Category Archives: Acting Tips

Featured Artist Series: Alex Ray Barth

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In the wise words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” In a competitive industry made ever smaller by social media and the very technological advances that make wide-reaching services such as Cast It Talent so useful, feelings of inadequacy can become overwhelming. There will always be actors younger, thinner, better trained and […]

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Advice for International Actors in Hollywood – Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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In our 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 gives his best advice for international actors trying to make a career in Los […]

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The ABC’s of Vocal Health

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Sometimes our voice does not work the way we want it to. It will feel tired, hoarse, be lower in pitch than normal, or have a different quality. There are several reasons this can happen. One common issue is reflux. Reflux occurs when the lower esophageal sphincter and upper esophageal sphincter are too relaxed. This […]

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VIDEO—Tips: How to work with products at Commercial Auditions

Hello again! Mae Ross, here from https://321ActingStudios.com in Los Angeles. Today’s video tips have to do with how best to work with products when you are asked to “hold” them at auditions. The example in the video is holding a box of Mac ‘n Cheese. Here are my very practical technical tips: The product IS […]

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Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Florence Howard

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At the end of the day, the most important advocate you can have as an actor is yourself. One of the hardest things about this business is maintaining your optimism and drive in the face of a seemingly endless onslaught of rejection. But the right attitude is key to setting yourself up for success. Recent […]

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When Does Your Audition Actually Begin?

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Thanks to the folks at Cast it, I was invited to interview on the Acting Up Radio Show with Will Roberts. One of the questions he asked was, ‘when does the actor’s audition really begin?’  Great question! I’ve been thinking a lot about the answer and here’s what I believe: your audition begins when you […]

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HALLOWEEN SPECIAL: 6 Ways to Sell the Supernatural

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It’s that time of year! Horror flicks, zombie romps, and supernatural spooks are the name of the game. But if fantasy/sci-fi isn’t for everyone. Even devotees can quail in the face of a hopelessly convoluted monster-of-the-week script. So in honor of season, here are some tips to keep you grounded in the face of other-worldly […]

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Originality as an Actor

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There is only one “you”.  You do not have to be funny, or sorrowful, or angry, or mean, ecstatic, content, delighted or joyful—to be you.  You must, however, be truthful.  Be truthful to your tastes, prejudices, loves, culture, and temperament.  Be truthful to your particular perceptions, opinions and understanding of any given situation, relationship or […]

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6 Tips on Successful Artist Collaboration

The deeper you trek into the wilderness of an artistic career, the more likely it becomes that you will have to actually collaborate with other artists. (Hint: This trek will take you approximately five seconds and will snowball from there for the rest of your life. Or until you retire permanently from the arts and […]

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Being Vulnerable on Stage – Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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In our 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 describes the most common acting mistakes he see’s actors succumb to when performing […]

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