Advice

Sort by:

  • Advice

    Don't Sweat It

    Summertime—full of sun, sand, surf, and, of course, sweat and sunburns. But if you're on camera or on stage, it's often imperative that you not show any signs of the summer heat.

  • Advice

    Olunike Lockett-Smith

    Olunike Lockett-Smith, a Canadian-born, Jamaican- and Nigerian-bred actor with a penchant for accents calls the audition for her first student film "kismet."

  • Advice

    The Art and Science of Getting Your Idea Across

    All successful scriptwriters are forced to master pitching before they can get paid to actually write. Just as auditioning is a separate skill every actor must develop, every writer must build a pitching muscle.

  • Advice

    Learning the Ropes of Broadway With ‘Memphis’

    Actor J. Bernard Calloway, who plays Delray Farrell in "Memphis," shares his journey with the show.

  • Advice

    Cae Camille

    When dancer Cae Camille shredded her hamstring last year, she transitioned to a new performing career.

  • Advice

    Um, Can I Say Something Here?

    New work, workshops, and premieres happen all the time in the real world, and when you're cast in one, you often have the opportunity to put your personal stamp on the script.

  • Advice

    Top 20 Casting Directors - Part 2

    Interviews with Lisa London and Catherine Stroud (Grandma's Boy); Mindy Marin (Thank You for Smoking); Roger Mussenden (with Ann Robinson) (Superman Returns); Rick Pagano (with Coreen Mayr and Heike Brandstatter) (X-Men: The Last Stand).

  • Advice

    Arrivederci, A******

    "I recently interviewed with a new agent. While the office impressed me, there were some red flags."

  • Advice

    Speaking Up

    You're on set, putting in your best, when you notice that something isn't right. When you suspect you're being treated out of accordance with your contract, how can you speak up?

  • Advice

    Classes, Classes, Classes

    I've been taking this scene study class for about six months. I really like it, but lately I'm not sure if it's worth my money.