How to Break Your Child into the Entertainment Industry

1st – You need an agent and professional-quality headshots. You can get headshots done at any local photography studio. While your child should look good in their headshots, keep in mind that these aren’t glamour shots. Your child should still look like themselves. Casting directors will quickly get annoyed if they call your child in for an audition based on their headshot and they show up looking completely different. As for getting an agent, we have a list of local talent agents here on our website. However, just meeting with an agent is not the end of the story… 2nd… read more

3 Surefire Ways to Blow Your Audition

You’ve memorized your lines, done your research, and even studied a few classic films to get you in the right mindset.  Now it’s time to take a huge step in your acting career – it’s the day of your audition!  You’re feeling confident, cool and collected, and why shouldn’t you? You’ve done everything you can to prepare. Don’t let all of your preparation be for nothing by blowing your audition with one of these mistakes. 1.  Coming in overly anxious, tired or hung over. This might seem like common sense, but everyone gets nervous before standing in front of a… read more

Networking Tips for Actors

They say that success isn’t what you know; it’s who you know. When it comes to acting, the truth is that it’s hard to get far without a little bit of both. While your skills and talents are essential to making it as an actor, having the right connections can help you find the opportunities to make it big. Luckily, getting to know the right people doesn’t require an uncle in Hollywood – with a bit of effort, anyone can start building a professional network. Here are a few tips to get you started. Use School Connections The people you… read more

How to Quickly Memorize a Monologue

Memorizing a monologue for a performance or audition can sometimes be a daunting task. When you have to do it quickly, it can be even more difficult. Whether your busy schedule lead to putting it off or you’ve been given a new piece at the last minute, there will come a time when you need to memorize a monologue – and memorize it quickly. Here are some tips to help you do just that. Don’t Panic The pressure of having to memorize a monologue in a short period of time can be stressful – especially if it feels like there’s… read more

DIY Special Effects for Your Indie Film

The special effects used in today’s blockbuster films can create some pretty amazing visuals. From battle scenes between giant fighting robots to outer space epics to making super heroes fly and battle otherworldly monsters, the effects that film professionals can create are truly impressive. To an aspiring filmmaker, the possibilities may seem limitless. Unfortunately, your indie movie likely won’t have the benefit of state of the art technology and massive budgets. But there are still some great tricks you can use to make your own special effects, even if you don’t have access to film editing software. Here are just… read more