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June 2024: 30 Activities for Every Day This Month

Let the sunshine in! Welcome back to your actor activities roundup, where we recommend everything from empowering exercises to the best entertainment events for each day of the month. From Pride Month celebrations to summer blockbuster releases, enjoy these 30 carefully curated activities that will fill your heart with joy and your days with seaside inspiration this June.

Advice & Inspiration

1. Bask in the one and only Meryl Streep accepting a well-earned lifetime achievement award at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival. 
2. Gleam golden nuggets of advice from Casting Director Susan Shopmaker (The Holdovers, Sound of Metal, The Iron Claw) during a master class with SAG-AFTRA performers, from getting auditions to making choices during a self-tape.
3. What makes a great leader in the arts? Tune in to The Art of Kindness to find out!
4. Sofía Vergara reflects on her life leading up to Griselda in a candid chat with Awards Chatter.
5. Looking to act in commercials? Find out how you up your game with Casting Director Terry Berland.
6. This month’s Instagram spotlight goes to @yellowbellyphoto. Though a photographer may seem like an odd choice for this actor’s roundup, one look at the page will settle any queries. Amongst the vibrant portraits are video interviews with Casting Directors like Erica A. Hart and Bess Fifer. 

Movies, TV and Books – Oh My!

7. Join Hollywood staple Steve Guttenberg (Police Academy) for a heartfelt drive in his new book Time to Thank: Caregiving for My Hero. He makes pit stops at stories from his acting career, all while sharing something every human can relate to at some point – caring for a parent.
8. If you have not heard of Miss May, then you are the reason for this book. Miss May Does Not Exist: The Life and Work of Elaine May, Hollywood’s Hidden Genius chronicles the forgotten half of the legendary comedy team Nichols and May. May revolutionized sketch comedy before striking out on her own to make history as the third woman to be admitted into the Directors Guild of America when she wrote, directed and starred in 1971’s A New Leaf.
9. Clipped (drama) dribbles onto Hulu June 4: The scandalous story of the 2013-14 Los Angeles Clippers basketball season gets the FX treatment in this twisty series led by all-star actors like Laurence Fishbourne. 
10. Bridgerton (period romance) promenades onto Netflix with part 2 of season 3 on June 13: Shonda Rhimes’ dreamy 1800s romp returns with Penelope Featherington (Nicola Coughlan) front and center.
11. Tuesday (fantasy drama) soars onto screens June 7: Julia Louis-Dreyfus leads A24’s emotional film opposite Lola Petticrew, as a mother tasked with saying goodbye to her terminally ill daughter. Written director Daina O. Pusić infuses a fantastical element by having death flap into the picture in the form of a macaw.
12. The Watchers (supernatural horror) creeps into theaters on June 7: M. Night Shyamalan introduces his filmmaker daughter Ishana Night Shyamalan to the genre with this flick. The book adaptation follows Mina (Dakota Fanning) when she gets stranded in an untouched forest in Ireland filled with mysterious creatures. 
13. Inside Out 2 (family animation) leaps into theaters June 14: Pixar’s long-awaited sequel sees the headquarters of now-13-year-old Riley’s emotions go haywire as a new emotion arrives: anxiety.
14. The Bikeriders (drama) rides into theaters June 21: Jodie Comer, Austin Butler and Tom Hardy – need I say more? Jeff Nichols helms the film adaptation of a 1960s book that chronicles the rise and fall of an outlaw motorcycle club.
15. Kinds of Kindness (triptych fable) hits select theaters June 21: Poor Things mastermind Yorgos Lanthimos births another absurdist look at humanity starring Emma Stone. Divided into three segments, Kinds of Kindness centers on a man who wants to break free of his destiny.
16. The Bear (comedy) returns with season 3 on Hulu on June 27: The acclaimed series about a Chicago-based restaurant serves up more struggles for Chef Carmy (Jeremy Allen White) and co.
17. A Quiet Place: Day One (apocalyptic horror) tiptoes into theaters June 28: Both a spin-off and prequel to John Krasinski’s A Quiet Place, Lupita Nyong’o drives this story where New York City is invaded by bloodthirsty alien creatures with ultrasonic sound hearing.
18. Horizon: An American Saga (western) gallops into theaters on June 28: Kevin Costner directs and stars in this four-part epic that depicts the expansion of the American West through the lens of families, friends and foes.
19. A Sacrifice (psychological drama) plays in theaters June 28: Sadie Sink hits movie star status in this turbulent story inspired by the novel Tokyo Nobody that centers around a cult. 
20. A Family Affair (rom-com) smooches onto Netflix June 28: While we may have gotten used to seeing Nicole Kidman run the emotional gamut of every scene she’s given, it’ll be refreshing to see her star opposite Joey King, Zac Efron and Kathy Bates in what promises to be a fun flick. 

Wellness Activities:

21. June actor’s affirmation: “As summer begins, I embrace the warmth of the season and let it fuel my creativity and passion. I am confident, resilient and ready to shine in every role, knowing that my dedication and talent will lead me to success.”
22. Seize the sunny weather by its rays and get outside! From outdoor workouts to reading on a sandy towel, time spent in nature is scientifically proven to make you happier. 
23. I know I’m not your parent, but I’m gonna say it anyway: stay hydrated! More heat also means more water is needed in your body. Plus, hydration is an acting hack used by stars like Michelle Williams.
24. Summer is practically synonymous with vacation. I know you’re a hustler and at the same time, I hope you will take a beat this summer to get away and relax. Rejuvenation is vital.
25. Prioritizing mental health is a journey for everyone. Check out how actors you admire handle it here

Live/ Virtual Events

26. June is Pride Month. Please join us in celebrating diversity, inclusivity and love in all its forms. Let’s stand together in solidarity, uplifting and supporting LGBTQ+ voices both on and off the stage. Happy Pride!
27. June 5th marks the start of the 2024 Tribeca Film Festival, which brings together artists of all kinds to celebrate one thing: storytelling. 
28. Broadway and Off-Broadway talent will be honored at the Drama Desk Awards on Monday, June 10 in New York City with starry hosts Sutton Foster and Aaron Tveit. 
29. 5, 6, 7, 8… The Tony Awards will honor the very best in theater live on CBS on Sunday, June 16 in NYC. Be sure to catch performances of the nominated shows if you can! 
30. On June 19th we honor Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, celebrated to commemorate the end of slavery.

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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!