What Is An Open Call?

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  Everyone has a pretty good idea of what an audition is, however, there are different types of auditions, and some of these may not be familiar to everyone. So when an audition is labeled an “open call,” what exactly … Continue reading

Those Who Can, Do; Those Who Can’t, Teach

When I started college, I had a decision to make. I knew that I loved music, it was my life. But I had to decide if I wanted to be an education major, or a performance major.  In other words, … Continue reading

Is It Time To Get Representation as an Actor?

This post is meant as a part two, to part one, which is “How to Get Started In Acting.” In that post, we discussed an effort to get started where you are. In other words, you don’t need to pick … Continue reading

Josie Batorski: Studio Teacher

  TTN:  Josie, is there a difference between a set tutor and a studio teacher? JOSIE:  A studio teacher is different from a set tutor.   There are many set tutors working in Canada and in the U.S. in states other … Continue reading

A Note To Parents

  I feel compelled today to say a word to parents. Parents who have talented children who are out in the world rehearsing, dancing, filming, performing, as these things don’t take place in a vacuum.  Most of the parents I … Continue reading

Book Review: The War of Art by Steven Pressfield

“The amateur believes he must first overcome his fear; then he can do his work. The professional knows that fear can never be overcome. He knows there is no such thing as a fearless warrior or a dread-free artist.” – … Continue reading

What Does A Talent Manager Really Do?

  A talent manager can very well be the most important part of a professional’s team. This person guides the talent through the day-to-day decision-making processes of his/her career and works very closely with the talent to help them achieve … Continue reading