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CONQUERING UNCERTAINTY AS AN ACTOR

By Kimberly Jentzen Uncertainty is something we all live with, especially actors, like when you aren’t sure how well you performed or wonder if you will “make it” as an actor. There is a crazy,... more

Self-Tape Strategy for Levelling up Your Career

“When a director holds an audition, they are asking a question—can anyone fulfil what I need?” What is self-tape strategy? Is there such a thing? Can you actually have a strategy for your self... more

Finding your acting class – An Actor’s Checklist

Training is essential for an actor. As quoted by Val Kilmer on Breaking into Acting, “Never, ever, ever, ever, take a day off... Become a world class athlete.” I often get asked about what... more

Take Control of Your Career; The Actor’s Mindset

I’m sure most of us can agree that when we decided to take our first steps on the acting path, it was hard to imagine the whirlwind that would come our way. Who knew that the hardest thing to achieve as... more

How to get the best headshots and choose the best photographer – for you

There seems to be a current surge of less than stellar headshots making their presence in the industry, with the expected winces, groans and eye-rolls. Don’t let this happen to you! What’s the first... more

How To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Online Acting Classes

Now more than ever we’re turning to online acting classes. This might have you wondering how you can evaluate if your online acting class, or other online class like voice or dance, is effective. The... more

What is the Most Important Aspect of an Audition?

By Loren E. Chadima Creator/Teacher Intentional Acting Vlog version: https://youtu.be/Lmph4_qoESY Keeping the Casting Director’s attention! It’s a delicate thing.  It only takes a shift of... more

10 Tips for Managing Stress and Anxiety

Spotlight's Mental Health and Wellbeing Manager, Bea Grist, shares tips for actors managing stress and anxiety.  Things like work, COVID, family situations etc. can all contribute to feelings of stress... more

Questions, questions, questions!

Actors Pro Expo Global – 2022 We are a small team, so we’ve put together a list of FAQs, which will hopefully help you! Simply scroll through, and hopefully the answer to your question is here! Full... more

Mastering Self-Tapes and Virtual Auditions and Finding Your Next Role

We at The Mandy Network continue to work tirelessly to ensure our talented community is motivated and supported during this current climate. Employers post thousands of jobs each week on Mandy for our... more

Trinity Fox for safe firearm handling at Actors Pro Expo 2022

TrinityFox is excited to be exhibiting at the Actors Pro Expo 2022!! Please come and see us we’ll have cookies!! TrinityFox is a company formed of ex UK Metropolitan Police, Special Forces and... more

As an actor you have 6/9 skills needed to be a voiceover

There is plenty of voiceover work available to actors. And with 6 out of the 9 skills needed to make it as a voiceover, actors are well placed to add voice acting as another income stream. Let’s take... more

8 pro tips take the hassle out of your hustle in 2022

Between the castings, side hustles your personal life, lies the scary world of creator admin and finances. This is what you may call the boring side of being a pro creative, but by getting on top of this... more

Advice for Actors Living in a Post-Covid World

Valorie Hubbard This has been an exciting year for me. Ten years into my business, I’ve built a new studio and revamped my programs. My clients are booking big projects, like the new James Bond movie,... more

How an Acting Conservatory Can Help You Achieve Emotional Resilience

In any training, or in any career, most of us go through the “is this right for me?” phase. We think things like, “This is harder than I thought it would be!” “This is way more personal and more... more

You’re an Actor – Where’s Your Website?

So, you’ve got your acting resume, headshots, demo reels, social media accounts and a page on IMDB. That means you’re done promoting yourself, right? Wrong. You should also have an actor website.... more

How to Up Your Chances of Getting Cast on StarNow

StarNow wants to help you make 2022 your best year yet, and if you’re reading this, chances are one of your goals this year is to get cast for your dream role. Here are three simple things you can do... more

Grab those oars and steer into 2022

So we’ve all had our fair share of Zoom quizzes, living room workouts, baking banana bread, fakeaways, Netflix and attempting numerous TikTok dance trends. Are you ready to mingle with other creatives... more

How the heck do you get cast in a lockdown?

There’s no doubt about it, it’s the most challenging time most of us can remember in the acting industry. Thanks to Covid-19, getting cast is now less likely to be about catching a train to an in-person... more

How to Stand Out in an Audition: Make Great Choices that Get You Noticed!

Show business is tough. There are thousands of actors vying for every role. Literally - thousands!  Stewart Stone Casting said that there are over 2000 actors being submitted for each role! And that was... more

Best Practices for a Virtual Event

When attending a virtual event it’s easy to find yourself distracted or lose focus from what’s happening in the virtual room you’ve joined. Although live and virtual events differ etiquette should remain... more

Peak Practice

Here’s one for you. Take a moment to think about how you feel after an embarrassingly bad audition/rehearsal/take. I’m sure it won’t be long before your imaginings set off a series of physical... more

Quarantine: An Actor’s Guide

This year, has forced actors to reimagine our industry and what it means to create. We had to build virtual spaces for a new way of doing things and as always, actors and creators rose to the occasion with... more

How To Evaluate the Effectiveness of Online Acting Classes

Now more than ever we’re turning to online acting classes. This might have you wondering how you can evaluate if your online acting class, or other online class like voice or dance, is actually... more

Showing Up Is Half The Battle

In this interview Actress Michelle Lukiman shares her experience on attending Actors Pro Expo and how making connections at the event served her well and even helped book her a role! 1. Michelle tell... more

Independent Drama

Independent Drama caters for all levels of ability from complete beginner to experienced fight performer. Courses are run by certified stage combat teachers who are working industry professionals and many lead... more

LinkedIn for your ACTING Career

THE CEO ACTOR As an Actor you are an entrepreneur a business owner, the CEO of your own company. LinkedIn is a business platform, not a social media platform so it only makes sense that actors learn how... more

About The Work Actors Studio Presents: 3 SECRET FORMULAS FOR MAKING A STRONG CHOICE IN YOUR AUDITION

As an actor, director, and acting coach, I’ve developed an approach to auditions using an equation I call "The Space Between." The Space Between stretches the arc, journey, relationship, and intention of a... more

5 Tips for Attending Actors Pro Expo Virtual

1. Plan Your Schedule Take some time to dive deep into all of the sessions being offered as part of the event! There will be multiple seminars running at once, so plan out your schedule ahead of time... more

The Simon Studio – what’s new!

CONNECT - GROW - TRAIN - DEVELOP > SHOWCASE Our philosophy is simple: We feel the experience of continuing to learn should be joyous! Studio training and performance go hand in hand. At The Simon... more

Acting in Isolation: A Quick Start Guide To Setting up Your Home Studio

Nobody quite knows what's going on at the moment, including those who really should, some things have emerged as definites: in the new normal, we all need to work out how to act - and more importantly earn... more

I am a self-employed actor that has lost all income due to Covid-19 – what should I do?

Actors, performers and directors are some of the biggest hit professions by Covid-19. Popular productions, such as the BBC’s Eastenders and Holby city, have either been paused or scaled down. The filming... more

7 Steps to Cope During a Crisis like…a Pandemic

By Gwyn Gilliss 1 - ACTIVATE Don't be frightened or sit around in anger, fear, doubt. That's just shooting yourself in the foot. By moving your physical body you change your emotional state. Get outside,... more

FLOW…the Secret to WINNING !

By Gwyn Gilliss Ever watch teenagers skateboard or snowboard? Or children in a sandbox pretending to be princesses and dragons…or anything from a fairytale. They’re having FUN and they’re playing!... more

How to Master your Monologue

The Mandy Network has just launched its Monologue Competition! This is a great chance to showcase your acting talents to a panel of influential judges and be in the chance to win career-boosting prizes... more

THE POWER OF NO

One of the weekly ACTORVIST videos from the Independent centre for Actor Training. Thoughts and insights on the job from those who do this for a... more

Accessibility Information

Actors Pro Expo are working hard to ensure it’s accessible for all the actors wanting to enjoy the day! Here are some helpful tips: Is the venue accessible? Yes, here is a handy link with all... more

Stage Combat – What is it, why do I need it and how much do I really need to do?

By Ronin Traynor – Director of Independent Drama and BASSC Master Teacher What is stage combat? Think of stage combat as a broader term for staged combat. It has applications across theatre, film... more

Stop asking Casting Directors THIS question!

By Charlotte Thornton, Career mentor for Actors Casting director workshops are a great place to improve your skills and make a contact, and there are plenty to choose from at Surviving Actor his year. I... more

Benjamin Louis – Director / Executive Producer – Streetwalkers

Give us an overview on what ‘Streetwalkers’ is about? Three students filming a horror movie stumble upon something much worse, and their only hope for survival are the two detectives who find the... more

Different Duck Films attending Actors Pro Expo

We’re excited to have Rob Margolies from Different Duck Films attending Actors Pro Expo on September 8th to cast THREE of his films! Here is an insight in to what he is going to be looking... more

What To Do Before & After An Open Call

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when actors attend an open casting call. The audition is another story all on its own. Let us focus on what to do before and after an audition. Then we'll focus on the... more

What To Do Inside The Room – Open Calls

Top tips on what to do inside the audition room by Thomas J. Bellezza (BBR Productions Inc.): Walk directly to your mark. Once there say hello. Follow their particular cues. If they ask you questions... more

Why Do Companies Run Open Calls?

Meeting people. Events like Actor's Pro Expo allow companies like ourselves to do full on Open Calls for actors ready and willing to get paid for their work. Open Calls in general give you a much larger array... more

Demo Reel Tips

If you’re about to get your first demo reel made, then awesome! You’re on your way to having a hugely important tool in your Actor’s Kit Bag. But if this is your first time putting a reel together, then... more

Surviving Tech Week

Anyone who’s ever worked in theater will know that 'tech week' can be a little difficult. Long hours, having to repeat the same things over and over again and things going wrong can all lead to patience... more

Looking After Your Voice in Winter

Game of Thrones has been predicting it for years, but it’s true - Winter Is Here. We love this season for endless mugs of hot chocolate, snuggling into cosy sweaters and of course all those Christmas feels.... more

How To Use LinkedIn – What Everyone Else Is Doing Wrong

LinkedIn is a must for actors. Not only does it rank high on search engine result pages, but also it is great for letting you and your connections know of activity, ensuring you stay in the know and giving you... more

How To Get Brand New Agent – Nicky Raby

I have had many agents over the years; some have been wonderful and some less than wonderful, let’s just say :) This week, I signed with an additional agent; lovely Kaye is going to look after me for... more

How you can prepare for 2018 as an actor

When I was an agent, I rarely stopped for breath. Lunch was a hurried affair at my desk and often the calls and emails of ‘immediate attention’ continued way beyond office hours. When you are under... more