A black and white picture of acting teacher Sanford Meisner, sitting smoking a cigarrette.

Acting Teacher Jim Jarrett and the Meisner Technique

In this video, Sanford Meisner's last teaching protege, Jim Jarrett talks about the differences between the Method and The Meisner Technique, as well as...
Amy Jo Berman appears in a closeup picture, with a white background accentuating her dark hair and eyes. She is smiling.

Casting Director Amy Berman Talks About the Audition Trap

Los Angeles Casting Director Amy Jo Berman talks about something she sees often in auditions that most actors do without really noticing. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wsrjqqEi69I&feature=youtu.be

Denzel Washington Gives Actors Some Good Advice

He inspires us with his acting, and now Denzel Washington gives us some great advice for actors or anyone, really.  It's all about goals...

Second Act is Second Rate

The saying "The road to hell is paved with good intentions," defines many scenarios in our lives.  But while we can think of many...
A picture of dialect coach, Eric Singer, smiling, with blue eyes and brown hair.

Eric Singer – Actors Who Played Real People

In this segment, dialect coach Eric Singer talks about actors who played real people, and how they mastered their idiosyncratic speech.  It's called 'idiolects'...
A picture of the women of "Ocean's Eight" sitting in a bar, discussing plans.

Ocean’s 8 – Too Much Command, Not Enough Charm

“Make me guess, then I’m interested.” Cate Blanchet co-stars in “Ocean’s Eight” as Lou, the sidekick to Sandra Bullock’s leading character, Debbie Ocean.  She utters...
A picture of actor, Skeet Ulrich laying hands on a man to heal him.

Goin’ Way Back: “Touch”, True Love in All Its Forms

I first saw the movie "Touch" when it came out in 1997.  I was living in Burbank, CA with my boyfriend, and working in...
A picture of actor Anthony Meindl in a black v-neck tee-shirt wearing dark reading glasses. The title says, "Backstage..."

"You want to walk into your acting class and be the model student?  Then stop trying to be the model student. That's just one...
A close up of Ivana Chubbuck. Her brown hair falls about her shoulders. Her bright blue eyes penetrate the camera.

Ivana Chubbuck – The Power of the Actor

This is a great interview with the famous acting teacher, Ivana Chubbuck.  Her book, "The Power of the Actor" is a best seller worldwide...
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When Should You Get New Headshots? Ask Amy Jo Berman!

Long time Casting Director, Amy Jo Berman tells you when it's critically important to get new headshots. https://youtu.be/0SNayQnvubU
Amy Jo Berman appears in a closeup picture, with a white background accentuating her dark hair and eyes. She is smiling.

Casting Director Amy Jo Berman on Actors’ Headshots

Actor Headshots Tips -- You need them. I know this because I am a Casting Director and I've seen thousands of actors headshots that...
Actor, filmmaker Jason Turner sits in an outside setting with trees in the background. He is wearing a white shirt and grey vest His black hair is combed back and his dark eyes penitrate the camera.

Filmmaker Jason Turner Talks About His Influences

Kansas City actor, filmmaker Jason Turner talks with act.land about his filmmaking influences, one of them being the Texas native, Robert Rodriguez.  Jason details...