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Chicago Casting Calls

Where to Look for Auditions in Chicago. Chicago casting calls are plentiful and are certainly picking up more since this time last year. There are at least seven tv shows filming in Chicago and those casting directors are always looking for new talent. If you’re looking to audition for TV, Film, or Theatre work, there is sure to be a Chicago casting call for a project you can submit for…

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Matt Miller Interviews Tim Bagley!

Open up Tim Bagley’s list of TV and film credits and it might just unroll to your feet. Tim Bagley has been working on stage and screen for decades and with good reason: he’s serious about comedy—and acting in general. I met Tim in 2015 on the set of Teachers where he played Principal Pearson and he was kind enough to chat with me recently about his career and his…

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Covid Protocols On Set

What Actors Can Expect On A TV or Film Set During Covid by Chris Agos TV/film production is slowly trying to get back to a normal schedule. For actors returning to SAG-AFTRA TV and Film productions, life on set is going to look very different than it did before Covid. There are a lot of virus-related changes. Masks, testing, face shields, wristbands, and signage are everywhere on set. The industry is employing…

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How To Be Your Own Dialect Coach

Acting Studio Chicago is very fortunate to have Kate Devore as our Dialects and voice training instructor. As a voice coach and instructor, Kate has a ton of valuable information and techniques for maintaining a healthy voice. After all, it’s a huge part of our instrument as actors. Check out the information below for some incredible dialect tips and advice from Kate! How To Be Your Own Dialect Coach It goes without saying that…

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7 Tips To Nail The Co-Star Audition

Got a co-star audition and not sure where to begin? Well, welcome to the right place! These 7 tips will help set yourself up for success so you can nail your co-star audition. 1) UNDERSTAND YOUR FUNCTION IN THE SCENE.  Co-star roles in television, and featured roles in film, are considered functionary roles. A functionary role – you guessed it! – serves a function in the telling of the story….

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Advice For New Voice Actors: Q & A with Brad Grusnick

We asked voiceover expert and Acting Studio Chicago instructor, Brad Grusnick, to share his advice for new voice actors. Check out the Q & A below for Brad’s advice on agents, opportunities in other markets, and how to break into gaming and animation. 1) For new voice actors just starting out in their career, how do you suggest they find voiceover opportunities? Take classes and hone your skills. Too many…

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Getting an Agent: 5 Things To Do Before Submitting for Representation

You’ve taken your fair share of classes, you have some performance experience under your belt, and you’re finally ready to take the next step in your acting career: getting an agent! Before you begin submitting, follow these 5 steps in order to set yourself up for as much success as possible! 5) Do your research All agents and agencies do similar things to help their actors get work. However, each…

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How To Format an Acting Resume

These helpful guidelines and examples will help you format your acting resume, and ensure you present yourself in the most professional way possible.

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Kate Devore, Voice

5 Things You Forgot From Your Acting Voice Training

Voice training is fundamental in acting and performance. Read the 5 important things Kate DeVore wants us to remember about our utilizing our voices in performance.

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12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Actors

Need some help with the perfect Holiday gift for the Actor in your life? At Acting Studio Chicago, we’ve come up with 12 Holiday Gift Ideas for Actors (regardless of whether they are aspiring, experienced, or pros.)  12. A Theatrical Makeup kit – It’s often expected that actors do their own stage makeup. A Makeup kit is an essential thing that all actors should have, and most importantly know how…

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