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Is It Too Late?

Over the years a number of senior actors have taken my classes — which I think is great because they add balance and prospective to those classes. Those actors either finally fulfilling lifelong dreams or they’re getting back into the … Continue reading

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Show Me The Money!

Okay, there’s no real money but I am happy to announce that super agent David Cash, from Nicolosi Talent Agency, will be our guest at the next FREE Industry Workshop on the 2nd of June. Born and raised in New … Continue reading

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WOW!! What a Week!!!

Okay, I get that I’m a really fortunate guy. I’m able to make a living doing the things I love. I have had a lot of great weeks but this last week, actually these past two weeks, WOW!! And the … Continue reading

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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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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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