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30 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

30 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

Ready for a deep dive into some new activities for the month of April? Keep reading to check out our list of virtual performances and interviews, blood-pumping exercises and activities to explore every day this month online.

 

Arts / Culture

1. We said deep dive, and we mean it! Here are 9 famous artists’ studios available for viewing via Google Arts and Culture. From Frida Kahlo’s home and studio to Salvador Dali extended fisherman’s hut, this is one to look into.

2. Hoping to explore this month? Why not see the half dome summit at Yosemite? You can do it all via their virtual tour. 

3. Learn while playing with the game What Came First? The faster you play, the more points you receive with facts from historical moments to pop culture facts. 

4. Keep a stream open while working and look into the Aquarium of Pacifica’s live webcams, ranging from Sea Jellies to coral predators

5. Looking for new fun activities? Dig into the Cultural Crossword which includes questions on famous artists, painters, singers and much more. Note: there are clues! 

6. Curious what it’s like behind-the-scenes of a riveting opera performance? Check out the Metropolitan Opera House’s behind-the-scenes of Turandot as stage managers Raymond Menard and Terry Ganley explain their responsibilities and what goes on behind the curtain. 

7. What does it mean to fail, and how can it lead to success? In this podcast episode by the Tate, Lubaina Himid, Akram Khan and many more reflect on failures and how they can inspire for the future. 

8. Tune in and fall in love with the Royal College of Music performance of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart’s much-loved comic opera, The Marriage of Figaro.

 

Live Performances / Interviews

9. Did you catch the award-nominated Minari? Make sure to circle back to this Q&A with Director Lee Isaac Chung, J.J. Abrams and the star of the feature film, Steven Yeun!

10. Table reads are back! Check out this virtual DuckTales series finale table read featuring actors Ben Schwartz, Danny Pudi, Bobby Moynihan, Kate Micucci, Beck Bennett, Toks Olagundoye and Paget Brewster. 

11. The Off Camera Show with Sam Jones is one to subscribe to on YouTube, so you don’t miss influential artists discuss their craft and all things “off-camera.” To start, why not see Aubrey Plaza discuss being typecast, Don Cheadle on bravery and much more!

12. Do not miss this FULL actors roundtable Close Up, presented by The Hollywood Reporter and featuring this month’s panel Ben Affleck, Steven Yeun, Delroy Lindo, Sacha Baron Cohen and John David Washington.

13. Deep dive into behind-the-scenes clips from IT: Chapter Two, Spider-Man: Homecoming, We Can Be Heroes (Netflix) and Meet The Super Kids.

14. The iconic Golden Globes winner Chloe Zhao spoke virtually with Barry Jenkins about collaborations, her award-winning film Nomadland and much more. 

15. Harper’s Bazaar released a video starring Alan S. Kim and Yuh-Jung Youn from Minari, answering all our burning questions. Check it out! 

16. In this clip, accent expert Amy Walker breaks down iconic vocal performances from movies Fargo to The Departed

17. Curious about How to Make it in Hollywood? Luckily we have David Harbour, Darren Criss, Alexis Bledel and many more in this clip to tell us how. 

18. Check out this interview with Chris Rock and Fortune Feimster, where they discuss being a comedian during the pandemic. 

19. The Metropolitan Youth Symphony brings it during this melodic virtual performance of Brahms, Hungarian Dance No. 5, which premiered at MYS’s online gala back in 2020.  

20. YouTube Movies has a few titles available for free without purchase, including Making Waves! If you’re hoping to dig into the art of cinematic sound and learn some aspect of cinema through film clips, interviews, and footage – then this is for you!

21. We love a good Tedx Talk. In this episode, Australian actor David Wenham, known for his roles in The Lord of the Rings and 300, discusses acting in detail from what is it to why we do it. 

22. Variety has an on-going series Directors on Directors, where directors discuss a project together virtually, in great detail. This past month’s episode is not one to miss, featuring legendary director Spike Lee and Oliver Stone, on Da 5 Bloods.

23. Have you binged WandaVision yet? Check out actor Paul Bettany discussing his most legendary roles, with GQ.

24. Be sure to check out our acting tips video series with acting coach Howard Fine. Tune in for new videos every week!

 

Exercise / Meditation

25. Jeanette Jenkins from the Hollywood Trainer club and fitness host Anna Renderer are guaranteed to make you sweat in this 60-minute calorie-torching workout video. 

26. Exercise with Deja Riley with her Dance out of the Box choreography series

27. For those working from home looking for an in-chair exercise to spice up your day, check out Hana Milly‘s YouTube channel. She has beginner-friendly chair workouts available. 

28. Grillz and Granola have some fantastic online classes available. Starting at $12, you can access a series of live workouts from the comfort of your home. 

29. Looking for a new exercise video? Check out the Body Project’s low impact, beginner, fat burning, home cardio workout.

30. Looking for a straightforward short vocal warm-up to help you prepare before auditions and performances? Jeannette Nelson offers some simple warm-ups you can do from home before any performance.

 

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31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

We’re kicking off March in the right way, full of inspirational videos to keep you motivated and hone your craft. Check out our list of virtual performances, exercises, and activities to explore throughout the month of March.

 

Arts / Culture

1. Miss the theater? Get lost in the Performing Arts section of Google Arts and Culture. You can explore the Battersea Arts Centre, take a 360degree tour of the Royal Opera House in Mumbai and watch countless performance videos.

2. The Chamber Music Northwest is currently offering their 2020-2021 season available online to watch, as virtual concerts. You can purchase a single concert pass or all-access pass depending on how many internationally-renowned artists you wish to watch!

3. Why not play with art using your phone! Click the link here to transform yourself into an artwork.

4. Watch this special live performance of Symphonie fantastique, presented by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, with Jader Bignamini as the conductor.

5. Google Arts and Culture have a database full of exciting activities, games tours, art and much more. Explore Indonesia, and view exhibitions at the Museum Nasional Indonesia and the Prambanan Temple. Enjoy! 

6. Get lost in this live feed from the Memphis Zoo, where you can watch hippos, flamingos and more!

7. Check out this special from the Metropolitan Opera, where they discuss the making of the At-Home Gala series. Peter Gelb, Yannick Nézet-Séguin and soprano Lisette Oropesa dive into how they overcame obstacles and challenges to present a one-of-a-king gala series for viewers at home. 

 

Live Performances / Interviews

8. We love a good cast interview, and Marvel Studios has come in strong, interviewing the cast of WandaVision in this virtual Q&A! Make sure to check out the series on Disney+ too.

9. For this installment of Actors on Actors, SNL’s Pete Davidson talking with iconic actress Glenn Close. Watch the whole discussion here

10. Back in January, Chris Pratt hosted a New Years Instagram telethon featuring stars like Tom Holland, Robert Downey Jr, Jamie Foxx and many more. Listen to some of your favorite celebrities’ in-depth discussions here.

11. Rajeev Masand interviewed the Sound of Metal director Darius Marder. Watch the video interview here and learn more about Marder’s directing process.

12. Watch iconic actress Kerry Washington break down her career timeline, from her performance in Scandal to Django Unchained here!

13. At the 2020 Toronto International Film Festival, Director Regina King and cast Eli Goree, Kingsley Ben-Adir, Aldis Hodge, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Kemp Powers had a virtual conversation about the iconic feature film, One Night in Miami. A conversation not to miss! 

14. Check out this fun quick video of actress Nicola Coughlan on the set of Netflix’s Bridgerton, as she takes us behind the scenes of a day in the life of production!

15. The National Theatre in London posted a quick YouTube video featuring Clint Dyer, Deputy Artistic Director. Make sure to check this out and learn more about Dyer, his favorite show at the National Theatre and much more. 

16. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation continues its series Conversations at Home, featuring a Q&A with the cast of American Gods. Click here to see interviews with Ricky Whittle, Ian McShane, Emily Browning, Yetide Badaki, Bruce Langley, Omid Abtahi and Ashley Reyes!

17. Watch WIRED’s accent expert break down 17 performances where actors are playing real people. 

18. Seeking some daily inspiration? Listen to this video full of Emmy nominated actors who will teach you how to make it in Hollywood, from training to memorizing lines. 

19. Are you a fan of Tom Hiddleston? Check out this in-depth interview hosted by BAFTA New York where he discusses his career on screen as well as on stage and dives into his past Shakespearean roles. 

20. Ready to see Dune? While we’re waiting for its October release date, check out this cast Q&A with stars Timothée Chalamet, Rebecca Ferguson, Oscar Isaac, Josh Brolin, Jason Momoa, Zendaya, Javier Bardem and Sharon Duncan. 

21. Love the Batman movies? Check out the Insider series Pro Acting Coach, where acting coaches break down iconic performances. In this video, Anthony Gilardi is breaking down 12 Batman villain performances

22. Looking for a glimpse into the casting world? Look no further! Renowned UK casting director Dan Hubbard shares secrets and insights from his experience casting projects such as King Kong, Captain Phillips, Angel Has Fallen, Hellboy and many more.

23. Watch this Vanity Fair interview with director and screenwriter Lulu Wang as she compares the first and final drafts of The Farewell

24. To promote the new To All The Boys: Always and Forever movie, Landon Condor and Noah Centineo Ask Each Other Anything. Check it out via IMDb’s YouTube channel. 

 

Exercise / Meditation

25. Charisse Christine has a quick 10-minute sound bath for unwinding, de-stressing and grounding. It’s great for anxiety and is guaranteed to bring you some peace. Check it out here

26. Looking for a home workout you can do with the whole family? Look no further, Little Sports has you covered. 

27. Learn from the pros when it comes to vocal warm-ups for actors! Jeannette Nelson, the Head of Voice at the National Theatre, has a vocal warmup you can do from the comfort of your home. 

28. Working from home? Make sure to get up and move throughout the day. Try this Yoga at your desk workout, by Yoga with Adriene

29. Selena Trevino has an everyday at-home workout *self-quarantine edition* where you can draw some in-house inspiration for your daily routine. 

30. Dive in and check out some more chair exercises, you can do from home with no equipment! Here is a quick 10-minute seated cardio workout, great for those who have injuries or are looking for a quick toning workout. 

31. If you’re looking for a high-intensity at-home workout, try this cardio kickboxing video, brought to you by Lilly Sabri. This exercise will get you sweating for 20 full minutes! 

 

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28 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

28 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

Check out our list of virtual performances, exercises and activities to explore every day this month.

 

Arts / Culture

1. Google Arts & Culture experience released a digital Blob Opera where you can explore and create your own song! Launch the experiment here.  

2. Costume designer Ruth E. Carter walks us through her career in costume design for feature films “School Daze,” “B.A.P.S.,” “Do the Right Thing,” “Selma,” “Malcolm X,” “Black Panther” and “Coming 2 America.”

3. DW Classical music presented a roundup style video of famous composers. Get lost in this Opera gala video featuring international stars like Ingeborg Gillebo, Robin Johannsen and Simone Kermes. 

4. Looking to switch up the visuals while you’re working out? Take a 4K virtual hike through the Canadian forest and explore the beauty of British Columbia right from your home. 

5. The British Museum has launched a new interactive page where you can explore how art is connected through time. Click around and enjoy! 

6. Although the San Diego Zoo remains closed due to COVID-19, their live webcams up and running for your enjoyment! Watch tigers, polar bears, penguins and more here.

7. Explore the Google Arts & Culture LIFE photos collection and find archive images from the golden age of Hollywood to international collections from multiple countries.

8. The Tate museum offers spin painting, collaging a Matisse snail and so much more. Explore kid-friendly activities like this soap carving class or learn how to make a unicorn puppet.  

 

Live Performances / Interviews

9. Have you had a chance to watch the new feature film, “Minari? Watch this Q&A with cast members Lee Isaac Chung, Steven Yeun, Yeri Han, Yuh-Jung Youn, Alan Kim and Noel Cho. 

10. Watch Jim Parsons break down his iconic roles with Vanity Fair

11. SAG-AFTRA Foundation continues their influential series “Conversations at Home” with recent guests James Corden discussing “The Prom,” Lakeith Stanfield, Dominique Fishback and Daniel Kaluuya on “Judas and the Black Messiah,” Sarah Paulson on “Ratched and many more. 

12. Check out this BTS video of what 8 Disney Live-Action remakes look like from the other side of the lens. Then, dive into the Marvel edition here

13. Have you caught “Soul” on Disney+? Learn more and go behind the scenes with interviews from Jamie Foxx, Tina Fey and more. 

14. NPR music’s Tiny Desk Concert continues! Performances by Jazmine Sullivan, Chloe x Halle and Dua Lipa are now available. 

15. The cast of “Dazed and Confused reunited for a virtual table read. Make sure to catch up on the cult classic here

16. Netflix Is A Joke shared a 5-minute video of the best and funniest moments of Maya Rudolph. Check it out here

17. Get inspired by this Ted Talk featuring Adam Driver, as he shares his journey joining the Marine Core and finding his passion in acting. 

18. Sam Jones of The Off Camera Show hosts a series of interviews with influential actors and celebrities from the likes of Ethan Hawke, Thandie Newton and many more. 

19. Can’t get enough virtual performances while you’re stuck at home? Watch this performance from the “Mamma Mia West End cast. 

20. The West End’s “Come From Away” presented a virtual live event back in July of 2020. Dive in here

21. Check out this discussion between Viola Davis and Tom Hanks on the industry and more presented by Variety

22. Love improvisation? Watch this video of how 25 Marvel actors went totally off-script! 

 

Exercise / Meditation

23. The Body Project released a 30-minute fat burning work out you can do from home. This one is great for beginners and has multiple levels of difficulty. 

24. Headspace offers some excellent free videos on YouTube to decompress, meditate and unwind. Make sure to check out their collection of videos here

25. Enjoy the calming noises of a sound bath? Try this sound bath and drift to sleep with peaceful sounds.

26. Jumping jacks, planks, supermans, pike push-ups — if this sounds like your kind of workout, BullyJuice is here for you. Try this no equipment 10-minute morning workout here

27. Feeling stiff? Try this total-body stretch, great for beginners, brought to you by AskDoctorJo’s YouTube channel. 

28. Cardio workout alert! Jump into this GroupHIIT workout with 40-second and 20-second intervals. There is no background music so you can jam to the song of your choice!

 

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31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

We’re kicking off 2021 in the right way, full of inspirational videos to keep you motivated and hone in on your craft. Enjoy a mixture of videos to inspire you throughout the month of January. 

 

Arts / Culture

1. Check out the full performance of “Tchaikovsky: Swan Lake,” performed by the Kirov Ballet via Warner Classics! 

2. The National Theatre in London shared a series of “Vocal Warm-Ups” for actors featuring Jeannette Nelson, head of voice at the company. Enjoy series #1 and #2

3. Google Arts and Culture offers “Experiments” online, such as an online color booking where you can paint through palettes of famous paintings. Dive in here

4. The Leopold Museum in Austria offers an online museum explorer where you can learn about notable artist Egon Schiele, expressionism pieces, modern art and much more. 

5. Take a sneak peek of the New York Aquarium‘s new shark exhibit via a cinematic walkthrough of their coral reef. Enjoy!

6. Watch this quick clip by the New England Aquarium of their giant ocean tanks with some incredible views of turtles. 

7. Interested in watching some live theatre from home? Learn more and subscribe to the National Theatre at home, where you can catch theatre performances from your living room. 

 

Live Performances

8. Kick-off 2021 with advice from your favorite actors on how to make it in Hollywood. Watch the full 15-minute clip featuring William H. Macy, Darren Criss and many more.

9. Behind the scenes video is always a treat, especially when they are from Disney live-action features! Find out what these eight Disney live-action remakes look like from behind the camera.

10. Jude Law has had an epic career full of big-screen titles. Watch him discuss his roles with GQ in this 30+ minute video on YouTube.

11. Back in 2010, notable director Taika Waititi hosted a Ted Talk on “The Art of Creativity,” which will be sure to fill your cup of inspiration.

12. Check out this “How to Get Into Character” video presented by Bazaar UK. “Always show up to the job interview like you already got the job” is one of the many informative tips from Gillian Anderson, who recently played Margaret Thatcher in “The Crown.”

13. Learn from Pro LA Acting Coach Anthony Gilardi as he breaks down twelve “Batman” villain Performances.

14. Variety has a wide range of “Actors on Actors” conversations that last over 1-hour long. Why not watch Don Cheadle and Sacha Baron Cohen discuss their roles and the extreme characters they have played in the past?

15. From “101 Dalmatians” to “Mars Attacks,” listen to Glenn Close break down her career with Vanity Fair. 

16. Acting coach Jonna Johnson breaks down 10 iconic crying scenes, going into detail on the highs and lows of the performances. Make sure to check out the rest in the acting coach series for Insider.

17. LADbible TV hosts an on-going series on their YouTube channel called “First Impressions.” Watch this hilarious video series featuring famous actors like Lana Condor and Will Smith doing their best impressions and showing their hidden talents.

18. Check out this career retrospective from legendary actress Octavia Spencer, who goes into detail on her fear of auditioning and much more, presented by SAG-AFTRA.

19. Wired hosted a video back in 2016 on their YouTube channel where a movie accent expert breaks down 32 separate performances from Kate Winslet in “Jobs” to Daniel Day-Lewis in “Gangs of New York.” This one is worth a watch! 

20. Are you a “Breaking Bad” fan? Check out this table read for the episode titled “Blood Money.”

21. Watch this fun video of Vanity Fair quizzing British stars on which American accent is the hardest, featuring Michelle Dockery, Richard Madden, Emily Blunt and many more.

22. Star Carey Mulligan and Director Emerald Fennell of “Promising Young Woman sat down with Variety to discuss her directorial debut and the project in detail. Check out the full video here.

23. For anyone who loves 80s Halloween movies, this link is for you! Check out the table read with the original cast from the 1985 version of “Fright Night.”

24. From “Austin Powers” to “Kingsman,” a former CIA chief of disguise breaks down over 20 spy scenes from well-known movies and series. 

 

Exercise & Meditation

25. Looking for a no-equipment workout? Try this 9 circuits and a warm-up workout via SELF. Check it out and watch that timer! 

26. Relax and unwind to this peaceful crystal bowl sound bath. The best part is the video from Healing Vibrations is 3-hours long!

27. Jump in with the Body Coach on YouTube who has a high-energy New Year’s Day HIIT workout.

28. Follow along with Fit Tuber’s quick 15-minute daily yoga routine for beginners!

29. Get your sweat on with this 30-minute dance and cardio kickboxing workout from Joseph D and his team. Different levels are included for beginners! 

30. Stuck at home wishing you could take an in-person dance class? Why not try this intro to ballet specifically designed for beginners, brought to you by Miss Auti

31. Check out this full-body stretching routine, meant for flexibility and pain relief, presented by physical therapist AskDoctorJo. This video will relax your whole body, head to toe! 

 

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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 grinding to a halt this spring, important progress has been made and maintained. TIME’S UP Foundation has continued their work to champion initiatives in the entertainment industry in its determination to create a stronger, safer work environment for industry professionals.

This year marked the debut of the TIME’S UP Guide to Working in Entertainment, aimed at fighting sexual harassment by educating those in positions of authority and empowering workers with the necessary resources to protect their rights. The three-volume series includes information for actors with Your Rights in Nude and Intimate Scenes and Your Rights in Auditions, as well as information for all industry professionals with Your Right to Report. These guides continue to be a trusted and widely shared resource in the industry.

In addition to its ongoing efforts to advocate for female directors, through the 4% Challenge, TIME’S UP launched a PSA, narrated by Ava DuVernay, that highlights below-the-line jobs and amplifies opportunities for women in the industry at every level. The PSA, which played in theaters across the U.S., is accompanied by resources on the TIME’S UP website that provide information about the relevant positions and practical avenues for those looking to get proper training or join an appropriate union.

TIME’S UP has also worked to bolster opportunities for diverse filmmakers, critics, and reporters. The organization partnered with USC’s Dr. Stacey L. Smith on their recent study Inclusion at Film Festivals, which revealed that having women of color programmers on staff resulted in better representation of diverse filmmakers. Meanwhile, CRITICAL, TIME’S UP’s press initiative, has more than tripled its database membership since it launched and now includes over 720 entertainment critics and journalists from underrepresented groups.

To further diversify the pathway to leadership among the executive and producer ranks, TIME’S UP’s pilot mentoring program, Who’s in the Room, saw 91% of its mentees receive promotions within nine months of the year-long program.

Beyond the entertainment industry, TIME’S UP has continued its efforts to promote safe, fair and dignified work through initiatives and campaigns across industries. For example, this spring, they premiered the TIME’S UP Guide to Equity and Inclusion During Crisis. Aimed at leadership, this guide serves to empower employers to build anti-racist and anti-sexist workplaces, equalize the workforce and care for workers during times of crisis.

Meanwhile, the TIME’S UP Legal Defense Fund continues to provide legal resources and public relations support to survivors of sexual harassment, discrimination and related retaliation, thus far serving over 5,000 people.

So while it may feel like the industry is limping slowly back to its feet, it’s important to remember that there is still significant work being done. Important progress being made. TIME’S UP is just one organization doing the vital work of redefining the industry, so that when we are back in full force, the entertainment industry will hopefully be comprised of stronger, safer, more equitable workplaces for all.

 

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31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

With 2020 coming to a close, it’s important to stay productive, entertained and engaged. 

We’re providing you with a mixture of festive and live performances, exercises, and fun virtual activities to explore throughout the month of December. 

 

Festive

1. Catch the famously talented Radio City Rockettes in their Radio City Christmas Spectacular!

2. Watch actor Keegan-Michael Key and Ricky Martin discussing “Jingle Jangle: A Christmas Journey” virtually, along with their favorite holiday traditions. 

3. Looking to get into the holiday spirit? Why not binge the 1993 recorded version of “The Nutcracker,” performed by the New York City Ballet. 

4. Tour the Christmas Market at Charlottenburg Palace (in Germany)!

5. Watch the 2020 Rockefeller Center Christmas tree getting set up for the lighting event on December 2. 

6. Handel’s “Messiah” is loved worldwide, especially around the holiday season. Catch Dream Orchestra perform “Messiah” part 1, conducted by Daniel Suk.

7. Sing along with the Choir of St. John’s College in Cambridge, as they perform moving Christmas Carols

8. Watch the cast of “Almost Christmas” discuss the film in detail, as part of the BUILD series.

9. Enjoy this no-ads recording of “A Christmas Celebration performed by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in 2014. 

10. Check out this vintage recording of “The Making of Home Alone,” filled with interviews from the Christmas classic’s cinematographer, executive producer and more.

11. Do you miss traveling? Why not explore Vienna from home? Watch this 360-degree virtual tour of Vienna at Christmas time

 

Live Performances

12. Watch pro acting coach Raquel Gardner break down 12 Keanu Reeves performances. Then, circle to Casting Networks’ YouTube channel to see Gardner’s YouTube live stream interview, recorded back in August! 

13. The Hollywood Reporter held an interview in October with Anya Taylor-Joy, Thomas Brodie-Sangster, Marielle Heller, Moses Ingram and Harry Melling to discuss the new limited series “The Queen’s Gambit.” 

14. If you’re searching for more “The Queen’s Gambit” content after The Hollywood Reporter discussion, jump over to the 92nd Street YouTube channel, where the creator and cast of the television serieshave a conversation with actress Jodie Foster. 

15. Table reads are a true necessity on the 2020 watchlist. In case you missed it, catch up on table reads for “Archer,” “Black-ish and “The Irishman.” 

16. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation has an excellent library of “Career Conversations” on their YouTube channel with actors like Eddie Murphy and Maggie Gyllenhall. Check them out here

17. In September, Oprah Winfrey had a powerful interview with Tyler Perry. Watch the full interview for insight into his past, present and future. 

18. Have you caught up on “The Crown” yet? Watch how Emma Corrin found Princess Diana’s voice in “The Crown” season 4. Then, jump to this video where the cast tells season 4 filming stories! 

19. YouTube occasionally offers free feature films to view from the comfort of your home. Why not check out a classic? “Guys and Dolls starring Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra is available now. 

20. Check out Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi’s full “La Traviata” opera in HD! 

21. Have you seen the new Australian Netflix series “Aunty Donna’s Big Ol’ House of Fun“? Check out the behind the scenes video, where they explain the ‘Aunty Donny’ production house.

22. Watch Tracee Ellis Ross, Jill Marie Jones, Golden Brooks and Persia White reunite virtually as they discuss “Girlfriends on the 20 year anniversary. 

23. Get lost in the “Off Camera with Sam Jones” series on YouTube. The series boasts over 200 episodes with star-studded guests like Uzo Aduba, Jenna Fischer, Jenny Slate and so many more.

24. The Casting Directors Association (CDA) has some excellent YouTube videos geared towards actors and those with a passion for casting. Check out the Zoom Casting Extra Trips by Pearson Casting and this quick video of how casting director Mark Pettit got into casting. 

 

Exercise & Meditation 

25. Headspace’s YouTube channel shared a 12-minute guided meditation led by Andy Puddicombe in Yosemite Valley. Headspace shares helpful short meditations on their YouTube channel as well. Make sure to give it a try.

26. Learning TikTok dances already? Why not try this 15-minute TikTok dance party workout. Nothing is needed but YOU! 

27. Gandalf Archer Mills choreographed a 40-minute body jam workout. Make sure to work at your own pace, as this video is not for beginners. The warmup is included! 

28. Ready to push yourself? Check out BullyJuice’s YouTube channel for a 20 minute, full-body workout that you can do from home! 

29. If you haven’t already, try a nighttime sound bathgreat for relaxation and sleep! Tune in via the Goop YouTube channel. 

30. If you need to incorporate some new daily activities, why not wake up, warm-up and stretch? Check out Mady Morrison’s full-body 15-minute workout to improve your daily flexibility and motion.

31. Still working from home (and the whole family is around)? Grab the kids and do a workout together! Check out this “Kids Workout Dance” video featuring music from Despicable Me and more. 

 

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30 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

30 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

With this year coming to an end, it’s important to stay productive, entertained and engaged. 

We’re providing you with a mixture of live performances, exercises, and fun virtual activities to explore throughout the month of November. 

 

Arts / Culture

1. The Montclair Art Museum has great virtual tour options, allowing you to dive into numerous exhibits and notable artist discussions.

2. Check out the recipe for savory corn fritters here!

3. The National Museum of Natural History is closed for in-person visits, but they have a wide variety of videos and voice recordings online displaying some of their current, past and permanent exhibits. Check them out here

4. Time to get crafty with these 10 fun indoor activities. 

5. Festive fall cocktail alert! Check out this recipe for the “Black Widow Smash,” which looks divine.  

6. The San Antonio Zoo is offering virtual tours and behind-the-scenes videos with a member of their wildlife family. You can join tours with rhinos, okapi, hippos, and their oldest resident, the Aldabra Tortoise! 

7. Looking for some new skills in the kitchen? Learn how to cook Jamie Oliver’s Cashew Butter Chicken

8. Try out these two incredible and easy recipes for Piri Piri Nandos Style Traybake and Sticky Orange Sausage Traybake, posted by avantgardevegan on YouTube. 

9. Do a deep dive into the #StayInAndExplore series on YouTube. You can find baby turtles hatching, bear activity and more! 

 

Live Performance

10. Catch this recent performance by the Foo Fighters for Save Our Stages Fest, filmed from Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA. Many more performances to catch if you search the hashtag #SOSFEST on YouTube. 

11. The SAG-AFTRA foundation has published numerous virtual discussions in 2020, including this epic Q&A with Jahi Di’Allo Winston, Will Catlett and Teyonah Parris of the 2020 Film, “Charm City Kings.” 

12. Watch “PEN15” stars Maya Erskine and Anna Konkle discuss real-life inspirations for their show for The Hollywood Reporter’s #InStudio series.

13. Dive into the world of Opera with this iconic 3-hour performance of LA BOHÈME, performed by the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana.

14. Are you a fan of Dolly Parton? Watch her interview with Vogue as she breaks down eleven iconic looks from 1975 to now. Then, check out Sarah Paulson breaking down her career as well!

15. For anyone who finished the series last month, watch the 2020 Comic-Con panel discussion for “Lovecraft Country” featuring the cast of the HBO series including Jurnee Smollett, Jonathan Majors, Michael Kenneth Williams, Aunjanue Ellis, Wunmi Mosaku, Abbey Lee and Courtney B. Vance. 

16. The SAG-AFTRA YouTube channel has some incredible content for actors and creators. Catch this video focusing on NextGen Content Creation, hosted by SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris.

17. Interested in a career in casting? Curious how you get involved? Check out this new series “How I got into Casting,” published by the Casting Directors Association. The first two installments feature UK-based casting directors Tree Petts and Jody Furlong.

18. Are you a fan of “Mean Girls?” This is the month for you! First, watch the “Mean Girls” reunion as Tina Fey, Katie Couric and the cast reunite for the first time since the movie’s premiere in 2004. Then, check out Tina Fey quizzing Mariah Carey on her “Mean Girls knowledge. Mariah knows her stuff!

19. This is an interview to check out, if you’ve been a fan of the HBO Max series, “Raised By Wolves.” Here, the creator Aaron Guzikowski answers numerous questions by viewers. Then, watch the lead actress Amanda Collins in an exclusive interview on her role here with In Creative Company. 

20. From the feature film “300” to “Law Abiding Citizen,” watch Gerard Butler break down his career with Vanity Fair.

21. The cast of “Archer” presented a special table read in September, to raise awareness for the ACLU Foundation. Make sure to see the cast and creators read Season 3, Episode 5: “El Contador” virtually.

22. More table reads in 2020! Make sure to catch the “Dazed and Confused” virtual script table read including a Q&A, and then circle to the “The Maze Runner” table read, which will not disappoint. 

23. In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Variety held a virtual talk with John Leguizamo, Stephanie Beatriz, Benjamin Bratt and more on representation in the entertainment industry. Watch some of the discussion here.

 

Exercise & Meditation

24. Take part in this free dance class with Melody, the Associate Choreographer for “Six The Musical,” presented by the Collective Creative Initiative.

25. Join Move With Nicole and take part in this 30-minute at-home Pilates workout.

26. De-stress with this 20-minute calming yoga routine, presented by MadFit.

27. Explore and stretch with Fightmaster Yoga’s 20-minute beginner Yoga for flexibility. 

28. Looking for an easy workout from home, no equipment required? Look no further, as POPSUGAR Fitness has a 30-Minute No-Equipment Cardio Kickboxing Workout.

29. Rebel Human has a calming sound bath available on YouTube, which is great to listen to or watch before bedtime for relaxation. 

30. Choreographer and dance fitness instructor, Joseph Corella presents a 15-Minute Broadway dance workout for all ages and dance levels. After that 15 minute workout, make sure to check out his Cardio Dance to “Hairspray!”

 

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31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

It’s important this year to stay productive, entertained and engaged. We’re providing you with a mixture of live performances, exercises, and fun virtual activities to explore throughout the month of October.

 

Arts / Culture

1. Take a mini vacation and watch this Live Tropical Coral Reef cam, courtesy of Explore.org. 

2. Make sure to watch Tia Mowry and her brothers fix a quick and simple Beef Stroganoff for #TiaMowrysQuickFix series. Tia also has a great Mac and Cheese recipe right in time for Thanksgiving next month. 

3. Goodful’s YouTube Channel has a series with Personal Chef Erica Adler, who specializes in meal prep. Watch her meal prep for a whole week in under 90 minutes, 5 days of gluten-free food and a vegetarian meal prep too. 

4. This live feed is from Maui, Hawaii, and shows the beauty of the ocean waves and you just may spot a Humpback Whale

5. Looking to make something new? This recipe for Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls looks delicious. Thank you, Marion’s Kitchen!

6. Make sure to try Woon Heng’s Chestnut and Mushrooms Sticky Rice by following this awesome video! 

7. Bon Appétit has given us a massive guide to tomatoes. Here is Every Way to Cook a Tomato, which shows 47 different methods. 

8. Hoping to explore nature from home? Check out this live hummingbird feeder cam from Studio City, California. Make sure to hop over to the Coral City live cam from Miami, Florida, too! 

9. If you’re looking to enjoy the beach virtually, the City of Deerfield Beach has an underwater camera in Florida. Watch the ocean and marine life swim past! 

 

Live Performance

10. GQ has a series where actors break down their most iconic characters! Make sure to catch Michael K. Williams, John Goodman, Sissy Spacek and so many more

11. Entertainment Weekly spoke to Angela Bassett, Wanda Sykes, Dan Levy, Maya Rudolph, Giancarlo Esposito and Ramy Youssef on being multi-nominated Emmy contenders.

12. HBOMax’s YouTube channel has a ‘Watch for Free’ section where they post the first episode of original series including “Lovecraft Country” and “Raised by Wolves.” 

13. Grab your tissues! Here is the final table read for “The Good Place.”

14. Disney Parks has added a one-hour video of their own Disney Cruise Line’s “Tangled: The Musical” performance! Enjoy from the comfort of your home. 

15. NPR Music is back, this time featuring Billie Eilish for the Tiny Desk (Home) Concert. Catch up on past performances on their YouTube channel including Hadestown’s performance.

16. Vanity Fair has an on-going series of interviews with actors where they break down the timeline of their careers. Joseph Gordon-Levitt walks throuh his career from “10 Things I Hate About You” to “Inception.” You can binge more videos, including Kristen Bell and Terry Crews.

17. If you’ve been binging the National Theatre performances, make sure to circle to their YouTube channel for National Theatre at Home: Things to Do, featuring fun virtual quizzes with some the UK’s most beloved stage performers.

18. Comic-Con 2020 is the gift that keeps giving. Catch the panel discussion for “The Boys” currently on Amazon Prime, then jump to HBO’s “Lovecraft Country” discussion featuring actors Jonathan Majors, Jurnee Smollett, Courtney B. Vance as well as the series showrunner and executive producer Misha Green. 

19. In case you missed The Hollywood Reporter’s full Drama Actors Roundtable last month featuring Patrick Stewart, Yahya Abdul-Mateen II and Daveed Diggs, make sure to catch up now. After you finish, circle to the full Comedy Actors Roundtable with Ricky Gervais, Kumail Nanjiani, Kenan Thompson and Dan Levy.

20. In July, the cast of “Parent Trap” got together virtually to raise money for José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, a non-profit organization. Make sure to watch the reunion here!

21. In order to raise awareness and relief for #BeAnArtsHero, the cast of RENT and Arts Workers from around the nation joined together virtually for a touching performance of “Will I” from “Rent.” 

22. Back in August, Pop TV and Jennifer Garner interviewed the “Schitt’s Creek” cast

23. Twenty-five years after its initial release, the cast of “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie” reunits, including stars Steve Cardenas, Karan Ashley and more! 

24. If you’re watched the EPIC finale of Raised by Wolves on HBOMax, then tune into this Q&A Conversations at Home with the cast and creator Aaron Guzikowski,  presented by the SAG-AFTRA Foundation.

 

Exercise & Meditation

25. New exercise alert! Here is a 30-Minute HIIT Cardio Workout, with no equipment necessary by SELF. The warm-up is included, so jump right in.

26. Looking for a workout you can do quickly in the mornings? Look no further! MadFit has a 10 minute standing abs workout, no equipment required. 

27. New to meditation? Goodful has a new 10-minute meditation exercise for beginners. 

28. With over 8 mission subscribers on YouTube, Yoga With Adriene has a variety of at-home workouts to choose from. Try the calming yoga class Yoga For Anxiety and Stress!

29. FITSEVENELEVEN is a great channel for high energy dance workouts. Get your sweat on with this 25 minute workout which focuses on burning calories.

30. Monthly, POPSUGAR Fitness provides top quality content and workouts for their users. Here is a 30-Minute Dance workout – guaranteed to burn 300 calories! 

31. Healing Vibrations has a calming morning sound bath for the heart! Great for meditation, anxiety, fear and sleep. 

 

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30 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

30 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

It’s important during this time to stay productive, entertained and engaged. We’re providing you with a mixture of live performances, exercises, and fun virtual activities to explore throughout the month of September.

 

Arts / Culture

1. Google Arts & Culture allows us to explore the world from our homes. Get lost virtually exploring the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Once you’ve completed that tour, jump over to the Musée d’Orsay in Paris, France, which currently houses multiple paintings from Vincent van Gogh. 

2. Love fashion? Get lost in this 1-hour special from Christian Dior that explores the treasures contained in the exhibition ‘Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams.’

3. If you’re looking for a challenge-style video watch YouTuber and comic book artist ZHC lock himself in his Art room for 100 hours

4. Want to learn how to make a homemade carbonara? Three chefs prepare their favorite carbonara dishes in this YouTube video.

5. Spain on a Fork shows how to cook four classic Spanish tapas that are sure to blow you away. Watch him prepare more recipes on his YouTube channel.

6. Want to “visit” a new city for a day? Dig into the Street View option on Google’s Arts & Culture. We recommend taking a stroll down the Liverpool city centre docks

7. Foodie in New York has some incredible recipes! She shows us a new refreshing adult beverage, Fro-OJ or “Frozen Orange Juice” (with Gin) via Instagram.  

8. Have you seen the art trend Acrylic Fluid Painting? Tiktus Color Art shares a simple how-to video to follow along. Get to creating!

9. Tune in to the live Aviary Cam or African Penguins cam at the Monterey Bay Aquarium!

 

Live Performance

10. Watch The Hollywood Reporter’s Comedy Actresses Roundtable featuring talent Jameela Jamil, Amy Sedaris, Robin Thede, Tiffany Haddish and Elle Fanning. In case you missed last year’s Comedy Actress Roundtable, watch the full video here

11. Looking for a dance class? Cast members from McOnie company’s ‘Jekyll and Hyde’ have held three live dance classes featuring choreography from the show. 

12. VIRTUAL EVENT ALERT! Actors Pro Expo NYC/LA is holding a virtual 3-day-event for actors. Find the full agenda including guest speakers here.

13. Comic-Con@Home 2020 shared some amazing panels from their virtual event this year. Make sure to catch cast and creatives from ‘What We Do in the Shadows’ here

14. In July, BAFTA Guru presented video interviews featuring casting directors from ‘Sex Education,’ ‘Chernobyl,’ ‘Giri/Haji’ and more.

15. ABC Classic shared a special video of Handel’s ‘Messiah’ Live, performed by 600-strong Sydney Philharmonia Choirs at the Royal Sydney Opera House. The vocals are out of this world. 

16. Catch this special performance of the 1989 original cast of ‘Into the Woods.’ The video includes performances from Broadway legends Bernadette Peters, Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien and more. 

17. The Royal Opera House aired a live Masterclass on August 20th with conductor and pianist Antonio Pappano.

18. Get lost in one of the most memorable live concerts in history! Watch this Queen performance from the Live Aid Concert in 1985.

19. Watch this special, recorded by Oslo Philharmonic in January 2019, of Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9. Make sure to follow their YouTube channel to watch numerous performances from the comfort of your home.  

20. NPR Music’s Tiny Desk concerts continue! Watch John Legend: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert and get lost in their YouTube channel to catch past performances from Melanie Faye, Sting and Shaggy and more!  

21. Dan Levy and Kieran Culkin join the series ‘Variety Studios: Actors on Actors’ #AtHome. During this discussion, Dan and Kieran discuss the similarities between their shows ‘Schitt’s Creek’ and ‘Succession.’

22. Throughout quarantine, The Actors Fund has teamed up with ‘Schitt’s Creek’ star Emily Hampshire to develop a weekly live-streamed talk show #HumpdayWithHampshire! If you haven’t caught up, make sure to binge watch and see some of your favorite stars – Laverne Cox, Candice Patton, Eugene Levy and more! 

23. Entertainment Weekly aired a panel with ‘The Umbrella Academy’ cast. Watch this 30+ minute special on YouTube.

24. Join the virtual table read of feature comedy ‘Invisible’ (written by Laura Carson & Krista Gano), benefiting The Will Rogers Pioneers Foundation and The Actors Fund here.

 

Exercise & Meditation

25. It’s Chair Yoga Hour! Check out this easy and gentle chair yoga exercise with Arianna Elizabeth. She has a beginner-friendly option too! 

26. Natalie Valle brings us a Sound Bath and Guided Meditation focusing on breath and presence here.  

27. Looking for some high energy movements to do from home? Check out the Urrbanize YouTube channel for a movement instructed class or the FITSEVENELEVEN 25-minute dance work out here

28. Hoping to give your vocals a warmup? Check out the Collective Creative Initiative. They offer multiple free classes for performers across the world, including custom vocal exercises with Musical Director, composer and vocal coach Arlene McNaught.

29. In goop Health: The Sessions brings a special hour special featuring Gwyneth Paltrow and Cameron Diaz in conversation. Gwyneth also conducted an interview with Kerry Washington on staying mentally and emotionally fit.

30. Seeking more dance home workouts? FITSEVENELEVEN bring the smiles and the energy with this Home Dance Workout

 

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31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

31 At-Home Activities for Every Day This Month

It’s important during this time to stay productive, entertained and engaged. We’re providing you with a mixture of live performances, exercises, and fun virtual activities to explore throughout the month of August.

 

Art & Culture

1. The Art Assignment, in collaboration with PBS Digital Studios, explored recipes from artist Frida Kahlo in an informative and visually stunning video. Follow more videos by the Art Assignment, including one featuring recipes from surrealist artist Salvador Dali.

2. Hoping to try something new and challenge yourself in the kitchen? Learn how French baguettes are made in Paris and try making them yourself! Find the magic of how they are made here

3. Looking for something calming? Join Explore.org and view a booming Tropical Reef. Explore.org offers numerous live cams of nature from a variety of countries. 

4. Looking for a refreshing treat to have while you’re at home this summer? Try Foodie in New York’s Watermelon Fork Shaved Ice recipe. You can find the step-by-step story on her Instagram page. 

5. Jet Tila breaks down his recipe for Lo Mein on the Food Network YouTube channel.

6. Join Jamie Oliver for one of his #withme home episodes where he makes homemade Mac & Cheese with Cauliflower (yum)! More videos are available on his YouTube channel. 

7. The Tennessee Aquarium has a variety of live streams to watch at home including the live North American River Otter and of the Sand Tiger Shark!

8. Learn about Commedia dell’Arte and the world of Commedia with Deborah May, presented by the National Theatre. 

 

Live Performances

9. Mariam Batsashvili, a famous classical pianist, performs a concert from home presented by Warner Classics. Listen and enjoy this incredibly talented musician.

10. WhatsOnStage shared a capturing performance for #BLM of 150 West End and Broadway stars singing ‘Make Them Hear You‘ from Ragtime the Musical. A must Watch!

11. The SAG-AFTRA Foundation, along with Jenelle Riley from Variety, virtually met with Ramy Youssef and May Calamawy to discuss the first and second season of ‘Ramy.’

12. #BAFTAGuru presents a Q&A discussion with creator/actress Michaela Coel of ‘I May Destroy You.’ She is joined by actors Paapa Essiedu and Weruche Opia. Make sure to follow #BAFTAGuru and watch more exciting discussions (like Bong Joon Ho on writing Parasite).

13. The Philharmonia Orchestra in London performs Gustav Mahler’s monumental Third Symphony for the #withme #athome series.

14. Watch Regina King and Reese Witherspoon in an Actors on Actors conversation with Variety.

15. Who doesn’t love a Zoom reunion? Especially when it’s ‘Lord of the Rings!’ The cast discusses their best memories on set and quote memorable lines from the movies.

16. Entertainment Weekly presents ‘Scott Pilgrim vs. the World‘ reunion table read now available.

17. BAFTA TV SESSIONS presents The Making of Fleabag and it’s available on Youtube! They have also added an entire library of existing sessions. 

18. Have you been keeping up with Casting Networks’ Live Streams? If you’ve missed a session, you can join us directly via our YouTube channel to catch up on Q&As. 

19. The Office Ladies Podcast goes into detail on some of our favorite moments and memories from ‘The Office.’ If you’re looking for more ‘Office’-focused content here is the final recorded table reading, which is sure to bring on a tear or two.

20. Pumped after watching ‘Hamilton’ on Disney+? Catch choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler walking through some of the show’s signature choreography. Then, jump to Wired’s YouTube channel to see an in-depth twitter Q&A with Daveed Diggs and the cast. 

21. Ready to binge? Make sure to watch full sketches of #ABlackLadySketchShow featuring amazing guests and stand-up acting!  

22. The Placing Faces podcast is an excellent resource for actors and those who are interested in or want to learn more about the casting process. Full episodes are available on YouTube and Stitcher and most recently feature casting director Jeff Greenberg.

23. Insider interviewed voice acting choices on How Actors Train Their Voices for Animated Movies. There are some great tips listed if you’re interested in furthering your VO craft.

24. For series ‘The Kissing Booth 2’ which released on Netflix in July, #TKBFanFest presented a virtual event hosted by Joey King and the cast of ‘The Kissing Booth 2′, as they hung out with fans and share secrets from set. 

25. Comic-Con@Home 2020 shared the ‘Solar Opposites‘ panel discussion, including Justin Roiland, executive producers Mike McMahan and Josh Bycel and more. Check it out here!

 

Exercise & Meditation

26. Looking for an upbeat workout to do from home? Check out Emi Wong’s 10-minute KPOP Cardio Workout!

27. PopSugar brings us excellent exercises to do from home on a weekly basis. Join instructor Keaira Lashae as she teaches a 30-Minute Hip-Hop Tabata to burn calories.

28. Mike Peele is bringing the burn with his 30min Hip-Hop Fit Dance Workout which includes a special section on Ab workouts. Not one to miss!

29. The Creative Collective Initiative held an interview on mental health and anxiety, in which they interviewed Mary Burch BEM. Mary focuses on providing counseling for Industry creatives, including writers, producers and dancers. Not one to miss!

30. Hoping to find a morning ritual? This is a helpful quick 20-minute workout which focuses on stress and anxiety relief, brought by MadFit.

31. Looking for something longer and more relaxing? Healing Vibrations created a 3-hour mediation session, which you can do in the comfort of your home. There is plenty of content to explore on their channel!

 

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