Actors' Connective Toronto

we're all in this together.

 

Welcome to the Actors' Connective Toronto
(So much more than your average online entertainment network)

ACT is designed to provide the Toronto acting community a place to connect, inspire, and learn crucial business & career-building skills that will take your craft to the next level. 


It’s no secret: we work in a competitive industry - but there’s always strength in numbers. Here at ACT, we firmly believe that through community and collaboration, we empower one another to be stronger, work smarter, and find the opportunities that will push our creativity to new heights.


Relax - you’ve arrived. So why not take a look around? 

This project is collaborative and open. We are always looking for volunteer writers and contributers to help us strengthen our artistic community. Interested? Write to us. 

 

3 Things That Will Greatly Improve Your Acting
by Jeff Seymour

The BEST way to memorize your lines

How many times has this happened to you: a friend tells you a story, you hear it one time, and then go off and repeat it to another friend - who says, “You’re kidding” - to which you reply, “Verbatim, that's what he said.” And wasn't it pretty much verbatim? You didn't forget anything did you? You didn't leave anything out. You even manage doing the accents of the colourful characters your friend described as well as re-creating the, "Gigolo with the limp.” In life, this happens every day. You hear stories, then go off and repeat them practically word for word. You do this all the time yet never question how you do it. It's an ability everyone takes for granted...READ MORE

The Side Job
(Or How To Fund Your Acting Career)

Working as an actor, but still can’t call it your fulltime gig? Need something to keep the money rolling in between contracts? Looking for a parallel career that enhances your performing life and uses your acting skills for a different purpose?  READ MORE

The Real Life Actor Series 

Actor and teacher Jeff Seymour brings you  a video series full of insight and answers to the various challenges we face as actors.

 
Drop Down Redirect

“Wow, it’s dead right now, huh?”

…a couple commercial auditions here and there, a self tape, and other than that….tumble weeds.  Shows are wrapped or wrapping up and uncertainty and the predictable sense of doom and gloom fills the air.  Traditionally, for me, this is when Depressed Season would kick in....Read More...


Besides being your humble photographer and videographer through this website (and Callback Headshots) and also Awkward Silence Productions, I am also an actor and filmmaker. This series of blogs will describe how I made the transition from actor to filmmaker and along the way I'll share tips and helpful links...Read More...


FAMILIARITY BUILDING: SELFLESS SELF MARKETING FOR THE ACTOR

BY JEB BEACH

CATEGORIES: BUSINESS & MARKETING

If you’re like most actors out there fighting for a career, someone has told you to get a website, get on Facebook, get on YouTube, and start Tweeting.  If you’re like most actors you pretty much stop before you start because you can’t navigate the negative spiral that come up: What is the point of my blog? ...Read More...


How Do I Book The Role?


Actors have asked the question for centuries. Before he became the ‘it’ actor for all of Shakespeare’s plays, even Richard Burbage had to audition. And as he paced the floor, sides in hand, you can bet he was asking himself: what will get me the job?  ....Read More...


What did you learn about acting or the “biz” when you were a teenager on Degrassi?


That show was the first time that I realized the power of bringing yourself to a character. I slowly realized how interested the writers and producers...Read More...


Doing your research is the most important thing you can do as an actor and now, thanks to the magical wonderland that is the world wide web, that has never been easier (that made me sound very old). Your first stop should be the ACTRA website. ACTRA is the actors union...Read More...


In your opinion, what makes a GREAT headshot? What do you think casting looks for?


A headshot has to be two things: it's got to be engaging and it's got to represent the actor's personality....Read More...

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