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Atlanta actors, where do you submit online?

Atlanta actors, where do you submit online?

Posted on Apr 26th

I looked on actors Access and couldn't find a section for Atlanta. Do they have a service like LA Casting or Actors Access, etc?

Should I move to Portland to work on the craft and save money?

Should I move to Portland to work on the craft and save money?

Posted on Apr 26th

A little background, I’m a 20 year old actor currently living in Los Angeles. I moved here 9 months ago without very little acing experience and 0 credits, since then I have taken 6 months of scene study classes, and enrolled in beginning improv at The Groundlings. Also, I got an agent about a month ago, although I have not been sent to any auditions yet. I have the opportunity to move to Portland Oregon with a good friend and pay $400 in rent compared to my current rent of $1300. Would it be worth it to move and take classes and do theater up there? Or would it be a step backwards since I’m already in LA? Thanks for reading, this has been a tough decision.

Jeremy Irons on Screen Acting

Jeremy Irons on Screen Acting

Posted on Apr 26th

"Film acting has traditionally, in the UK at least, been rather looked down on as being something that the Americans do and which really doesn’t need the technique of a theatre actor. In England, we’re mainly theatre actors, and film actors have been historically regarded as overpaid and under-talented. But in reality, film acting can give you a real insight into acting in the theatre, because you can’t lie on film whereas you can get away with lying in theatre. In other words, the camera will see you if you are pretending. You have to *be*. Now, I believe you have to *be* in the theatre also. You have to have a technique to enlarge that state of ‘being’ so that an audience, whether it’s two hundred or two thousand, can understand what you’re saying and what you’re thinking and what you’re feeling. And you have to be able to transmit that. But in order to do that honestly, you have to be able to *be* in that moment – with no pretence. And if you come to film and think that you can ‘pretend’ in front of the camera (which you can get away with on stage, and which you see a lot of actors doing) – it doesn’t work. In life, we recognise the difference between someone pretending to be angry and someone *being* angry. We can tell whether they really find something funny or if they’re pretending to find something funny. So, if we ‘pretend’ on stage, a perceptive audience can sometimes tell. Well – they can *always* tell on camera. So I think film is a real testing ground for actors. You have to find ways to get, very quickly, into your role – to learn the techniques that you need when you’re going to shoot, probably, in short little bites. You have to understand what the scene’s about and what the arc of the scene is, as you would in theatre, but then you have to be able to get immediately into the right bit of that arc for the particular shot that’s being done. These days, people tend to shoot longer takes, shoot wide and use multiple cameras, so things are easier than they were. But you’ve still got to have tricks to make sure that – very fast – you’re ready. You don’t want directors to have to do more than two or three takes. The old days of fourteen or fifteen takes are over. The misunderstanding arises, I think, from people assuming film and television acting is no more than being ‘real’. Hopefully you will seem to ‘be’, but you are being someone else in a different situation. You have to get yourself into that situation. Now some work doesn’t require very much. Some work requires much more, requires you have to make a huge leap – into maybe a different century or to a personality that’s completely different to you, the actor. I think great acting should be seamless. It shouldn’t show. It’s a god-given talent that some people have. I watch the great actors and try to learn from them. Training is important. I think it’s useful to get used to the situation on set – to get used to dealing with the pressure. People will say so often, ‘Real people are so much more interesting than actors – let’s have a *real* person playing that role.’ And so you bring in a real person and you put the lights on them, turn on the camera, and they just collapse with nerves. What you have to do, as an actor, is to be used to all that tension and the time pressure, and learn not to worry about it. Keep your own space. Know the jewel that you carry – what you have to offer, that no one else can do. Make sure you are in a completely calm space that is the right space for that moment in the scene. So that you don’t *see* the camera, you don’t *see* the lights, you don’t *see* the technicians watching. That’s clearly very important, and you will learn to do that with practice and training. You have to allow the lens into you. You have to be open to it but not play for it. It’s an attitude. When I say ‘Keep your own space’, it’s about making the space to allow us to see what you’re thinking, see what you’re going through. Because storytelling is what we do in a film – sharing experience, sharing emotion. And people who put things *out* to you tend to make you, as an audience, pull back ... I’ve always thought that making a character is like making an advent calendar. In each scene, you open a window and you just show a bit of life inside that particular room from that angle, and then the next scene you open another window… But *invite* us in. Don’t feel you have to justify yourself or *show* yourself. You don’t. Just intrigue us ..." Jeremy Irons' Forward to *A SCREEN ACTING WORKSHOP* by Mel Churcher

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Post - Apr 26

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Post - Apr 26

Posted on Apr 26th

Use this thread to post your headshots for feedback, get info on your age range/type, find good headshot photographers, ask any questions you may have about headshots. If you are posting a DIY headshot for feedback, and not just a snapshot in order to get feedback on your age range/type/etc, it is advised that you do at least some basic research on what actor headshots look like--composition, framing, lighting. You will find a Google Image search for "actor headshots" to be very helpful for this.

[Office Hours] feat. Actor, Director, & Backstage Expert Erin Cronican, Part II

[Office Hours] feat. Actor, Director, & Backstage Expert Erin Cronican, Part II

Posted on Apr 25th

We're hosting our next 24-hour Office Hours Q&A with professional actor, singer, director, and Backstage Expert, Erin Cronican! This will be Erin's second run on the Backstage Community forums, and she'll be coming back to share even more great advice with all of you! Join the conversation on Thursday, 4/26...

[Office Hours] feat. Actor, Director, & Backstage Expert Erin Cronican, Part II

[Office Hours] feat. Actor, Director, & Backstage Expert Erin Cronican, Part II

Posted on Apr 25th

We're hosting our next 24-hour Office Hours Q&A with professional actor, singer, director, and Backstage Expert, Erin Cronican! This will be Erin's second run on the Backstage Community forums, and she'll be coming back to share even more great advice with all of you! Join the conversation on Thursday, 4/26...

Why is LA Casting so expensive to upload headshots!

Why is LA Casting so expensive to upload headshots!

Posted on Apr 25th

One of the worst thing about being an actor is LA Casting. It's ridiculous how they charge $25 to upload 1 headshot to their website! This shouldn't ever be the case for actors. It should be included in the self submission rate. Sorry, just wanted to rant this out lol

Do you think untrained successful actors know about script analysis, objectives, beats, etc.?

Do you think untrained successful actors know about script analysis, objectives, beats, etc.?

Posted on Apr 25th

I was wondering if actors who’ve never taken lessons like Jennifer Lawrence know about all the stuff that actors who have taken lessons know? Or are some actors like her talented enough to get away with not knowing stuff like this?

Did you notice a difference in auditions on Breakdown Services after including a Slate Shot with submissions?

Did you notice a difference in auditions on Breakdown Services after including a Slate Shot with submissions?

Posted on Apr 25th

I've had my Actors Access profile up nearly a year and I'm just now looking into Slate Shot. Now, I'm not sure how much casting directors are actually looking at a Slate Shot when combing through submissions, but from what I've read it sends your headshot to the top of the list (provided you also include your resume and reel clips). On popular projects with hundreds or thousands of submissions that can make a big difference. Has anyone noticed an uptick in auditions and/or self tapes after adding a Slate Shot when submitting for projects?

Need your help and advice on SO and scenes of intimacy.

Need your help and advice on SO and scenes of intimacy.

Posted on Apr 25th

Hey guys. I turn to here because I read so much useful information on here, and you guys tend to be honest and helpful. So, let me give you some backstory. I recently went to an audition for a recurring guest star on an HBO series. Before heading to the audition, I was told that I must be comfortable with nudity. It wasn’t at all specific with what kind of nudity. Not wanting to keep any information from my girlfriend, I told her. Now mind you, she is not an actor. She seemed excited for me, but wasn’t too happy with the “nudity” thing. So, I told her I would ask the CD at the audition. I go to the audition and do it, and after I do my take I ask them what kind of nudity they meant. They told me they weren’t sure yet either. But they told me that there would also be some intimacy scenes as well. I tell my girlfriend this but think nothing of it because I don’t hear back from them for a while. Cut to a week later, I get a call back. So, I go in for the call back and I feel really good about it. But I still asked them what do they mean by nudity and intimacy and the head casting director still doesn’t have an answer for me. Now here’s my dilemma. This being such a big part, my girlfriend wants to be supportive but she is very uncomfortable with intimacy scenes. And I don’t want to tell her to just deal with it or get used to it. Even if I don’t book the job this may come up again in the future. What advice or help can you give me to help us work through this together? What can I do or say to help her feel secure and comfortable? I understand everyone is different and everyone has different levels of values and boundaries. Thanks guy for your help.

helping wife with her acting

helping wife with her acting

Posted on Apr 25th

Hey guys, who better go ask than reddit community. I'm trying to hell my wife progress her acting career. She currently is in acting school, as well as doing lots of posts on Instagram (@sasha_actress). I'm trying to get her more exposure and tools for her career, what should I focus on? I'm starting with website, insta, Twitter. I would like to know what else is good to promote

MMTO - Making Movies in Thousand Oaks

MMTO - Making Movies in Thousand Oaks

Posted on Apr 24th

Are you an actor who lives near Thousand Oaks? Looking for a group involved in short film, demo scenes, trailers? Come check out our meeting May 9th in Thousand Oaks

Roar Epic

Roar Epic

Posted on Apr 24th

Hi everybody, I'm Donatello the ninja turtles, I'm so happy to be part of STAGE32. I want share with you one of my last job as an actor first but also a co-producer and a screenwriter, the comic webseries named Roar Epic, anagram of the Italian word Precario "job less". Thanks to all of you


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8e9QnVNqejg&t=1s

French film industry

French film industry

Posted on Apr 24th

I'm visiting France this summer and would love the opportunity to work on a set just for the experience. Does anyone have advice on how to go about this? I know all the Facebook pages for the United States and Actors Access, etc but nothing for Europe specifically. Thanks!

an agent who travels a lot or has clients that don't book anything recent?

an agent who travels a lot or has clients that don't book anything recent?

Posted on Apr 24th

hello, I recently applied for some new agencies that just opened a few years ago. I'm certain any change is better than my currrent agent, but I am a bit unsure about this. So the agent claims to travel a lot. How i knew about this is irrelevant, but they said so in their own words while I asked them a question, that they do travel a lot so prefer to see clients via skype. I'm not entirely against this agent since from what I get all an agent does is submit actors. the next agent is one who branched off from a main one. he intiailly started off in musical theatre and theater, but his agency worked in film and television before. he now has branched off to form his own roster, but some of his roster is full of actors who haven't booked antyhing in past two years. at least half of his roster. The rest do, but it's only a small portion. I feel like these situations are complex, and I'd rather take it to reddit for a discussion. what do you guys think?

Actual workshops in NY

Actual workshops in NY

Posted on Apr 24th

Does anyone know of any one off or two day (or in that range) acting WORKSHOPS in NYC? I really don't want to join a 8 week class or anything like that. But like a meetup for actors (I'm pretty new). I live on Long Island so if anyone knows any info out here either that'll be great...

Any help?

Any help?

Posted on Apr 24th

So I am a middle-eastern-american actor, I am signed in my state but recently I had the privilege to read for an agent from LA - they really liked what I did but the only issue is that they would like me to have at least one credit that would make me SAG eligible. Does anyone have any leads or contacts for this? I am on sites such as AA of course and that is handles by my agent and I keep up w/ local FB groups for any projects, but it has proven a little difficult because I am not the stereotypical middle eastern look (bright eyes, etc). If anyone could help me out or give me any contacts it would be much appreciated - please comment or private message. Thank you.

Advice pls

Advice pls

Posted on Apr 24th

I have to shoot a kissing scene with the actress of my student film this week. As per the scene, I drop her home after a dinner. Outside her house, we both have to kiss (smooch) each other. Since I am a lil nervous, how do I overcome my nervousness? Would it be okay if I ask her for a practice before the main shoot?

Advice pls!

Advice pls!

Posted on Apr 24th

I have to shoot a kissing scene with the actress of my student film this week. As per the scene, I drop her home after a dinner. Outside her house, we both have to kiss (smooch) each other. Since I am a lil nervous, how do I overcome my nervousness? Would it be okay if I ask her for a practice before the main shoot?

New here! Questions concerning social media, does follower count matter?

New here! Questions concerning social media, does follower count matter?

Posted on Apr 24th

Hi all, I wanted to make a quick introduction post as well as ask some questions that have been brought up a lot lately for me. Hi there I'm an actor newly living in LA and loving the city so far! I've jumped into classes and auditions \(finally bit the bullet and bought a Backstage membership, which to me is TOTALLY worth it\) and have even booked some non\-paying jobs, which for just starting out I'm excited by so I can get some footage for a reel. Question time: social media. I've been recently trying to really use my social media to my advantage as far as connecting with people and getting some followers because... I saw and have heard a few times that the role will most likely go to the person with the most followers on social media. I'm wondering if this is true? If so.. that sucks BUT I understand business wise so my follow up question would be; any advice on how to get some more followers? Thanks so much!

Actor hairstyles?

Actor hairstyles?

Posted on Apr 24th

Heya guys! I recently thought about getting a haircut like this, inspired by Alex Høgh Andersen (you might know him from the TV show Vikings) : https://i.pinimg.com/736x/a0/b4/37/a0b4375e13b6ec60fff40b7ed390fe63.jpg To the point though? Does anyone know if I am less likely to book a job in the future because I am less castable or I might not have enough hair on the sides for a specific character or role? I later just thought that having a head full of hair is what is really ideal to the business since it is versatile and whatever production you're in can change it to their accord. Am I making a fool of myself or should I just go for it?

As someone who has no aspirations to be an actor, tell me what it’s like trying!

As someone who has no aspirations to be an actor, tell me what it’s like trying!

Posted on Apr 24th

So curious what it’s like trying to make it as an actor in LA. Tell me your story!

[Office Hours] feat.

[Office Hours] feat. "The Goldbergs" star Sam Lerner

Posted on Apr 23rd

Exciting news, actors! Actor and star of the ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs," Sam Lerner is hosting an hour-long AMA right here on the Backstage Community forums! Join us on Tuesday, 4/24/18 at 2pm ET as Sam hops on the forums to answer your questions about how to navigate the acting...

[Office Hours] feat.

[Office Hours] feat. "The Goldbergs" star Sam Lerner

Posted on Apr 23rd

Exciting news, actors! Actor and star of the ABC sitcom "The Goldbergs," Sam Lerner is hosting an hour-long AMA right here on the Backstage Community forums! Join us on Tuesday, 4/24/18 at 2pm ET as Sam hops on the forums to answer your questions about how to navigate the acting...

NEW COLUMN - Audition Expectations

NEW COLUMN - Audition Expectations

Posted on Apr 23rd

https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/secret-agent-man/how-make-most-auditioneven-when-you-dont-get-cast/

NEW COLUMN - Audition Expectations

NEW COLUMN - Audition Expectations

Posted on Apr 23rd

https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-actors/secret-agent-man/how-make-most-auditioneven-when-you-dont-get-cast/

“Spotlight” Audition Listings?

“Spotlight” Audition Listings?

Posted on Apr 23rd

Hey, guys! I‘ve been submitting for gigs and I recently realized I had no idea what the differences are between some audition listings and ones highlighted in blue under a “Spotlight” tag. Can anyone...

“Spotlight” Audition Listings?

“Spotlight” Audition Listings?

Posted on Apr 23rd

Hey, guys! I‘ve been submitting for gigs and I recently realized I had no idea what the differences are between some audition listings and ones highlighted in blue under a “Spotlight” tag. Can anyone...

If you had the opportunity to create your own show to star in, what would it be about?

If you had the opportunity to create your own show to star in, what would it be about?

Posted on Apr 23rd

There are a few constraints though - low budget, streaming services not network tv or theatre. If you don't write it - who would you hire to write with? Which actors would you hire and why? What would your character be like?

How to become an actor in California?

How to become an actor in California?

Posted on Apr 23rd

I live in Morocco, and I'm 23. I did theater when I was a kid (from 3rd to 6th grade). When I moved to college I started studying film making. I want to move to the US for the sole purpose of pursuing an acting career, I don't really chase after the celebrity life-style (that kind of hype, you know). I just want to do it because I love the research method it takes to know a character + the emotion, and so on. And if it pays my rent, then I am more than good. Is it easy to find a part-time job in California to settle first? How to get a long-term visa? Does it a long time before I start to work in films?

How and when did you realise you wanted to be an actor?

How and when did you realise you wanted to be an actor?

Posted on Apr 23rd

Just interested! Doesn't have to be one of those big, totally life\-changing moments, can just be something as simple as finishing a show and thinking, "I could do this a thousand times over" :\)

Dear acting community...

Dear acting community...

Posted on Apr 23rd

Dear acting community, If there is one thing we can all agree on, it's that booking a job is bloody difficult. Most of the time, its not down to our talent, more, what we look like. *"S/He's good, but they just don't look right"* \- Said many Casting Directors around the world... The industry is making a shift towards self\-taping, meaning people from all over the world can audition for leading roles in LA and across the world. This means we no longer need to relocate to audition! I've made this one step simpler. I've spent the last year and a half building a platform that helps Casting directors easily manage their self tape submissions, and for actors to easily send casting director self tapes! I've called it **Castify** I have the opportunity to pitch Castify to Richard Branson, the found of Virgin, but in order to do so I need loads of votes. Dear acting community, I ask, no, implore you to help me with this venture. I really think I can make a difference in the communtiy and encourage the use of self\-taping so that we are not constrained by what and where we can audition. But of course you are free to help or refuse. The link to cast your vote: [http://www.mycastify.com/vote](http://www.mycastify.com/vote) On that page I have more information about Castify and a video with how it all works. Here is a link to the demo video otherwise: [https://vimeo.com/256286241](https://vimeo.com/256286241) I would really appreciate your support, and would love to tell you all more about it! Max

Screenwriter Looking for Novice Actors in LA

Screenwriter Looking for Novice Actors in LA

Posted on Apr 23rd

Hello! I'm looking for actors in LA who'd like to create a sort of relaxed partnership that would allow us to learn from each other. I'd like to learn how to write for the actor, to understand what's helpful, what's redundant etc. when an actor approaches a script, and my aim is for this to be mutually beneficial. With what I gathered from the comments in a [previous post in this sub](https://www.reddit.com/r/acting/comments/8e4gxg/im_a_screenwriter_and_i_have_a_question_thank_you/), actors view screenwriters as perfectionists that are notoriously difficult to work with. But, the big difficulties in our work should be the ones we put our efforts into addressing so that they'll get easier over time, right? Really, the only thing either of us would offer is our respective perspective in the shared objective (and sometimes I rhyme.) I live in Atwater Village and there are a lot of relaxing parks in the area. I'd imagine the meetup to be something casual and fun as much as it would be useful and informative, but it's not just my imagination that we'd have to stick to – I'm open to ideas (And see? Already learning about creative compromise, ha.) So, if you are curious about different ways to improve your artistic expression through acting, let's harness that shared curiosity and start improving! _____ Speaking of curiosity, and if you're wondering, I'm a 31 year old dude. I studied art/physics in college and it shows in the kinda stuff I write. I sometimes write music for my characters, so there can be singing if you'd like. Currently working on a dramedy feature called Dog House that would be fun to play around with. And here's a link to my most recent script (written for a short script competition that I forgot to submit it to) – [*Evergreen U*](https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dTn56xvsEEJ7JTCCx7sECgNCx8qwoMbK/view)

How does one find out about cattle calls in a large market like NYC?

How does one find out about cattle calls in a large market like NYC?

Posted on Apr 23rd

other than submission sites like backstage or actors access, is there something else that I should know about? An emailing list of some kind? Am I missing something obvious here? Asking about cattle calls/open casting calls only.

Improv Classes

Improv Classes

Posted on Apr 22nd

Anyone know of any good acting or improv classes in LA, the valley?

Resume website

Resume website

Posted on Apr 22nd

Do you need a resume website? Contact me: http://www.websitesseller.com

I'm a Screenwriter and I Have a Question, Thank You Very Much

I'm a Screenwriter and I Have a Question, Thank You Very Much

Posted on Apr 22nd

##Hello! Let's get straight to the... **Questions:** Is it difficult for novice actors to find ways to practice? What kind of roles do actors take before they become professionals? How eager are actors in putting their efforts into unpaid collaborations? NOTE - I'm sure my questions will have many varied answers, so your own subjective opinion will do just fine, no need to generalize. _____ **Bit o' Context:** I've been writing screenplays for the past two years with intentions to move onto film-making/directing. Sometimes I try to act out my dialogue, or record myself performing selected scenes that are easy to shoot, but I'm a terrible actor and I can't watch myself without cringing to death! What I'd really like to do is just hang out with a creative actor so that we could try stuff out together in a way that's mutually beneficial. I'd imagine something like: I bring a short scene I've written to some extremely casual spot where we can chill (like a park or somewhere relaxed [Oh, or IKEA! It would provide all the sets we'd need!]) and the actor could take their time to experiment with different ways to perform and we'd both provide each other with light feedback, like we're both working for each other and having some fun. It seems reasonable to me, but I'm thoroughly familiar with how artists are expected to work for free and how frustrating this can be (rhyming unintentional.) P.S. For anyone who's interested... I live in LA (Atwater Village.) I'm a 31 year old dude. I studied physics/art in college and it really shows in the kinda stuff I write. I mean, basically, my writing is *weird.* Oh, and I sometimes write music for my characters, so there can be singing if you'd like.

I know this is posted here like ten times a week, but, seriously, is there anything else I can do?

I know this is posted here like ten times a week, but, seriously, is there anything else I can do?

Posted on Apr 22nd

So, here's the thing, I'm a 23-year-old [trained](https://www.rada.ac.uk/courses/acting-and-performance/ba-hons-in-acting/course-overview) actor based in London, I have a "[top tier](https://www.reddit.com/r/acting/comments/7kta3d/agents_in_the_uk_my_comprehensive_list/)" agent, I'm currently going to some of the best weekly/monthly classes for professional actors in London ([@ the actors centre](https://www.actorscentre.co.uk) ), my headshots are taken by two of the most highly rated headshot [photographers](http://www.wolfmarloh.com/) in the UK, every now and then [NFTS](https://nfts.co.uk/) or [MET](https://www.metfilmschool.ac.uk/) call me up to be in one of their short films, I'm trying to write a play, my showreel is updated every three months, I'm on a first-name basis with a lot of major casting directors, my CV/spotlight is always uptodate... I mean, seriously, I'm trying to do everything in my power to progress in this industry, and yet, I still feel like, in the past two/three years, I've hardly moved! As in, I'm still getting only two or three auditions a month; despite moving agents (agent I'm with now is the best one, it must be said) almost five times in the past four years, the jobs that I do get are just small bit parts on TV or film, and then the occasional stage job but all in all, if I get two or three jobs a year I'd consider a good year! I understand that, as a middle-eastern actor, there aren't going to be as many opportunities for me as there are white actors (makes sense, there are more white people, I have no beef with that) BUUT I can't help but feel like I'm doing something wrong here, like I'm missing a trick. I've worked on my audition technique with casting directors I know and my agent and they all seem happy with it, so I don't think it's that? Could somebody please give me some pointers because I'm starting to lose my mind a little bit here. Cheers

Faking a Videobook

Faking a Videobook

Posted on Apr 21st

Hey there my fellow aspiring actors. Lately I was thinking how long is going to take me to make a whole 3min videobook at this pace. And even then it's only for agencies and such. So I thought about faking a videobook. Just filming myself acting in different small scenes made specifically for it. Would that be acceptable? Is it strictly necessary for the videobook to have scenes from short films or any other projects? Honestly I don't think anyone is ever going to ask about them anyway. Please let me know what do you think.

Hey r/acting! Any successful Indian/South Asian Actors here?

Hey r/acting! Any successful Indian/South Asian Actors here?

Posted on Apr 21st

Hi there! I'm a Bengali male \(raised in Toronto\) looking to get into the world of acting. I'm wondering if there are any South Asian actors such as myself on r/acting? Please add a comment! Tell me \(us\) about yourself, why you like acting, and how you got into the industry! Let me start; I am an 18 year old male. I came to Canada when I was in grade 3, and after living in Vancouver for a while we moved to Toronto, Ontario. I really love to act. I like doing impersonations, and love to do little pieces where I get to let my expressions and emotions flow. I was interested in attending an arts high school, but changed my mind. I am actually going into Computer Engineering for my undergraduate studies, which is very different from acting, but I love both so it isn't a problem.

Any web series you guys recommend??

Any web series you guys recommend??

Posted on Apr 21st

Okay, so I’m in the process of writing a web series, and I’ve acted in a couple. I hear all the time how web media is the next step, but then I realized I don’t really ever WATCH any web series. I asked around and none of my actor friends could name a web series that hadn’t already been picked up by a major network. How can web series be such a THING when it doesn’t seem anyone actually ever watches them?? Have you guys noticed this or is it just me? This led me to set a goal for myself and find any web series I can to expose myself to that realm. Any recommendations??

Cities hosting acting communities

Cities hosting acting communities

Posted on Apr 21st

Hello, I was wondering if people could tell me what cities in the USA host acting communities other than NYC and/or LA. I know that Austin does as well as Boston, Seattle, Chicago to name a few. But I need a first person account on it. Whats the theater scene like there? What about film/TV? Do any of them do good voice over work? I was also wondering about cities outside the USA? What's the UK acting scene like? What's it like working as an actor in London, Manchester, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dublin? What about cities in Canada like Vancouver, Toronto etc.? Do they have good theatre, film/TV, voice over scenes?

Acting classes in LA. My students work! A lot because casting directors love their choices.

Acting classes in LA. My students work! A lot because casting directors love their choices.

Posted on Apr 20th

My class is small, and you work FOUR times a night, so you make swift progress. Casting directors love my class, because my students light up the room by using energy and humor and being specific. I wrote a book called HOW TO MAKE YOUR AUDIENCE FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU recommended by Harvard, UCLA and the head of casting of HBO, who said, "I wish every actor who read for me, had read this book first. I also have a Face Book page by the name of the book where you get FREE tips each week. (Please like the page). I love actors and refuse to exploit them so the class is not expensive. We encourage/help you to get a reel and agents, if you don't have them. Check out DerynWarren.com and call me at 323 936 0195.

WHERE DO I ADD MY RESUME

WHERE DO I ADD MY RESUME

Posted on Apr 20th

Hope I can email my resume to the right person at BACKSTAGE

WHERE DO I ADD MY RESUME

WHERE DO I ADD MY RESUME

Posted on Apr 20th

Hope I can email my resume to the right person at BACKSTAGE

Trouble Finding Work

Trouble Finding Work

Posted on Apr 20th

Hello! I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I live in small town Iowa and the chances of finding any sort of acting gigs is pretty slim. My town and anywhere around here don’t have acting classes or chances to be in plays for adults, only kids. I was...

Trouble Finding Work

Trouble Finding Work

Posted on Apr 20th

Hello! I was wondering if anyone had any advice. I live in small town Iowa and the chances of finding any sort of acting gigs is pretty slim. My town and anywhere around here don’t have acting classes or chances to be in plays for adults, only kids. I was...

Jeff Seymour, The Real Life Actor

Jeff Seymour, The Real Life Actor

Posted on Apr 20th

I don’t really see a lot of information here about his classes or his podcasts. Any of you guys listen to his podcast or read his book or been to one of his classes? Thoughts?

Hi guys—so, what was the first movie you remember seeing in theaters? And what was the first play/musical you remember seeing? What was the first tv show you remember watching? It does not have to be kid friendly. How old were you? What tv show/play/music

Hi guys—so, what was the first movie you remember seeing in theaters? And what was the first play/musical you remember seeing? What was the first tv show you remember watching? It does not have to be kid friendly. How old were you? What tv show/play/music

Posted on Apr 20th

I want to know because I did a similar thread to this one in the r/theatre reddit. Let me know below.....oh, and let me know how old you were when the thing I describe above made you want to be an actor, and for what reason? Also, for the theater stuff or movie stuff or tv show or whatever, it does not have to be professional. It can be community/school/regional/whatever.

Have you ever called your union for problems on set?

Have you ever called your union for problems on set?

Posted on Apr 20th

I wanted to feel empowered and ask if this ever happened to you guys. I finished a workshop pn respect on set that union members must adhere to and how they should react if they feel the set they are on involves harassment or safety issues. . I was surprised that so many non union actors I knew who were not at the workshop,put up with abusive situations becaise they believe this is how the industry is...

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