There are many blogs out there, written by professionals from all sides of the entertainment industry, but these are the ones I enjoy:
The Actor’s Voice
Weekly blog, posted every Monday, by Casting Director Bonnie Gillespie. Very insightful into the world of casting. She gives out a slew of tips in every post. Also, a “Your Turn” section at the bottom of each entry has actor-submitted questions and Bonnie’s posted answers.
The Casting Corner
Another weekly blog posted every Monday, by Casting Director Mark Sikes. Again, a very insightful look into the world of casting, agencies and acting. Advice on a wide range of topics from finding the right representation to audition technique.
Unscripted: Actors Unfiltered
Backstage Online has enlisted a handful of actors in all stages of their careers to blog about their experiences making their way in the entertainment industry. Real people, just like us, making it happen.
Jenna Fischer’s Blog
The actress who plays the beloved Pam on The Office had been acting for a long time before her “big break” and she chronicles that journey on her Myspace blog. Great source of inspiration.
Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood Daily
Launched in March 2006, Nikki Finke’s industry blog has become one of the most read. Famous for her candid, no-bullshit approach to entertainment reporting, she often covers stories as they are still unfolding. She has an extensive background in journalism, having served as a foreign correspondent for the Associated Press in Moscow and London and as an LA Times staff writer covering entertainment.
An awesome site dedicated to bringing the LA theater community closer together. Includes tons of fresh theater reviews, news, controversies, casting notices, job notices, and more. Pretty comprehensive when it comes to the LA theater scene even though it’s focus is theater reviews.
Brains of Minerva
An awesome career and lifestyle guide for the LA actor. Chock full of awesome advice, not only from the super smart founding ladies Sarah and Claire, but also from working actors, filmmakers, career coaches and more.
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