Tag Archives: film acting

Michael is coming! Michael is coming!

Yes, it’s true. On March 30th casting director Michael Cassara will be our guest for the next FREE Industry Workshop. Invitations for the workshop will go out on Monday the 28th of March at 12 noon. There are twenty-five spots … Continue reading

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SHAPING YOUR CHARACTER’S CONSCIOUSNESS – THE BONES

I marvel at actors who believe memorizing their lines and saying them on cue constitutes their prep for a scene. What about investigating the depths of their characters? The kind of actor who doesn’t bother to dig below the surface … Continue reading

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Embracing Conflict

Something that has come to my attention…and this is not the first time this has come up…is how reluctant most actors are to embrace the conflict in a scene. Part of this comes from the fact that we’re human beings … Continue reading

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Your Mojo? Where Did It Go?

Once again I am happy to share a post from my friend Sarah Dacey-Charles’ blog. Sarah studied with me in San Francisco and here in New York. She has seen both high-times – playing Madam T in “Les Miserables” on … Continue reading

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SHOULD I SIGN WITH AN AGENT OR SHOULD I FREELANCE?

Signing or freelancing is a dilemma many actors will face at some point in their career. There are pluses and minuses to both sides. First of all, what’s the difference between signing and freelancing? The simplistic answer is freelancing is like … Continue reading

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KNOW WHAT YOU’RE AUDITIONING FOR

I had just finished reading for Barbara Claman. It was a great supporting role for a feature film and she was a casting director with a long history of casting top quality projects. When I was done she said, “You … Continue reading

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Only Eight Emotions!? Really?

First things first. The Industry Workshop with guest instructor Donna Grossman went extremely well. Twenty-seven actors got to showcase their work for Donna and her assistant Sara Bernstein. But instead of me prattling on telling you how wonderful it was, … Continue reading

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