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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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5 Resolutions to Boost Your Acting Career In the New Year

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New Year, new you, right? While it’s always good to stay on top of your game, we all let things slide. The post-holiday slump is the perfect time to throw yourself back into your acting career with renewed vigor. So to start off the new year right, here are some resolutions that can get you […]

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Not-So-Lost in Translation: 6 Tips on Transitioning Between Film and Theatre

Film and theatre can seem like two completely different beasts, especially if you’ve only ever done one or the other. But if you’ve ever wondered if you could hack it on the other side of the fence, here are some tips for your transition starter kit!   Energy. The most obvious difference lies in the […]

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Launch Your Kid’s Career with the Power of the Interwebs!

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By the time many actors launch their professional careers, they are armed with years of training, practical experience, and perhaps a degree or two. But what happens when the career in question belongs to a pint-sized human who may or may not want to be in the business for the remainder of their natural lives? […]

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5 Surefire Ways to Tank an Audition (And How to Avoid Them)

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In a career that often seems subjective and ruled by the idiosyncrasies of those in power, avoiding audition pitfalls can seem like an impossible task. The good news is, there are certain things almost no one wants to see in your audition. The better news is, I’m going to tell you how to avoid them! […]

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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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Stuck in a Rut? 10 Tips to Spice Up Your Self-Tapes

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Booking is a numbers game. But what about when those numbers are racking up without callback in sight? If you’re feeling frustrated and stale, it might be time to work on your self-tape game. Below are some tips to help you get your groove back.     Find a New Coach. Nothing like a fresh […]

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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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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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