Photo Source: Photo by Joseph Redfield from Pexels Article by Joanne Baron & D.W. Brown – originally written for Backstage. The social media and internet focus that has modernized our world may come with its challenges, but for actors and filmmakers, it’s led to some huge career advantages as well.
Photo Source: Photo by Michael Longmire on Unsplash Article by Joanne Baron and D.W. Brown – originally written for Backstage. If many years go by and an actor is paid very little or nothing at all for their acting work, does that mean they aren’t meant for this profession and
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Photo Source: Shutterstock Article by Joanne Baron & DW Brown – originally written for Backstage. The desire to be the center of attention can be so single-minded that there are actors who will sabotage the work of other actors who are doing scenes with them. Yes, it’s horrible. Yes, it’s
Article by Joanne Baron & DW Brown – originally written for Backstage. Every role has its own special demands. For instance, playing the leads in “Creed” and “Ex Machina” called for extraordinary physical skills, while those in “Son of Saul” and “Beasts of No Nation” required connecting emotionally with the
Photo Source: Photo by Matilda Wormwood from Pexels Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Backstage. During this time of social distancing, everyone has faced uncharted territory in both their personal lives and work. Virtual is the new normal. We are all humbled and connected in this universal need
William Esper William Esper passed away January 26, 2019. This legendary teacher was Joanne Baron’s greatest influence. His work lives on at his Studio in New York and the Baron Brown Studio in Santa Monica, California. Our thoughts and prayers and with Bill’s family and the Esper Studio. He will
Article by Joanne Baron & DW Brown – originally written for Backstage Magazine. Recently, we were at a holiday event and had the opportunity to hear a director on an award-winning series talk about the odd, funny, unfortunate, and misguided ways actors go into auditions thinking they have a leg
ACTING IS HARD! It’s so hard to be rejected, to wait for something to happen, to feel motivated, to take action. There are areas of your life that you must look at. What is worse than failing… worse, is regret. I have no interest in ever being “fearless,“ for that
Article by Joanne Baron – originally written for Daily Actor. Accepting failure is one of the critical things that an actor must embrace in order to be successful. In fact, viewing failure as a negative is probably not the right perspective if one is going to be resilient and get back