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Do you have to remember lines word for word when acting?

Do you have to remember lines word for word when acting?

Posted on Dec 4th

I know nothing about acting but one thing that always seemed really hard to do is remember lines. I can barely do a presentation in front of everyone for a couple of minutes without forgetting stuff. I can't imagine what it would be like to do a 2 hour movie word for word. For me, I'd probably be better at knowing what the role is and trying to act like the character they want me to be. I have no clue how much they let you be free but it certainly would take a massive amount of pressure off. I'm just the type of person where no matter how much I practice lines I won't ever get it right and will fall to the pressure in the moment. Anyways I'm Just curious about this because I have no clue how actors/actresses do it.

The thought process of actors. don't you get embarrassed when doing all those crazy, weird things?

The thought process of actors. don't you get embarrassed when doing all those crazy, weird things?

Posted on Dec 4th

How do you think about things, I mean you have to do all these weird things, have sex on camera, kiss each other even if you hate each other, like how do think about those things. I get embarrassed and shy a lot, so I look up to act because they have to do all of this and they seem boder at all.

How do actors draw emotion without becoming emotionally exhausted?

How do actors draw emotion without becoming emotionally exhausted?

Posted on Dec 4th

When you’re trying to pull emotions that you aren’t actually feeling how do you do that without feeling so emotionally burnt out at the end of the day? Please give advice

Is it a good idea to do classes at different studios?

Is it a good idea to do classes at different studios?

Posted on Dec 4th

To all the Toronto actors (or non Toronto actors), I am currently taking classes at Alza Acting Studio and was wondering if it's a good idea to take classes at another studio. I have taken the beginner class and advanced to the next level (which finishes next week). I was just wondering if I should just stick with one studio or if it is good to expand my horizon and take classes at another studio (I was thinking Armstrong Acting Studio). Any advice would be greatly appericated. Thank you.

Swept Up By Enthusiasm and Confidence?

Swept Up By Enthusiasm and Confidence?

Posted on Dec 3rd

Caught this recent Actress Roundtable by The Hollywood Report, and I was particularly surprised by Kristen Stewart's note about the director believing she could play Princess Diana so strongly that her only response was, "Yeah, sure". LOL!What roles have you taken as the result of being swept up by a director's conviction? Did it work out or did you feel cheated?What was your big takeaway from the video?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bTazqvMIvPg

Improvised sketches, improvised characters. Featuring an "Influencer" who's concerned about her bad influence on her followers and "Jesus" who seriously cannot take all the fuss revolving around religion. Etc. Amateur actress.

Improvised sketches, improvised characters. Featuring an "Influencer" who's concerned about her bad influence on her followers and "Jesus" who seriously cannot take all the fuss revolving around religion. Etc. Amateur actress.

Posted on Dec 3rd

Cheers, hey greetings from the middle of nowhere! I have to show you my latest video art samples, check them out on my profile and comment your heart out! I wrote them as I acted, also worth mentioning is the second "Said Nobody" (vol. 2) where a fairly traditional mother decided to give her offspring to adoption as she only wants the best for them. 

Let's inspire people

Let's inspire people

Posted on Dec 3rd

Did you just have something great happen? A little success? I have read more than a few posts about frustration and the "catch 22" of becoming a writer or director.Tell us about something good that happened that kept you going. Doesn't have to be about signing with someone or a big sale. Even just how something or someone may have changed your attitude or perception or will to keep pushing forward and staying motivated. Please share!

Back in action (On Stage32)

Back in action (On Stage32)

Posted on Dec 3rd

Hey Guys!I am a trained actor, 2 Years at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in Los Angeles. I have been an actor for 15 years. Born in Sweden to Slovak parents, my specialty is accents. I have a natural American accent but can do all kinds of accents, I have been told I "have an ear for accents" and am always mistaken for an American.Here is my Youtube channel filled with some of my past acting work: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbGW5l6TUq7HuL_G3q7LIvQ/videosFeel free to reach out to me if you want to work together! :)

I am a foreign actor wants to get into a drama school in UK !

I am a foreign actor wants to get into a drama school in UK !

Posted on Dec 3rd

As I mentioned, I am an actor from South Korea and supposed to apply for several drama schools in UK. The list is here. <Foundation> 1. Guildford School of Acting 2. Rose Bruford College 3. East 15 Acting School 4. RADA <BA> 1. RADA 2. LAMDA 3. Guildhall 4. Central 5. Arts Ed 6. Royal Conservatoire of Scotland 7. Royal Welsh 8. Drama Studio London 9. Guildford School of Acting I think getting a residency and an agent would be the most important things after graduating. And I am not sure I can get it. Seriously, do you think I can get an agent in US or UK even though I fail to get a place in drama schools or get into one has low reputation? I do wish to work as an actor for film in foreign countries.

Who is the best &quot;acting coach&quot; on YouTube?

Who is the best "acting coach" on YouTube?

Posted on Dec 3rd

I can't afford acting classes at the moment and I don't like the way actors "act" in my country (they seem way too emotionless or fake at times),so I'm thinking of starting with lessons on yt. Which channel do you recommend?

Aspiring British Actor

Aspiring British Actor

Posted on Dec 3rd

Does anyone have an advice on how to get acting / extra work. My names Lewis and I'm a young aspring actor.

How to put 1-1 sessions on resume where you worked on plays?

How to put 1-1 sessions on resume where you worked on plays?

Posted on Dec 3rd

I have done quite a few 1-1 sessions with an actor working on plays, including Arthur Miller and Shakespeare. I'm not sure how to word that on my resume. Help?

Previous submissions on actors access

Previous submissions on actors access

Posted on Dec 3rd

Does anyone know if it’s possible to download self tapes from past auditions on actors access/ eco cast?

Questions/Thoughts

Questions/Thoughts

Posted on Dec 3rd

(sorry about the length) Hi. I'm a 15 year old girl living in Greece. Whenever I watch a movie, a series, behind the scenes videos, actors on talk shows, etc, I get this feeling I can't really explain, and a huge urge to act. I've been daydreaming about being an actor for years. I know this is basically every teens dream and I've tried telling myself that I probably won't make it but I still think about it every day. I've never really acted before so I know it's stupid that I'm set on becoming an actor but I've been thinking about it for so long and there's no other job I feel would make me happy. I'm extremely shy and anxious but the 2 times I've acted in school plays felt amazing and I felt so free! However, for a bunch of reasons, I can't take theater classes and my school doesn't have a drama club or anything similar. Greece doesn't really produce movies, and theater actors are underpaid, so I was thinking that maybe I could move and go to college in the US, take theater classes there, hopefully find a stable job and pursue acting until I can make it my main career. What's holding me back tho is the fact that it's gonna be extremely expensive for me to move and I'll have to leave family and friends behind. Also, I'm mostly interested in tv/film and not theater so there's no guarantee I'll make it and I'm kinda scared. If I stay in my country I'll probably have a more relaxed and stable life, I can take over my parent's business and make a good income. But if I manage to make it as an actor, my life is gonna be a dream. I've been thinking of living in another country anyways ,though, so I guess that even if I can't become an actor I'll just do a normal job there or something . Anyway, I don't really know anything about acting though so I was wondering how I could learn (in detail) about it and also the process of becoming an actor (I've read the FAQ). Like, how do you find a manager? How do you get "discovered"? How much experience should you have before going to auditions and can you get casted if you don't have experience? And, what's your thoughts on my "plan"? Lastly, and please be brutally honest, is there even a chance I can make it or will I end up regretting this?

Do you work on acting every day? If so, how? Do you think it&rsquo;s valuable?

Do you work on acting every day? If so, how? Do you think it’s valuable?

Posted on Dec 3rd

I think you can see two stories of someone working tirelessly on their craft each day, especially in acting. Think monologue work, self tape practicing, character study and beat work. Watching shows they could be in etc. I also think there is value as an actor and ignoring these completely and living life how it is and simply observing. Lately I find that the way I learn the most is doing projects. Not really anything of substance from solo work. Does that mean to make your own projects? What do you do each day?

Career advice

Career advice

Posted on Dec 3rd

Hello Reddit, I just received my first contract from my first agency this week. I’m planning on signing shortly. I want to continue to self submit so this pertains to the related question below. Anyways the advice I need pertains to self submitting. I’ve been self submitting for over a year and a half now and booked decent student films, unfortunately a lot of the times the footage was not given or the footage was of poor quality. In other words I’m not too proud of my current reel as it doesn’t showcase my talent and skills in a good light. But I’ve been given a real big opportunity with an agent in Kansas City. (I travel in Arkansas, KC, and Dallas. Based in Arkansas and Dallas). The question I have is do I sign up for actors access despite not having a solid reel? I’ve been on backstage and have been scared to sign up for AA because of my reel. What do you think I should do? I’d love to continue self submitting but I feel I’ve outgrown backstage right now and would like to try the more serious site IE actors access. Any advice would be great!!

The Official Trailer for A Series About A Series

The Official Trailer for A Series About A Series

Posted on Dec 2nd

I have finally released the official trailer for my series based on my book of the same name. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gRKLrkNPb_0

Casting Listings - What Do You Expect to See?

Casting Listings - What Do You Expect to See?

Posted on Dec 2nd

Hey, my Stage 32 actors! I just typed up a lengthy response to a member who was casting for a role in his feature, but from this listing it seemed like there were significant details missing. I would love to share what I laid out as the basics of a Casting Call (post) and hear from y'all about what all you would add! Maybe we could add it as a pin in the Jobs Section? I'll see what I can do!Here is what most professional actors will expect to know upfront: 1) The basics of the project - logline, format (short, feature, pilot, etc.), genre, and approximate rating (if it's adult, rated R or higher, they'll want to know what makes it a higher rating, including but not limited to violence and nudity), and SHOOT DATES 2) Details of the role(s) you are looking to fill - character story and description, including age range *This is particularly important because actors know to brand themselves for particular roles, so this description allows them to know if they qualify for what you're looking for ***This is also important because if you don't have a description, then the assumption is you don't have a comprehensive script AND don't care what your lead looks like, and what is the point of getting a leading role if you weren't _chosen_ for the role, but rather got it because you said "yes"? Actors like to be flattered, and that's not very flattering 3) Compensation, including, but not limited to: copy, credit, meals, accommodations, travel reimbursement 4) The intended distribution of the project - an actor will want to know if it's only ever going to live on YouTube, if it's going to tour the film festival circuit, go Direct to Video, or have a theatrical release. 5) If you have them, sides - what scene will you have them read as part of the audition? You can add that to your listing so that they can email you with their audition, not just their headshot (which does not tell you how they sound, how they move, or how well they act once the camera rolls).Anything else you would include?

Your First Lead Role &amp; Graciously Dodging Nosey Questions

Your First Lead Role & Graciously Dodging Nosey Questions

Posted on Dec 2nd

Okay, first off, I freaking love Mahershala Ali, and I'm so glad to hear he will finally be the lead role in "Swan Song"! It's kinda surprising it's his first leading role, actually, but now that I think about it, that does seem right. It's amazing how that lead role doesn't necessarily require years of playing a supporting role to attain - take Simu Liu in Shang-Chi as an example. How did you land your first leading role?Also, mad props to Mr. Ali for being so gracious as he refused to reveal too much about his upcoming involvement in "Blade": “I mean, you’re not going to get a great answer, but I will dodge your questions as graciously as possible,” Ali jokes when the subject of “Blade” is broached." So classy! How do you handle questions about things you're not allowed to talk about? Share below!https://variety.com/2021/film/awards/mahershala-ali-swan-song-blade-podcast-1235124055/

A pitch to George Hahn

A pitch to George Hahn

Posted on Dec 2nd

Anybody know George Hahn "Urban Raconteur" ? Actor, social media activist-comedian-entertainment reporter? I want to pitch him a project. How do we get him inside the Stage 32verse ?

Think of your Headshot as a Movie Trailer

Think of your Headshot as a Movie Trailer

Posted on Dec 2nd

I posted this as a comment on one of Kay's posts from a few days ago, but I thought it was a good standalone topic.You ever seen a movie trailer, gotten excited, then paid your $15 to go see the movie... only to feel BAIT-AND-SWITCHED by what was on the screen?I'm certain the answer is yes. Either the tone (or genre) didn't match the trailer, the plot seems completely different than what you thought, they highlight a celebrity in the trailer even though they have only one scene in the movie, etc.Well, that's exactly what Casting Directors feel when you walk into their room (or show up on a self-tape), and look nothing like you did in your headshot.And I'm not talking about wardrobe, makeup, or in the case of my headshot, beard/no beard. I mean the essence that is radiating from the headshot doesn't match what shows up.It INFURIATES Casting, because it happens waaaaaay too often. They were excited to call you in based on that headshot, just like you were excited to see that movie after watching the trailer. So, using my shot as an example, what would you expect from me in person? Perhaps someone intimidating? Maybe someone direct, even judgmental? Maybe righteous?If I showed up bouncing off the walls, giddy with excitement, eyes darting to and fro, being a chatterbox, nervously laughing, etc, wouldn't that feel like a bait-and-switch?The issue is that without an intentional, deep dive into how you are perceived by those decision-makers, you won't know what to reflect back to them through those headshots. You'll try to manipulate your essence into something you think they want, or just some inauthentic caricature of yourself.Comment or DM me if you want to continue this discussion. I'm about to teach a 4-day workshop over Zoom starting tomorrow, 12/3, that solves this problem for actors (and so much more).

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Posted on Dec 2nd

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. Non-professional shots are fine for age/typecasting; please keep in mind that one picture is a difficult way to go about this. Video of you moving and speaking would be ideal, but understandably more difficult to post. For what it's worth, the branding workshop at SAG-AFTRA recommends a five-year age range. That's inclusive, so for example 19-23, 25-29, 34-38, etc.

SERIOUS, ACTOR'S WAGES QUESTION.

SERIOUS, ACTOR'S WAGES QUESTION.

Posted on Dec 2nd

Ok, so, let's just hope I can make you understand what I'm trying to ask here: when a show goes into syndication for example Frasier, Seinfeld and the likes, what are the practicalities for those actors to receive their checks at the end of the month..?! Meaning, how much do they get paid and on what basis? Do they get a certain amount depending on how many times they have been shown on cable or television that month or do they just get a flat fee at the time of first releasing the show and that is the end of it? I surely hope I made myself clear, because I have been wondering this for ages and I can't seem to be able to find any sort of answer on the internet and believe me I tried this is my last resort so please guys and girls and everyone in between please please help thank you in advance !!

Need advice: toronto actress with Chinese accent, met with a top agent today, and got rejected because I don&rsquo;t have a &ldquo;perfect America accent&rdquo; ?

Need advice: toronto actress with Chinese accent, met with a top agent today, and got rejected because I don’t have a “perfect America accent” ?

Posted on Dec 2nd

Hi guys! Today I finally met with my dream agent, he reps some of the most successful actors in Hollywood, and always been encouraging to me. We first talked 2 years ago, he asked me to work on getting a North America accent and become a permanent resident in Canada, and then come to him again. Last week, I sent him all my demo and scene studies, he said he now WANT to meet me. So, today, we finally meet via zoom. and from our conversation, I feel like he’s really good at what he’s doing, knows the industry well. Our meeting was 1.5 hour. It was going well until I sabotage my audition by forgetting my lines. ( I thought it was just gonna be a quick chat, that’s what he said in the email, so I didn’t prepare for a audition). Then he told me I’m not ready. And said email him again when I have a “perfect America accent” He said “what’s the point of me signing you if you can’t get work? It’s a business. I make movie stars” I already know he has a reputation of being harsh, but I also think that’s probably what make him good, and I want to keep getting better, so I thought having a agent who’s always straightforward would help me improve.. But I’m also confused. If he watched all my tapes and decided that he “Want” to meet with me, he should already know what I sound like and my accent, and in the beginning of our meeting, he said lots of his clients have accent too so it’s not a big deal to him. but after I failed my audition, he said contact him again when I have perfect America accent…. Because right now when he closes his eyes, he only hear a Chinese person. So I’m confused is it really because of my accent or Becuase I sabotaged my audition? Also, jimmy O yang from Silicon Valley has an accent, sofia vergara has a strong accent in modern family, Ronny Chieng and Menger Zhang from shangchi, they all have accents but successful… Why is agent still only taking on actors who only sounds Americans? Is there absolutely no roles for me as long as I still sounds Chinese?

first background gig in major feature!!

first background gig in major feature!!

Posted on Dec 2nd

just a few weeks ago I decided background acting was another thing I'd like to try someday. I added it to the list of "Things That Would be Neat, But That I Probably Won't Get the Chance to Do." now just a couple weeks later, this week I've had the pleasure of working as a non-union background actor for a big netflix film!! it's definitely not on the same level as acting, and I have no lines, but it's still SO cool to be on a professional set (even though all the days I shot so far I either wasn't used or wasn't in the shot...) and I've definitely learned a lot, even if I've only had in total around 10 minutes of being around the director/principal actors. Even though acting (preferably with lines) is my passion, this has given me an even deeper yearning to be in front of the camera (I come from a theatre background); just being on a hustling bustling set I feel has ignited a passion in me.... I'm scheduled to film one more day, tomorrow. Here's to hoping I make it in a shot or two! Also—a question for fellow background actors: what constitutes as a credit on, let's say, imdb. Do you have to have a line to be on of those people listed as "Jane Doe (Uncredited)"? Or like a prominent amount of screen time with no lines? Was a bit confused about that.... Thanks!

Booked an agent. What now?

Booked an agent. What now?

Posted on Dec 2nd

Hey fellow actors! As the title suggest I’ve just successfully been signed by my first ever agent and I’m now feeling a little bit lost on what I should be doing with myself now? I used to spend time everyday looking at castings on spotlight and applying for various roles. Now that I have an agent doing that on my behalf is there something else beneficial I could be doing with my time to help further my career? Just feel with the spare time I now have I should be using it in a productive way. Love to hear if anyone else has felt in a similar way and how they dealt with it. Thanks!

Anyone NOT in LA &amp;amp; NY ever use talent link?

Anyone NOT in LA & NY ever use talent link?

Posted on Dec 2nd

I live in Atlanta and just wanted to make sure if I should sign up or go for the more expensive backstage.com Or Should I use actors access

Actors - Do You Have a an Art Philosophy?

Actors - Do You Have a an Art Philosophy?

Posted on Dec 1st

Happy Decemeber Stage 32 members!As we wind down for the holiday season, we may have much gratitude, vision, and reflection on how far we have come. Indeed, we have much to celebrate!I started the month with a reflection on my philosophical approach to art, which is really a reflection of our life.  You can see and listen to me here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Rbj4Z5WMJU IG @samitanandyofficial Feel free to comment and share specific values that may ground your acting and inspire fellow actors - would love to hear!- Samita

Greetings!

Greetings!

Posted on Dec 1st

Good afternoon, everyone, and Happy December 1st!This is my first time posting in this lounge, and I'm thrilled to get to know you all a bit better. I am a filmmaker from Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and the Co-Founder of Caprius Films, the new independent Canadian film production company.Through Caprius Films, I wrote, produced, and performed in our award-winning short film, Reasons. It is a story about a couple finding a reason - any reason - to fight for their relationship! It has its world premiere TODAY! It is now streaming on our website, www.capriusfilms.com if you’d like to give it a watch, and learn more about the cast, crew, and film, itself!We are also in the Development stages, bordering on Pre-Production stages, of two other short films that I wrote, titled To My Grave and Proper. The former is sweet and tragic little piece about a young girl named Emily who, on the day of her father's funeral, meets an aloof and mysterious woman named Kate, with whom she develops an unlikely bond through surprising similarities. It's very near and dear to my heart, and I'm thrilled that it will be my directorial debut.Proper is an highly ambitious piece; set in Regency England, a young woman named Victoria wades through a sea of eligible young suitors, but none catches her eye like the handsome and mysterious Alexander. It is a proof-of-concept tale of love and lust - and propriety - with an ending that alludes to a dangerous and fantastical secret.You can read more about both on our company website (again, www.capriusfilms.com).We are also beginning a co-production for a feature film titled The Science of Fear in January 2022, which we are very excited about.Other than that, I have been working tirelessly with my business partner and co-director, Cesar Erba, in preparations for the Crystalline Film Festival. We are in our first season, and due to Covid-19 it will be held on our virtual platform, from January 3 to 7, 2022, but we are thrilled to have been able to create this opportunity for filmmakers all over the world during this frustrating and frightening time. Please check out our website for more details! www.crystallinefilmfestival.comWe are so proud of the dozens of incredible films we’ve selected for this season, as well as the inspiring and informative workshops, roundtable discussions, interviews, and live panelist we have scheduled! And tickets for the festival are now on sale! With a variety of package options, you can choose what kind of festival experience you’d like! They can be purchased at www.filmfreeway.com/crystallinefilmfestival/tickets or you can head to the festival website to learn more!Thank you for your time, everyone, and I can't wait to learn more about you and potentially work with you someday!!Laura

I'm 24 and want to become an actor

I'm 24 and want to become an actor

Posted on Dec 1st

I'm 24 about to have my 2nd kid. And I feel like it's too late to become an actor. I want to so bad I just don't know where to start

WIFT

WIFT

Posted on Dec 1st

So, I’m currently doing a short film and one of my fellow actors told me to check out WIFT—Women in Film & Television. This person has a huge amount of professional credits and has been working professionally with several agents for a few years, so I trust their word. However, signing up requires me to have a sponsor of sorts, and while the idea of being a part of this group is great, I unfortunately do not have a sponsor or someone who recruited me unless you count the person who told me about it. Does anyone know more details about this group and how to sign up? I’d love to be more aware of the acting community where I live and have more opportunities haha

My scene was cut from a major motion picture.

My scene was cut from a major motion picture.

Posted on Dec 1st

Hi Fellow Actors, I just learnt the news that my scene was cut from a major feature film. Heartbreaking, I know. I mourned for like 5 minutes already. But a pat on my own shoulder because I booked the job and the scene was really great! However, it didn't;t make the final cut. Here's my story, I have been training my craft since 2016 and been self submitting since August last year. I was invited to audition for a role in a huge Netflix film, my character had a page an a half dialogue( principle role!) alongside a very established actor. Being non-union, they had to Taft-Harley me. This being filmed prior to vaccination, it was an- 8 day paid quarantine plus one day's shoot in a covid-free bubble. My first film credit, literally, in a major film. So I spent the entire year looking forward for this movie to come out, I was going to organize watch parties with my fellow actor friends! Then.... boom! I got a text this morning from a fellow actor in the same scene, whom I presume got the news from their agent. Our scene was cut for length, it had nothing to do with us. I'm super glad they told me because I wouldn't have known otherwise, I don't even have an agent yet. I will literally find out in theatre sitting next to loved ones lol...... I'm spared. The bad side: - I was crushed, I mean CRUSHED for a moment. \-All these awkward conversations I will be having telling my friends and loved ones, no, you won't see me in that movie. I think this might the biggest regret. The good side: -I booked it, I was on set, I filmed it! Still my first major credit I hope? \-I learnt a huge lesson about show business, always enjoy the process more than the result. Because nothing will ever be promised. \-The entire team from the director to the crew has been just the best, kindest, most thoughtful and dedicated people I ever have the privilege to work with. They really raised the bar for what it takes to work in the business. I learned a whole years worth of what I would learn in a classroom by being on set for one day. \-This feels like a secret initiation of some sorts? Something along the line had happened to numerous actors who eventually made it. So I'm not losing hope. Hope my little story of the day will inspire you all the stay in the grind! Happy holidays!

Agent questions

Agent questions

Posted on Dec 1st

Hello Reddit. I’m currently 19 and I’m in college in a double major program: computer science and theatre. I’ve been grinding acting for over a year and a half almost two years. Just got a meeting for a pretty good agency in the Kansas City area. I’m located in Fayetteville Arkansas. The questions I have are for those college students or honestly anyone who had a big work load on top of an agent. I’m wondering how doable is having an agent in college? Let’s just say she does sign me, what should I as an actor be prepared for? I just want to be as straight forward with her about what I can bring to the table. I want compete transparency. I’m just stressing out about the possibility and how well I’ll manage. Any advice would really help, I’ve got a meeting tomorrow with the agent.

Are Equity regional auditions nationwide calls?

Are Equity regional auditions nationwide calls?

Posted on Dec 1st

I'm based in NYC, and I'm seeing a lot of Equity theater calls on Playbill for regional companies in OH, MD etc. Are they expecting to only have actors audition who are based in those markets, or is it likely they're expecting actors from bigger markets like NYC to audition? Would they cover travel/accommodation costs, or expect me to be at an in person call back within a day or 2? Especially now it's all through video, it's hard to tell as before Covid it would have been clear based on whether auditions were being held locally or not. Don't want to waste time auditioning via video only to be told I need to show up for a call back halfway across the country the next day for a small role.

If you could get advice from one actor (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

If you could get advice from one actor (dead or alive) who would it be and why?

Posted on Dec 1st

For me, I'd say Paul Newman. I have an immense amount of respect for his body of work and would love to pick his brain. How about you?

I think I need counseling or something. I don&rsquo;t know.

I think I need counseling or something. I don’t know.

Posted on Dec 1st

So last month a movie I’m starring in came out on pretty much every single VOD platform and cable. It’s a genre movie and it’s very indie. The first week we found the film was heavily pirated and the comments were talking about how the movie was sitting at a 9 and that they needed to “fix it”. So it was a bumpy start but the reviews and ratings started to level out. It wasn’t soon after that a couple YouTubers not all started reviewing the movie and calling my acting horrible. Now it’s to the point where a handful of people are calling me out specifically that I’m a horrible actor and that I destroyed the movie. I know it’s my first leading role in a film but these reviews are vicious and starting to take a toll on my mental health. I am dating a local agent (thank god we aren’t exclusive) who only started submitting me once the movie came out even though they became my non-exclusive agent in late 2020. I just feel like this negative feedback on my performance is now a death sentence for my career. On the plus side I have more people telling me I did an amazing job than I do with the ones saying I’m the worst actor alive and some have even sprinkled the fact that me being overweight ruined their experience as well. Has anyone had this experience or is going through this experience have any advice? I’m at the point where I have nightmares that my career is over before it’s even began. I have never booked commercial work and I’ve recently joined SAG-AFTRA after I starred in this theatrical. Maybe I need more classes but that just seems to burn a hole in my pocket. I don’t know. I never posted anything on Reddit. Maybe I needed to let this out.

Hating your voice while acting HELP

Hating your voice while acting HELP

Posted on Nov 30th

Everytime I act I sound very sick in an deep tone.when I watch actors the sound is clear and very confident.how can I speak in a more proper tone?

Hating your voice while acting HELP

Hating your voice while acting HELP

Posted on Nov 30th

Everytime I act I sound very sick in an deep tone.when I watch actors the sound is clear and very confident.how can I speak in a more proper tone?

Is there a general format for actor's CVs? I have seen examples online but I'm not sure which to use.

Is there a general format for actor's CVs? I have seen examples online but I'm not sure which to use.

Posted on Nov 30th

I have spent the last couple years preparing and now I'm trying to find an agent.

Do you usually send in two different versions of a self tape or just one?

Do you usually send in two different versions of a self tape or just one?

Posted on Nov 30th

I had an acting teacher tell us to always send in two different versions of the audition. But how would you even do this on a platform like Actors Access/ Eco casting where you can only upload one video? I guess you could just put them back to back on one recording.  But I would wonder if the casting director would even realize there's another one coming up or take the time to watch it.

I think I want to be an actor but I don't truly know.

I think I want to be an actor but I don't truly know.

Posted on Nov 30th

Hi, I am 20 years old and am stuck in life but I think I want to be an actor. Each time I watch a movie or tv show I just think about acting. I don't know what it is about it that draws me to acting like that. I don't know if it's what I know I want to do or what. What should I do and how do I know it is what I want. &#x200B; I am also in a bad spot in my life. Currently have no money and still live with my grandparents. I also have major social anxiety and get scared and shy when I talk to many people. And I don't have any drive. I feel tired all the time. But ya what should I do and how can I get the drive I need to start something.

Feedback on my monologue and accent

Feedback on my monologue and accent

Posted on Nov 30th

Hey guys, I'm an Irish actor, but on Sunday my friends and I shot me performing a monologue from Far Cry 5 &#x200B; Would love to hear your thoughts on it [https://youtu.be/ohG9Tus8oHw](https://youtu.be/ohG9Tus8oHw)

Is there a service that helps you find an acting agent?

Is there a service that helps you find an acting agent?

Posted on Nov 30th

Hey guys. I'm a new actor in Los Angeles looking for an acting agent. I was wondering if there's such a thing as an "acting agent broker"?! Someone that will contact the agents on your behalf and help you find one. Thanks in advance.

23 year old that looks like a teenager - advantage or disadvantage?

23 year old that looks like a teenager - advantage or disadvantage?

Posted on Nov 30th

hello im thinking of becoming an actor however i am 23 years old and I look like im 17 i always have to show my id whether its going to see a 18+ movie, buying alcohol etc.. do you see this as an advantage or disadvantage?

Reposted Breakdown

Reposted Breakdown

Posted on Nov 30th

This might be a dumb question but it's mostly out of curiousity. My agent got me a pretty big audition and while she said I did great, I wasn't expecting much and mostly forgot about it. But today I just saw that role posted on the actor facing side of AA and was just wondering if that means they've definitely moved on from me? The other roles in the previous breakdown weren't there either so it seems like this is the only role still left to cast.

Backstage.com question from casting's perspective: How does audition scheduler work

Backstage.com question from casting's perspective: How does audition scheduler work

Posted on Nov 30th

Hey all, I'm new to casting via Backstage and don't really understand how their audition works? When I create a audition with unscheduled applicants, is it my responsibility to schedule applicants and put it in the applicants's court to request a reschedule or has creating the audition alerted them that I want them to audition and given them the power to request a slot without me adding them to the schedule? Very confused. I want the actor to pick the slot they can fit into their day during the day to audition. Much thanks in advance.

The Heck with New Years Resolutions, your Time is Now

The Heck with New Years Resolutions, your Time is Now

Posted on Nov 29th

So as the holidays are amongst us and we’re probably eating way too much and putting our feet up by the fire, take this time to grind it out and finish the year strong. There are lots of auditions and so many opportunities for you right here, right now so don’t let someone else get the prize. Finish the year strong and carry that momentum into 2022. You’ve got this!

What is your advice for someone who want to be an actor but is too shy?

What is your advice for someone who want to be an actor but is too shy?

Posted on Nov 29th

I've always dreamed of getting into movie acting, but I'm extremely shy,awkward and easily embarrassed (also scared that I'm not good too).The uncertainty is also an issue. I took an acting class, but when they gave us the certificate, it turned out to be more of a scam - we never got to actually work with lines or speaking, there was a grammatical error in the certificate,we were promised to be extras in a movie, but suddenly, there were roles only for 2 people from the class etc. What are your tips? (PS also in my country people in my age group are mainly "casted" as s*x workers or women for the actor to have intimate scenes with, so there's always the "tall, attractive, good looking etc. " requirement.)

Does anyone lose interest in acting because of the industry?

Does anyone lose interest in acting because of the industry?

Posted on Nov 29th

I had aspirations and interest in acting but over the pandemic I've suddenly lost it or have no desire to enter the film industry anymore. Mainly because of male actors who mistreat and cheat on their partners, dodgy or misportrayed women, dodgy execs and always building a narrative, racism, etc. Also, I feel like movies nowadays have really sunk in story quality. I like writing but I don't know if I can commit to writing scripts. I'd still like to continue singing, but I wonder why I suddenly lost interest or joy in acting.

Westworld S4 Refusing to Pay Background Actors

Westworld S4 Refusing to Pay Background Actors

Posted on Nov 29th

BREAKING NEWS!!! WARNING TO ALL BACKGROUND ACTORS: Westworld S4 Production/Payroll Companies are Refusing to Pay Background Talent for Filming, Fitting, and Covid Tests, and will work you through the entire day with no lunch. It's been over a month, and I've received no checks from them and for them to state that they are no longer a part of Westworld's Production.

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