Tag Archives: New York

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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FINDING THE EVENTS/ORCHESTRATING THE SCENE

I’ve had a lot of inquires regarding my last post—actors wanting to know more about orchestrating a scene. In order to orchestrate a scene you first have to know what the sequences of events are. Every scene is constructed around … Continue reading

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THE HIGHER UP YOU GO…

Often a student will say, usually after a not so good audition, “What is wrong with these people?” “That director, what a jerk!” Or, “I can’t believe she was so rude.” I’m always quick to say, “Hey, there are a … Continue reading

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What I want is you.

One of the best pieces of acting advice I ever received happened in an agent’s office. I had been in New York just a few months when I managed to get an appointment with J. Michael Bloom. At the time, … Continue reading

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Finding the Humor in Our Roles

What is one of the biggest obstacles that prevents us from discovering the truth about our characters? There are several answers to that question but the one we’re going to focus on for the next two articles is about finding … Continue reading

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