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Acting Education: What Major Types of Acting Classes Are There?

All professional and successful actors today were once beginners. In an industry where competition is always tight, they also had to take the necessary steps to give themselves an edge over other aspiring actors vying for the same role. While seeking help from talent agencies only opens you to a wide range of opportunities, enrolling in acting classes allows you […]

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Coming to Terms with Stage Directions: Tips for Newbie Theater Actors

New to theater? Delivering lines and performing stage directions while rehearsing onstage at the same time sure sounded easier said than done, don’t you think? Later, terms like upstage, center stage, and downstage came into the picture and added to the complication. If you’re having a hard time keeping up, here are tips for beginners to conquer stage directions. A […]

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Surviving on an Actor’s Budget: A Short Guide

Starving artists—it’s a stereotype that gets thrown around a lot, but now that you’re here, we know you know by now that there’s some truth to it. The sporadic nature of the work, the competition, and the constant uncertainty of booking a role make starting out an acting career definitely challenging. Even actors who make great money for each project […]

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How Does One Without Experience Start an Acting Career?

Is getting into acting like needing a valid ID just to get very your first valid ID? Is it like needing experience just to get your first job? Fortunately, it’s not. However, it does take quite long for most aspiring actors. Just like any dream career, acting takes grit, perseverance, hard work, and dedication to achieve success. If you’ve just […]

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How Do You Actually Join SAG-AFTRA or Actors’ Equity? What Do You Get from It?

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Union membership is a career goal for many actors who’ve been around the industry for quite a while. Any actor who dreams of working on a major commercial or Hollywood feature film will eventually consider joining a union to represent members by negotiating wages, working conditions, and benefits. What exactly is it, what do you get from it, and how […]

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Acting Tips: How Do I Effectively and Quickly Memorize Lines?

We know you’ve often wondered as a child how actors onstage or on set manage to memorize their lines for an entire movie or play. And now that you’ve found yourself entering the acting industry, you’re finally facing the overwhelming dilemma you’ve always wondered about long ago: how do actors memorize their lines?  Perhaps you have an audition this Friday […]

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The Different Ways the Casting Panel Gauges Your Skill During Auditions

For those of you who have gone to a few auditions, you may have found cold reading and the prepared audition to be the most common way of auditioning. While they are indeed the usual ways to showcase your acting chops in auditions, there are also other audition methods you should be aware of. You would not want to be […]

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What Different Types of Acting Auditions Are There?

An audition is a systematic process in which industry professionals select performers for a project. For performers, an audition is a trial performance to demonstrate his/her ability, suitability, or skill. In the corporate world, an audition is simply akin to an interview and entrance exam. If you’re entirely new to the casting process, your first few experiences may seem different […]

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