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What Is An Actor’s Reel?

A ‘reel’ is a compilation of clips from an actor’s body of film and/or television work that shows them at their acting best. Reels can be posted to online casting services in addition to the actor’s headshot and resume or … Continue reading

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Rapid Fire/Long Dialogue For Actors

Many TV commercials present slice-of-life scenarios in which the actors engage in naturally flowing dialogue. In some instances, however, a spokesperson for a product in a commercial will have the task of cramming a great deal of factual, descriptive information … Continue reading

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What Is A Television Pilot?

A “television pilot” is a standalone episode of a TV series that is used to sell the show to a television network. It is a test episode of an intended TV series. Each summer, the major American TV networks receive … Continue reading

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MEMORIZING A MONOLOGUE… BY HANDWRITING

Most actors have their own unique approach to memorizing monologues. One tip is to handwrite your monologue. The time it takes to write out each word will definitely burn the words into your mind. A few hours of doing this, … Continue reading

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Hollywood’s 2012 – 2013 Top 5 Highest Paid Actors

ROBERT DOWNEY, JR. – $75 MILLION CHANNING TATUM – $60 MILLION HUGH JACKMAN – $55 MILLION MARK WAHLBERG – $52 MILLION DWAYNE JOHNSON – $46 MILLION

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Hollywood’s 2012-2013 Top 5 Highest Paid Actresses

ANGELINA JOLIE – $33 MILLION JENNIFER LAWRENCE – $24 MILLION KRISTEN STEWART – $22 MILLION JENNIFER ANISTON – $20 MILLION EMMA STONE – $16 MILLION

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Eating & Drinking On Camera

When working on TV with food and beverages there are a few important tips to keep in mind: Take small bites! (Especially if  lines are to be delivered afterwards) There should be a change in expression or physicality from ‘before … Continue reading

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How A TV Commercial Is Developed

A concept (an idea) for a commercial is formed in an advertising agency and the entire development of this idea may take as long as one year to complete. The ad agency supplies the Casting Director with a roughly sketched … Continue reading

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What Is A Teleprompter?

A teleprompter is used to display text in front of a video camera. It allows a person to look directly into the camera while still being able to read notes or a script. Teleprompters are often used in newsrooms and … Continue reading

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Accents & Dialects In TV Commercials

Sometimes, accents and dialects are used in TV commercials. Do you know the difference between the two? An “accent’ is foreign and a ‘dialect’ is regional. In other words, if you were raised in the southern part of the US, … Continue reading

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