When I got my first professional headshots taken, the photographer asked me to stop smiling. He said that if anything I should be tweaking the corner of my mouth up in a smirk to highlight my lips. He said that toothy smile was “too sweet” on me and that I…

In 2016, my twin sister and I were cast in a commercial together. We were super excited — this was going to be the biggest set we would shoot on, we were cast in a regional, out of state production, in a commercial that would be screened across multiple mainstream…

We are more than our imperfections. The chip in her front tooth. The birthmark on his cheek. The dimples of her smile that mark her happiness and mar her beauty, the crows feet that carve his face with experience and joy, but scream “OLD MAN” to those on the other…

“And the oscar goes to…”

This phrase has inspired some of the most talented directors and writers of our time to create movies that impact generations of viewers. People want bragging rights to acclaim, and awards are how they attain the validation they seek. With new diversity guidelines set by…

I have run around and around in circles trying to think of solutions to the ever more complex issue of type casting. Who needs to make the changes? Who drives the change? If the audience doesn’t respond positively does it still count as positive content, or is the audience response…

Casting is all about “image.” If you don’t have the look, you can’t play the part (at least, that’s the way most casting agents go about things.) But who gets the final say in what they’re looking for? …

Eliza Cuzzo

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