Special skills for your acting resume are the skills you list after your work experience and training. You should also indicate your level of ability (intermediate, advanced, fluent, etc). Don’t just copy and paste these special skills onto your resume. Your relationships are everything in this industry, so make sure what you list is accurate […]
I’m going to talk about how to market yourself as an actor. You’ll find tactics and some marketing strategies for actors in this article, but this post is not just meant to add to your actor to-do list. Why? Because I feel it’s demoralizing to look up actor marketing tips and come across a massive […]
What makes work meaningful for digital marketers? I sat down for a chat with digital strategist, actor, and all-around storyteller Thomas Gage for a chat about the highs and lows of the industry. We walk about what there is to love about digital marketing, what’s troublesome, and the ways in which digital content professionals make […]
Here’s a quick list of my top casting director interview questions. In casting director interviews, it’s very common to pose these questions: What qualities do you (or don’t you) look for in actors? What are the common misconceptions actors have about casting directors? Should actors _____(dress the part, bring headshots, ask for notes)? What should […]
Many articles around the web cite an average casting director salary based on the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage report. That isn’t exactly accurate. That’s because the US Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Employment and Wage report does not include a category for casting directors. The Occupational Employment and Wage report […]
Actors get tons of advice and opinions, but we suffer from a serious lack of data-based insight. Let’s change that!
Being an actor and being an entrepreneur is similar in many respects. I’m not saying that they’re the same thing, but it occurred to me that some of the toughest challenges and most rewarding elements of both of these professions have a lot in common. Actors and entrepreneurs need a very similar skillset to overcome […]
An informal, trustworthy writeup of acting classes from actors who’ve actually taken them.
No matter how much you study the acting techniques of The Greats—and we all should—there always something new to explore in the world of acting. Here’s a list of acting techniques that I don’t think you’ll find outlined in the leading acting methods such as: Meisner Method acting Alexander Stanislavski Chekhov I’ve been to some […]