Actor Spotlight -- Jordana DePaula
We recently interviewed the lovely and quite talented Jordana DePaula. You might recognize her from her work on "Rock of Ages" and "Step Up Revolution". Jordana is also appearing on the soon-to-be-released, "Pain & Gain", starring Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson and Mark Wahlberg.
Now, while we're definitely huge fans of the aforementioned stars... I'll admit that I'll be the first in line to watch "Pain & Gain" just to see Jordana's million-dollar smile. And when I say "million-dollar smile" - I mean it. Jordana has a passion for Cosmetic Dentistry, which can explain her magnetic smile :-)
But I don't want to spoil any surprises... Read our interview with her now.
Movie Script of the Month
The English Patient - Enjoy reading our latest "Movie Script of the Month" pick.Yes! We now have Film Scripts!
In the Audition Room - How to Nail Your Audition!
You’ve memorized your monologues and have rehearsed your songs over and over again. Your resume and headshot are in order and you’ve found the perfect audition outfit. Your job is done, right? Wrong!
Acting Agent or Acting Manager? What's the Difference Anyway?
Mark Stolzenberg discusses the major differences between agents and managers... and even sheds some light on which one would be better for you.
Marc's sole purpose - having been on both sides of the camera - is to deliver a product that gets the client noticed. Whether it's a head shot or an intricate set of poses, he is known to deliver a most fun and rewarding photographic experience.
Students of New York Film Academy (nyfa.edu) write, direct and edit their own films. In addition to directing their own films, students are required to rotate among principal production positions. Click here to apply.
How to Cry On Cue
"Breaking down" does not necessarily mean crying. Watch TV News. Watch people in horrifying situations. Not all of them cry. Fighting hard not to cry is a great deal more moving than crying. The best coach I had told me... Read more >>
How to Feel Great After an Audition
What happens when someone asks you, "So, what do you do, Bob?" Most actors answer in one of 2 ways. Either they say "I am an actor" or they apologize and explain why they aren't in a show right now by saying, "Well, I'm trying to be an actor" or something similar. Read more >>
Actor Pay Rates
You're pursuing your dream as an actor. You took classes, got your headshots, kept your resume up to date, networked with the right people, auditioned for a film with pay(!) and you landed the role! After your initial excitement of landing the role wear's off, you get doubly excited that you have a pay check coming your way for doing what you love. "Hmmm, I wonder how much I'll get paid," you ask yourself. " Read more >>
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Dear Sister (for Women)
"Helen, don’t do it. I beg of you. Marry him if you like, but when he asks you to pose for his paintings (as he surely will–he is fifty-three and you are sixteen, do you think he’s marrying you for your mind?), when he asks you to sit, to lie still–say No...." Get full monologue >>
My Supposed Best Friend (for Teen Girls)
"My 'formerly' best friend, Marta Holloway called me a liar in school today! I hate that! Especially since I WAS lying and she was only telling the truth. Do you remember all those times people would tell you not to lie, but then turn around and say something like... when it comes down to..." Get full monologue >>
Play Date (for Men)
"This is it. Eighteen year of hiding. Eighteen years of wishing I was someone else, praying that I would change. I cannot change, I was born this way and this is how I must live. I will tell them. They won't care, will they? Aren't I the same person I have been all our lives? Will them knowing this one detail about my lifestyle change our..." Get full monologue >>
Butterhead Star Wars (for Kids)
"So this is it!
The new *** movie is out and I am here to see it.
And I am ready.
I waited in line for... [looks at wrist]
Wait! Where's my watch?
[looks at other wrist]
Oh! There it is! ... I waited in line for 3 hours. I got the first..." Get full monologue >>