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November 2022: 30 Activities for Every Day This Month

The holiday season has arrived! Welcome back to your actor activities roundup, where we recommend everything from empowering exercises to the best events for each day of the month. With autumn in full swing, here are 30 activities you can do this November to fall into a grateful headspace and keep the hustle moving faster than the Thanksgiving Day parade.

Advice & Inspiration:

1. You’ve booked a gig – congratulations! Now, what? The real work begins.
2. Disney’s The Little Mermaid star Jodi Benson opens up about her anxiety while recording Part of Your World and shredding perfectionism in the arts on The Art of Kindness podcast.
3. Are you looking to transition from theater to television work? Check out these incredible tips!
4. Do you ever wish that casting would tell you exactly what they want? Here’s how to embrace the fact that they won’t.
5. Be inspired by Oscar-winner Jessica Chastain’s “challenging” experience on her latest film The Good Nurse.
6. Get to know Casting Director Elizabeth Berra, who’s worked on hit shows like Pose and Killing Eve!
7. As you navigate the ins and outs of self-submitting, here are 5 tips to help keep things safe and professional.
8. Start making a list (and checking it twice) of all the items you can buy to advance your career on Black Friday. From ring lights to discounts on classes, don’t miss the opportunities to save!
9. This month’s Instagram spotlight is none-other-than the iconic Viola Davis! From hilarious viral videos to poignant inspirational messages, Davis will surely be a bright spot in your feed.

What to watch:

10. The Wonder (drama film) Netflix on November 2: Based on the book by Emma Donoghue (Room), The Wonder is the tale of a young Irish girl, played by Florence Pugh, whose Catholic family claims she has eaten nothing in four months.
11. Blockbuster (comedy series) Netflix on November 3: Hark, 90s kids! The coveted aisles of everyone’s favorite former video store is set to come back to life. Blockbuster features talent like Randall Park, Melissa Fumero, Madeleine Arthur, Tyler Alvarez, J.B. Smoove, Kamaia Fairburn, and Olga Merediz working at the last Blockbuster store standing.
12. Weird: The Al Yankovic Story (biopic satire) Roku on November 4: While The Roku Channel may not be a household name, Weird Al certainly is. Millions of viewers will likely flock to the streaming service to watch Harry Potter darling Daniel Radcliffe channel America’s favorite parody singer. The cast is rounded out by other exciting names like Rainn Wilson, Quinta Bronson, Conan O’Brien, and even Yankovic himself (who also co-wrote and produced the film).
13. Causeway (drama film) Apple on November 4: Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence returns to the silver screen as an injured war vet who returns home and forms an unlikely bond with a local mechanic (Brian Tyree Henry).
14. The Crown (drama series) Netflix on November 9: The highly-anticipated 5th season of streaming’s crown series will bring more dramatized royal family life to fans with another parade of powerhouse performers including Imelda Staunton and Elizabeth Debicki.
15. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (superhero film) theaters everywhere on November 11: There’s highly-anticipated and then there’s HIGHLY-anticipated. The followup to Marvel’s game-changing Black Panther in 2018 is positioned to bring audiences back to the theater. The story sees a new threat to Wakanda and pays tribute to the late and great Chadwick Boseman.
16. The Fablemans (coming-of-age drama) theaters everywhere on November 11: Steven Spielberg admirers will relish in his semi-autobiographical tale inspired by his childhood. Told by talents like writer Tony Kushner and performer Michelle Williams, The Fablemans is set to be the icon’s most personal project yet.
17. The English (miniseries) Amazon Prime on November 11. Emily Blunt comes to television as an aristocratic Englishwoman who arrives in the West looking for revenge following the death of her son in this epic Western series.
18. The Inspection (drama) theaters everywhere on November 18: Rejected by his mother (Gabrielle Union-Wade), a young gay man (Jeremy Pope) finds unexpected strength, camaraderie and support after he joins the Marines.
19. The Menu (drama) theaters everywhere on November 18: A young couple, played by Anya Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, travels to a remote island to eat at an exclusive restaurant where the chef (Ralph Fiennes) has prepared a lavish menu, with some shocking surprises.
20. She Said (biographical drama) theaters everywhere on November 18: Based on the book of the same name, She Said recounts New York Times reporters Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) and Jodi Kantor (Zoe Kazan) breaking of one of the most important stories in a generation — a story that helped launch the #MeToo movement and shattered decades of silence around the subject of sexual assault in Hollywood.
21. Bones and All (romance drama) theaters everywhere on November 23: Taylor Russell and Timothée Chalamet lead an exceptional cast as lovers on a road trip across Regency Era America.
22. Disenchanted (musical family film) Disney+ November 24: Channel your inner child this Thanksgiving as Amy Adams reprises her beloved role as Giselle in the long-awaited sequel to Enchanted.

Wellness Activities:

23. Crafting a performance can take everything we have, sometimes at the cost of our own mental health. Learn how to remove yourself from unhealthy acting situations here.
24. If you’re seeking a balance of practical advice and wellness tips, check out the Actor Aesthetic podcast!
25. Treat yourself to a snack that’s worthy of the star you are! Pop Art’s Pop Stars 3D potato bites are the perfect post-audition or performance snack.

Live/ Virtual Events:

26. AFI Fest returns to tinseltown on November 2, bringing Hollywood five days of new cinema. This year’s guest artistic director is Oscar nominee Ava DuVernay.
27. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ 13th Governors Awards will be held on Saturday, November 19 in Los Angeles. The esteemed Board of Governors voted to present Honorary Oscar Awards to Euzhan Palcy, Diane Warren and Peter Weir, and the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award to Michael J. Fox this year.
28. Nominations for the Film Independent Spirit Awards will be announced virtually on November 22, marking the intuition’s first year with gender-neutral acting categories.
29. Kick-off the holidays with the legendary Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade LIVE from New York City on Thursday, November 24 at 9AM. Featuring epic performances, fabulous floats and everyone’s favorite balloons, this annual tradition is sure to get you in the spirit of the season.
30. Considered one of the first major awards ceremonies of the season, the 2022 Gotham Awards ceremony will be held live and in person at 7 pm on Monday, November 28 at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City.

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Robert Peterpaul is a writer, podcaster and performer, who can be seen in films like IFC's “King Cobra,” T-Mobile ad campaigns, and TV shows like CBS' “BULL.” He currently hosts the hit podcast The Art of Kindness with the Broadway Podcast Network. Other writing and hosting highlights include: NBC’s “Access Hollywood” and “America’s Got Talent,” “BUILD Series,” the Huffington Post and serving as the Weekend Editor for HOLA!/ HELLO! USA for six years. He also co-founded his family’s nonprofit the Thomas Peterpaul Foundation, which aims to end pediatric cancer. Robert has studied at the Barrow Group, Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute, UCB and earned a B.A. from Marist College. Thank you for reading and keep following your bliss!