Advice

Sort by:

  • Advice

    Turning Pro

    Acting school is an important tool to help you become an artist. However, a professional is defined as "one who follows an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain."

  • Advice

    Jocelyn O'Neil

    In the past year, as nonunion actor Jocelyn O'Neil shifted her focus from theater to on-camera work, she was cast in five films she found thanks to Back Stage.

  • Advice

    Solving the Puzzle

    Lisa Miller Katz lives for those moments of discovery, those special auditions when she knows an actor's nailed a part.

  • Advice

    Grace Gawthrop

    According to director Ryan Barger, "a degree of naturalism" and an ability to "give extremely simple dialogue an emotional subtext" made Grace Gawthrop the best candidate for the role of Eleanor in his film Anniversary.

  • Advice

    Aaron Houle

    More than ever, actors are getting tired of waiting around for other people to cast them and are taking matters into their own hands. Talbot Perry Simons realized he had the potential to direct his own feature film after an improvised scene about Vietnam vets received applause in his acting ...

  • Advice

    Eyal Sherf

    That Eyal Sherf was an Israeli-born Jew playing a Nazi in the dark musicalCabaretseemed significant and curious to almost everyone except Eyal Sherf.

  • Advice

    Agency Blues, AFTRA Dues

    "I signed with my agent before I knew much about the industry. I know now that I should have gotten more experience and training before seeking representation."

  • Advice

    Tiltpod Gives You a Tripod Anywhere

    Any video you make of yourself has to look good. One thing that can help: Gomite's Tiltpod.

  • Advice

    Be Here Now

    "One of the best-kept secrets of acting is... all actors lie to themselves and to others about how little they are truly in the moment." So says Los Angeles– based longtime director and teacher Richard Seyd.

  • Advice

    How Do You Deal with Rejection?

    "When I audition for something that I really want so badly and don't get it, I remind myself that this is show 'business', and rejection is part of it."