Category Archives: Acting

The Legendary Robin Williams, Dead at 63

August 13, 2014

The whole world was shocked by the news that Robin Williams, all-time great comedian and performer, died at the age of 63 yesterday from an apparent suicide. “An investigation into the cause, manner and circumstances of the death is currently underway by the Investigations and Coroner Divisions of the Sheriff’s Office,” a sheriff’s statement said. […]

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The Iconic Ruby Dee Dies at 91

June 14, 2014

For many, the allure of a life in the arts stems from the possibility of becoming a legend. The right role and the right story can permanently catapult an actor into the public consciousness. For Ruby Dee, the iconic actress and civil rights activist, her legend stemmed not just from her break-through roles and wonderful […]

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Actor Advice, Part Two: 4 Tips for Nailing an Audition

June 9, 2014

Hopefully you’ve read Part One of ‘Actor’s Advice’ – and maybe it even helped you get an audition. Now, here are a few tips for nailing your audition once you’re in the door. 1. Go back and re-read the breakdown. Wherever you applied, there must have been at least a basic description of the character. Chances […]

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Actor Advice, Part One: 3 Tips for Getting the Audition

May 30, 2014

Acting is probably the hardest field to break into in the already very hard world of film. This really hit home for me when I posted a casting call for just two characters (unpaid) and got over 450 applicants. With numbers like those, anything you can do to get (and improve) an audition is well […]

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DFA Grad Chadwick Boseman to Play James Brown in Biopic

March 18, 2014

It’s been years since Chadwick Boseman was a student at the Digital Film Academy. Since then, he’s been no stranger to the world of entertainment, landing roles on such classic soap operas as All My Children. But, like most film stars, it takes certain roles to suddenly get you ‘on the radar’ – and for Boseman, […]

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