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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...
6 Ways to  Become a Better Artistic Activist

6 Ways to Become a Better Artistic Activist

This year has posed some monumental challenges for artists worldwide. The challenges have been so great that considering our careers has almost become a luxury–to be examined after the more essential business of surviving and caring for those we love. It is...
5 Tips to Get You Started in Voiceover

5 Tips to Get You Started in Voiceover

There are so many ways to utilize your acting skills, and the beauty of modern technology is that many of them are more accessible than ever.  The world of voiceover can be a lucrative and exciting avenue for actors looking to branch out. An easy mistake to make is to...
6 Ways to Stay Sharp During Downtime

6 Ways to Stay Sharp During Downtime

It’s a difficult time globally, but navigating isolation in a field that depends on the involvement and collaboration of others can pose some special challenges. So many actors and artists have lost work, seen auditions dry up, and are struggling for creative outlets...
Adjusting the Actor Mindset: Pandemic Edition

Adjusting the Actor Mindset: Pandemic Edition

Dealing with the fallout from a global pandemic is a potentially traumatic adjustment for anyone. Dealing with the near-total shutdown of our industry on top of that is a major hurdle for actors and artists, many of whom are grappling with the loss of work and...
The Difference Between Commercial and Theatrical Headshots

The Difference Between Commercial and Theatrical Headshots

Whether you’re updating your casting profiles or pulling one together for the first time, you’ll come across options to post commercial and theatrical headshots. Your agent is going to want at least those two options as your defaults. But what’s the difference? Below...
3 Different Types of TV Acting Roles

3 Different Types of TV Acting Roles

If you’re new to life on a television set, the hierarchy can get a bit confusing. Unless you’re a series regular or recurring role, how is everyone else defined? Essentially, it comes down to the size of the role, the rate of pay, and logistics. Here is a quick...
7 Ways to Impress a Director

7 Ways to Impress a Director

Being “directable” is one of the best qualities an actor can have. A directable actor is one who gets hired repeatedly. But this seemingly simple concept proves difficult to obtain for many actors, new and veteran alike. Let’s examine the proper way to take a note.  ...
Character Study 101: Knowing Your Status

Character Study 101: Knowing Your Status

What is your character’s status? This is one of the most important questions you can ask yourself during a character study. It can tell you so much about your character: how they speak, carry themselves, see the world, relate to other characters. But what exactly is...