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06 Dec Trauma–Free Acting

The beauty of a watching a good acting performance is that you can live vicariously through the character being played on the screen. A good performance allows you to “feel” what the character is feeling: the tension, the anger, the melancholy, the desperation, the joy,...

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02 Dec Playing a Sitcom

“When you’re [playing] a sitcom effectively, you almost need to treat them like a play. Not exactly, but almost.” – Brad Heller COMEDY AND THE INDUSTRY In an industry filled with multiple genres, techniques, and styles, there is always one specific style or technique that clicks...

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26 Nov The Choices We Make

Every day in our lives, we make choices. The choices we make shape the next steps of our day, our week, our year, our lives. Making decisions is important, but sometimes we forget the need to make choices when performing a character, making...

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27 Apr Understanding the Style You’re Playing In

As pilot season approaches quickly, auditions happen in droves. Agents, managers, casting directors, and many other entertainment professionals involved in the casting and submission process are overworked, overwhelmed, yet still get their job done in the highest degree of professionalism possible. Casting directors...

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21 Apr It’s Never a Performance

When going out for an audition, many actors feel they have to go big or go home, so to speak. While taking risks and being different (or even being yourself) is valuable in an audition, especially when booking the room, even if you don’t...

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12 Mar Give Yourself a Place to Fall From

Many times, an actor has to do multiple takes of a scene before moving on, and sometimes it’s not the performer’s fault more than it is anyone else’s, such as the crew. Whoever needs a retake, it is absolutely impossible to duplicate or repeat...

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27 Feb THE GODFATHER PRINCIPLE

In the industry today, times are changing. The power is shifting, and people will lower status are becoming the ones in power. Whatever the case is, world views are ever-evolving, and the film industry specifically is drastically changing all at once—but there’s something...

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16 Jan PLAYING YOUR CASTING TYPE

It’s that time of year—pilot season. Many aspiring actors make the big move to Los Angeles during this time or spend a prolonged amount of time in a major market (Atlanta, New York City, Los Angeles, others), hoping to get their big break. ...

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04 Jan The Dreaded Cold Read

Actors prepare, and with a new year to find an acting school that works, actors do their research about types of work, even if it's cold reading, which creates a different element of preparedness. One element of auditioning and performing that most actors come...

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28 Dec FREE ACTING LESSON – ACTING IS THE ABILITY TO REACT

No, that title is correct. A FREE ACTING LESSON! In this expensive and ever-evolving industry, the chance to have a free lesson is a luxury as most companies in the industry are focused on dollar signs as opposed to providing the information needed...

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