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8 Tips For Winning Over A Casting Director

By Castings and Auditions, Film and Television, Industry News

We asked Industry Professional Actor and Casting Director Jo Briant Questions and she Delivered with Exclusive behind-the-scenes industry Tips/Secrets to take away & Increase your chances of Recognition in the auditioning process!  1 – What’s one thing you always look for when reviewing a self-tape? “Living fully activated in the scene and listening and reacting in the present moment.” 2 – What colour backdrop should I use? “There’s no right or wrong answer to this. If you can afford to buy a backdrop I would choose either slate grey or blue. If you are on a budget then a clear…

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7 Common Mistakes An Actor Makes

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As an experienced acting teacher, I’ve had the pleasure of working with a wide range of actors with different skill levels and experiences. Through my years of teaching, I’ve noticed that there are some common mistakes that actors tend to make. These mistakes can hinder their progress and limit their potential. In this article, I’ll share with you 7 common mistakes that actors make and offer some tips on how to avoid them. Mistake #1: Neglecting to prepare for auditions Auditions are an essential part of an actor’s career, and yet many actors fail to prepare adequately. Whether it’s not…

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Top 10 Acting Schools Around the World

By Castings and Auditions, Events and Community, Film and Television, Industry News, Theatre

If you’re looking to pursue a career in the dramatic arts, you may be wondering which drama schools are the best around the world. Well, wonder no more! Here are our top 10 picks for drama schools that offer fantastic training, opportunities, and resources to help you develop your craft: The Juilliard School – Located in New York City, Juilliard is widely regarded as one of the most prestigious performing arts schools in the world. (Viola Davis, Adam Driver, Jessica Chastain, Robin Williams, Kevin Kline, Patti LuPone) Yale School of Drama – Yale is known for its rigorous training program…

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Nisrine’s Favourite Inspirational Clips for Actors

By Castings and Auditions, Film and Television, Industry News, Theatre

You get a clip! And you get a clip! And you get a clip! I have always admired Oprah. And have always been a fan of her Favourite Things segment. Now I can’t give you each a car, or a trip overseas on a Qantas plane BUT I can share with you my favourite inspirational videos and clips that have helped get me through the bumps on my acting journey. I hope you enjoy. #1 For when I get jealous of other people’s achievements. God’s Timing by Bishop T.D. Jakes I don’t share this because I’m religious. I share it…

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