From: Scott Barry Kaufman, Ph.D.: After the Show: The Many Faces of the Performer. “Do I contradict myself? / Very well then I contradict myself, / (I am large, I contain multitudes.)” - Walt Whitman Recounting his recording sessions with the youngMichael Jackson, famed record producer Quincy Jonesremembers that “Michael was so shy, he’d sit down and sing behind […]Read more
I’m 16 and I wanted to act as long as I can remember but my parents don’t believe me and say its just a phase any advice on how to convince them i would appreciate it thanks.
Well, parents are king until you are an adult unfortunately. It may not always seem like they’re on our side but they do have the gift of objectivity and generally have our best interests at heart. But, in the meantime, why not join an extra-curricular class and try out acting on the side? Perhaps in […]Read more
I want to get my resume filled up and so far I’ve taken a few classes like cold reading, improve and scene study what else can I put on the resume or waht class can I take? Also.. I only have trainging on the resume but my acting coach told me to come to a showcase and audition for an agency. Do you think with no experience I can get signed?
It’s not impossible to get signed by an agent without experience but the circumstances have to be so specific: you’re very young, you’re very connected, you’re very wealthy with an incredible piece of intellectual property (a movie, series, script, etc), and on. If you’re looking to build your resume I’d sign up for Actors Access […]Read more
TVI is not technically an acting class but a networking company. They offer the opportunity to meet industry people at a high price. I am not a fan. HB, while not my favorite acting school in the city, is an acting school. They have classes that are geared towards making you a better actor. It […]Read more
is actorfest legit? Do people really get signed if they go to one the auditions held there? or is it a waste?
You know, I did it once and I thought it was a big marketing trap. It can work out well for some actors, so if you’ve never done it and you don’t have much experience, then I’d say have a crack at it. And do it as an exercise in auditioning in a high-stakes environment. […]Read more