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Actors, let’s talk for a minute about audition nerves.  We all get them—that’s normal.  But how can we overcome the audition nerves in the room, and therefore show the session runners and, ultimately, ourselves, that we can be confident and are the problem to casting’s solutions? Vince Lombardi once stated...

We’ve all seen athletes on TV: a lot of their footage involves seeing them constantly training, exercising, and practicing: sometimes until odd hours of the night, or hours before the crack of dawn. Sometimes, we see them repeating the same motion, like kicking, over and over again. Apparently, this...

There’s an age-old saying that states an actor must make a character his or her own.  Many actors portray real-life individuals, and while they need to have the essence of that real-life human being, audiences do not necessarily enjoy mimicry or elements of being a...

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,...

“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...

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...

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...

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...

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...