Category Archives: Acting Tips

Sanity Tips for Parents of Child Actors

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Bonnie Wallace is the author of  THE HOLLYWOOD PARENTS GUIDE, an accurate, experience-based tested information on every step needed to give your child the best possible opportunity to make it in Hollywood. Bonnie includes wisdom, inspiration, and resources to help you on your own journey and even help you decide if this dream is right […]

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Aimee Gets a Career Advice Skype Sesh with Actor Brendan Robinson!

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The acting business is rough. As in, like, really rough.   While it’s easy to find plenty of examples of actors who have achieved big success—just turn on your tv!—navigating the career path to your own success can be a very different story. You probably have about a million questions… Just once, wouldn’t you love […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Special Skills Pop

It’s that portion of the resume that freezes you in your tracks. You instantly flash back to every summer camp where you were ever asked to “Tell us your name and something interesting about you.” Suddenly nothing is interesting about you. You have no skills to speak of. There is nothing to set you apart […]

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How to Improve Your ESSENTIAL Networking Skills

Networking is essential to creating a name for yourself as an actor, and that is why for this week’s CIT Flashback Friday blog post we are revisiting the article ‘How to Improve your Networking.’ “But I just want to act,” your inner artist voice laments. “I’m not good at networking. It feels fake. I’m socially […]

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Breaking into Hollywood: A Guide for International Actors

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Hollywood, the Mecca of entertainment, has become an increasingly popular destination for international actors looking to showcase their work on the world stage. Actors such as Penelope Cruz, Lupita Nyong’o, Javier Bardem, Sofia Vergara, and Michael Fassbender, to name a few, have had wonderful success breaking into Hollywood from abroad. However, many actors who are […]

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Featured Artist Series: Ilai Swindells

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In a world that technology seems to render ever smaller, with ever-multiplying opportunities, it can be hard for an artist to find focus and clarity. Actors at all stages of their careers can struggle trying to find the “right” path, their career niche. Too often, that search paralyzes rather than motivates. In the interest of […]

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Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie!

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Well, if your main desire is to fly around wearing nothing but your tighty whities and a red cape with black polka-dots and singing TRA-LA-LAAA, then Captain Underpants is most definitely the superhero for you! Based on the hugely popular children’s novel series of the same name by Dav Pilkey, Captain Underpants: The First Epic […]

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5 Essential Things to Teach Your Child Actor

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We talk a lot on this blog about how to further your own career, but what if you’ve got a young rising star at home? Being the parent of a child who is interested in starting their acting career early is a difficult road to navigate, especially if you have limited experience in the industry. […]

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Featured Artist Series: Jules Bruff

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After a relationship implodes a woman is forced to deal with her own illness.  She chooses to do this by making a documentary about real people suffering with depression. The film, Part Time Fabulous, is essentially a documentary within a film, wherein real people suffering with depression, not actors, were used in the documentary portion […]

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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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