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Script Breakdown: Script and Scene Analysis

Peter D. Marshal breaks down what an actor needs to do when breaking down a script. …here are many facets of a actor’s prep on any film or TV show – from location scouts and creative meetings to casting and scheduling. But the first, and most important part of your job, is to understand the Read MoreRead More

Top 10 Monologues for Actors

A monologue is sometimes asked for in an audition – this article offers a few classic samples. …Let’s be clear: There is no such thing as a perfect list of the best monologues for actors. I know the monologues I personally love, such as Hamlet’s advice to the players—beautiful poetry, a great character, and funny Read MoreRead More

‘Improvising’ in Scripted Comedy

Arnie Burton takes a look at adding improvisation to scripted scenes. …When people think of improvisation, they usually think of groups like Second City or the Groundlings. Those performers are trained to create on their feet without a script, writing their own play from moment to moment. But what about legit theater, where you’re working Read MoreRead More

Fear of Singing

Think you can’t sing? Well that may be just your problem – you think you can’t. Jennifer Hamady explores the psychological aspect of singing and how the only thing you have to fear maybe fear itself. …When working with new clients [actors], I always begin by trying to ascertain what it is about their voices Read MoreRead More

What to wear and what not to wear when meeting with an agent

Choices, choices, CHOICES!! Jessyca Dewey gets some fashion advice on what to wear to your first meeting with an agent. …Sitting across the desk from an agent who may be interested in signing you, you’re selling that person on your face, your personality, and your talent. So you want to infuse your outfit with a Read MoreRead More

Actor’s Cover’s Letters

Stacey Jackson explores Cover Letters as a way to target managers and agents. …What do you have in your bag of marketing tricks? And how have these “tricks” served your pursuit? Unlike some insanely competitive actors I know, I like sharing my tricks, and I like learning new tricks. After graduating from college, I realized Read MoreRead More

The Power Behind the Mike

Simi Horwitz describes what it takes to get into the highly competitive world of Voice Over Acting. …Voiceovers are a highly competitive field, and the increasing number of celebrities doing voice work adds another obstacle for the newcomer. But according to the agents interviewed, there’s still plenty of opportunity for actors working for scale, especially Read MoreRead More

Narrating vs. Announcing

Randy Thomas, one of the most recognizable voice over artists working today (with credits such as the Academy Awards, Miss America Pageant, Entertainment Tonight, and the Insider), breaks down the differences between announcing and narration when doing voice work. …”Narration is the voiceover that wants to underscore a presentation. If it’s a documentary, it’s simply Read MoreRead More

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