Your Acting Career: Tips for Staying (Mostly) Sane When You’re in This for the Long Haul – Part 1

1. Understand that your career is a marathon, not a sprint Too many actors move out to Los Angeles or New York City with the idea that they’ll give themselves 6 months, or 1 year, or 5 years, etc, to “make it” in their performing career. I like to blame the media for perpetuating this […]

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Featured Artist Series: Follow Up With Dylan Prince

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Some of you might remember our previous interview with showcase winner Dylan Prince. In the interest of tracking the growth of a career, we followed up with him to see what he’s been up to. Since last we chatted, Dylan’s been busy. Last year he booked his first feature film role, which later went on […]

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Featured Artist Series: Marcela Herrera – Work Hard and Success Will Come

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After a deeply inspiring talk with Marcela Herrera, here is the nugget of wisdom that has stayed most strongly with me: success truly does come to those who work hard and persevere. Marcela Herrera is originally from Chicago, born and raised, but she currently lives in Miami with her husband and two children. She first […]

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VIDEO – Not Using Sensory? Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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In our new 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 answers YOUR acting questions regarding using your senses to better a scene. […]

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The Truth About Pilot Season

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It’s that time of year again – pilot season. The time when dozens upon dozens of pilots get the greenlight and immediately begin casting. In true traditional fashion, the big networks (NBC, CW, ABC, CBS, and Fox) all order their pilots at around the same time which results in Hollywood being thrown into chaotic turmoil. […]

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Casting Review: Lion

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Once in awhile a movie comes along that shakes you, wrecks you, grabs at your heart strings and never really lets go. This incredible script, written by Australian writer Luke Davies, takes us on a journey of an Indian boy who gets separated from his older brother at a rural rail station and is forced […]

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7 Tips to Summon Tears

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Getting called upon to portray a wide range of emotions is all part and parcel to the actor gig. But some emotions are more difficult to access than others. Tears, in particular, can be an intimidating challenge. While an organic moment is always preferable to canned tears, sometimes a script will explicitly demand that an […]

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VIDEO – Dealing with Trauma & Emotion: Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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Erik Vidal is back for the second segment of this Masterclass lesson! In our new 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 […]

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How to Make the Most Out of an Acting Class

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In past articles we’ve discussed how to choose the right acting class for you, but what happens once you get there? Your time is valuable! You are a struggling artist—you can’t be chucking your hard-earned cash hither and yon on course after course, snailing your way through your educational achievements! That’s why today, we’re going […]

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Mindfulness For Actors, by Casting Director Joanna Colbert

In the twenty-five years that I have been a casting director, I have seen my share of anxious actors.  Casting directors know that auditioning can be stressful so I decided to develop a class geared towards helping actors mitigate their anxiety by using methods that I have come to find quite useful in my own […]

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