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2 Major Casting Directors

On What Makes A Go-To Actor

15 April 2021

"To succeed these days, you have to have a glass-half-full attitude. Remember – even when you don’t get the role, if you did your best in the room, the right people notice."

- Daniel Hubbard

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Career Longevity: 
An Interview w/ Alice Krige

7 April 2021

"Each new piece is a learning curve, a new challenge. I somehow always feel as if I’m starting from scratch, as if it’s the first time, as if I’m journeying into the unknown."
- Alice Krige

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How to Become a Voice Actor 

in Australia

23 March 2021

You might not recognise them on the street, but that doesn’t mean voice actors can’t enjoy the same demand and variety of work as their on-camera peers. After all, “The tongue can paint what the eyes can’t see”, as the Chinese proverb goes.

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6 Australian Acting Agencies

You should know

18 March 2021

The entertainment industry in Australia may still be comparatively small to that of the U.S. or U.K., but that doesn’t mean the country is lacking in talent - or the talent agencies to represent them.

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How to Thrive with performance Anxiety

12 January 2021

You aren’t broken if you experience performance anxiety. Your body is simply doing what it has been conditioned to do since the beginning of time.

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How to Become a Top Director's

favourite actor

7 January 2021

We recently spoke to BAFTA Award-winning film and TV director, Jon East (Pennyworth, Killing Eve), and writer/director star-on-the-rise, Koby Adom (Noughts + Crosses, Haircut) for their takes on collaborating with actors, and what separates the good from the great.

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2020 Reading List

22 December 2020

'Tis once again the season we nerd out and reflect on our reading list of the past year 🤘🏼2020 - in all its chaotic glory - saw us read a total of 25 books, which, encouragingly, is up 25% on our number in 2019.

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Fame: Quickly won, Quickly lost

20 November 2020

Fame. A complex topic, we know, but one we’re gonna attempt to tackle here regardless. As a sneaky opponent for the vast majority of our actors, this is how we start to unpack what has become such a loaded subject for so many in our field.

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Success From Stage to Screen

5 November 2020

If you do wish to straddle both worlds, keep in mind that this requires subtle shifts in preparation and performance.

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An Indian Parable and the Actor's Mindset

24 October 2020

There are a great number of things outside our control as actors, but one of the things we can control is our mindset.

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DEFINING THE "DOJO"

29 August 2020

We’re often asked why we’re called The Actor’s Dojo. The “actor” element being pretty self-explanatory as we solely exist to pioneer actor empowerment, but the “dojo” part sometimes raises an eyebrow.

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what can actors learn

from einstein + neuroscience? 

17 August 2020

Shakespeare himself said in Hamlet: “There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” Objective reality will remain objective reality, but our decision to interpret that ... is always entirely ours.

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SLEEP: THE ACTOR'S SECRET WEAPON

3 August 2020

After all, when we reach the stage where talent and drive are a given, won’t it be the actors with a seemingly endless supply of energy and focus who will truly endure?

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Mindset Matters Most:

Our Recommended Reading List

10 July 2020

Here, we’ve partnered with Amazon to bring you a list of our top five mindset reads.

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THE creative power of procrastination

18 June 2020

Studies have shown people to be 28% more creative when they “procrastinate on purpose”, so there may just be a benevolent god after all 🙏🏼

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THE ACTOR'S SANDPIT

21 May 2020

This may seem to leave us with very little within our power, but that is really the point. There’s a reason why horses are given blinkers when racing: it narrows their focus and concentration.

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Ready Player One:

Voicing Video Game Characters

16 April 2020

Gaming work is so attractive because the storytelling possibilities feel almost infinite. The realm of potential exceeds that of stage or screen and with technology developing at the exponential rate it is, that will only continue to be the case.

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Your Success Is More Than Yours

27 March 2020

A person’s “success” belongs to more than just them. The achievements of the ... protagonist are only made possible with the help (whether direct or indirect) of many, many others, and similarly, their wins are also the wins of these people too.

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Dealing with a bad performance

28 February 2020

Giving a bad performance does not make you a bad performer.

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Three Lessons Actors Can Learn from Athletes

8 January 2020

Elite athletes are always training. Even in the off-season, the world’s best are still putting in the time and effort to hone their skills and craft … You can either get results or have excuses.

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Bamboo: Tree of Unexpected Actor Wisdom

12 August 2019

We actors can do a pretty good job of planting the metaphorical seed (our wildest dreams and ambitions), and tending to it regularly (through training, experience and exposure), but we can also be pretty guilty of digging up the damn seed to see if it

has grown yet. Or yet. Or yet.

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Defining Your Own Success As An Actor

5 June 2019

My challenge to you is to take a moment to really discern what constitutes success for you as an actor. The idea here is to ensure you are living life by your design, not by someone else’s default.

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money, money, money

15 March 2019

We are allowed to want, and work towards, a wealthy existence as actors. That’s okay, it’s not inherently bad to desire money.


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THE ENVY ADVANTAGE

29 December 2018

The thing is, that endless and draining spiral of self-pity doesn’t help, and comparisons (at least in this instance) don’t actually matter.

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