Lights, Camera, Action: 5 Apps for Aspiring Actors

Polish your star with these helpful resources


Film Life and Black Enterprise are teaming up to present the 19th Annual American Black Film Festival. The festival is a good time with parties, screenings and a comedy show, but it’s also a time to network and make invaluable connections with some of film’s star players. Promising actors will find the Hot in Hollywood with Dear White People’s Tessa Thompson and the TV One Screenplay Competition Table Read to be sessions worth attending during the four day event.

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You never know when an opportunity will present itself at ABFF, so start sharpening your acting chops now. These apps for aspiring actors may be of some help.

Scene Partner

Memorizing your lines is a little easier, thanks to Scene Partner. After uploading your script into the app, you can hear your lines spoken by a voice of your choosing. You can also record your voice and the voices of your fellow cast mates, and select from a variety of playback and recording options: “Just Me,” “Just My Cues,” “Me and My Cues,” or “Full Scene.”



Actsophia is a great app for beginning actors. The download is somewhat of an encyclopedia, detailing all the aspects of a career on camera. Users can learn about training, submitting, auditioning, performing, tracking progress and networking. Some of its helpful features include class listings in NYC and LA and a glossary of terms.



Stay organized with iPerform. You can track auditions, bookings, expenses, contacts and more with this app. Get travel directions to your castings, plus store headshots and photos of your audition outfits.

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Actor Genie

Stay in the know of what’s casting, who’s casting it, where to find representation, and valuable tips from top actors, directors, writers and casting directors. There are also links to the assistants of the shot callers you need to know, and a list of the best headshot photographers, gyms, acting coaches, theaters and more.

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Stop Acting

Margie Haber is one of the best acting mentors in the industry. Even Halle Berry swears by her coaching skills. Stop Acting offers Haber’s advice and years of proven methods to the talents who may not be able to book her for a session. Perform your lines with confidence and own your role with her audition classes, all available via video on the app.


Black Enterprise and Film Life present The 19th Annual American Black Film Festival June 11-June 14 in New York City. To register now and find out more visit, Join us at The American Black Film Festival, the largest gathering for film and TV enthusiasts.

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