Diversity in Voice Acting

HOLLYWOOD IS TAKING THE HEAT…AGAIN IMAGE COURTESY OF PIXABAY Hollywood has been criticized for its casting choices when it comes to non-white characters, a discussion that really started to pick up speed after no actors of color were nominated for the acting categories of the 2015 Academy Awards. While many believe Hollywood is just trying…

Nothing Strange About Feeling Discouraged

Let’s talk about discouragement. It’s a feeling all too familiar for actors young and old. It’s, well, just part of the business… but that doesn’t make it any easier. But I’d like to point out that it is something that ALL actors go through, even the ones that “made it,” probably ones you’ve even seen…

Why Actors Should Travel

MAKING TRAVEL A PRIORITY CAN BENEFIT YOUR ACTING Hope you all haven’t enjoyed our little blog break too much! Getting back in the full swing of the fall season can be challenging, so we took a little breather from the blog. But now it’s back and we’re going to talk about a topic I’ve very…

A Magical Musical

FINDING NEVERLAND IS COMING TO CHARLOTTE Photo courtesy of Blumenthal Performing Arts Looking for something special to do with the whole family? Don’t forget to check out the upcoming events from Blumenthal Performing Arts! Belk Theatre shows multiple family-friendly musicals throughout the year, and my personal favorite is coming up in just a few weeks!…

An Actor’s Homework

SCHOOL’S IN SESSION PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY School is back and session, and for most students, that means lots of homework as well. With so much work to do, there’s no way you should add something else to your plate, right? Um, WRONG! While schoolwork should come before extracurriculars, being an actor requires a little…

Balancing Parenthood and Showbiz

THE PARENT TRAP PHOTO COURTESY OF PIXABAY This blog covers a lot of topics that are really relevant to the young actors trying to balance their school, chores, and acting careers. But let’s be honest, kids have a pretty significant resource: their parents! Parents help learn lines, drive their kids to acting class and auditions……

Summer Side Gigs

KEEPING YOUR PIGGY BANK FULL BETWEEN BOOKINGS Summer is here, which means that the kids are out of school, people are shelling out loads of cash to go on their family vacations, and overall the economy is booming, right? If you’re like most of the U.S., summer hurts your wallet more than any other season. Have…

New Gender Rating System for Film+TV

COMBATING STEREOTYPES BREAKING NEWS! We’re all familiar with gender stereotypes. People have varying opinions about gender roles in society, but in recent years, the general opinion on the matter has become more progressive. The film and television industry has tried to keep up and combat criticism by portraying stronger women and more sensitive men in…