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Trust in the Entertainment Industry: Do’s and Don’t’s

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Trust is a tricky thing at the best of times. When given professionally, though, misplaced trust can have financial and career-based consequences. What makes it extra difficult to navigate is the fact that we operate in a field that is steeped in emotion and personal relationships, even depends on them. Combine that with the attending […]

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Separation Anxiety: Tips to Keep Your Personal Life from Killing Your Acting

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Acting is a messy business at the best of times. More than messy, it is profoundly personal. To be a good actor requires a certain level of self-awareness and reflection, coupled with emotional accessibility, an ability to draw on one’s personal experiences, and the courage and willingness to risk vulnerability and exposure. That is some […]

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FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Helping Your Child Prepare for an Audition

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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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Know Your Casting, But Be Bold!

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It is commonly accepted in Hollywood that an actor should know their casting.  That means that if you are dark and swarthy, have shifty eyes, and a rat-like nose, you probably shouldn’t be trying out for Elsa in the live action version of Frozen. The reason that this advice is given and why it is […]

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Acting Is… Stepping Into Someone Else’s Role – 5 Tips

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Currently, I’m stepping into a professional first, and understudying for a theatre production. Through the process, I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to step into someone else’s artistic shoes. While this one might seem to speak more to the theatre nerds among you, the principles hold true for many situations…especially long running […]

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VIDEO – Most Memorable Performance – Acting Talk 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 Zoe Welsch’s questions regarding David’s most memorable acting experiences. See […]

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VIDEO – Timing & Precision vs. Speed & Power

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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 Sarab Singh Gill’s interesting questions regarding timing and precision when delivering […]

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VIDEO – David Lee Strasberg Answers YOUR Actor Questions!

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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 actor questions on this week’s Masterclass! Lee Strasberg was […]

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You Can’t Relate to Your Character… Now What?

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“What if I can’t relate to my character?” To be honest, it surprises me how little consideration I generally give this question. For me at least, and I think for many of the actors I talk to, we are so driven by habit, training, and necessity to find something in every character to which we can relate, […]

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Staying In Touch: The Successful Actor’s Philosophy

As an Actor, you must develop a philosophy and approach for succeeding in the entertainment business.  Never forget:  this is a business.  Many of the people making decisions are making them purely for business or monetary reasons.  Artistic reasons are often not even in their paradigm or equation for arriving at an ‘executive’ decision. Your […]

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