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Read This Before Working Your First Co-Star Role

Read This Before Working Your First Co-Star Role

You may have a number of series credits under your belt, or perhaps you’re new to working on professional TV sets. Jim Garrity, known for his work on shows such as Euphoria and L.A.’s Finest, falls into the former category. Garrity took some time in between a shoot... READ
Four Shows That Actors Should Watch

Four Shows That Actors Should Watch

As we start off a new year and a new decade, there are many things to look forward to, including a number of new series. The Hollywood Reporter recently released a list of its picks for the most-anticipated new scripted TV shows in 2020. We’re highlighting four series... READ
Career Advice from Actor Maria Howell

Career Advice from Actor Maria Howell

With more than 30 years in the industry and big-name credits like Hidden Figures and The Color Purple under her name, Maria Howell has learned a thing or two about the business along the way. She also knows the voice-acting world and has worked on both Minecraft:... READ
Improv Is Driving Actors Out of Their Minds

Improv Is Driving Actors Out of Their Minds

Contrary to traditional belief, an actor getting out of their own mind is a good thing. The mind of an actor can be riddled with self-criticism, second-guessing, self-doubts and other chatter, entrapping and undermining creativity that can get in the way of a good... READ
Trust (Not Talent) Can Make or Break a Commercial Career

Trust (Not Talent) Can Make or Break a Commercial Career

Trust. It’s a big word. It’s widely known that the commercial industry is all about relationships. A casting office has relationships with agents as well as with individual actors and vice versa. While it’s always a plus to genuinely like the people you work with,... READ
Life Lessons for Actors from Casting Director Deborah Barylski

Life Lessons for Actors from Casting Director Deborah Barylski

With the Primetime Emmy Awards around the corner, the industry is gearing up for a night of anticipation, surprises, and triumphs. Casting Director Deborah Barylski is no stranger to the excitement: She took home her own Emmy for casting Arrested Development. In the... READ
The Importance of Body Language in a Commercial Audition

The Importance of Body Language in a Commercial Audition

Body language can make or break a commercial audition. If you think that body language isn’t important in a commercial audition because of space constraints or because you’re only being filmed from the waist up or because the audition is quick, you’re... READ
How to Create Your Best Self Tape Setup

How to Create Your Best Self Tape Setup

Many casting offices no longer call in actors for “pre-read” auditions. Instead, they request self-tape submissions as the first step in the casting process. Some actors opt to hire a production company to shoot their auditions. But if you’re receiving frequent... READ