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SAG and Joining a Guild

SAG and Joining a Guild Labor unions emerged as a way for employees to leverage their power over a company to demand fair and equal work agreements. From pay to allowable hours of work, groups like this can be found … Continue reading

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Best Way to Record Your Actor Reel

The actor reel is the single most important method of selling your talent currently in existence. It is a short, one minute video showcasing either three to four clips of professionally filmed work you’ve already done or a single body … Continue reading

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Acting Warm Ups

As an actor, it is your job to be ready physically and vocally for the roles you take on. After all, your paycheck comes from your ability to embody a wide number of characters on a daily basis. Like any … Continue reading

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The Monologue, The Cold Read and The Two Person Scene

While reading from a script isn’t new to an actor, there are two other scenarios to be aware of. Knowing how to prepare and what directors are looking for with each is necessary for making your audition stand out among … Continue reading

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Do Famous Actors Take Acting Classes?

Typically, anyone interested in acting is spending a lot of time, energy and hard work learning how to act. But, what about famous actors? Do they every brush up on their professional acting skills? The answer is a YES! Famous … Continue reading

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The Three Fastest Ways to Memorize Lines

Matt Newton is an acting coach and Backstage Expert. We love his advice, posted on Backstage, from June 25, 2014. He offers the following, very helpful advice, to actors on how to best memorize their lines. Thanks Matt! The Rehearsal … Continue reading

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Practice Those Monologues

Chad Darnell, casting director for “Magic Mike XXL”, recently commented on the lack of acting talent in a particular U.S. city (will remain unnamed). His advice “get into acting classes and start training” serves as an important reminder of learning … Continue reading

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Real Actors Do What?

Real actors learn to act in theatre. If you can’t act on stage, you aren’t good enough to be an actor! Stage acting is where you learn and gain experience, build your resume and make important industry connections Real actors … Continue reading

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The Differences Between Agents And Managers

Behind every great actor is a team of people responsible for managing their business interests and each of these people serves a different but equally important role. At the forefront of this team are the agent and manager.  Many actors … Continue reading

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Actor Categories

PRINCIPAL ACTOR:  The actor who has the main role, or lead actor. CONTRACT ACTOR:  An actor who is hired for a specific period of time only. SUPPORTING ACTOR:  An actor who is not the lead actor. DAY PLAYER:  An actor … Continue reading

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