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    Why 'Acting Naturally' May Land You the Role

    I can learn more about you before and after the audition, than I can from the audition itself. This is not at all to imply that the audition is unimportant or insignificant. But you would be wise to consider that the entire experience is part of the audition as well.

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    Form Healthy Habits For Better Audition Results

    As an actor, your health has an especially relevant impact on everything from your looks to your audition anxiety. You only get one body in this lifetime, and yet many people are more aware of their car breaking down than they are about themselves.

  • News

    New Movies Starring Will Ferrell, Natalie Portman, Get Casting

    Allison Jones will cast "Anchorman 2" with Will Ferrell, Steve Carell, et al., while Laray Mayfield will cast Western "Jane Got a Gun," starring Natalie Portman and Michael Fassbender.

  • Advice

    I'm Pregnant. Is My Career Over?

    First, congratulations! Please note that since our last census childbirth in the U.S. is down by three percent, so that makes you a rarity! Embrace it and have fun!

  • News

    Tyler Perry’s 2 OWN Series Get CDs

    Southern California casting directors Shaunda Grace Jones and Kim Coleman will cast ”Love Thy Neighbor” and “The Haves and Have Nots,” respectively.

  • Advice

    Make Choices in the Audition Room

    You can't rest on the laurels of basic preparation. Acting is storytelling, and it's possible the story can change during your audition. Who knows? Perhaps your look inspired them to make a revision specific to YOU.

  • Advice

    Why Technology Is the New Casting Industry Standard

    Since I'm involved with actors worldwide, I've seen a shift lately in terms of an abundance of "too-good-to-be-true" casting notices, i.e. sites that claim that if you pay their membership fee they will introduce you to casting directors.

  • News

    Disney XD Pilot 'Mighty Med,' Hercules Film Starring Dwayne Johnson, Get Casting

    Sheryl Levine will cast Disney XD pilot "Mighty Med," while Cathy Sandrich will cast "Hercules: The Thracian Wars" starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson.

  • Advice

    Why Actors Act Against Their Best Interest

    We all, at various detours of our journeys, pull ourselves into these destructive weigh-stations of negative reflection. Yet when that nagging inner-voice routes its phantom calling to our cranium, we sometimes have the tendency to wallow in the false comfort of empty self-pity.

  • Advice

    15 Ways to Be Happy in 2013

    In the tradition of New Year’s resolutions, here are a few things that might just make it a little easier, even a little more fun, as you create your practice.