The more I speak with our showcase winners, the more I notice a pattern. These are not your cliched Hollywood darlings, blossoming in the shelter of a long line of silver screen veterans and cutting their teeth in major studios. Our success stories come from everywhere, from the “nowheres” of the U.S. They use their… Continue reading Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Aubrey J Marquez
In a world that technology seems to render ever smaller, with ever-multiplying opportunities, it can be hard for an artist to find focus and clarity. Actors at all stages of their careers can struggle trying to find the “right” path, their career niche. Too often, that search paralyzes rather than motivates. In the interest of… Continue reading Featured Artist Series: Ilai Swindells
You might not have a defining moment where you can pin-point the start of your dreams and passions, but that isn’t what is relevant. What is, is that you pursue them whole-heartedly, to the very end, like showcase winner Diane Samuelson! Diane was born and raised in the Northern Virginia/Washington DC area and has lived… Continue reading Featured Artist Series: Showcase Winner Diane Samuelson
Sometimes life can sidetrack your acting career. When that happens, it is easy to become discouraged, to feel rusty and overwhelmed at the thought of jumping back in the game. But as showcase winner Anthony John Thomas demonstrates, with the right cocktail of perseverance, hard work, and courage, success can come around any corner. Anthony… Continue reading Featured Artist Series: Anthony John Thomas and How to Overcome a Late Start Acting Career
We have another showcase winner! (These keep happening, like every other month. That means every other month there is a Cast It Talent Showcase winner that could potentially be you. Submit)! December’s winner is Kenita McNeill, and hers is a lesson in spinning success into new opportunities. Kenita was a fresh-faced middle schooler when she… Continue reading How One Showcase Winner Uses Her Success as a Springboard
It’s that time again! Time to learn from success stories, and remind ourselves that even though we have all chosen a career with the lifeblood of rejection pumping fast through its veins, there remains that elusive cocktail of determination, talent and resourcefulness that can spur us on to our own tales of triumph. Today’s champion… Continue reading Your Monthly Inspiration: Tim Mason Scott, October Showcase Winner!