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Preshaping — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

Preshaping — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

“If you supply the why, the how takes care of itself.” Don’t let preshaping and over-preparation let your character get stale. Howard Fine explains how to properly rehearse for a role and release control to allow yourself to be truly present. ========== About Howard...
Acting Up: Kaylee Hottle

Acting Up: Kaylee Hottle

Welcome to ACTING UP, the place where we celebrate standout performances in TV, streaming and film. Other than spotlighting exceptional work from recent projects, this feature also shines a light on how certain actors got where they are today. Have a peek and then...
Commercial Audition Class with Megan Foley Marra

Commercial Audition Class with Megan Foley Marra

Megan Foley Marra has cast iconic commercials such as the James Dean look-alike spot for McDonald’s, the Tostitos spot led by Chris Elliott (Schitt’s Creek) with the “I smell refund” tagline and the Jerry Seinfeld-starring American Express campaign. With almost 30...
10 Ways to Succeed as an Actor

10 Ways to Succeed as an Actor

After working in this business for over 30 years as an artist, then talent agent and manager, I have seen people win and people fail. I have learned what common traits the winners have, and I want to share their secrets to success with you. People make this career so...
Get to Know the Casting Director: Beverly Holloway

Get to Know the Casting Director: Beverly Holloway

For this installment of Get to Know the Casting Director, we’re featuring someone known for films like I Can Only Imagine and The Ultimate Gift, as well as series such as The Chosen. Beverly Holloway also cast Netflix’s recent film A Week Away, which made it onto the...
Director Spotlight: Azazel Jacobs of ‘French Exit’

Director Spotlight: Azazel Jacobs of ‘French Exit’

French Exit stars Michelle Pfeiffer as widowed New York City socialite Frances Price who relocates to France with her son Malcolm (Lucas Hedges) and their cat after her financial fortune dwindles down to nothing. There, she is forced to reckon with her past while...
Self Tapes — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

Self Tapes — Acting Tips with Acting Coach Howard Fine

“If you are going to invest in anything, invest in a good home self tape studio.” Tech issues are the very first reason casting does not (or cannot) watch your video. Howard Fine breaks down all the essentials to nailing your self tape, from placement in the frame,...
4 Lessons Actors Can Take Away From the SAG Awards Speeches

4 Lessons Actors Can Take Away From the SAG Awards Speeches

It’s an ongoing refrain at this point in our current awards season, but this year’s Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards was like none before it. Following the challenges that previous ceremonies experienced with live broadcasts of remote honorees, the SAG Awards went a...
Filmmaker Spotlight: Emerald Fennell

Filmmaker Spotlight: Emerald Fennell

The upcoming Oscars will be notable for many reasons, including the fact that for the first time in the award show’s history, more than one female filmmaker has made it onto the list of Best Director nominees in the same year. Considering that only five women have...