Category Archives: Industry Advice

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?

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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Is Finding Auditions Without an Agent Possible?

Although auditions obtained through the following ways are rarely for huge projects or roles, finding auditions without an agent is probably one of the most common ways that aspiring actors do to jump-start their career. In fact, there actually are experienced actors who want to constantly be proactive in their career, aggressive in their search for work, and able to […]

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How Do You Impress Casting Directors During an Audition?

When you didn’t get the part in a previous audition, we’re sure some of your friends told you that it wasn’t because your acting wasn’t good enough. This actually rings true from a casting director’s perspective. Many factors are taken into consideration during the casting process. In fact, plain skill isn’t the only/main quality that casting directors note down during […]

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Modeling Essentials to Always Pack in Your Modeling Bag

Modeling Bag

The road to being a supermodel isn’t always without bumps. It’s not something you achieve overnight. There’s a lot to learn before you can proudly say you are on the same level as the models you look up to. The first step to getting to the ramp you’ve always wanted to be is to attend castings. And when it comes […]

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Character Work 101: Getting into Character for Your Role

Besides being part of a kick-ass or heartwarming story, acting is also a field of study. Technique is vital to any actor who takes their work seriously, so if you’re planning to take on hundreds of roles, you’ll soon be able to recognize layers of personality or depths in thoughts inside even a fictional character. Aside from interpreting a character, your […]

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