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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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Voiceover Is Not About Your Voice Pt 2.

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THE HEART OF THE VO BIZ. The bulk of the voiceover business is not cartoons or video games, it’s commercial.  If you want to make a living exclusively with “funny voices” you’re choosing to travel a very difficult road. DO I NEED A DEMO? Different people have different answers to this question.  The one thing […]

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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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CAST IT and CASTING NETWORKS (LA CASTING) Have Joined Forces: What Does this Mean for YOU?

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CLARIFICATION:  In our communication on 21 November we erroneously conveyed the message that Talent Representatives were required to have an active and approved Cast It Talent profile in order to be able to submit clients to FOX and other Projects/Roles. This is not required at this time. Please do focus your attention on your Casting […]

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VIDEO – Acting Is… Insider Jona Xiao

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. Jeff Locker interviews Jona Xiao, Career Coach and Actor, for our new Acting Insider series. She shares the importance of your industry contacts, and how most actors are approaching their careers the wrong way. Think of what you can ADD to […]

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VIDEO – Acting Is… Never Stop Learning

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Acting WAS letting others control your Acting career. Acting IS… taking control and creating your dream career now. Producer of the Netflix smash series The Get Down gives advice on exactly where to start your dream career, and how important it is to keep learning! Acting Is… is our new video series that provides insight from stars and insiders about what […]

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How to Improve Your ESSENTIAL Networking Skills

Networking is essential to creating a name for yourself as an actor, and that is why for this week’s CIT Flashback Friday blog post we are revisiting the article ‘How to Improve your Networking.’ “But I just want to act,” your inner artist voice laments. “I’m not good at networking. It feels fake. I’m socially […]

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Surrendering is Not Giving Up

Actors – you know how it works when you’re working in theater; you audition, you are cast, start rehearsals, then tech, then dress, then opening night! After learning lines, blocking, cues, and choreography, you’ve trained your body, mind and spirit to know your character inside and out. At a certain point, usually just before opening night, you […]

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VIDEO – TENSION: Acting Tips with David Strasberg

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 recovery after an emotional scene. See his […]

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BREATH: the Antidote for Fear and the Technique for Focus

Whether you are approaching a public speaking engagement, an important athletic moment, or an artistic performance of any kind, your BREATH–the flow of oxygen to your brain and body–will determine your ability to concentrate, function and excel.  Believe it or not, the first thing inexperienced performers of any kind forget to do is BREATHE.  That […]

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