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TIME’S UP: Pushing for Safety, Equity and Power in Entertainment

TIME’S UP: Pushing for Safety, Equity and Power in Entertainment

In the isolation 2020 has brought to all of us, it is easy to lose track of the rest of the world. For large swathes of this year, it has felt like the entire world was frozen, waiting for someone to press play again. In spite of much of the entertainment industry...
The Moment Before: Make Your Pre-Beats Pop

The Moment Before: Make Your Pre-Beats Pop

If you’ve ever taken an acting class, you may have been instructed to “have a moment before.” But what does that really look like? Also called a pre-beat, a moment before is exactly what it sounds like: the moment that precedes the start of the scene. While it can be...
The Minion Dilemma: 5 Tips to Supporting a Villain

The Minion Dilemma: 5 Tips to Supporting a Villain

What about all those delicious “bad guy” roles that aren’t necessarily the Big Bad? We’re talking minions, henchmen, evil underlings of all shapes and sizes. It’s easy to disappear in the shadow of the primary villain character, but often these types of supporting...
5 Tips to Managing a Great Zoom Callback

5 Tips to Managing a Great Zoom Callback

Pandemic or no pandemic, virtual callbacks are quickly becoming the norm. While this may be exciting for those who don’t want to leave the comfort of their home, it comes with its own set of challenges. Chances are you may not have access to a studio and are planning...
Create a Warm-up Routine: Where to Start and Why You Need One

Create a Warm-up Routine: Where to Start and Why You Need One

When was the last time you utilized a proper warm-up routine? While some actors are militant about it, for others, it is a relic of 101 classes. But while it may seem basic, a warm-up routine is a classic, indispensable tool that grows with your craft. Actors are...
Ways to Transform Your Space into a Self Tape Studio

Ways to Transform Your Space into a Self Tape Studio

More than ever before, it is imperative for actors to quickly and efficiently complete a high quality self tape. But not everyone has easy access to a comprehensive taping studio. Even if you do, it’s always good to be able to shoot your own work in a pinch for a...
What to Consider and Include in Your Audiobook Demo

What to Consider and Include in Your Audiobook Demo

Audiobook narration can be a lucrative and exciting career choice for actors. Whether side hustle or primary focus, success in this arena requires dedication, training and a good deal of self-promotion. And in order to make the latter effective, you’re going to need...
Reviving Inspiration: 5 Ways to Rediscover Your Spark

Reviving Inspiration: 5 Ways to Rediscover Your Spark

Actors and artists “lose their spark” for any number of reasons. Burnout, dry spells, pandemics (cough, cough, 2020), or feeling “stuck” are just some of the culprits. Lack of inspiration can feel daunting and demoralizing, but it doesn’t have to slow you down. Here...
Confronting the Pay Gap, in Partnership With TIME’S UP

Confronting the Pay Gap, in Partnership With TIME’S UP

If you’re a woman in the industry (or any industry), you’ve likely felt the pinch of the pay gap. Women are still making 82 cents on a man’s dollar, and the statistics are worse for women of color. For artists, the gap can be especially difficult to pin down for a...