Category Archives: Success Stories

Featured Artist Series: Sarah Beth Hester and Unexpected Puppetry

Embarking on a career in the performing arts is a journey best undertaken with creative use of map and compass. Often when actors start out, we imagine a linear yellow brick road to Hollywood, but a career in the arts is littered with unexpected and rewarding opportunities. We just need an open heart and open […]

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Featured Artist Series: Jonathan Medina Takes Charge Later in the Game

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Sometimes it feels like if you don’t follow in the footsteps of a child prodigy, you’ll never get a crack at Hollywood. With the tsunami of young adult novels-turned-films, it seems the stars keep coming younger and younger. But just because you didn’t tap dance your way out of the womb doesn’t mean you can’t […]

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Featured Artist Series: Millicent Simmonds of Wonderstruck

14-year-old deaf actress Millicent Simmonds made her outstanding, breakthrough performance film debut in 2017’s Wonderstruck, where she plays Rose, a 12-year old deaf girl living in 1927 Hoboken, NJ, who runs away from home one day to find her mother, the actress Lillian Mayhew (played by Julianne Moore). I recently had the pleasure of connecting […]

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VIDEO – Acting Is… Morgan Freeman – “Just Getting Started”

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. The brilliant Morgan Freeman shares his advice with struggling actors and his own moments of doubt throughout his career. Acting Is… is our new video series that provides insight from stars and insiders about what it takes to create your […]

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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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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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Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Aubrey J Marquez

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The more I speak with our showcase winners, the more I notice a pattern. These are not your cliched Hollywood darlings, blossoming in the shelter of a long line of silver screen veterans and cutting their teeth in major studios. Our success stories come from everywhere, from the “nowheres” of the U.S. They use their […]

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How to Get Acting Work When You Lack Formal Training

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Increasingly these days, actors are getting work through online calls and video submissions. The days of traveling to a big city to get an initial audition are rapidly fading into history. But taking control of your online presence as an actor can be intimidating. It’s easy to fall into the trap of imagining an infinite […]

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VIDEO – Acting Is… In Search of Fellini Premiere

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. Jeff Locker interviews the stars of the new feature film In Search of Fellini. They share their best audition tips, how they combat stage fright and audition jitters, and how to shift your film ideas into realities. Acting Is… is our […]

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VIDEO – Acting Is… Insider Jeffrey Reddick

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. Jeff Locker interviews Jeffrey Reddick, Writer, Producer, and Director, for our new Acting Insider series. He shares the importance of creating your own content, and having a writer best friend. Writing your own material can help you become a better […]

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