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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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VIDEO – Method Acting 101: Acting Tips 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 YOUR acting questions regarding recovery after an emotional scene. See his […]

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What to do when you’re STUCK – Acting Tips 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 YOUR acting questions regarding staying inspired between gigs. See his response […]

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Featured Artist Series: Marcela Herrera – Work Hard and Success Will Come

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After a deeply inspiring talk with Marcela Herrera, here is the nugget of wisdom that has stayed most strongly with me: success truly does come to those who work hard and persevere. Marcela Herrera is originally from Chicago, born and raised, but she currently lives in Miami with her husband and two children. She first […]

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The Truth About Pilot Season

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It’s that time of year again – pilot season. The time when dozens upon dozens of pilots get the greenlight and immediately begin casting. In true traditional fashion, the big networks (NBC, CW, ABC, CBS, and Fox) all order their pilots at around the same time which results in Hollywood being thrown into chaotic turmoil. […]

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