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7 Things Actors Can Do Every Day to Succeed

Photo by: Carl Heyerdahl<p>By Marci Liroff<p>One of my Twitter followers is doing a 30-day acting challenge and asked me if I had any advice. Of course, it …

How to Defeat Self-Doubt

Photo courtesy: Tertia Van Rensburg<p>By Marci Liroff<p><i>My Los Angeles Audition Bootcamp starts May 16, 23, 30th, 2017. Only a few spots left – sign up</i> …

AUDITION BOOTCAMP

Do you feel like you leave your auditions wishing you’d done better and others are getting <i>your</i> opportunities?<p>Do you want a better understanding of …

Why You Didn’t Get the Role

Photo by Jared Erondu<p>By Marci Liroff<p>You had a great audition. You killed it. The casting office “pinned” you (casting called your agent to let them …

I’m Ready For My Close-Up

By Marci Liroff<p>I’m addicted to Variety’s “Actors on Actors” series. Some of the interview/interviewee pairings include Matthew McConaughey and Jeff …

Perfection is a Creativity Killer

Photo by Ricardo Viana<p>By Marci Liroff<p>These days we have casting sessions without the director or the producer in the room. You’ll be “going on tape …

Will Tattoos Stop You From Getting The Gig?

Illustration by Nick Bertozzi<p>By Marci Liroff<p>I love tattoos but I’ve always been too scared to get them. What if a piece of artwork I like today …

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Photo by: Carl Heyerdahl<p>By Marci Liroff<p>One of my Twitter followers is doing a 30-day acting challenge and asked me if I had any advice. Of course, it …

The Totally Uncensored List of Casting Director Pet Peeves

By Marci Liroff It’s that time of year again. During the summer break my casting director colleagues get together and celebrate the end of pilot …

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Audition Tips: How to Audition for Film and Television

Stars Come Out For the Film Independent Spirit Awards

Get Serious About Your New Year and New You

Here comes that time of year again. New Year’s Day brings with it a time of reflection on the past year. For many, it’s a time to restart programs, …

How Steven Spielberg chose Henry Thomas to play Elliott in E.T.

Believe it or not, but casting the role of E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial's BFF in 1981 wasn't as simple as just phoning home.<p>Casting director Marci …

Tina Fey Explains Why You’ll Never See Her Nude Photos

Last night, Tina Fey and David Letterman spoke briefly about the infamous celebrity nude photo leak that rocked Hollywood last week.<p>After acknowledging that way more people these days have nude photos of themselves, Fey offered her two cents on just why that is. “I feel like the girls I remember …

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Chicago actors Molly Glynn, Bernie Yvon die in separate accidents

The close-knit Chicago theater community suffered almost an unbearable loss Saturday when two of its stars, the actors Bernie Yvon and Molly Glynn, were struck down in the prime of their stage careers, both the result of accidents.<p>Glynn, a luminous 46-year-old stage actress known for her feisty …

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Photo by: Carl Heyerdahl<p>By Marci Liroff<p>One of my Twitter followers is doing a 30-day acting challenge and asked me if I had any advice. Of course, it …

Bud Cort: 'Harold and Maude was a blessing and a curse'

He freaked out audiences with a bizarre turn in Hal Ashby's tender romance, then vanished after studio rows, weirdo typecasting and a couple of car crashes. Alex Godfrey tracks down the star<p>Bud Cort has just come back from Ringo Starr's birthday breakfast. He has known Ringo for a while he says. …

The 2 Speech Patterns That May Be Costing You Jobs

There’s an epidemic going on and I had no idea it actually had a name. The culprit is “vocal fry.” Not only is it annoying but it’s ruining your …

The Sign of a Good Acting Teacher

In my May 22 and June 5 columns, I spoke to some acting teachers and coaches about some of the horror stories I’ve been hearing from actors about …

Is Your Acting Class Abusive?

By Marci Liroff<p>In my last blog “Is Your Acting Teacher Making You Sick?”, I wrote about the cult of acting teachers and how actors can sometimes be …

Is Your Acting Class Abusive?

In the May 22 issue of Backstage, I wrote about the cult of acting teachers and how actors can sometimes be swept up in their bad behavior. I’m …

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Audition Tips: How to Audition for Film and Television

THE UNIVERSE IS LISTENING

By Marci Liroff<p>One of my Skype coaching clients in the North Carolina market raised a very good question the other day: “Is taking all work offered …

Is It Ever OK to Turn Down Work?

One of my Skype coaching clients in the North Carolina market raised a very good question the other day: “Is taking all work offered necessarily a …

How To Prepare BEFORE The Job

By Marci Liroff<p>A couple of months ago, I was coaching a client for a project. I always like to get all the details of the project (who’s involved, …

Your Life Is Worth More

Photo credit: Mike McCall<p>By Marci Liroff<p>The events on the train tracks in Wayne County, Ga., Feb. 20, while filming the Gregg Allman film have been …

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