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Flashback Friday: How to Avoid Going Down with the Ship

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For this week’s Flashback Friday Blog Post, we decided to bring in some positive reinforcement to set your weekend off right. Morale is a delicate thing at the best of times. Given that our work as actors requires a certain degree of emotional openness, (and therefore it is not uncommon that the business attracts highly […]

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Flashback Friday Post: Ask For Help

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This post is as much for me as it is for you, because as many times as I learn this lesson as an actor, I keep needing to be reminded. Ask for help. This blog was chosen for this week’s Flashback Friday article because putting ego aside and asking for help will ALWAYS be an […]

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CIT Flashback Friday – 10 Secret Skills Every Actor Should Have

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Here are some Black Belt actor tips from yesteryear: Star date – June 2014 If you spend any time seriously pursuing a career as an actor, there is no shortage of people telling you what you need to learn. Theories of acting, industry standards, and the nuances of technique are constantly being analyzed, explained, broken […]

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BEING PERSONAL IN YOUR WORK #3 – Techniques and Exercises

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This is Part 3 of a 4 of Adam Lazarre-White’s Personalization Series: Parts 1 and 2 are available for you. Private Moment Exercise There is a quote from Meryl Streep, perhaps the greatest living actor, “Often the scenes that are the most exciting, and most illuminating in film, are the ones with no dialogue. The […]

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BE PERSONAL IN YOUR WORK II – Creating Character

Creating a character begins with the writing and being a “Detective”

In Adam’s last Blog he began to lay out the road map for deep personalization in your acting work.  Part II discusses Creating Character. Creating a character begins with the writing and being a “Detective”, finding everything that is available to you, given to you and implied by the writer. However, there is another step […]

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Knowledge and Power: Take Control of Your Online Presence

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We’ve talked a lot on this blog about tools you can use to direct your own career. But while it’s easy to list steps we could all be taking to boost our presence, sometimes taking those steps can be harder than it sounds. With a sea of online resources geared toward actors, how are you […]

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Thinking of Submitting to Cast It Feedback? Here are some pointers for FBF!

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How to Self Tape Like a Self Taping Genius I once watched a tape of a woman who, instead of performing the sides, decided to perform a monologue from Mommie Dearest. She did not get the part. Now, I’m sure you don’t make such cockamamie gaffes, but nonetheless here are some tips to make sure […]

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Destination: Hollywood – Part 1

For any aspiring actor, the road to success in Hollywood is paved with competition and uncertainty. Even the most dedicated actors have to overcome incredible odds to make it big…or make it at all. But for actors who come from abroad, the challenge is magnified by paperwork, cultural transitions and unique financial limitations. Is the […]

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3 Steps to Successful Acting in a Gender-Swapped Role

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Non gender-specific casting is not a new convention in theatre by any means. Certainly there was a time when all roles were traditionally played by men–end of story. These days men and women swap in and out of each other’s roles primarily for artistic purposes. Non-traditional casting can be exciting and thought-provoking for an audience, […]

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Inspiration for the Aggrieved Actor

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I recently scored an audition for a friend for a studio film. She did everything right: had her headshot and resume printed, highlighted her sides, prepared the scenes days ahead of time. She even had me run through the sides with her the night before so I could give her direction. This was her first […]

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