Three things you can do to be a better actor.

Acting is more than reading the lines on a page. Make sure that you know your character and listen to the other actors.

Read the article by Marcus Geduld,

Get the Constantin Stanislavski book about building character

Without collaboration, you can't make a movie

Making your film is not a singular effort. Everyone around you knows what makes a movie great. Make sure you listen to them.

Yes, you should work for free.

Wait, what?! Yes, if you are an actor, director, cinematographer or anyone that wants to work on a Movie or Television, you need to count your blessings that you get to work, even if it's for free. We all need to make our reels as current as we can and that means we have to work for free to get that paid gig we are working for.

Plus, you never know when that director's stuff is going to hit or who he’s trying to sell it to. Spielberg or Tom Hanks may get to see your talent sending your career into the stratosphere. Or, you can not do it and guarantee they will never get to see you shine.

Picking the best Monologue and Winning the Audition

The best monologue is the one that is the closest to your personality, so choose wisely.

Monologues are a staple of every new actors tool kit. The best way to nail that audition is to get it as close to who you are as possible when you are just beginning your career. I go over why this is the best tactic to use when starting out, but that's not the only thing you need to know. Looking behind the curtain and realizing that there are other things going on than just you reading the sides and how those are just as important to winning that role as are your acting chops.