Actors know that we can’t learn everything in an acting book—building an artistic career is more than just reading the best acting books to understand new acting techniques. That said, some of these books are about acting, while some of them are not “acting books” at all—they are simply excellent books. They’ve helped me set […]
It’s weird how people see creativity. It’s often linked with originality or uniqueness. Like, “how unexpected is this compared to the rest of things in its category?” But creativity is not that, and I think intuitively we know this. What Creativity is also not the same as artsy-ness or design-y-ness. We see something that requires […]
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 includes […]
I currently live in Vancouver, BC with my roommate Pete Z. We’re playing around with co-writing a book. Been going crazy for the pain au chocolat at the cafe Matchstick next door. They are INSANE. Just put this post on best books for actors up on the blog. I finished my second read of The […]
An illustrated report summarizing survey data about Vancouver actors’ work, career satisfaction, earnings, training, auditions, and opinions.
An informal, trustworthy writeup of acting classes from actors who’ve actually taken them.
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 […]