Making a movie or television show requires many different people with many different talents, but actors are the ones in the spotlight. If you want to study acting, break into the acting business, or hone your acting skills, one good way to keep in touch with the acting industry is through social media and arguably Twitter is the best tool for the job. For all aspiring thespians out there, we’re pleased to present…
10 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for Actors
New York Film Academy
Is Method Acting something you should consider for your own #acting career? http://t.co/LnbtSIjxRt #actors pic.twitter.com/7dTY8SV0Ug
— NY Film Academy (@NYFA) November 25, 2014
The New York Film Academy offers multiple degrees, and workshops dedicated to acting over at our acting school. Want to keep up with student work and ways to take your career to the next level? Our NYFA’s Twitter feed is a good place to start!
6 tips for creating your own big break: http://t.co/0krGokVrx1 — Backstage (@Backstage) January 25, 2015
Auditioning is a way of life for actors, and actors who want to succeed need to be on top of casting calls. Backstage has been a source for casting information and acting advice since 1960.
Paul Russell Casting
ICYMI: Why a Director – Casting Director Detests (some) Actors: #acting #audition #actorslife
— Paul Russell Casting (@PaulRussellCstg) January 11, 2015
Paul Russell is the author of Acting: Make it Your Business, a guide for actors who want to succeed in the entertainment industry. His Twitter stream posts tips and links to longer advice articles for actors.
Thanks all for a SOLD OUT Improv Against Humanity tonight! We hope to see you on Feb 17 @VogueTheatre for #IAHatVOGUE pic.twitter.com/uWuiZHx7n9 — The Fictionals (@TheFictionals) January 22, 2015
Many actors started their careers doing improvisational comedy. Think of John Candy and Chicago’s famous Second City improvisational group. The Fictionals is an up-and-coming Canadian improv group based in Vancouver.
The Top 7 Mistakes Actors Make When Moving To LA (Part I) http://t.co/ZqIVvjg66f actor #actress #acting #actorslife #audition
— Stage32.com – RB (@Stage32online) January 22, 2015
Stage 32 is a social network site for film, theater, and television professionals. Its Twitter feed posts job listings for actors, as well as links to advice articles for actors.
Various Actors Wanted For Feature Film. LAST DAY TO APPLY. — Media Volt (@mediavolt) January 22, 2015
Based in the UK, Media Volt posts auditions and casting calls for actors and models.
New Actor Success Story: GARY SIMPSON http://t.co/RGNHQbTHSJ
— Actors Access (@ActorsAccess) January 28, 2015
Actors Access maintains a database of actor profiles for casting directors to search.
“Birdman” wins Producer’s Guild award for best movie http://t.co/vKSVMdta0V pic.twitter.com/PGMBqwZIlM — Variety (@Variety) January 25, 2015
The entertainment business is huge, so actors need a good source for news about the business. Variety is a long-running magazine dedicated to the entertainment industry.
33 Tips From Established Actors in 2014: http://t.co/jXrrO6IbnL Some goodness to kick off the new year / via @Backstage
— Inside Acting (@insideacting) January 14, 2015
Inside Acting is a podcast focusing on the acting business – everything from acting tips to finances, it’s one of the essential podcasts actors should listen to (and, by extension, one of the more useful Twitter accounts for actors).
Remembering Marcia Strassman “We are grateful for her excellent service to SAG-AFTRA members,” said President Howard http://t.co/avXbmgNm0Y — SAG-AFTRA NEWS (@sagaftranews) October 28, 2014
This is the official account of the Screen Actors Guild, the labor union for film and television performers. Follow this feed for news and press releases related to SAG.
And that wraps up our top pick of essential Twitter accounts for actors and anyone with a passing interest in acting. For more useful resources, check out our round-up of 5 great free resources for acting students.