The ad industry is gearing up for a possible actors strike. Its chief negotiator is urging advertisers and ad agencies to finish all commercial shoots that employ union actors before the March 31 expiration of SAG-AFTRA’s current contractRead More
“Every show does it differently,” finds Liz Dean, who has cast shows including FX’s “Nip/Tuck” for Ryan Murphy, “Designated Survivor,” the 2010 feature “The Kids Are All Right” and (currently) “The Good Doctor.”Read More
Today's selection -- from Power House by James Andrew Miller.
Tom Cruise gets the role of Joel Goodsen in the movie Risky Business:
The more empathic and curious an actor can be, the more interested she is in learning about others, which will make it easier for her to bring her own take to a character.Read More
Humans who aspire to achieve great things seem to always welcome encouraging words, set to bring truth, inspiration and to keep their “head in the game.”
As a talent agent in Nashville, TN. it is important that every creative professional I work with here in Music City, USA understand at least this one truth: They hold the future successes of their careers in their very own hands.
The entertainment business is not for everyone. Many talented individual never progress or see success because they refuse to commit 110%. Obtaining a career in entertainment is no different than any other career, skill or trade. We all start at the bottom and... well...that means there IS a ladder to climb if we want to reach the top.
I have selected a few of the most truthful revelations, spoken by the well known actors themselves that have climbed the same ladder. The following words will certainly encourage some, but may they ignite a spark in all!
Because without a spark no one will ever experience a flame.
"Play the moment not the story." - Sanford Mesiner
"The camera can film my face but until it captures my soul you don't have a movie." - Al Pacino
"It's the actors that are prepared to make a fool of themselves who are usually the ones who come to mean something to the audience." - Christian Bale
"Talent and passion are essential in an actors life. Training is the glue that holds it all together." - Denise Simon
"Study, find all the good teachers and study with them, get involved in acting to act, not to be famous or for the money. Do plays. It's not worth it if you are just in it for the money. You have to love it." - Phillip Seymour Hoffman
"Wanting to be good a good actor is just not enough. You must want to be a great actor. You just have to have that." - Gary Oldman
"Acting is not about dressing up but stripping bare. The whole essence of learning lines is to forget them so you can make them sound like you thought of them that instant." -Glenda Jackson
Having a talent resume is one, of three, CRUCIAL steps for any talent to get started in the business. You will staple your resume directly to the back of your 8x10 head shot when attending castings, auditions and/or mailing submissions to agencies and managers.Read More
Your talent agent is spending the majority of their time on the phone or contacting employers and potential clients online. Talent agents are constantly trying to come up with new and innovative ways to accomplish their goals and the goals of the talent they represent.Read More
Would you trust anyone to be your doctor simply because they watch a lot of hospital dramas on television, have just always dreamed of being a doctor, and therefore believe themselves to be just as qualified as a real doctor? Would you trust adorable young kiddos to give you that amazing new haircut currently trending on Pinterest that you have been wanting and have even created your own private board for last week? If I were to guess the answer.... I would have to guess....No. and WHY??????? BECAUSE: Due to lack of training, qualification and experience! Did I get it? Do you agree? (#iamnotwrong)
To work as a professional creative artist in the entertainment industry, whether as an actor, dancer, singer, musician, all of the above, and really any entertainment professional for that matter, the rule still applies.Read More