How to Improve Your Networking Skills

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“But I just want to act,” your inner artist voice laments. “I’m not good at networking. It feels fake. I’m socially awkward. I break out in hives when I have to have a spontaneous conversation with another human, that’s why I chose a job where the conversations were all written out for me.” TOO BAD, …


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“Philomena” Casting Review


**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Based off of true events, Philomena is the heart-wrenching tale of a mother’s journey to find out what happened to her first-born child, having been forced to give him up for adoption when she was a teenager by the stern nuns that were housing her. The movie’s cast is extremely simple, and …


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Ways to Work on Your Craft Daily: Part II

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In Part I of this article, we examined several ways in which actors can work on honing their craft every day: practicing cold reads, learning new dialects, and and studying biographies of actors. This week, we wrap up the series with a few more suggestions of ways you can continue to grow in your art. …


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“Sicario” Online Casting

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Casting Director Francine Maisler is accepting talent submissions for the new feature film Sicario, directed by Denis Villeneuve (Prisoners). The following roles are being cast: SILVIO 30 to early 40s, Hispanic. A corrupt Mexican cop living in Nogales, MX. Seemingly always drunk or hung over. Has an 8 year-old son he adores, but that doesn’t …


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Character Status: What It Is, And How It Changes Acting Choices


These days, when we think of the word status, we tend to think in terms of facebook. Then we sheepishly put down our smartphones, remember we are actors, and our minds leap to classical theatre. When there are kings, queens, lords and ladies neatly filling their roles in the context of a court, it is …


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“Miss P” Online Search

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Casting Directors Susie Figgis and Deborah Maxwell Dion, in coordination with Cast It Talent, are calling for self-taped submissions for an actor to appear as a lead in the new feature film Miss P. The role being cast is Jacob, age 17 (must be a legal 18), who is “is an outsider . . . …


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Ways to Work on Your Craft Daily: Part I


As actors, the inescapable truth is that we’re likely to spend only a small percentage of our time actually performing a role onstage or in front of a camera. The rest of the time? We’re auditioning, preparing to audition, analyzing the most recent audition, trying to stop analyzing the most recent audition, editing our resumes, …


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