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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
How to Impress a Casting Director

How to Impress a Casting Director

The casting director is hired to bring in a select number of actors to audition for specific roles so that an agency or production company’s creative team can later decide which actor or actors will be booked. Impressing the casting director, therefore, becomes... READ
Essential Tips for Getting Brilliant Commercial Headshots

Essential Tips for Getting Brilliant Commercial Headshots

Commercial headshots is well-covered ground. After looking at a slew of headshots myself and talking/listening to countless commercial actors, there seems to be two camps on the topic: the believers in the power of the headshot and the non-believers. OK, there may be... READ
Do You Need an Entertainment Attorney?

Do You Need an Entertainment Attorney?

In the course of your acting career, you may need an entertainment attorney for one reason or another. You might need assistance in reviewing a contract, for instance, or need help if there was a breach of an existing contract. If you find yourself needing an... READ
The Importance of Stamina in the Audition Room

The Importance of Stamina in the Audition Room

There is endless advice to be had when it comes to auditioning. How to pick the right material, how to show off your personality, how to seal the deal. But one thing I haven’t found actors talk about that much is stamina in the audition room. When it comes to long... READ
Perks SAG-AFTRA Members May Be Missing

Perks SAG-AFTRA Members May Be Missing

If you’re a member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), it’s likely you’re familiar with the major benefits the union offers like its contracts and collective bargaining power as well as its healthcare and... READ
How to Have the Best Relationship with Your Rep

How to Have the Best Relationship with Your Rep

The relationship between an actor and his or her talent rep is just like any other: both parties have to work to establish and maintain it. But many actors feel unsure of how to foster the best possible relationship with their agents and managers. If you fall into... READ
Which Top Improv School is Right for You?

Which Top Improv School is Right for You?

Whether you’re a novice or have some experience under your belt, if it’s improv you want to pursue, then you need to find the right place to learn. The following top improv schools in LA overlap in many ways, but each has its own distinct approach and... READ