Talking Commercials with Barry Shapiro, Casting Director, Herman & Lipson Casting

On-camera commercials are always changing in style.  What’s fresh and new one year is outdated the next.  Today we’re speaking with casting director Barry Shapiro on what he sees are trends in commercials and some of his pet peeves on auditioning for them. “The trends I see today in on-camera commercials are less copy, more […]

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What are some of the “must haves” that a casting director looks for in an actor?

Casting Director Jerry Kallarakal with DDO Agency talks about some “must haves” for actors. Watch below!

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Are improv skills really that important for your acting career?

Erica Palgon, at an Actors Connection New York acting seminar, talks about improv skills and commercials.

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How much does professionalism matter?

Erica Palgon offers her perspective on “professionalism.” Are you “professional” at you audition? Does talent weigh more than professionalism? If you can’t ask Lindsay Lohan, perhaps watching this short video with Erica might suffice… Click here to learn about more upcoming seminars with casting directors. Learn more about professionalism by attending some of our fabulous […]

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Top 10 Tips for Professional Actors in 2011, Pt. 1

By Tony Nation 2011 is almost here and there’s no better time than right now before the turn of the new year to get yourself ready for what looks to be a very busy audition season! Word from the networks is that there are going to be more pilots than ever being produced and cast—plus […]

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