Emotional Fitness

Is It Worth It?

Invincible Daenerys? Turns out while we were all enthralled watching Daenerys Targaryen ride on dragons and march Dothraki armies to take back her rightful throne, Emilia Clarke, the actress playing

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Acting From All Angles

Jeopardy!

And we’re not talking about the gameshow. What does jeopardy mean and what does it have to do with acting and writing for the film and stage? I’ll give you

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Reviews

Turkish GOT

Move Over Ned Stark & Co. The other week while looking for things to watch on Netflix, my husband and I stumbled on to something. I’m a sucker for swords

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Acting From All Angles

Playwriting 101

Do you have in idea bursting out of you to write about? A play? A script? A episodic? But you just don’t know how to brith that sucker? Watch the

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Appearance

If The Shoe Fits . . .

Casting and Shoe Shopping . . . What do they have to do with each other? How about EVERYTHING. Huh? You say. We’ll let’s think about it. The average actor

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Acting From All Angles

OFF BOOK, BABY!

4 Memorization Techniques! Hello! There’s something we don’t really talk about as actors . . . and no, it’s not that $500k+ earners don’t have to pay into SAG. It’s

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Acting From All Angles

SAG: To Join or Not To Join

No clue about joining the Union? So confused about what SAG Eligibility is? Do the pink vouchers count for getting me in? Find out everything you need to know about joining SAG-AFTRA – or not joining. Just watch the videos below:

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Acting From All Angles

Dress 4 Success!

Want to get an edge on the competition? Want to give yourself a boost? Take a shower and get those togs on! Nothing feels quite as good as looking your

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Acting From All Angles

Actors and the Side Job

One of the trickiest things about being an actor is supporting yourself financially while you’re waiting for that big break. If you think it means you have to get a

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Craft

Basic Instincts

Use Your Instincts! How many times have you heard that from an acting teacher or a director or another actor giving you advice? A ton, right? Sage words—unless you have

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Oscar List

The Oscar List

On February 24th . . . It will be the 90th Academy Awards Ceremony! Wow, almost a century, makes a girl think. (I’ll give $50 bucks to whoever knows what

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Acting From All Angles

The Magic Of Playing Verbs

A Handhold to Brilliance Have you ever heard of playing verbs with acting? Some people call them behaviors or actions, but they are all the same thing. Acting is taking

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Filmmaking

Ready, Freddie?

Bohemian Rhapsody I was thrilled when I got my SAG screener of Bohemian Rhapsody. I’d always loved Queen when I was a kid, the big anthem songs – We Will

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Acting From All Angles

The Low Down On Resumes

Need Help With Your Acting Resume? Are you unsure about how to make your resume look industry standard? You just moved to NYC from LA and are not sure if

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Determination

No Sundance, Jack

It’s Sundance Time! I live in Utah. And at the end of January something happens. It’s called Sundance. You know, that little film festival that makes or breaks films and

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Acting From All Angles

Branding – Going Deeper

We’ve talked about Type and we’ve talked about what Branding is, now we’re going deeper. How do you bring your best, most castible self out into the acting world? What

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Craft

Our New Saxon/Danish Boyfriend

The Last Kingdom Alexander Dreymon plays Uhtred the Saxon-raised-Dane-turned-back-into-Saxon, sort of, but really-still-a-Dane in Netflix’s The Last Kingdom. The actor is actually German, but raised primarily in France and speaks

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Auditioning

Referencing, GOT and Frozen Lakes

Referencing is a technique that is used ALL THE TIME in movies with green screen scenes. ALL THE TIME. If you watch the clip below from Game of Thrones, you’ll see how important it is for an actor to master this skill. If they can’t pretend they are being attacked by a zombie polar bear, we won’t believe it either, no matter how good the special effects are.

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