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Prepping for Pilot Season: Audition Technique

SAG Foundation | Dec. 17, 2013
Pilot season can be a rigorous time for actors. What can ground an actor during this time is a solid audition […]

Acting Coach Howard Fine: Part 3

Filmnut | March 1, 2012
Tonight on Filmnut, preeminent acting coach Howard Fine broke down some of the elements of his teaching approach. Some of the concepts we […]

Acting Coach Howard Fine: Part 2

Filmnut | March 1, 2012
Tonight on Filmnut, preeminent acting coach Howard Fine broke down some of the elements of his teaching approach. Some of the concepts we […]

Acting Coach Howard Fine: Part 1

Filmnut | March 1, 2012
Tonight on Filmnut, preeminent acting coach Howard Fine broke down some of the elements of his teaching approach. Some of the concepts we […]

Howard Fine on the cast of ‘Sophie’s Choice’

Backstage | July 20, 2011       Let us examine the work of the actors in my favorite film, "Sophie's Choice," in terms of what makes the performances great and [...]

Singing for Actors

Backstage | May 13, 2011   When it comes to the voice, David Coury undeniably has one. Though he's being interviewed over the phone, this New York–based [...]

Howard Fine and Carla Gugino

Backstage | Sept. 29, 2010   Carla Gugino loves the thrill of disappearing into characters, of becoming one with everything, from nurturing matriarchs ('Spy Kids') to hard-charging [...]

The Root of Good Acting: Part 4

Backstage | November 16, 2009   The first common mistake that will lead you down a very bad path is judging the character.  To me, the root of [...]

The Root of Good Acting: Part 3

Backstage | November 16, 2009   What are you doing when you act on the line?  You read the script and think, "This is what the line is [...]

The Root of Good Acting: Part 2

Backstage | November 16, 2009 If you are emotionally blocked, please be aware that such blockage is not your natural emotional state.  The natural state of every [...]

The Root of Good Acting: Part 1

Backstage | October 29, 2011   The following is an excerpt from Fine on Acting: A Vision of the Craft by Howard Fine. Personalization is the foundation [...]

What is Personalization?

Backstage | May 24, 2009   Every role, every creative situation, every professional job -- whether on stage, in front of a camera, or at a microphone -- is unique and requires [...]

Howard Fine Featured in L.A. Confidential Magazine

L.A. Confidential Magazine     To call Howard Fine an acting teacher in Hollywood is like saying water is wet. He is in fact much more. Fine is [...]

Howard Fine Named ‘Best Acting Teacher’ in Los Angeles

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This philosophy reflects that of Fine's mentor, Uta Hagen, whose classes at New York's HB Studio he would sit in on while still a high school student [...]

Jean-Louis Rodrigue Movement Coach to the Stars

UCLA Magazine | June 5, 2008   Actress Hilary Swank faced a challenge: after her gender-bending, Oscar-winning performance as a woman living life as a man in Boys Don’t [...]