Headshots Don’t Work Anymore – So What Does?

Headshots Don't Work

Have you ever seen the back-end of Actors Access, Casting Networks, or another online casting system? From the point of view of a Casting Director, there are pages and pages of thumbnail images—headshots, cropped into little squares about 2 inches in diameter, all fighting for your attention. After a while, they all kind of blur […]

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Taking Risks – Prometheus Actor Logan Marshall-Green & Playwright Craig Lucas

Logan Marshall-Green and Craig Lucas in Rehearsal, New York, 2012

Risk is difficult. Being uncomfortable is difficult. But the artist who chooses to embrace discomfort brings with him a universe of empathy that engages an audience in a way nothing else can.

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Stop Acting Like an Actor

Can I Please Has a Job?

Be honest. If you saw a businessman on a corner, dressed in suit and tie, desperately begging for work, you’d ask yourself: “Why doesn’t he do something more effective?” The standard actor dream seems to be: do good work, get discovered, become famous. Believe it or not, the toughest part of the equation is actually […]

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The Creativity Trigger

Creativity Triggers

While reading one of my favorite blogs I came across a post about tapping into creativity through mundane routines. The author, Mark McGuinness (who has practiced hypnotherapy) suggests using regularly scheduled routines to trick the brain into “creative mode”–similar to the way you might trick your body into being sleepy: always going to bed at […]

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NYC Actors – Register for Columbia U. Film Casting

Columbia Film Casting

NYC actors in the know are all too familiar with Columbia University’s reputation for turning out high quality student films. There’s a lot of competition to be cast in one of these student projects (especially the Graduate Student Thesis Films), and connecting with the student directors and producers is important if building a reel with […]

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