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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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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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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 Are ‘Sides’?

‘Sides’ are pages from a movie or TV script that have been excerpted for the purpose of auditions. The TV and film prescreens usually involve a cold reading from “sides”. If the “sides’ are given to you cold, ask for … Continue reading

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The Hollywood Sign

The Hollywood Sign is the most famous sign in the world and is one of the most photographed icons in the world. The Sign has appeared in countless motion pictures and television productions as well as in photos taken by … Continue reading

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What is the Screen Actors Guild & American Federation of Television and Radio Artists?

The Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) is an American labor union representing over 150,000 film and television principal and background performers worldwide. The current organization is the result of the March 30, 2012 merger of … Continue reading

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What Does “Triple Threat” Mean For People?

A person who is talented or skilled in three different areas is regarded as a ‘triple threat’. If you can act, sing and dance, you would be a ‘triple threat’. These individuals are highly regarded in the theatre and film … 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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VIDAL SASSOON – THE MAN WHO CHANGED THE HAIR INDUSTRY!

If you want to meet the man who revolutionized the hair industry in the 1960’s  – the international hair icon who is more famous today than he was in the 60’s -  the man whose precision hair cutting techniques are … Continue reading

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