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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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5 Ways Your Acting Career Can Make a Difference

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Hey, all. It’s time to get back to our roots. Take a second and really remember why it was you decided to devote yourself to this grueling career. If it was the prospect of fame and fortune, I wish you good luck, but must advise that this article will not help you on that front. […]

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VIDEO – How To Execute A Commercial Copy Successfully by Mae Ross

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1. Energy. You are hired because they love your energy. So pace yourself when working so you can keep your energy pumping. Commercials are most always shot in one day. Make sure you get enough rest and eat before and during the shoot. Commercial are “happy-lands- ville.” Got a problem? Commercial products will solve all your problems; hair is […]

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Don’t Think Twice – Casting Review

“Your twenties are about hope. Your thirties are about how dumb it was to hope.” There’s a window between the quarter-life crisis and the mid-life crisis that I like to call the 30-something career crisis. This is defined as the moment in your life where you have decided what you are being pulled towards but […]

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5 Ways to Follow Up: How to Keep in Touch with Agents and Casting Directors

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It’s a delicate balancing act. You want to be proactive in your career, but you don’t want to harass industry professionals until they find you off-putting. So let’s break down some ways to appropriately reach out to those agents and casting directors whose attention you so desperately want to catch.The trick, of course, is to […]

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Q&A with David Lee Strasberg and Actor Kevin Doonan

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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 Actor Kevin Doonan’s 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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Booked: SEASON FINALE!

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Oof. Careful who you vent to… DON’T WORRY PEOPLE – Season 2 is in the works! You have been great to us Ali Hinds and Sarah Chang! We are so sad to see you go, but so glad we’ve had the opportunity to work with you both. You’ve left us in stitches (the good kind)! […]

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6 Memorization Hacks for the Actor

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Perhaps one of the most tedious tasks for actors–universally across the globe, and since the moment when the very first actor endeavored to take a scripted work and translate it into a performance onstage–is learning lines. Granted, some people have a natural knack for memorization, and will certainly have an easier time than those for […]

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VIDEO – Practicing Improvisation Skills Makes You a Better Actor and Human Being!

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Cast It Talent is pleased to present a new take on acting with a focus on kids! Mae Ross and her students from 321 Acting Studios will take a deeper dive into important acting topics like this week’s blog on improv. Improvisation helps you experience life and its changes with aplomb and is an obvious […]

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