Entries by Tony Nation

Additional Acting Resources

At Actors Connection, we’re always trying to provide actors with helpful information and up to date resources. Below are a few links worth your time: TIPS TO GETTING THE MOST OF YOUR NEW YORK SUMMER ACTING SCHOOL TEEN ACTING PROGRAM: SINGERS START HERE WE’RE NOT LIKE EVERY OTHER CHILDREN’S THEATER PROGRAM, WE’RE BETTER CONVENIENTLY LOCATED […]

Take Acting Classes Online!

2020 has been a wild, wild rollercoaster of a year. Actors Connection has had to change with the current times and as an online acting school offers a wide variety of classes, intensives and seminars for actors of all levels. Our online Zoom acting classes are being held Monday through Saturday with both day and evening programming. In addition to […]

Talent Agent FAQ

Every actor at some point in their career wants to work with a talent agent. Why? First and foremost, to get better jobs. Agents have access to the Breakdowns put out by casting directors for their current projects. Once they receive the breakdown from casting, the agent starts submitting talent online from their roster that’s […]

Retouching Headshots: Is It Really Necessary?

With Fall just around the corner, many actors are getting new headshots for the upcoming busy audition season. One of the common questions that many actors have is: “Is it really necessary to retouch my headshots?” We spoke with the specialists at Reproductions- Maurice and Fyzal to get their take on this question and more. […]

Do Your Homework Before an Audition to Improve Your Chances of Being Called Back by Martin Bentsen

Who, what, where, when, why, and how? Before an audition, each of these is extremely important to figure out, not just for the character you’re playing, but also for the production itself. When working with actors, I’ve found that there are typically three types of people: 1. There’s the actor that just does a shotgun approach […]

Making It Happen: Build Your Inspiration

If you had a magic wand, and you could create the exact life and inspiration you want, what would be in it? Who would be in it? Where would it be? Once you have that answer in your head, work backwards from that goal and write out the staircase to get there. What actions “lead-up” […]

A Note on Actor Research: Be Mindful

Dear Actors, A little note on Actor Research. Be mindful of the questions you ask your industry contacts.  If you can GOOGLE the answer, or find it in a short internet search, I don’t suggest emailing your contacts for the answer instead just so your research is more convenient. Agents, Casting Directors and other industry […]

The Importance of Self-Talk

Let’s talk about your self-talk. This has come up a bunch of times recently. Isn’t it amazing that things you would never DARE to say to another person you are saying to yourself? There is a DIFFERENCE between helping yourself learn/grow/improve and tearing yourself apart.  Let’s take an audition for example.  Say you get in […]

Pre-Audition Mantras

Have you been struggling with your positive thoughts in your pre-audition time?  Especially thinking positively about your auditions?  We’ve all gotten stuck in a bad thinking pattern at one time or another. It is SO IMPORTANT to stay focused and aware of your thoughts.  In our industry, your energy in the room is an enormously important […]

Handling Disappointment As An Actor

Let’s talk about DISAPPOINTMENT. I know…it hurts our hearts.  I don’t know of a single actor that hasn’t felt it at one point or another. Especially when you KNOW you got close to the desired result, and at the last moment, things change and you are dealt with the task of handling your emotions. Handling […]