Advice

Sort by:

  • Advice

    Jamie Bell Dancin' Days

    Jamie Bell's youth belies his remarkable talent and considerable experience as a dancer and an actor. Now 14, the northeast England native started dancing when he was 6 years old, participating in numerous competitions, and toured England with a musical theatre group when he was 9. But with his ...

  • Advice

    Moving Stories

    Whenever show folks address the subject of moving to New York, there's a tendency to emphasize the negatives, the challenges, the warnings. But there's another side to the story.

  • Advice

    Dancing in Two Different Worlds

    In her latest Broadway outing, "Come Fly Away," Twyla Tharp has concocted a full evening of dazzling choreography to the songs of Frank Sinatra.

  • Advice

    Mistakes Better Not Be Made

    Michael Shannon navigates 100 minutes of roller-coaster speech in his Off-Broadway triumph. How does he do it? Lots of water and no phone calls.

  • Advice

    Know the Details of Your Acting Contract

    Know the SAG-AFTRA commercial contract. I cannot stress enough how important it is to empower yourself as a professional actor and study the contract. You can read it online at www.sagaftra.org.

  • Advice

    Don't Career Through Your Career

    Branding is about communicating a memorable essence of your actor self. Your brand must be defined clearly and delivered strategically in order for it to help you generate the momentum to move your career forward.

  • Advice

    Setor Attipoe

    Setor Attipoe didn't always plan to be an actor, graduating with a business degree from Temple University in 2003. But after receiving an acting class in Philadelphia as a birthday gift, Attipoe found her calling.

  • Advice

    Price Line, Screen Door

    My goal is to make a living as an actor. Would it make sense to just make the decision that I will no longer work for free?

  • Advice

    AA Meeting, Extra Help

    I took a commercial class and got called in by a very big, well-respected agency. It's been three weeks since then and I haven't heard from them at all. I sent thank-you cards right after our meeting, but what do I do now?

  • Advice

    Do You Believe in Having a Plan B?

    "My only plan: Never give up the dream. Make it happen!"  —Gina Stahlnecker