How to Write an Actor’s Resume: Part I

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Writing and maintaining a resume can be overwhelming. Endless possibilities and ever-evolving industry preferences can make for a thankless and seemingly Sisyphean task. But do not lose hope! A few simple tips can serve as a great foundation for a lifetime of rewrites and rebranding! Coincidentally, many of those incredibly useful tips can be found …

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Creative Hiding

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I have written a lot about the “Physical Action” and “Behavior” in order to create a full, truthful life on stage or in front of the camera.  I have quoted Robert DeNiro who encouraged actors to find their characters by, “doing the actions of the character.”  A crucial element of understanding physical life in acting …

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“Annie” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Rebooting a movie has become so common in this day and age the process can basically be broken down into a couple key steps, including (but not limited to): reworking the narrative so it offers something different than its predecessor, changing up the cast to inject some diversity, and modernizing the story …

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“American Sniper” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** One of the best offshoots of watching a film that is also a biopic is the fact that you get to learn about a fascinating individual or group of people that you might have otherwise overlooked–assuming you’re not already familiar with the source material, of course. That is how I felt coming …

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Honesty in Performance

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Honesty is a hot topic in the acting world. Actors, directors, and critics alike love to talk about it: how to attain it, whether it existed in various performances (and in what measure), and whether or not it can be taught. But, like many concepts in an actor’s repertoire, honesty is a nebulous and subjective …

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“Foxcatcher” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** Biopics continue their dominance this award season as four out of the five Golden Globe nominees for best drama movie are biographical in nature (the only non-biopic feature being Boyhood). This phenomenon shouldn’t come as that big of a surprise, since movies based off of the real-life events and stories of people …

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“Into the Woods” Casting Review

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**MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS** What’s Christmas without a good ol’-fashioned musical? Amongst the plethora of dramas and biopics flooding the theaters this season, Into the Woods is a refreshing yet familiar piece of counterprogramming. Based off of Stephen Sondheim’s classic musical of the same name, Into the Woods is a theatrical mash-up of some of the …

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