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How Young Actors Can Play Emotional Scenes

Emotions like sadness and anger may come naturally for some, but for many young actors, producing real emotion is an acquired skill. It’s not the real tears that are of concern—that’s what glycerin drops are for. Rather, it’s finding and applying the honest emotional life of the character.

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What Are Special Skills + Which Ones Should an Actor Have?

There is a secret weapon you can use to your advantage that, every so often, may be the very push you need to get seen, book the gig, or land an agent: special skills. Here are the special skills you should have—and how to get them!

Casting News

‘Moonlight’ Director Barry Jenkins Begins Casting for ‘Beale Street’

The 2016 Oscar nominee gears up for his adaptation of James Baldwin’s “If Beale Street Could Talk,” while Emily Blunt and John Krasinski look for “A Quiet Place.” Find out who’s casting what with this week’s edition of What’s Casting.