You’ve just finished your last acting gig and now you’re trying to find the next one! Just like searching for a new job, finding new auditions and landing a new acting job can seem daunting. You could end up thinking, “there aren’t any acting jobs out there!” But the successful actor, the true professional, understands […]
This month’s interview is with the delightful and talented actress, Jade Pettyjohn. Jade began her acting career at the age of seven in Los Angeles. She first began singing and dancing in a local performing troupe. After booking a national commercial at the age of seven, she then went onto co-star on the CBS hit show, The […]
A few days ago, I spoke with my good friend and actor, Adam Shapiro. I first met Adam in 2007 when I cast him in The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and I again in 2008 when I cast him in House Bunny. When I was auditioning actors for these roles, Adam stood out because he not only […]
Casting Director Lisa London is a featured contributing writer for Backstage.com. She is writing a series of articles on casting and giving her industry insight to their readers. For over 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors and performers to find jobs and career advice, and for casting professionals and talent […]
Lisa London talks about her book, From Start To Stardom on Episode 36 of LA Reels with Brett Newton and Noah Edward. Click here to listen to the podcast now.
I always tell actors that when you go into auditions it is your chance to use your creative imagination to create the inner life, the physicality, and the many different emotions of those characters. It is also up to you to continue to create the character, their nuances and find the uniqueness of your performance […]
On the October 5th episode of The Voice, Pharrell says to a contestant named Shelby, “That’s what being 16 years old, being driven and dreaming super hard gets you, it gets you, everybody in here standing up and clapping for you.”
Becoming a successful Hollywood actor takes a lot of hard work and dedication to your craft. Here are some simple tips to help your acting career become a reality. First, understand the definition of success: An accomplishment of an aim or purpose. A person that achieves desired aims or attains prosperity.
Self-taping is definitely something that occurs in the auditioning process more and more these days. No matter where you live, being an expert in self-taping is a must! Today, actors are not only expected to provide a dynamic audition, but now, you must also be able to create a quality recording for taped auditions. Here […]