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Feeling Frustrated About Not Booking The Audition - Try These 4 Things - https://youtu.be/W-Q-4elMtC4

Feeling Frustrated About Not Booking The Audition - Try These 4 Things - https://youtu.be/W-Q-4elMtC4

Posted on May 26th

It is so important for actors and all artists to learn how to best take care of themselves in this industry. It is filled with so many no's. That is why we must learn how to handle things well to keep us strong and in good health.

UK National Theatre as a foreigner?

UK National Theatre as a foreigner?

Posted on May 26th

1. Do non-brits ever get into NT? Is that even possible? (Let’s assume one already has a visa and has worked as an actor in the UK) 2. Are they biased towards those with theatre degrees or can anyone with an established acting career apply?

Has anyone gone to theatre school later in life?

Has anyone gone to theatre school later in life?

Posted on May 26th

I’m approaching my 30s and I’m still interested in going to do a BFA. Would this be a dumb idea? I know not all actors have BFAs but some of the strongest actors out there do. I feel like there’s a lot to learn that could really transform how I work and help me in the long run. BUT… I’m worried about looking like a fool being in my 30s and going to school with 18yr olds, and whether that insane age gap would ruin my experience. I went to uni late for my other degree, and even being 4 years older than my classmates screwed me in terms of getting positions at school clubs. There was insane nepotism, and it was very difficult for me to make friends so I couldn’t get any decent positions in clubs of my field. Not having those connections is what caused me not to go into the field I studied. Every time I’d try to make friends, they’d eventually see that I wasn’t slumming it student style in a crap apartment and the demeanour would change. I never lived in a residence in my first year either. I even considered moving to a shabby looking place so I could make friends. When I finally did, it helped but then the same would happen when I didn’t lie about my age. It was crazy because I never experienced discrimination like this outside of uni ever. It sounds stupid but it really ruined my uni experience, I became depressed and had to move to my hometown to finish my degree online. It was very difficult for me to make friends outside the univ because I didn’t speak the language (this was abroad). It put me off uni entirely and I lost all desire to study. It made me feel like there was something fundamentally wrong with me. I’ve never experienced ostracisation like this and it really changed the course of my career. I’m glad I found acting but now I’m faced with the same dilemma and I’m scared I’ll be miserable again. TLDR; I want to do theatre school but I feel old and out of place, and previous experience with age gaps in uni traumatised me.

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Posted on May 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. 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.

Why would my agent want be to be exclusive?

Why would my agent want be to be exclusive?

Posted on May 26th

Hello everyone, I have found myself in a strange yet fortunate predicament and would like some advice from other actors, if I may. I have been lucky enough to get an agent who is putting me forward for work, not as often as I would like, but nonetheless does. This agency is not particularly well known or 'big' but they took me on without much experience so for that I am very grateful to them. When I signed with them, I was also suggested by another actor whom I met on a job to approach his agency. This **second** agency is bigger and more well known, but they said initially they could only offer me a commercial contract. I said ok sure, why not, and signed with them for a rather large commission on their part. Since signing, I have not booked any work with them. My predicament is that now this second agency is willing to offer me a full acting contract with better terms, but they want me to be exclusive and therefore drop my first agency. I am reticent to do so because I can't figure out what their angle is, why would they want me to be exclusive? They said on the phone that it was because it looks more professional to be with one agency and people will take me more seriously, but I have no idea if this is true. I should note that the reason they are now offering me an acting contract is because I am on 'Spotlight' the UK casting site which all actors kinda have to be on to get anywhere. Does anyone have any idea why they would be suggesting this? I can only assume it boils down to money and presumably they don't want another agency potentially benefitting from their work? I certainly don't think its because I'm anything special! Any help would be **really** appreciated. Thanks!

Young Adult Pilot Season Bookings 2022

Young Adult Pilot Season Bookings 2022

Posted on May 26th

In [2018](https://www.reddit.com/r/acting/comments/8bpw52/young_adult_pilot_bookings_2018/), [2019](https://www.reddit.com/r/acting/comments/b9a7p7/young_adult_pilot_bookings_2019/), and [2020](https://www.backstage.com/forums/working-actor/young-adult-pilot-bookings-3-9809/), I made lists of young adult actors aged roughly 23-33 who booked leads and series regulars in pilots and straight-to-series shows during pilot season and grouped them into the most common educational and training paths based on *what I could find* of their backgrounds. Then I compiled those numbers into a [three-year study](https://www.reddit.com/r/acting/comments/g306qr/3year_totals_young_adult_pilot_season_bookings/) to conclude the project with a note that I might do it again at some point in the future if I saw what appeared to be a significant change in casting trends. I saw no such change, but I did notice some assertions that the study was out-of-date and no longer relevant because the pandemic had changed literally everything. So, I took some time to test those assertions and found them to be unfounded. While overall casting was down due to fewer pilots being ordered, the balances in the educational and training paths in this age range remained within normal limits with no new trends being apparent. Trends in diversity could be a different matter, but I will simply post those numbers without further comment. As I've said previously, this is in no way intended to discourage anyone of any starting age, background, or financial means; but, should rather serve as a reference for inexperienced kids who come here to ask questions about the different pathways into the profession. When I was coming along, opinions were plentiful and often emphatic, but factual bases for them were most often scant which is why I have found this worth doing. So without further ado ...   **HERE ARE THE NUMBERS** 178 Actors of whom 108 are American.   **Educational and Training Backgrounds** 55 Undergraduate Acting - 38 American 4 Graduate Acting - 3 American 13 Non-Degree Granting Conservatories - 6 American 25 Majored in Something Besides Acting - 15 American 33 Began Careers with High School Education - 20 American 46 Former Child Stars/Began Careers as Minors - 25 American 2 Unknown Education, Training Background, or Starting Age - 1 American   **Diversity** 83 Male 92 Female 3 Transgender   75 White - 28M 44F 3T 48 Black - 30M 18F 21 Hispanic - 10M 11F 15 Mixed/Ethnically Ambiguous - 5M 10F 8 East Asian - 4M 4F 4 Native American - 2M 2F 3 South Asian - 2M 1F 3 Southeast Asian - 2M 1F 1 Pacific Islander - 0M 1F   4 People with Disabilities (2 Vision Impaired, 1 Cerebral Palsy, 1 Down Syndrome)   **Foreign Nationality** 29 British 14 Canadian 8 Australian 4 Mexican 1 each : Chilean, Colombian, Dominican, Filipina, French, German, Irish, Israeli, Kenyan, New Zealander, South African, South Korean, Spanish, Swiss, Ukranian   **HERE ARE THE ACTORS**   **55 Undergraduate Theatre/Drama/Acting - 38 American** Jelani Alladin - Beauty and the Beast prequel - series regular - BFA NYU/Tisch. Yasemin Kay Allen - The Turkish Detective - lead - Brit. Degree in Theatre from Müjdat Gezen Konservatuarı in Istanbul. Shanel Bailey - Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies - series regular - BFA Musical Theatre, Syracuse University. Has also studied at Ivana Chubbuck Studios, GoodCap Arts, and Love Acting Studios. Jabari Banks - Bel-Air - lead - BFA Musical Theatre, University of the Arts. Bebe Bettencourt - History of a Pleasure Seeker - series regular - Aussie. BFA NIDA. Nina Bloomgarden - The Resort - series regular - American. BA Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Josh Bonzie - Saint X - lead - BFA University of Oklahoma. Has also coached with Michelle DeLong and Ken Kaissar. Anthony Boyle - Manhunt - lead - Northern Irish - BA Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Luciane Buchanan - The Night Agent - lead - New Zealander. BA in Drama and Psychology, University of Auckland. Earlier training with iona Edgar in TAPAC's Acting for Screen course. Cameron Chapman - Lockwood & Co. - series regular - Brit. BA Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama preceded by The National Youth Theatre. Kendall Chappell - Titanic 666 - series regular - BFA University of Michigan. Xavier Clyde - City on Fire - series regular - BA Theatre, San Diego State University. Has also studied at Indentity School of Acting, LA and AMAW Studios. Branden Cook - Tell Me Lies - series regular - BA Theatre, Wake Forest University. Also earned a Foundational Degree from LAMDA. Emma Corrin - Retreat - lead - Brit. Began studying Drama at University of Bristol, but added on Education and English when she transferred to graduate from St John's College, Cambridge. Also took a year-long Shakespeare course at LAMDA. Audrey Corsa - Dear Edward - series regular - BFA Juilliard. Ahmed Elhaj - Bad Monkey - series regular - Brit. BA LAMDA. Dominique Fishback - The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey - lead - BA Theatre, Pace University. Midori Francis - Unseen - lead - BFA Rutgers/Mason Gross. Tricia Fukuhara - Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies - series regular - BFA NYU/Tisch. Jacob Romero Gibson - One Piece - series regular - BFA CalArts. Ryan J. Haddad - Retreat - series regular - Double majored in Theatre and English at Ohio Wesleyan University. Eve Hewson - Bad Sisters - lead - BFA NYU/Tisch. Irish. Family in the business. Spencer House - Tell Me Lies - series regular - BFA Acting, University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Stephanie Hsu - Poker Face - lead - BFA NYU/Tisch. Jharrel Jerome - I'm a Virgo - lead - Ithaca College preceded by LaGuardia High School of Music and Art and Performing Arts. Mallori Johnson - Kindred - lead - BFA Juilliard. Also studied at CalArts, The Old Globe, and La Jolla Playhouse. Ethan Kai - The Turkish Detective - lead- Brit. BA ALRA. Jules Latimer - Cal Fire - series regular - BFA Juilliard. Jack Lowden - The Gold - lead - Scottish. BA Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Julio Macias - Promised Land - series regular - BA New York Film Academy. Has also studied at Circle in the Square Theatre School. Stefanie Martini - The Gold - series regular - Brit. BA RADA preceded by the Foundation programme at Bristol Old Vic. Briana Middleton - Beauty & the Beast prequel - series regular - BFA Carnegie Mellon University. Albert Mwangi - Tom Swift - series regular - Kenyan. BFA NIDA after previously earning master's degrees in Marketing and International Business. Hari Neff - L.A. Law - series regular - BA Theatre Arts, Columbia University. Johnathan Nieves - Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies - series regular - Studied Acting at Western Michigan University for 2-3 years. Has also studied at DePaul, Actors Studio Chicago, Second City, Steppenwolf, and coached with Xavier Custodio. Y'lan Noel - Lady in the Lake - lead - BFA NYU/Tisch. Ari Notartomaso - Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies - series regular - BFA Musical Theatre, Penn State University. Tiana Okoye - Panhandle - lead - BA Musical Theatre, UCLA. Has also studied at CAP21. Olumide Olorunfemi - History of a Pleasure Seeker - series regular - Brit. BA LAMDA preceded by The BRIT School. Mason Alexander Park - Quantum Leap reboot - series regular - BA Musical Theatre, Point Park University. Victoria Pedretti - Saint X - lead - BFA Carnegie Mellon University. Danny Ramirez - Tales of the Walking Dead - series regular - BFA NYU/Tisch. Ashley Reyes - Walker - series regular - American. BA LAMDA. Devere Rogers - Remember - series regular - BFA NYU/Tisch. Emily Rudd - One Piece - series reguaar - Normandale Community College, AFA Theatre Performance and Nancy Banks Studio. Aidan Scott - One Piece - series regular - South African. BA Theatre and Performance, University of Capetown. Lyndon Smith - National Treasure - series regular - BFA University of Florida. Luke Tennie - Shrinking - series regular - BFA AMDA. Peter Thurnwald - XO, Kitty - series regular - Aussie. BA WAAPA. Ellora Torchia - The Gold - series regular - Brit. BA RADA. Anna Uzele - Dear Edward - series regular - BFA Musical Theatre, Texas State University. Has also studied with Ted Sluberski and Bob Krakower. Olivia Washington - I'm a Virgo - series regular - BFA NYU/Tisch. Family in the business. Jay Will - Tulsa King - series regular - BFA Juilliard. Madeline Wise - Untitled CBS legal drama - series regular - BA Bard College. Also earned a Diploma in Classical Acting from LAMDA and has studied at UCB, The Freeman Studio, and The Actors Center. (white) Assad Zaman - Interview with the Vampire - series regular - Brit. BA Manchester School of Theatre.   **4 Graduate Acting - 3 American** Ali Ahn - The Diplomat - lead - MFA CalArts. Juliana Canfield - The Missing - lead - MFA Yale Drama preceded by BA English, Yale University. Ilia Isorelýs Paulino - One Piece - series regular - Dominican. MFA Yale Drama preceded by BA Musical Theatre, DeSales University. Dario Ladani Sanchez - Dear Edward - series regular - MFA Yale Drama.   **13 Non-Degree Granting Conservatories - 6 American** Fola Evans-Akingbola - The Night Agent - series regular - Brit. Identity School of Acting. Also a former member of the National Youth Theatre. Caitlin Bassett - Quantum Leap reboot - series regular - Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Army veteran who also holds a degree in Legal Studies from the University of Maryland. Jacob Batalon - Reginald the Vampire - lead - New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Ian Duff - L.A. Law - series regular - Neighborhood Playhouse School of the Theatre. Lucas Englander - Transatlantic - series regular - Brit. Stella Adler Studio of Acting. Itzan Escamilla - Midnight Familly - series regular - Spanish. Cristina Rota School of the Dramatic Arts. Ariana Guerra - Promised Land - series regular - New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts. Also attended UT Austin with an undisclosed major and has studied with Katelin Chesna, Lisina Stoneburner, Mona Lee, David Cox, Sally Allen, Chip Powell, Ray Bengston, and Barbara Divisek. Lorenza Izzo - Panhandle - series regular - Chilean. Less Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. Has also studied with Anthony Meindl. Chance Perdomo - The Boys spinoff - lead - Brit. Identity School of Acting preceded by the National Youth Theatre. Mispacha Sholetet - Transatlantic - series regular - Israeli. Yoram Loewenstein Performing Arts Studio. Anthony Ramos - Ironheart - series regular - AMDA for Musical Theatre. Tymika Tafari - Slip - series regular - Canadian. George Brown Theatre School. Kara Young - I'm a Virgo - series regular - New York Conservarory for Dramatic Arts.   **25 Majored in Something Besides Acting - 15 American** Yalitza Aparicio - Midnight Family - lead - Mexican. Degree in Early Childhood Education. Clark Backo - The Changeling - series regular - Canadian. Studied Natural Sciences at University. Studied acting at Straeon Acting Studios. Johnny Berchtold - The Passenger - lead - Studied Filmmaking at University of the Arts and got an Associates in Directing from Columbia College, Hollywood. Biniam Bizuneh - Bammas - lead - Attended an undisclosed college with an undiclosed major. Standup comic and YouTuber. Aparna Brielle - Arnold Schwarzenegger spy adventure - series regular - Attended Arts & Communication Magnet Academy for high school. Studied Marketing at Lindale College. Bethany Brown - Untitled NBC drama - Canadian. Majored in Communication at Simon Fraser University. Has studied at Railtown Actors Studio and The Actor's Foundry. Aimee Carrero - The Consultant - series regular - BA International Relations, Florida International University. Maxwell Whittington-Cooper - Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies - series regular - BA Economic Sociology, Harvard University. Idris Debrand - Dear Edward - series regular - Brit. Earned a Business degree from an undisclosed university while studying acting part-time at the Young Actors Theatre in Islington and then Identity School Of Acting. Bailey Gavulic - Rust Belt News - series regular - BA Mass Communications, University of South Florida. Tre Hale - Platonic - seires regular - Minored in Theatre at UCLA. Major unclear. Collegiate football player. Devery Jacobs - Echo - lead - Canadian. Majored in Youth and Adult Correctional Intervention at John Abbott College. Óscar Jaenada - Midnight Family - series regular - Mexican. Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica. HoYeon Jung - Disclaimer - series regular - South Korean. Majored in Modeling at Dongduk Women's University College of Performing Arts. Callum Kerr - History of a Pleasure Seeker - Scottish. Studied Finanace at an undisclosed university. Former member of the National Youth Theatre. Aria Mia Loberti - All the Light We Cannot See - lead - Visually impaired. No previous acting experience. BA in Philosophy, Communication Studies, and Political Science, with minors in Ancient Greek and in Rhetoric, University of Rhode Island. MA in Ancient Rhetoric with distinction, Royal Holloway, University of London. Ph.D. candidate in Ancient Rhetoric at Penn State University. Johnny Jay Lee - Rust Belt News - series regular - Studied voice at Cedar Valley Community College for 4 years. Trained in Meisner technique by Amy Mills Jackson at Mountainview College. Has also studied with Joe Hall, Wendy Welch, Curt Mega, Jo-Ann Pantoja, and Ed Johnston. Marina Mazepa - The Continental - series regular - Ukranian. Kyiv Academy of Circus And Variety Arts. Former contestant on America's Got Talent. Opeyemi “Opey” Olagbaju - Bammas - lead - Attended University of Maryland with an undisclosed major. Standup comic. Iantha Richardson - Will Trent - lead - BFA Dance and African American Studies, Fordham University. Has studied at Lesly Kahn & Co. Lilly Singh - The Muppets Mayhem- lead - Canadian. YouTube megastar. BA Psychology, NYU. Lio Tipton - A Friend of the Family - lead - Studied Film at Marymount California University. Also did a summer acting program at NYFA when they were 15. Former figure skater and contestant on America's Top Model. Ana Villafañe - Bad Monkey - series regular - Started acting in Atlanta musical theatre as an after school activity at 9. Majored in Music at Loyola Marymount University and was coached in acting by the Theatre faculty when she was in musicals there. Jessica Williams - Shrinking - lead - BA Film and Electronic Arts, Cal State Long Beach. Chase Sui Wonders - City on Fire - lead - BA Film Studie and Production, Harvard University.   **33 Began Careers with High School Education or Foreign Equivalent - 20 American** * 24 with significant prior formal training, major market residency, family in the business, established parallel careers, and/or reality tv history - 11 American Lera Abova - Pitch Perfect - series regular - Austrian model. Djouliet Amara - The Big Door Prize - series regular - Canadian. Trained in dance since the age of 7. Lisette Alexis - National Treasure - lead - LA native. Has studied at John Rosenfeld Studios and Warner Loughlin Studios. Also a dancer and singer. Stephanie Arcila - Cal Fire - series regular - Family in the business. Alycia Debnam-Carey - Saint X - lead - Aussie. Attended Newtown High School of the Performing Arts. Pete Davidson - Lorne Michaels comedy - lead - Standup comic. Native New Yorker. Dropped out of St. Francis College after a semester. Harris Dickinson - Retreat - series regular - Brit. London Native. Dropped out of school at 17. Studied at RAW Acting Academy. West Duchovny - Saint X - lead - Family in the business. Studies at Warner Loughlin Studios. Jonathan Fleites - The Winchesters - series regular - Trained in musical theatre at New World School of the Arts and was a YoungArts honorable mention. Has also studied acting at The Growing Studio and with Nancy Opel. Amy Forsyth - Dear Edward - series regular - Canadian. Toronto native. Had been acting for ten years having started in musical theatre. Mariana Gómez - Midnight Family - series regular - Colombian. Kiowa Gordon - Dark Winds - lead - Brett Gray - I'm a Virgo - series regular - Acted on-stage since he was 6 and graduated from The Philadelphia High School for Creative and Performing Arts. Eve Harlow - The Night Agent - series regular - Canadian. Vancouver native. Tom Holland - The Croweded Room - lead - Brit, Attended the BRIT School for Performing Arts and Technology. Kevin Iannucci - NBC's untitled drama - series regular - Has studied at Moonlight Stage Company and NRACT. Nida Khurshid - The Winchesters - series regular - Former model. Has studied with Jonathan Stanley, Harvard EDX Shakespeare Online, Jeremiah Comey, Lesly Kahn & Co., Andrew Magarian, John Homa, and Daren Lanning. Ballet since the age of 5. Emma Laird - The Crowded Room - series regular - Scottish. Former model. Sasha Lane - The Crowded Room - series regular - Studied Psychology and Social Work at Texas State University for one year. Anna Lore - Gotham Knights - series regular - Grew up doing theatre in Rushville, NE since age 6. Mike Merrill - Carl Weber’s The Black Hamptons - series regular - Fomer model. Max Milner - City on Fire - series regular - Brit. London native. Former contestant on The Voice UK. Rita Ora - Beauty and the Beast prequel - series regular - British/Albanian. London native. Attended the full-time program at Sylvia Young Theatre School. Also a pop singer/songwriter. Tian Richards - Tom Swift - lead - Member of several Augusta, GA theatre companies throughout his youth before moving to Atlanta after high school. Drake Rodger - The Winchesters - series regular - Has studied at or with Cast Studio, Performer's Studio Workshop, Todd Sheeler, Andi Matheny, and Christinna Chauncey. Kacey Rohl - LA Law - lead - Canadian. Vancouver native. Family in the business. Began actor training at 14. Abhi Sinha - Blank Slate - series regular - Attended USC for a year with an undisclosed major. Has studied at John Rosendfeld Studios and with Scott Sedita. Taz Skylar - One Piece - series regular - Brit. LaKeith Stanfield - The Changeling - lead - Nico Tortorella - City of Fire - series regular - Former model. Renata Vaca - Midnight Family - series regular - Mexican. Also a singer who was a contestant on The X Factor. Cheyenne Isabel Wells - Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies - series regular - LA native. Trained at Starstruck Theatre for 8 years. Giorgia Whigham - Ted - series regular - Native New Yorker.   **46 Former Child Stars/Began Careers as Minors - 25 American** Rahart Adams - Gotham Knights - lead - Aussie. Began career at 16. Has studied at The Australian Film and Television Academy. Tyler Alvarez - Blockbuster - series regular - Native New Yorker. Began career prior to 16. Attended Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School of Music & Art and Performing Arts. Ralph Amoussou - Transatlantic - series regular - French. Began career at 15. Studied at Susan Batson Studio. Jacob Anderson - Interview with the Vampire - series regular - Brit. Began career at 17. Also a musician. Madeleine Arthur - Blockbuster - series regular - Canadian. Began career at 14. Allius Barnes - I'm a Virgo - series regular - Began career at 10. Gabriel Basso - The Night Agent - lead - Began career at 12. Max Burkholder - Ted - series regular - Began career at 5. Also earned a BA Philosophy from Harvard University. Jordan Calloway - Cal Fire - series regular - LA native. Began career at 14. Famly in the Business. Also holds degrees in Cinematography and Film/Video Production and Playwriting and Screenwriting from Azusa Pacific University. Adelaide Clemens - Justified: City Primeval - series regular - Aussie. Began career at 16. Jodie Comer - Big Swiss - lead - Brit. Began career at 15. Marisa Davila - Grease: Rise of the Pink Ladies - lead - began career at 6. Sarah Desjardins - The Night Agent - series regular - Canadian. Started acting at 6 and first credits at 16. Tyler DiChiara - Gotham Knights - series regular - Native New Yorker. Began career while still in high school. Jayden Elijah - Saint X - lead - Brit. Began career at 6 or 7. Giovannie Espiritu - Titanic 666 - series regular - Filipina. Acting coach who began career at 14. Undergraduate education unclear. Initially moved to the US to study Advanced Negotiation at Harvard Law School. Has studied at or with Kate McGregor-Stewart, Warner Loughlin Studios, Amy Reece, UCB, Annie Grindlay, iO West, Bay Area Acting Studio, American Conservatory Theater, and Mark Monroe Studios. Katie Findlay - Walker: Independence - series regular - Canadian. Began career at 17. Studied Art History at Simon Frazer University for an undisclosed time. Studied dance for 12 years prior to moving into acting. Forrest Goodluck - Panhandle - lead - Began career at 13 or 14. Has studied at The Bosque School, Sol Acting Studios and with Judith Weston and Angela Gibbs. Ely Henry - Players - series regular - Canadian. Began career at 13. Attended Centauri Arts Camp as a child. Rachel Hilson - ABC untitled drama - lead - Began career at 16. Earned a BA in Writing and Performing Race from NYU/Gallatin preceded by Baltimore School for the Arts. Louis Hofmann - All the Light We Cannot See - lead - German. Began career before he turned 14. Sarah Hyland - Pitch Perfect - lead - Began career at 7. Attended the Professional Performing Arts School in Manhattan. John Harlan Kim - LA Law - series regular - Aussie. Began career at 15. Mikey Madison - Lady in the Lake - lead - Began career at 14. Kim Matula - Will Trent - lead - Began career at 10. Katherine McNamara - Walker Independence - lead - Began career at 14. Has coached with Jeff Passero. Holds a BS in Business from Drexel University and has been enrolled in an online master's in Literature program at Johns Hopkins University. Kodi Smit-McPhee - Disclaimer - series regular - Aussie. Began career at 10. Gage Munroe - Tales of the Walking Dead - series regular - Canadian. Began career at 9. Mandela Van Peebles - Reginald the Vampire - lead - Began career at 9. Family in the Business. Also a rapper. Earned a BA in Communications from Loyola Marymount University. Deleila Piasko- Transatlantic - series regular - Swiss. Began career at 13. Studied at Academy for Acting "Ernst Busch" Berlin. Bel Powley - A Small Light - lead - Brit. Began career at 15. Family in the business. Ella Purnell - Fallout - lead - Brit. Began career at 10. Zuri Reed - National Treasure - series regular - Began career at 14. Trained at Creative and Performing Arts High School of Philadelphia. Nick Robinson - Damsel - series regular - Began career at 11. Jordan Rodrigues - National Treasure - series regular - Aussie. Began career at 11. Trained at Brent Street. Lovie Simone - Manhunt - lead - NYC native. Began career at 9. Charlotte Spencer - The Gold - series regular - Brit. Began career at 12. Studied at Sylvia Young Theatre School. Fallon Smythe - Gotham Knights - series regular - Began career at 11. Mackenyu - One Piece - series regular - LA native. Began career at 8. Family in the business. Max Thieriot - Cal Fire - lead - LA native. Began career at 15. Jessie T. Usher - Tales of the Walking Dead - series regular - Began career at 11. Also studied Culinary Arts at community college. Jake Austin Walker - National Treasure - series regular - Began career at 9. Tyrel Jackson Williams - Party Down - series regular - Began career at 7. Ariel Winter - Hungry - lead - Began career at 4. Mae Whitman - Up Here - lead - Began career at 6. Carla Woodcock - History of a Pleasure Seeker - lead - Brit. Began career at 17. Started training at Stagecoach Theatre Arts at 11 and at 13 began studying with LAMDA teacher Frances Simon with whom she progressed to LAMDA grade 7.   **2 Unknown Education, Training Background, or Starting Age 1 American** Gabriela Cartol - The Resort - series regular - Mexican. Olivia Luccardi - East New York - series regular - Native New Yorker.

Actors Access

Actors Access

Posted on May 26th

If the deadline for an audition is 1 week away, but the actor submits 6 days before the deadline closes…and the audition shows up in “active eco casts” throughout that whole week, does that mean that the actor is still being considered? Or does it just mean the deadline isn’t up? On the flip side, could it disappear before the week is up if the actor is no longer under consideration after submitting their self tape?

Travel Help (incentives, credit cards, airlines, hotels, etc.)

Travel Help (incentives, credit cards, airlines, hotels, etc.)

Posted on May 26th

I’m starting to get more paying gigs outside of my state (paid, but not always travel included) and wondered what any other traveling actors do to save money or get reward points. I know that these things can be tax deductible, but I could really use a strategy that allows some savings up front as well. For example, do you only fly with a specific airline because of their rewards? Do you go with a specific hotel because of their partnership with a credit card you have? Literally, any advice that could make this poor actor less poor while striving to live his dream would be much appreciated.

Should I sign up for Central Casting?

Should I sign up for Central Casting?

Posted on May 26th

Okay so I kinda need to elaborate on my status of what I am, I am a part time worker in a retail store and I am also a college student as well. I always wanted to be some type of an actor but I realized I get way too nervous about being the main focus so I feel like being an extra is more of my calling. Although I feel like I am kinda busy at times but I feel like I can open my availability to be an extra on the side. I do worry that there may be times where I will be busy if I get any emails about bookings with school and my work. Has anyone dealt with something like this and should I give it a try to be an extra, I do want to be part of that experience so I'm hoping I can just do this on my spare time. Sorry if this post was hard to understand? I just don't know if I should try at this time or just wait later on. I don't want to quit my job currently and I obviously can't quit school, I just hope there is a way to squeeze this in and probably do this like over the summer break, winter break or just whenever I will have free time.

I’m looking to find other actors locally and start a group but there’s no scene here. Any tips?

I’m looking to find other actors locally and start a group but there’s no scene here. Any tips?

Posted on May 26th

I’ve been searching for weeks now, and the only lessons are for youths 18 and younger, or private lessons. Private lessons are really helpful I won’t deny that, but I want to make friends and form an acting group through meeting people and private won’t help with that much. Does anyone have any tips on meeting new people who may be into acting…outside of acting?

Paid. Older male voice actor wanted for independent short animated film. British accent, English/Scottish/Irish

Paid. Older male voice actor wanted for independent short animated film. British accent, English/Scottish/Irish

Posted on May 26th

I'm searching for a narrator for a short animated film which is nearing completion. The work will involve the recital of a poem which is written in the style of gothic horror literature, similar to The Raven by Edgar Allen Poe or, The Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner by Samuel Taylor Coleridge. The story is set in a coastal village within the UK and while it has dark undertonesand is unsettling it does not contain explicit or especially graphic content. We ideally are looking for an older male, with a rugged and robust voice. British accents are very welcomed. Ideally you will be able to add natural depth to the role, though we will give instruction on pacing and mood. As a loose approximate it will involve recording around 6 to 8 minutes of narration. The position is paid and we are happy to discuss your rates. You will also be fully credited when the film is presented at short film festivals, unless you wish to remain anonymous. If you think you would be suitable I'd be delighted to hear from you! Please feel free to send me a dm, any samples welcome, I'm happy to answer any questions you have. As stated in the title this is a small independent art project so you would be working directly with the creators. Thanks for reading!

News & discussion for actors?

News & discussion for actors?

Posted on May 25th

Every software engineer I know hangs out in [Hacker News](https://news.ycombinator.com/); anyone can post a link to a website (news, articles, etc) and there's a lot of value in the well-moderated discussion. Is there such a website, but for actors? There's this subreddit, of course, but the focus here seems to be about asking questions, requesting feedback, sharing successes, not so much on sharing and commenting on industry news.

Best cities for theatre actors in GA?

Best cities for theatre actors in GA?

Posted on May 25th

Looking for any recommendations of cities that have quality professional theatre companies in the state of Georgia. Thanks!

Full time job

Full time job

Posted on May 25th

Hi friends I’m currently at a bit of a crossroads, I had the opportunity to have a full time 9-5 job for 9 months, suggested to me from a family member who works at the company, and my current casual job is closing down . I am an aspiring screen actress and just wrapped on my first feature film (which won’t be out for another year) and I’m awaiting it for a decent showreel. As it is only a temp job I said I’d do it but I feel my past self screaming nooo as I’m 26 I have managed to avoid a proper job so far. Is this a trap? Will I get used to the money and stay working there, and will I have any time or energy to be an actress during my time there . Find out in 9 months on my Reddit I suppose . If it wasn’t working with my family member I’d be able to be sick for auditions ect but I don’t want to let her down

Different kind of newbie question about portable studio gear

Different kind of newbie question about portable studio gear

Posted on May 25th

So I follow this sub not so much because I'm a professional voice actor as I'm a learning content designer who frequently does my own voiceovers. I also work abroad and travel a lot. I'm here to ask about the best small gear that I can travel around with. I have a 1 foot by 2 feet collapsing plastic box that I add cotton to for a noise reduction space, and that fits well unto my luggage without taking up much space, but I wanted to ask what microphone is both lightweight and durable for moving around a lot. I'd like my budget to be $200, but I'd do up to $500 if it's worth it. Any thoughts? (Sorry if this doesn't belong here)

Good headshot photographers in Toronto

Good headshot photographers in Toronto

Posted on May 25th

Title says it all - looking for some recos on photographers that are really good at capturing an actors essence, and making some really cool headshots. I’m the Toronto area would be best. Thanks!

Acting friends

Acting friends

Posted on May 25th

Hey, I really want to get to know actors aroung my age, so we can grow and experience tings together! and yk be there for each other and share tips and just general acting stuff with each other. im 13 btw :)

How do I deal with the disappointment of being an understudy?

How do I deal with the disappointment of being an understudy?

Posted on May 25th

I (19F) was recently cast in my very first professional theatre production, which is Much Ado About Nothing. As you may have guessed by the title, I’m understudying for the first time ever as the part I wanted to play (Hero) but I’m also acting as the only female ensemble member and the Sexton. We started rehearsals two days ago, and everyone’s been really nice, but… I hate being an understudy. I can’t even mince words; I hate it. My director has the most rigid definition of what an understudy should be that is possible, and I just found out that I am being given literally no leeway in how I play this character. Every line, every inflection, every expression, every movement, every CHOICE is the actress’s choice and all I can do is be a shallow copy. This is especially painful for me because literally my favorite part of being an actor is getting to know my character and choose how to play them. I express emotions I’m never allowed to express through my characters—they’re almost an escape for me. This show is literally sucking everything I love about acting out of me. I would try to distract myself by putting as much as I can into the scene I have as the Sexton, but when I asked my director, she praised the “bold choice” I was taking—and proceeded to completely misunderstand the take I’m putting on the character. I’d correct her, but she likes the take, so now the only place I had to express myself has been taken too. I even discovered that I’ll have to dye my hair (I knew that going in, I still have the remnants of a dye job I did in January and I was open to getting it dyed) but it’s been implied that it’ll be her hair color instead of the one I was planning on, and I may even have to get a tan, which I’ve never done before. So I can’t even bring my own skin to this show. Nothing in the show is me, and because I’m the only non-named female in the cast I stick out horribly among the rest of the cast (especially since my costume is extremely different from all the other female characters, almost like they’re rubbing it in). I’ve cried four times in two days about this and I hate the feeling I have being the silent backup, not even being given a single rehearsal for this character (our schedule is really tight) or allowed to ask the actress for any help. Any advice for how I could handle this without completely ruining what shreds of mental health I have left would be really appreciated. (By the way I’m aware that this sounds really ungrateful and I really don’t want it to be because I am very lucky that I was cast, since I’m the youngest cast member and I flubbed my audition. I’m just asking for help to manage my emotions because I want to bring as much professionalism I can and I’m trying to leave my personal feelings out of it).

Next steps for actor in Chicago?

Next steps for actor in Chicago?

Posted on May 25th

Howdy all, Posting for some advice. I’ve been working full time as an actor and model in Chicago, and wanted to know what some smart next steps would be. I already have representation in Chicago through a relatively large agency. I book modeling gigs often, and have been slowly racking up short film lead credits and a single TV costar credit. What’s next? I feel like Chicago doesn’t have much on the TV/film side of bookings - do I look for representation in LA or NY? If so, any recommendations? Would appreciate some advice.

what are steps to take as an actress?

what are steps to take as an actress?

Posted on May 24th

I (f21) am interested in becoming an actress. I am currently in my 3rd year in college, and have always had a passion for acting. If anyone is familiar with the process of being able to act (small roles probably) on television.

Social Media presence as an actor (Instagram, tiktok, …)

Social Media presence as an actor (Instagram, tiktok, …)

Posted on May 24th

I was wondering if it could help you score an agent more easily if you have a big audience on social media (not like millions of followers but let‘s say about 5k-80k) since at the end of the day it‘s a business and every actor is their own „brand“ and if it could make up for not having that many credits (I know you still need to have training of course and be at least decent at the craft). Sorry if that was not grammatically correct since English is not my first language

Do you think it's possible for an actor/actress to think about something as mundane as to what they are going to have for dinner, while meanwhile putting on an amazing performance in front of the camera?
First Time Voice Directing - Tips, Tricks, Suggestions?

First Time Voice Directing - Tips, Tricks, Suggestions?

Posted on May 24th

Hi Voice Acting! Long time lurker, part-time voice actor, but only on a very amateur level, (you might have heard me in Hong Kong children's English curriculum or two). However, my regular job has just given me a rare opportunity to do some live work with a few substantially talented voice actors in the industry. I'll be directing them in recording some voiced dialogue for a game that we've been making. I've directed kid's theatre, and I have a passing idea of how to direct my own voice. But I want to get the most out of our limited time with these actors, and just as importantly, I want to treat them with respect. So can you tell me what you appreciate from a voice director when you are working on a project. Anything I can do to be more clear, more helpful, or at the very least less frustrating and get the best out of good voice talent? Anything I should absolutely not do?

WeTransfer?

WeTransfer?

Posted on May 24th

I received an ecocast last week and was told to submit via email, which I did over WeTransfer but casting still hasn't downloaded it. My gut is telling me not to follow up with casting but when I mentioned this to my rep she said "we sent it to casting." It never went through them or Actors Access. I told her that and she never responded. Anyone have any advice? I'm so frustrated.

Years Of Training Doesn’t Equal Being A Good Actor

Years Of Training Doesn’t Equal Being A Good Actor

Posted on May 24th

I’m studying at a pretty prominent acting school in Los Angeles and another actor and I got to chatting after performing a scene. We’ve been studying for a long time. I’ve been acting since I was a child, got my theatre degree, and have been studying ever since college. I’m 29 now. Our feedback for the scene was that we were missing the “life” and we were missing the “realism.” Basically we acted really well, but it didn’t read as a slice of life. The feedback was good, but we walked away frustrated. I feel like we don’t talk about how much the quality of your training matters. I’ve trained for YEARS and this is the first time I feel like my acting is getting better and I have the opportunity to grow. I have always felt like a good actor because up until now, I’ve booked a lot of amateur stuff (short films, commercials, non-union plays) and I have a lot of training/schooling under my belt. I’m saying all of this to say, you can have 20 years of “training” and still not be great. That’s the hard truth. Really look at your schooling or class you’re in and assess if you’re actually learning. Consistency matters too. I’ve wasted a lot of money to be in the same place until now. Try different classes, read different books. And don’t let your ego make you think that because you’ve been studying for a long time—you’re a fantastic actor. Training means nothing if it doesn’t translate to the real world. You don’t want to be a professional student, you want to be a professional actor.

Casting keeps extending this self tape due date

Casting keeps extending this self tape due date

Posted on May 24th

I recently auditioned for a series regular role. They gave me plenty of time to do so, about five or six days from when I got my AA eco cast request which was nice. But after I submitted the audition the deadline was extended. They’ve extended the due date twice already lol. Now normally I try to move on right after an audition because at the end of the day my job is done once my self tape is sent. Booking is a bonus. At least that’s how I try to look at it but it’s easier said than done. But every time I get a new eco cast from my agent this other project is in my pending submissions on actor access so it’s kinda hard to not think about. Just wondering if this is normal. This is my first time auditioning for a project this big so I’m not sure what the usual standards are.

What NYC studio do you recommend?

What NYC studio do you recommend?

Posted on May 24th

So I recently asked about the Actors Connection Fast Track program. Just sat in on a seminar about it and wasn't too thrilled with what I heard. So now I'm trying to figure out what my next move is. I want to enroll in some sort of acting class. I have experience (graduated with a BA in musical theatre) but didn't get as much training as I think I personally needed during college. I want to shift away from MT towards straight theatre/film/TV. I've looked at a few different studios so far but I really don't know which one to go with. If it helps I'm looking at doing online classes. So far I've looked at: The Barrow Group, HB Studio, Lee Strasberg, Stella Adler, and Atlantic Acting School. If any of y'all can share some insight or direct me somewhere else I might not have thought of that would be great. Thanks!

Questions for ATL actors

Questions for ATL actors

Posted on May 24th

I'm moving to Atlanta on June 1st to pursue acting as I've just finished my degree. Does anyone know of any good headshot photographers that they would recommend? Additionally, I've already found a ballet studio and a few acting classes I'd like to audit and hopefully sign up for, but if anyone has any good recommendations please share! I've visited a few times but will still be relatively new to the city. Also, if anyone is looking to make more friends, I'll definitely be in need of some as it is just me (21F), my bf (22M), and our dog! Please reach out!

Need advice. drop show or not

Need advice. drop show or not

Posted on May 24th

So I've been in a show recently and I love my roles. I love the cast too. But my mental health is terrible. I was at a psychward during rehearsals and then got my meds suddenly changed. I'm experiencing terrible withdrawals from it. Heavy mood swings, inability to concentrate, terrible depression... I can't get in character. I can't act at the best of my ability as usual. I can barely last rehearsals cause I'm exhausted. Tech is later this week and shows the next. I just don't know what to do. If I should endure this or drop late in the game? I don't want to ruin my chances of never getting accepted into future shows with this company again due to dropping so late. But at this point I also think they wouldn't cast me cause I'm just a weak actor now. Staying at home makes my depression worse and my parents keep telling me to get out. Legit just don't know what to do. Please help.

I'm not as good as I used to be. What is happening to me?

I'm not as good as I used to be. What is happening to me?

Posted on May 24th

It's been strange for the past few months. I've been working on 3 shows (one of them is done at least, thank God) and plus work on the side and college, I really feel like I overworked myself, so that could be the reason. But acting was something that was a safe place to let loose to me. But past few months, the passion has been turning on and off, but it's off most of the time. It's starting to feel like a chore and I get so stiff and uninspired on rehearsals. I'm just going through my lines while worrying about what I'm doing right or wrong and not really feel what I'm saying. The director also wants us to improvise a lot which is really not one of my strengths, never has been. I like to plan carefully because it takes me a bit to really get in and set myself free. But that's not a good trait for an actor to have. I also feel like I developed a small ego problem, which adds fuel to the fire. I'm starting to take director's criticism to heart and though I try not to show it, it fills me with such a burning rage and I hate that and that makes me even more angry. Sometimes I'll really get into the rehearsal with the right energy, but one harsher criticism and boom, deflated and I'm beating myself up for not being perfect all the time and can't stop thinking about everything I'm doing wrong. Last year, I was doing amazingly. This year, it's like I hit a brick wall. And I love performing and acting. I don't understand why I suddenly can't let myself relax and enjoy the ride, so I wanted to see how you guys dealt with those kinds of problems.

Cast as Lead in Indie Feature, but may lose my Job

Cast as Lead in Indie Feature, but may lose my Job

Posted on May 24th

Hi everyone, thanks for the support throughout the years. I was recently asked to be the lead in a feature film. The actor in me is on cloud 9 so happy! ... But it's unpaid and would mean I'd lose my job. I don't have enough saved that I can afford next month's rent to survive. Here's some defining info: - Unpaid - Distribution will be Amazon Prime - Camera quality looks horrible! Lighting is just flat. The lens choice makes it look like video not film - Filming will be for 2-3 weeks - Would have to give up my position at work - Would be my first lead in a feature film I feel like if they paid and it wasn't going to be the typical indie "14-16hrs a day" work days, I'd jump for it. Even despite the quality. But my rent needs to be paid, that's my worry. What would you do? Feeling pressured to say yes to it since it's a Lead.

Acting class/managers/agents any recommendations in Bay Area (San Fran to San Jose)

Acting class/managers/agents any recommendations in Bay Area (San Fran to San Jose)

Posted on May 24th

New to the Bay Area and former SAG eligible, fortunate to make a living (not a wealthy living just a notch above starving artist) film and TV actor looking for any and all recommendations but ESPECIALLY acting classes. Just for context I’ve done features to commercials to short films to student films but have to start all over since leaving it years ago. I know it will take time, I’m eager just to get involved in even student films again. So any recommendations in the following acting realm around the Bay Area would be greatly appreciated: Acting classes/coaches? Audition postings (student films to professional. I assume some of the classics remain like backstage etc but what about new FB groups etc) Managers/Agents (I won’t be going for these anytime soon but figure asking now gives me goals) Forums and or networking events and groups (any group of event that I can start meeting others and networking) Thank you kindly.

Working a job while working on getting into the acting industry full time

Working a job while working on getting into the acting industry full time

Posted on May 24th

Okay. I apologize if this has been posted before and I am unaware. I read the FAQ’s though and didn’t see it. I am an actor. I’ve been seriously acting for about 2 years now. I graduated with my AA in 2020. I’ve been taking film acting classes for about a year now in Atlanta with a really great studio. So, to pay the bills to support my career goals, I have been a server for quite sometime. I’ve been in the service industry for about 7 years now. Guys, I’m BURNT OUT. and when I say burnt out, I am soooo sick of… well… the public. What can I do? I want to have a flexible schedule without feeling guilty about having to potentially call out for an audition/role etc. I’ve been thinking about TaskRabbit, Hux, Rover and other independent contractor jobs like this. Can I survive doing these full-time? What do you guys do to support your career?

How to Voice Actor's record during Mowing Season?

How to Voice Actor's record during Mowing Season?

Posted on May 24th

I'm a new voice actor, started in November. Was recording pretty consistently (for working full time) all though the winter, then may happened all the grass grew and for the past few weeks very time there's a break in the mowing, I start to record only for a different mower to start up. Also AC's have been a problem. Do I just need to keep doing retakes? or build a better booth? Is there a secret?

ADHD and constantly looking dead behind the eyes? What helps?

ADHD and constantly looking dead behind the eyes? What helps?

Posted on May 24th

I have ADHD, and I look dead behind the eyes. All the time. Even when I'm not acting. I got made fun of for it in theatre school; people would say I always 'looked high'. And it's true; I can't seem to override this distant, spacey, childlike thing. I have found ways to use it. One of my roles that I got the best feedback for was a young autistic girl. I also think I made great use of this odd quality in a recent-ish project. But I don't want that to be my whole thing. I did have a problem with mentally checking out during my scenes a while back. I could feel it happening, but I couldn't seem to override it. I've gotten better at it over the past few years, especially now that I've been diagnosed. I started Ritalin for a bit last year, and I did notice I looked more present on camera. I also used to break a lot, and now I have less trouble with that. I'm still in the process of getting on the correct dose of Vyvanse (new doctor). I still have moments where I struggle with properly listening to the other actor (and I think getting the hang of it will be tougher for me than for most people). But even when I think I'm listening, even when I'm focusing so hard on my actions (or so I think), I have that dead look. Actors with ADHD (or other neurodivergences), have you ever noticed this in your acting? Were you ever able to overcome it or work with it? Are there techniques, tools, or schools of thought you found particularly useful? I'm thinking Meisner might be useful for me, but it's hard to find classes for it in my area.

any tips welcome!!

any tips welcome!!

Posted on May 23rd

i have no experience in acting whatsoever but it’s something i’ve always wanted to do. i just applied for a local commercial yesterday as an extra just to get some experience on camera. i’m interested in taking classes and learning the basics. any advice for a novice actor would be amazing! (very novice)

dealing with rejection

dealing with rejection

Posted on May 23rd

Hi all, short time lurker ready to dive in! I have always loved acting but kids and work and other life stuff meant it is only since I turned 40 last year I have been able to really have a go. I have a few years of private lessons under my belt and two levels of classes at my local community theatre. I have done 5 auditions so far, and scored 2 roles - "Nanny Cook" in 101 Dalmatians and "Hatter" in a musical adaptation of "Alice in Wonderland". The writer/director of Alice walked the talk on inclusivity so I worry giving me a lead (the main bad guy) has given me a false belief in my abilities. I have noticed some shows I have auditioned for and not got in have had casts that are literally entirely under 25, and there are children playing adult roles when I really think that I am a better actor than then - I'd wanna be, being 25 years older! But it still sucks every time not getting a part and I do doubt myself while knowing full well I will keep going back for more because I love it. Apart from getting more lessons, any hints on dealing with not getting a part? The roller coaster of depression and hope is playing havoc on my not very stable mental health. Thank you!

First voice acting job complete!

First voice acting job complete!

Posted on May 23rd

I had my very first paid voice acting job over the weekend! The pay wasn’t huge but extremely fair for the amount of work I did. I’m one step closer to being a pro voice actor!

Residuals, for new editions of old games?

Residuals, for new editions of old games?

Posted on May 23rd

This question is targeted for voice actors for video games that acted in a video game that's old enough for a "HD Edition". For example, Grand Theft Auto, San Andreas is part of the trilogy recently released as "The Definitive Edition". My question is, are the voice actors getting paid again, even though this time around they did not do anything. The game was re-released but no new dialogue was recorded. However, if you look at the music that was used in the video game, all the music labels will get paid again for licensing their music for GTA. This can be for any video game that was re-made or re-released. [View Poll](https://www.reddit.com/poll/uw5gs0)

Casting Websites?

Casting Websites?

Posted on May 23rd

So I've been using Backstage for awhile to seek out different roles, but I want to cast a slightly wider net, and I've heard about Actors Access, Casting Networks, and Playbill. I was wondering if anyone knew any more websites/avenues of approach that would be beneficial to look into and how was your experience using them? Thanks in advance!

Does anyone know/use a CPA that can specialize for actors?

Does anyone know/use a CPA that can specialize for actors?

Posted on May 23rd

I want to get my finances in order better but I’d like to work with an accountant that can know the ins and outs of the entertainment industry.

Male actor mid 20s m. Should I post a shirtless picture on IMDb? Will it help or hurt my career?

Male actor mid 20s m. Should I post a shirtless picture on IMDb? Will it help or hurt my career?

Posted on May 23rd

Should I post a shirtless picture on IMDb? Will it help or hurt my career? Hello everyone I’m a meld actor late 20s and I’m a up and coming actor and was wondering what would be an acceptable and professional approach to showing off my physique on IMDb? Would shirtless pictures turn off producers and directors? This has been bugging me for a while and I don’t know what to do anything helps. Thanks!

Acting

Acting

Posted on May 23rd

I wanna be an an actress so bad, I have no prior experiences neither taken classes. Don’t have money for online classes or have classes near me. What can I do in my situation??

Agents in NYC or Philly

Agents in NYC or Philly

Posted on May 23rd

Hello! I’m looking to start submitting my resume and reels to talent agents in Philly and NYC who represent actors in the tri-state area (I’m in central NJ). I’m new to the east coast so I’m having a hard time figuring out where to start. I’m not a beginner… had almost 20 years of representation, on the other side of the country, with both on-camera and voiceover credits on national TV, commercials, and video games. I’m just looking for agency names and even ones to avoid. Thanks!

Are actors more charismatic?

Are actors more charismatic?

Posted on May 23rd

Because they can change their tonality and body language easily

How do actors move silently?

How do actors move silently?

Posted on May 23rd

Hi i’m so sorry i wasn’t sure where to post this and this seems like a decent subreddit to ask this in, but i was wondering how do actors move so silently? such as in Daredevil (pls excuse this example i’m currently binge watching it and it’s what sparked this question) and the main character when he’s in his persona and the other stealth characters all move so silently like are they doing something or is there like padding in their shoes? i cant seem to find anything on google either before anyone suggests this. an example is 4:50 S3E8 of daredevil when a character lands on the platform and jumps off, it’s just like really silent and i don’t think they tinkered with the sound to pull this off. Thanks! sorry for the horrendous formatting

Can you live in Chicago and travel to LA for work?

Can you live in Chicago and travel to LA for work?

Posted on May 23rd

If you live in Chicago and get into SAG-AFTRA, do you… ever travel for opportunities? I have heard of some actors who live in Chicago but also have a condo in LA. How do they make that work? Wouldn’t you need to fly out for callbacks? Seems like a bad return on investment. Would love to hear your thoughts and wisdom!

Demo Question :D

Demo Question :D

Posted on May 23rd

Hello once again voice actors of Reddit! So I am in the process of writing out my demo, and I had a quick question. I have heard that you should leave music and sound fx out of your demo, and just stick with purely your voice. I was wondering; though, if I have the skills necessary to incorporate those elements to make it sound like an actual commercial, would it be beneficial for me to do that, or am I better off using only my voice? Anything you guys have for me on this is extremely helpful. Thanks in advance!

I can't play the roles I want to as a female actor because I'm, well, female.

I can't play the roles I want to as a female actor because I'm, well, female.

Posted on May 23rd

I'm an aspiring actor, and I don't know if I need to just be snapped out of my shitty mindset or what but I'm just not doing well. As a background, I'm a very masculine woman, and I've definetely wondered before if I'm trans which might factor into this, but I don't know. I was just thinking about what type of roles I want to play, and it's just not going to happen for me BECAUSE I'm a woman. What I really want to do is be able to play a Jack Sparrow type character, like a drunken pirate. It just doesn't bode well when a woman does it, I guess. I feel like the ony real option for me is to be a female actor and not to play the roles I want, or to give up. And even if I'm trans (Maybe) and end up transitioning, I'm not going to get cast for the roles I want to. Probably. Oh how I wish this could be easier.

Will Real People Victoria help me become a successful actress in NYC?

Will Real People Victoria help me become a successful actress in NYC?

Posted on May 23rd

Hi all, Not sure if this was the appropriate subreddit but I am a 30 year old woman living in Melbourne wanting to pursue acting. I haven’t acted in anything since high school so I’m getting back into it and wanted to join an agency. I’m working in hospitality whilst attending university for arts. Is Real People Victoria (a talent agency in Melbourne, Australia) worth it? I saw some of their reviews on Google where people were saying they weren’t getting any work and that they had to pay $100’s to get headshots taken. My goal is to be a working actress in New York City living comfortably. Thank you!

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