Category Archives: Industry Advice

Breeze Through Your Next Dance Auditions with These Tips

Dance Auditions

Whether you are auditioning for a dance company, a major performance, or a placement within your dance school, dance auditions bring out the butterflies you never thought were there. Even professionals can feel overwhelmed in front of the panel! But while dance auditions can be nerve-racking, being sufficiently prepared will help the day go more smoothly. Here are tips you […]

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How to Work with Directors on Set as an Actor

Work with Directors

One of the worst reputations you can have as an actor is that you cannot work with directors well. From the outside, you appear stubborn to them, unfocused, and unable to follow simple instructions. Taking direction is one of the most important qualities you should have as an actor to work with directors. All the talent in the world cannot save you once you’ve built […]

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Basic Vocal Warm-Ups for Actors and Singers

Vocal Warm-Ups

Just like athletes stretching out their body and muscles before a big game, vocalists and actors alike must make vocal warm-ups a habit before a performance or rehearsal. Stretching can prevent the athlete from unnecessary damage and pain. Stretching the voice is just as critical. The voice is one of the main tools of an actor, it being the instrument that carries key elements of […]

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Cold-Emailing Casting Directors: Pros, Cons, Dos, Don’ts


Everyone is busy, pressed for time and, in the entertainment industry, working under tight deadlines. But believe it or not, there have been actors who managed to secure roles and meetings by randomly cold-emailing a casting director. So does cold-emailing casting directors actually work? It’s well known in the marketing world that it takes seven to nine times of you contacting someone for them to […]

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Self-Tape Mistakes That Are Ruining Your Chances

Self-Tape Mistakes

When the casting agent asks you to send in an audition tape, you’d either dread the time-consuming process you’re going to suck at anyway or forget about the casting call entirely. If you’ve sent out a couple of tapes and haven’t booked jobs from them at all, you’re probably doing something wrong. How do you increase your success rate in landing more roles when self-tapes are required? Here […]

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How Do You Connect with Your Audience as an Actor?

Connect With Your Audience

More than ever, it is now necessary for an actor to make a connection with the audience to keep them captivated. The audience of today is bred into a generation of one-minute videos, four-panel jokes, memes, and GIFs. As an actor, how do you connect with your audience whether you’re performing for a skit or an entire two-act play? How to Connect with Your Audience as […]

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How to Recognize an Acting or Modeling Scam Before It Is Too Late

Just last weekend, Daily Mail posted a horrific headline about a British glamor model who was “cuffed, drugged, and stuffed in a bag” after she responded to a fake modeling ad online. Twenty-year-old Chloe Ayling was the young woman behind the story. She claimed that she was lured by her abductors with a fake story about a photo shoot in Italy. […]

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Viggo Mortensen Opens Up About Early Acting Experience

Viggo Mortensen is one of the most versatile actors in Hollywood. He began his career by landing a featured role in the Peter Weir thriller Witness. In the years that followed, Mortensen built up his filmography by appearing in popular films such as G.I. Jane and A Perfect Murder. But it wasn’t until he was cast as the sword wielding Aragorn in the Lord of the Rings that the Danish-American actor received […]

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