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#FBF Pre-Beat the System: Craft Your “Moment Before”

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In past posts, we’ve touched briefly on the importance of crafting your pre-beat, or “moment before” in an audition or scene. But what exactly does that entail? A pre-beat refers to what happens to your character right before he opens his mouth to speak. If you’re auditioning with a monologue, the piece is taken out […]

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Do’s and Dont’s of Social Media

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As managing one’s acting career becomes increasingly digital, the lines between our social and professional lives are easily blurred. While maintaining a professional online presence is a subject often touched upon in these posts, navigating the waters of what is acceptable to advertize in your personal feed can be tricky. Here are some tips to […]

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Cast It Talent #FBF Article: Villains

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Everyone loves a good villain. The really fun ones—Hannibal Lecter, Voldemort, The Wicked Witch of the West (stick with us)—even become archetypes. But how does an actor craft a truly good portrayal of a terrible person? How does one crawl into the mind of, say, Hitler, and look out at the world through such foreign eyes in […]

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Resume Rules

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Putting together an acting resume can be an activity as mundane as compiling a grocery list, or as tense and fearful as slaying a fire breathing dragon (alright, that last bit might be a tad overdramatic…but what are actors if not dramatic?!) Your resume can come together seamlessly and painlessly, though, as long as you […]

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Actors Anonymous Podcast Episode 57: Bill Coelius & Ruba Wilson

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Tune in to listen to the latest Actors Anonymous Podcast, sponsored by Cast It Talent. Actors Anonymous, founded by Wesam Keesh, is a podcast that focuses on the Los Angeles actor and the struggles and hardships of their careers, as well as their success stories. Cast It Talent is proud to sponsor the Actors Anonymous […]

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Creating an Online Presence: Do’s and Don’ts

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Gird your loins, actorlings, we’re about to tackle one of the most elusive (and important) career boosters: online presence. Second only to forced mingling in its awkwardness, establishing and maintaining proper online presence is the unicorn of self-promotion: enigmatic, difficult to track, and toting a metaphorical horn that will stab you in the face if you get it […]

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Valerie Menzel: Carving

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To many young actors embarking on their careers, New York and LA can seem like the only options. If you really want to make it, you have to choose one, or both, because God knows you will never get seen in any other square inch of this artistically barren, Philistinic Hellscape of a country. Right? […]

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HUMAN BEINGS are ANIMALS

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Actors – never forget – we are animals. Our animalistic ‘side’ is what often motivates us in our moments of greatest need – the moments good writers write about. Protecting your family. Chasing your mate. Defining your power. Saving your life. When creating a character, even if you don’t have time to work on the specificity of truly […]

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8 Tips for a Better Agent Interview

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Recently a friend’s agent was holding interview/auditions by appointment and her reader fell through last minute. I jumped at the opportunity to step in and be her reader for the day because (Free Tip): any time you get the chance to step behind the table, you should drop everything and do it because you will […]

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Showcase Winner: Rizelle Januk

Showcase Winner: Rizelle Januk

It’s that time again! This time our featured showcase winner, Rizelle Januk, hails all the way from South Africa. Though Rizelle loved creating characters as a child, it wasn’t until she performed her first monologue at fifteen that she realized the power she had to evoke emotions in others. “It was surprising to me and […]

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