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7 Things You Need in Your Professional Arsenal

(Your tools) need continual maintenance, makeovers, and care.

Hi, actor friends! You know those times, (maybe a lot of the time), when you feel like you just don’t have your, erm…stuff together? Do your colleagues always seem one step ahead, just a smidge more profesh? Luckily, when that happens, there are a couple helpful things you can remember. One is that, especially when […]

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Branding can be limiting

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There are plenty of acting schools, coaches and workshops out there that emphasize how to “brand” yourself as an actor.  There’s no shortage of people (agents, managers, Casting Directors, etc)  ready to put you in a box or label you, which is not necessarily the wrong approach but it can be limiting and I think […]

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What To Do When They Don’t Want To Pay You

Know that you deserve to be paid

There is something everyone should know about working in the arts. Once you make the decision to devote your life to acting (or, indeed, nearly any artistic endeavor), you start pumping out a distinct set of pheromones that broadcast a single message to the rest of the world: I am a person you don’t have […]

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Destination: Hollywood – Part 2

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Continuing our Hollywood Story from Part 1 Representation is Key  Whether moving to Hollywood as an established actor like West, or in the early stages of a career like Knai, getting the paperwork approved is not an insurmountable task, according to casting director Carla Hool.  “I’ve seen a lot of actors who get their paperwork,” […]

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Have you ever wondered what other actors do to make a living between gigs?

Survival Gig Central

Our Cast It Talent community responded to the request of one of our members, Dave Moak, with a list of jobs that they do to keep their heads above water and still remain available for the next gig. Come on over to our Facebook page and join the discussion!! Here are some of the cool jobs […]

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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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International Actors: Part II

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In Part I of Advice for International Actors, we covered some of the basic fundamentals that all international actors should be aware of if they are serious about pursuing a career in Hollywood. Let’s say you’ve been working on the aforementioned topics for the past couple of years now. You’re pretty good with English, you […]

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Breaking In

by Andrew Hadzopoulos It’s the one question that every person hoping to become a working actor faces. There are variations, but ‘getting your foot in the door’, ‘being discovered’, or ‘getting your big break’ all pose the same hurdles. “How do I start?” It can be a long, confusing road at times, and there are […]

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Actor Showcases: The Bitter Truth

Every summer in Los Angeles, casting offices and talent companies are flooded with invitations for actor showcases. Showcases are live theatre performances that various acting schools and conservatories put on for friends, family, and of course, industry professionals. These showcases are a common staple for colleges and universities with large acting programs (e.g. USC, UCLA, […]

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Black Swan

The upcoming BLACK SWAN, starring Natalie Portman, Vincent Cassel and Mila Kunis, directed by Darren Aronofsky is a psychological thriller set in the New York City ballet. Variety has already called it “wicked, sexy and ultimately devastating”. The Washington Post called Natalie Portman an “apparent soon-to-be Oscar winner.” So we decided to talk to the […]

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