Box Office Friday with Lisa Gold

The Roommate opens today!

Hooray…for those that having a wonderful and supportive living environment, a roommate can be an amazing addition you your circle of influence in your acting career. However, if your roommate is “one of those” (you know…we’ve all had them at one point or another) that detract, deter and depress you, you know your life is affected in ways that stop you from progressing.

As a New York acting coach, I often advise people to clear their space to be able to be focused on the core activities and actions that will move them forward toward their goals. Having a desk that’s uncluttered, with only items pertaining to your show business career is imperative. If no room for a desk, then at least a shelf containing nothing but your headshots, resumes, acting related books, database of contacts…you get the gist. It makes it easier for you to concentrate.

Same thing goes for your living “space” where people are concerned. Living with people (and sometimes you can’t choose them if they’re family, oy!) who make it difficult to concentrate is an obstacle, but not a problem if you know how to say what needs to be said in order to have you always move forward and stay positive.

Tell your roommate(s), parents, siblings, spouses, “Hey, I’m up to huge stuff here and it’s simple but not easy, so if you can’t be a support then kindly just say nothing.”

If that doesn’t work, MOVE! I mean it…nothing’s worth more than having a comfortable “space” to come home to.

Enjoy the movie and here’s to your success!

Lisa Gold

Show the best “you”

A.C.: Have you ever seen someone audition for a role that wasn’t so hot but wound up getting cast in the role?

DALE BROWN: This is a loaded question! So many factors go into casting a show. It’s not always the “best actor” or singer with the “most amazing vocals” that gets cast. There’s chemistry. There’s look. There’s concept. I can say, there are many that give amazing auditions who cannot be used at this time. You can only come in and show us the best “you.” Then let it go and allow the team to determine what best suits their needs. Focus on the things you can control and release those that are out of your hands.

DALE BROWN just finished leading a 5-week Musical Theater Showcase.Click here to learn more about the showcase.

Dale joined Tara Rubin Casting in 2007. His current specific projects with TRC include on-going casting for all US companies of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and the original casting of both BILLY ELLIOT, THE FIRST WIVES CLUB and Des McAnuff’s production of GUYS & DOLLS.

Insider’s Secret Tip for Actors #3

By Tony Nation

If indie and feature films are what you want to be doing, make sure you’ve trained on-camera. When you are on set, most directors don’t have time to work with you and EXPECT you to be able to deliver the goods in the moment.  That’s why when you are in the audition/director’s session, your first take MUST be your best from the get-go. NEVER expect a second chance.

For actors who are transitioning from stage to film and TV and want to get the skills necessary to work in the industry, I would recommend taking: “inTREATMENT” On-Camera Class: Technique for Film & TV 4 Week Class with Roz Coleman, Film Director and On-Set Coach for HBO’s In Treatment.

Click here to learn more about Roz’s class.

Our actors continually RAVE about famed New York acting coach Roz Coleman and I know from first-hand experience working with her how amazing she is as both an acting coach and actress.”

For actors with film and TV experience, one of the best classes in New York City to work on-camera and to improve your film skills is our Indie Film Intensive with Casting Director Brette Goldstein. Brette’s fresh, upbeat style coupled with her years of indie film casting and coaching actors are a winning combination!

Click here to learn more about Brette’s class.