasize how to “brand” yourself as an actor.  There’s no shortage of people (agents, managers, Casting Directors, etc)  ready to put you in a box or label you, which is not necessarily the wrong approach but it can be limiting and I think […]

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Attention Actors: Use Social Media to Your Advantage!

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In March of 2012, I wrote a blog for Cast It Talent about using social media to your advantage. I felt it was important to do a Part Two of this entry, mainly because I just recently cast a pilot for a major network that was looking for me to find new comedy-talent. My days were spent combing Vine and […]

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How to be PRO-active Actor

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There has never been a better time to be a Pro-active actor! Before we get into that, I suggest that the first thing to do is DECIDE what kind of acting career you would like to have. It’s very important to be CLEAR about how you see yourself in the marketplace. The first exercise that […]

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