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The Event: 1 Minute Acting Lesson by Adam Lazarre-White

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Cast It Talent is proud to bring you a new learning series focused on a professional approach to acting: Acting Truth by Adam Lazarre-White. Adam has been teaching acting in Hollywood for well more than a decade. Before that and still today, he is a successful actor, working in projects that range from important Theatre productions to […]

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Showcase Success: A Cinderella Story

Calling her’s a Cinderella story doesn’t do her justice.

This business is hard. For those who truly love acting, the trials are well worth it, but no one will deny that the lifestyle of a professional actor can be full of sacrifice and struggle. Any time you’re feeling like you just can’t keep your head above water, remember that you’re not alone. I had […]

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CIT Casting Review: Inside Out

love and family: the forever foundation of the delightful films created by Pixar

**Caution: May Contain Spoilers** Pixar is showing its true colors with this summer’s groundbreaking, heartfelt and deeply moving animated feature Inside Out. This is a story that lingers well after you leave the theater, sparking personal reflection and endearing childhood memories. Peter Docter, director and creator of the story, based this flick on real-life encounters […]

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7 Things You Need in Your Professional Arsenal

(Your tools) need continual maintenance, makeovers, and care.

Hi, actor friends! You know those times, (maybe a lot of the time), when you feel like you just don’t have your, erm…stuff together? Do your colleagues always seem one step ahead, just a smidge more profesh? Luckily, when that happens, there are a couple helpful things you can remember. One is that, especially when […]

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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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CIT Casting Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mind-blowing action...

****CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**** Summer is a time when anticipation builds in box offices around the globe: Who will hold the pristine title for “Mind-blowing Action-Thriller” or “Never-ending Excitement for the Whole Family?” For this one, leave the kids at home and run – don’t walk – to catch Mad Max: Fury Road. The fourth […]

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From the CIT Vault – What To Do During Holidays

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Though Memorial Day is only a short holiday, but the lesson is valuable still.  Pro actors make the most of their down time.  What will you do this holiday weekend? It’s a little known fact that practically all of Hollywood shuts down during the holidays. If you’re an actor, this means that there isn’t going […]

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SIX ELEMENTS OF A STAR

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1. – Charm  – Stanislavski discusses “an Actor’s Charm” in, An Actor Prepares.  The element of someone’s bearing that makes them “the life of the party”, or “interesting” or a “leader” is most often their Charm.  Everybody’s Charm is not the same, some Charm is goofy, some is ironic, some is direct – there are […]

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What To Do When They Don’t Want To Pay You

Know that you deserve to be paid

There is something everyone should know about working in the arts. Once you make the decision to devote your life to acting (or, indeed, nearly any artistic endeavor), you start pumping out a distinct set of pheromones that broadcast a single message to the rest of the world: I am a person you don’t have […]

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Destination: Hollywood – Part 2

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Continuing our Hollywood Story from Part 1 Representation is Key  Whether moving to Hollywood as an established actor like West, or in the early stages of a career like Knai, getting the paperwork approved is not an insurmountable task, according to casting director Carla Hool.  “I’ve seen a lot of actors who get their paperwork,” […]

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