Acting schools Learning Center
Music saves the day
The buzz is out. Word on the street is “Orbison: Only the Lonely,
a musical tribute to Roy Orbison” is another successful installation
of the SLO Little Theatre’s popular “Legends Series.”
New Times thought this was a perfect time to speak with writer, producer,
and director Mary Meserve, who’s been instrumental in developing
this series, which by all accounts has saved the SLO Little Theatre
from financial ruin.
More Light Than Heat
“When I first met him,” says costume designer Albert Wolsky
about Ask the Dust star Colin Farrell, “he had long hair and was
wearing those grungy jeans. After they took him into hair and makeup,
and he put on the suit I’d made, he was transformed into a young
man living in the Thirties.”
roles changed for male actors?
After nearly a quarter of a century of presenting films about every
aspect of Asian and Asian-American culture, organizers of the San Francisco
International Asian American Film Festival decided that there was one
subject they needed to put under the microscope.
Two of Broadway's
'Thoroughly Modern Millie,' 'Mark Twain Tonight!' staged
snub of Brokeback shameful
What do the Oscars tell us about life? Nothing, of course. “Winning
the Academy Award,” as Paddy Chayefsky once famously told Vanessa
Redgrave, “is not a pivotal moment in history.”
Morgan Chard plays Cleopatra to Patrick Moltane's Marc Antony in the
Shakespearean tragedy at the Hilberry Theatre. (NICOLE GRAM)
How to Find a Talent Agent
As long as they are legitimate, it is not that some talent agencies
are bad and some are good as much as different agencies will serve different
purposes for different clients
How to Find Acting Parts
There are parts to play for actors in all categories
How To Get Into Modeling
In the entertainment industry, it is recommended that every performer
should find a good agent. Models work in all kinds of settings.
How To Get Started
In The Music Industry
So you want to get started in the music industry.
How to Select a Good Monologue
There is not one particular monologue that is best for everyone –
besides, casting directors would get terribly sick of hearing the same
thing, over and over again. How many times could they really listen
to “To be or not to be,” anyhow?
How to Start Acting
How to start acting… how do you get into the acting business?
What Makes a Good Actor?
What makes a good actor? Depending on whom you talk to, the answer to
this question will vary greatly. Why? People simply have different opinions.
There are even people that think Keanu Reeves is the best actor ever
– clearly, people have different ideas as to what makes a good
How to Find Movie Casting
Sometimes finding movie casting calls can be a real challenge. Here
are some tips on how to find movie casting calls:
How to Find Open Casting
Not all casting calls are open to everyone.
How to find singing gigs
If you are part of a band you can always try local bars and private
Before you go out and find yourself an acting agent, it is best if you
first know what one is.
Acting and Modeling
Joke: What does a person do when she fails at modeling? She becomes
an actor. What does a person do who is very successful in modeling?
She becomes a bad actor.
The audition itself is a refined and specialized performance that requires
As many of us know, great actors are not born, they are made
Why would someone choose acting as a career?
Even though you already have acting talent, do not be insulted at the
suggestion of taking acting classes to improve your skills.
To learn how to become a movie extra, find acting jobs, and get working
in showbiz, you will probably need at least some acting education.
If you want to get into the acting industry, you first need to learn
In both the early and in the later stages of your career, it may be
hard to find work as an actor
You know that your child is beautiful. Sure, all parents think that
their children are beautiful, but you know that yours really is
"Become" the audience.
There are many resources that will help improve your acting skills which
can be found on-line or at your local library.
The best way to improve a skill is to practice.
Here are some audition basics—rules of thumb every actor should
know for his or her auditions
The phrase “child actor can be applied generally to any child
acting in movies or television, but is also used to describe adults
who, as a child, had an acting career.
Film acting has a whole different array of skills and practices than
does the stage. Film acting covers a wide range of situations.
As a film maker, there are few things you can do to promote your project
better than involvement in film festivals
Jobs for actors
obs for actors fall into many categories—extras, theatre, community
theatre, independent films and television. Talent agencies often play
a vital role in the success of an actor.
Film actors, TV actors, and live theater actors all have talent, but
it is, perhaps, live theater actors that deserve the most credit. If
a live theater actor messes up his lines, there is no going back, he
can only go forward and hope for the best. Film and TV actors can do
a retake, even when filming in front of a live audience.
Improv is improvisation on the stage.
Careers in Acting
Careers in acting are very varied.
Acting information can be hard to come by
If you are looking for acting opportunities for your child, you don’t
have to go to Hollywood or Broadway.
Acting organizations are institutions that provide helpful instruction
to improve your acting skills, assistance for achieving your goals as
an actor such as finding managers and auditions.
An actor must be prepared if he or she hopes to not only make it to
a casting call, but to be invited back. When your agent gives you that
phone call you’ve been waiting for saying you are wanted for an
audition, have a checklist ready.
If you are looking into becoming an actor, one avenue that may not have
come to mind yet is that of a “voice actor.” Some voice
actors begin as children and are the voices of some of your favorite
What is the typical life of a casting agent like?
Drama forum allows you to network with filmmakers and other actors.
Drama message board
Drama message board is a good place to meet other actors, casting directors
Modeling forum is your resource for the special needs of models.