You Got a Callback: Now What?

Whether you spent hours, days or weeks waiting after your audition, you finally got the exciting news: you’ve been selected for a callback audition. Congratulations! Now that you’ve officially made it on to the next round of auditions, here are some tips to keep in mind to help you make the most of your callback audition – and hopefully ultimately land the role. Be Prepared for More Interaction Though callback auditions will vary due to the type of performance and other factors, it’s safe to expect that your callback audition will involve much more direct interaction with the casting director…. read more

Stage or Film Acting: Which is Right for You?

Whether acting for the screen or on the stage, the core of the craft is essentially the same. Both offer actors the ability to live their dream of performing, enchanting audiences as they tell the story with their skills and talent. Many actors will enjoy the experience of performing on both stage and film during their careers. In fact, the willingness and ability to perform in either setting is often they key to finding success as an actor. But while film and theater acting are very similar in many ways, there are some notable differences. Deciding which one you prefer… read more

Huge Roles Out of the Spotlight: Essential Motion Picture Production Careers You Might Not Have Heard Of

When many people think of the careers involved in motion picture production, it’s often the high-profile jobs that come to mind. Everyone knows about the usual suspects, such as camera operators, directors and producers. But there are many more roles in film production that are essential to the project, but don’t often get the recognition they deserve. Here are just a few behind-the-scenes careers in film production that you may be less familiar with, but that are crucial parts of the team. Special Effects Technician Many films today are renowned for their incredible special effects. They can help the movie… read more

Tips for Writing Your First Screenplay

Every movie – classics, blockbusters, indie films and box office disasters alike – is based on and built around the same structure: the screenplay. Do you think you have what it takes to write the next great movie? Here are some tips to keep in mind when writing your first screenplay. Watch Movies If you’re thinking about writing your first screenplay, chances are good that you’re already somewhat of a movie buff who has watched more than your fair share of films. That’s a great start, but now it’s time to watch more. Why? There are two big reasons: first,… read more

How to Impress with Your Dance at a Musical Theatre Audition

Though the vocal aspect of the audition may get most of the attention, casting directors at musical theatre auditions are looking for a well-rounded complete package. This, of course, includes the dance section of the audition. Here are some tips to follow to help you impress the auditors during the dance component at your next musical theatre audition. Dress Appropriately The first important tip about your outfit to keep in mind: it’s almost never a good idea to attend an audition in costume. That said, when dressing for your audition, it’s important to strike just the right balance: you want… read more

Should I Let My Child Model?

The lights, the camera flashes, the excitement! Many parents want their child to be a star, and maybe you feel that your child has that certain extra “something” that would make them a successful model. Or maybe your child has approached you with a dream to make it big in the modeling world. Of course, you probably have questions. Here are some things to keep in mind when deciding if your child should model. Do They Want to Model? This may sound like a silly question, but it’s important to ask yourself whether your child actually wants to model. Be… read more

Willy Wonka, Jr.

KD Studio and Imagination Players Present Willy Wonka Jr.! It is always a treat when a classic children’s book comes to life on the stage…especially when it’s Willy Wonka Jr.,—and Charlie is a girl! The popular children’s play is adapted for the stage by Leslie Bricusse and Tim McDonald and based on the fantasy “Charlie and The Chocolate Factory” by Roald Dahl, will be presented by Imagination Players on July 12-15 in the KD Studio Theatre/Trinity River Arts Center (TRAC). Making his directorial debut with Imagination Players, is long-time theatre veteran, Andy Baldwin. According to Baldwin, in choosing a girl… read more