Acting Archive

BRYAN CRANSTON’S BREAKTHROUGH PHILOSOPHY

Bryan Cranston was once asked to give advice to aspiring actors, and in turn

How to Direct Actors: Advice from Actor-Turned-Director Nick Sandow of The Wannabe

On a typically tight indie production, getting any rehearsal time at all is an

Commercial Actors Should Never Half-Ass Their Career

This month is going to seem like I’m pulling out the tough love. A

Let Practices In Gratitude Elevate Your Auditions

Dear Actors, With Thanksgiving just behind us, here is a lovely little reminder that gratitude

9 Tips for Graduates Pursuing a Career in TV/Film

Springtime: a season for rebirth, renewal, reinvention…It is the time just after pilot season

6 Ways to Make Your Self-Submission Stand Out

I’m one of those casting directors that doesn’t mind if actors get the breakdowns

Robert Downey Jr. Learned This Huge Lesson Early On

In this Off Camera clip, Robert Downey Jr. speaks with interviewer Sam Jones about

An Ode to Commercial Acting

This week we bring you a bittersweet look into the world of being a

LIVING THE “SLICES” NOT WRITTEN

Your agent sends you the scenes for your audition, and if you’re lucky, the

How James Dean Changed Acting Forever

The cinematic male lead would never be the same after Dean appeared on the

The Top 10 Acting Myths

1) You can play anything. You may have heard this from a well-meaning acting

Tom Hanks On Adapting In His Acting Career

Tom Hanks is among the Hollywood elite known for having a remarkably prolific career

How Actors Can Save the Film Industry

See if this plot sounds familiar: An evil corruption has swept over the land

Changing Your Career by Changing Your Vocabulary

Struggling, sacrificing, and suffering…are three words that you should never use to describe yourself

Practicing Presence

We are pretty jumpy people these days, allowing ourselves to be pulled in 20

Michael Douglas Knows Why Young American Actors Aren’t Getting Roles

With a long career, Michael Douglas certainly knows what it takes to carry oneself

4 Tech Skills Every Actor Needs

I’m shocked that many people still don’t know how to use some of the

Top Five

Well, hello actors! I trust you’re having a lovely and slightly restful time leisurely

Fabulosity Fridays: JUST TIME IT

Hey actors, I have an admission to make. I have been intending for the

How To Self-Tape An On-Camera Audition

Need to know how to self-tape your auditions? Michelle breaks it down in this

Fabulosity Fridays: Tweet To The Top

Everyone has their own opinions of social media. And everyone has their own personalities.

On Directing Actors: An Interview with Tim Blake Nelson

For nearly 20 years, Tim Blake Nelson has shoe-horned in his filmmaking alongside a

The New Online Tool for Last-Minute Audition Rehearsals

It’s Tuesday afternoon and on the way to your bartending-restaurant-yoga teacher survival job, you

To Swipe or Not to Swipe: What Tinder Can Teach Us About Acting

Robert Duvall says acting is simply “talking and listening.” If that’s true, then connection

5 Tips On Editing a Knockout Demo Reel

You’ve gotten as far as shooting your own reel footage. Huge congrats! Or perhaps,

3 Directing Techniques Actors Can Use to Look Brilliant

Attention filmmakers: As you are no doubt aware, much of your time as filmmakers