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1-on-1 Acting Teachers in Toronto

1-on-1 Acting Teachers in Toronto

Posted on Sep 26th

For those actors in Toronto (but can be from anywhere), is there a highly rated acting teacher that provides 1-on-1 instruction?

Is there much of an acting community in Nevada?

Is there much of an acting community in Nevada?

Posted on Sep 26th

Originally I was going to move closer to Los Angeles for acting (right now I live about 2 hours from LA) but now im looking to move to Las Vegas for cheaper housing very soon. I’m very green but still want to pursue acting along with any PA work even though I’m moving farther from a major market. So will I still find good resources, communities of filmmakers and most importantly, acting classes in Las Vegas? I’d like to hear from any actors or filmmakers living in Las Vegas.

How should an audition reader deliver the lines?

How should an audition reader deliver the lines?

Posted on Sep 26th

Basically the title. I have a non-actor friend helping me be a reader for a scene. In the scene, I scare her so she is angry at me. Should the lines be delivered in a neutral tone or actually sound angry? I want to make sure it's as professional as possible.

Looking for actors in Missoula, Montana!

Looking for actors in Missoula, Montana!

Posted on Sep 25th

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Q about efficiency of online classes

Q about efficiency of online classes

Posted on Sep 25th

Hey everyone, I'm sure this Q has been asked before, which I tried to find but couldn't, so apologies for the repeat if so. I'm a combat (spact) / stunt actor but I want to learn screen acting more to apply for roles. The nearest acting school / class to me is 4 hours away and I was wondering if taking online classes would be a good substitute for learning techniques and better my skillet? I know anything is better than nothing, but I'm curious if one can genuinely build a strong skill set via this route. Thanks :)

How affordable is studying acting in USA?

How affordable is studying acting in USA?

Posted on Sep 25th

I'm from SA and here we don't have a cinema industry per se, so getting into acting beyond as hobby and experimentation is hard. The refined acting school are too expensive and working in cinema/TV may prove a really almost impossible task to burst the bubble and get a space. So since USA has the biggest industry worldwide, I was wondering how is it affordable to get into a good school there? I see there a lot more options, but a few schools I was looking up seem to be so expansive from a foreigner perspective. The nycda must be a wonderful experience, but how hard you guys see it to get into it 'cause of money? I do get the sense that even if there a lot of courses, it seems to me that actors kind of pass them and go directly to get a agent or get into a agency and starting to apply to roles. I mean, this happens a lot around here too, but since the options to studying are so more, I also wonder how this hinder the process there, a place where you can choose so many ways to learn acting.

How Do You Find Monologues That Fit Your Type?

How Do You Find Monologues That Fit Your Type?

Posted on Sep 25th

For the most part I just use google and youtube to find monolouges, just wondering if there is a better way that more experienced actors have found (I'm still pretty new to the game).

Dream Plan opinions

Dream Plan opinions

Posted on Sep 25th

I just turned 17 and I recently realized that I want to be an actor. I did some acting classes as a preteen and I was on a couple plays but now I know this is my way. I live in Italy but I’m currently on my exchange year in LA (chose la just for this reason). Next week I’m starting acting classes at Margie Haber acting studio here and I’m so excited. (opinions/experiences on the studio?) Right now I’m planning every step to take to achieve my dream and I just can’t get it out of my brain. I think about acting when I wake up every day and before going to sleep. Now, I’m getting back to Italy in Dicember and I want to do how much I can do. It’s still a super competitive market, but I think it’s way less competitive than here and the us in general, I know I have to start there. I’d like to go on auditions for short films/commercials in my small region and possibly do acting classes over there too. I’m planning december-september auditions and september-june acting classes with aiditions possibly. (after june I finish high school) Now, after school I’m planning to go to Rome, as it’s the biggest city in Italy for these things. Do you think I should try and get into one of the really big three years acting academies in Rome? They would give me a degree in acting (useless) and it’s really difficult to get in. Or should I just start doing auditions over there and get an agent asap? I think the latter would be better, as I have more possibility to work. Getting in the crazy good schools means no auditions/contracts by rule of the schools. But I don’t know if just two/three acting classes would be enough on my resumè… Do you think it’s a good plan? Tips very much accepted, hope my dream can come true…

LAMDA MFA?

LAMDA MFA?

Posted on Sep 25th

I read another post saying that LAMDA totally abandons the MFA program students, and that staff see them mostly as a cash cow because of how much international students pay for that program. (I'm from the US and would pay more $). So I wanted to ask if anyone has info on if the MFA at Lamda is worth it? I have already joined Sag in the US, so I'm not new, and would largely be using the MFA to get good reps, leave with a great reel, and make actor friends, if I'm being honest. Any info is appreciated, thank you :) Also does anyone know if London agents will take on an American if they graduated from LAMDA?

Last Minute Scheduling Changes with Survival Jobs

Last Minute Scheduling Changes with Survival Jobs

Posted on Sep 25th

I’m a working actor that recently moved to Atlanta from Richmond VA, but I’ve always relied on survival jobs to keep the lights on, and I keep running into issues when it comes to them working around my schedule. When I was still working at a movie theater, I booked a major speaking part in a cable docudrama series… the day before I was supposed to be on set. Of course I was scheduled to work the next day, and promptly let an assistant manager know. He seemed fine with it, but told me to call the GM the next day to remind him. While I was on set, I do just that only to be shouted at by this man (and I quote), “Geoffrey, if you want to be a movie star, what does that do for me here?” A few months later, I ran into issues again on a Showtime miniseries when I was cast on set (when I was doing background) to work as a photo double for one of the leads that had fallen ill. In short, it was an amazing opportunity for the next couple weeks that paid extremely well, and I even became SAG-E,, but I once again had issues with this movie theater job, especially since the production kept extending the time I’d be needed. One day, I simply had to call out and the GM threatened to write me up. I later moved onto working a better job at Lowe’s during the pandemic. Once production started again, I booked a webseries that needed me on various random days throughout 5 months of shooting. My supervisor (an assistant manager) actually gave me his personal phone number and let me text him whenever something came up, and he was always happy to change my schedule at any time, as long as I kept him in the know (it helped that I was working in a team unloading freight, and didn’t always have to have to be covered by another person). I had a second small job as a grocery store cashier that was similarly accommodating most of the time. But then I moved here and transferred to another Lowe’s, and it’s been a struggle balancing my acting with work. I told absolutely everyone what I do and why I moved here, and they all seem happy for me. But then I booked featured background work on this movie that pays very well, and the schedule is constantly changing. I can already tell the HR lady here is a bit stressed about it, and just today after two days switched at the eleventh hour, a head cashier suggested I put my two weeks in if this is my “real career,” not understanding that I need money in between gigs. My roommate is also an actor, and waits tables 4 nights a week at a very expensive restaurant for excellent money, but he also has to deal with this issue. He booked a print ad the day before it was supposed to happen, and was very worried that he wasn’t going to make his shift. I asked him what would happen if he booked something for a scheduled shift, and he said he would have to pray to get it covered or risk being fired. So… how do you all deal with all of this? I know it depends on the job, but it’s something that’s caused me a great deal of anxiety.

Who Could Play Who If The Webcam Killers Project Was A Real Production in Thrillers

Who Could Play Who If The Webcam Killers Project Was A Real Production in Thrillers

Posted on Sep 24th

Hello everyone! Even Though I'm Not A Professional Actress Or Director, I was thinking because I've been writing stuff for a long time, I'm Looking For A Voice Actress (Since I'm Trying to create a animated film) and also looking for someone to play a Young Chinese American Police Detective Named Alyson Wong And Another Character Peter Mercy for my new project the webcam killers even though it might take a while I'm planning to film it in college if I'm able to go. (Animated Movie) if anyone has ideas in terms of playing them one day in the future let me know please, since this is my first time posting i hope it happens someday, right now I'm on hiatus from writing have a safe and good week! I'm from the Washington dc area and i plan to take a course at Montgomery college Rockville. I just need advice on how to improve my screenplay and find the right people. i love classic horror films that's why i am seeking advice.

[PAID] In need of a female voice actress for a voice over. Budget is $120

[PAID] In need of a female voice actress for a voice over. Budget is $120

Posted on Sep 24th

The job is performing a battle rap verse, impersonating Toph from Avatar The last Airbender. The word count is about 570. It also requires me to be able to use your voice for monetization. Please provide me with your demos! Thank you!

IAMA Film/TV Actress AMA!

IAMA Film/TV Actress AMA!

Posted on Sep 24th

I have been in 4 film/tv shows * 1 major Hollywood film * 1 UK film * 1 Hulu show * Currently filming a Netflix show Ask me anything :)

The "What is The Method?" Quiz - How Well Will You Do?

The "What is The Method?" Quiz - How Well Will You Do?

Posted on Sep 24th

Several recent articles about The Method -- mostly in Variety -- don't seem to have a clue what Method really is. The acting we see from the likes of Jeremy Strong, Daniel Day-Lewis, and Jared Leto, for example, is certainly great, but it's not Method acting. Actors who do the Method correctly are Bradley Cooper, Al Pacino, and Robert De Niro just to name a very few. But I'm curious if the misunderstanding of The Method extends to most actors. So, with that in mind, here's a short quiz to test your knowledge. 1. True or false, is staying in character during the entire shoot of a movie a must? 2. Finish the sentence: Sense memory A) trains the instrument to respond to imaginary circumstances B) is used to find long forgotten memories C) is a term that is mistakenly used for affective memory, D) used as a way for an actor to recall experiences of things that he or she has done in preparation of a scene such as eating live octopus or getting frostbite or E) none of the above. 3. True or false, giving up sex for six months before shooting a movie as Andrew Garfield recently did, was often discussed by Stanislavsky, Stella Adler, and Lee Strasberg. 4. Finish the sentence: The Method is A) a way to create situations in daily life that can be used in a scene B) is a conscious approach to free the unconscious C) is used as a way to train an actor's willpower and focus or D) the way to immerse yourself in the character, so you become the character. 5. Finish the sentence: Speaking out A) is the only way to help an actor with particularizations, substitution, and personalization B) is the same thing as subtext C) ...the inner monologue is the actor’s awareness of the actor D) is speaking the character's subtext E) ...should never be done when acting.

Question from Outsider - is Living in LA; NYC; or Atlanta; ETC Necessary anymore?

Question from Outsider - is Living in LA; NYC; or Atlanta; ETC Necessary anymore?

Posted on Sep 24th

First off, not an actor or aspiring actor. Honestly no desire to be one. This is just something that I question with the extreme ease of access to record yourself in today's world. Is it still a necessity for the up and comers to pack up and move to Los Angeles or New York City or Atlanta or Toronto for the footwork anymore? I see the list of websites this subreddit has for auditioning and with the fact that everyone has a camera now, does it really make sense to uproot your life and move to these cities anymore? I'm sure once you're a "working"\* actor or you've "made it"\*\* it might make sense to use long-term hotels or furnished apartments for periods of the year, but I don't see the current reason to move to these cities unless acting actually still uses the "footwork" method everyone was taught for getting jobs before you realize not one hiring manager wants to see your face in the middle of the day, just apply online. \* - working as in you are in a steady stream of acting work and able to live off of the wages you earn there without supplemental income. \*\* - made it as in you don't really audition anymore, you and your agents just go over scripts and salaries and decide which projects to undertake a la Chris Evans or Scarlett Johansson vs say Florence Pugh or Hailee Steinfeld who might still get asked to audition here and there despite their Marvel productions and award nominations.

Need an acting agent

Need an acting agent

Posted on Sep 24th

male actor here. does anyone know where or how to find an acting agent I have been looking for awhile but cant find an agency. any tips are great

Black Friday Shopping List Part 2

Black Friday Shopping List Part 2

Posted on Sep 24th

This is a continuation of the previous post. (https://www.reddit.com/r/VoiceActing/comments/xjjgiw/black_friday_shopping_list_part_1/?utm_medium=android_app&utm_source=share) This is focused on what deal to look out for, for the voice actor on the go. You either stay in hotels for your day job, or just live in a noisy area and have to drive in your car to someplace quiet to record. This post will focus on the environment, specifically your portable booth (or not) situation. What would be the best choice to look out for a deal? [View Poll](https://www.reddit.com/poll/xn4ewi)

Cash Pay at Non Union Job so How do I join SAG Union

Cash Pay at Non Union Job so How do I join SAG Union

Posted on Sep 24th

https://i.imgur.com/cnO4eQ9.jpg Hello I'm an upcoming artist and I want to join the actress Union and on the side website it said that you need to have 3 days worth of non-union work and I was able to land a gig which allowed me 5 days worth of non-union work but they're paying me in cash at the end of the day 100 dollars a day at the end of the work. On the side website that it said it will verify our work at a non-union play by our pay receipts but these people are not giving me any parasites is there another way to show that I did 5 days worth of non-union work to join the union. Few Notes: Working in New York Long island Area Act is in New London Connecticut going there because it's my first gig as background artist and hopefully it will make my reel. Image uploaded to show that payment is going to be in cash. Thank you for your advice all.

Lost my Way

Lost my Way

Posted on Sep 24th

The title may sound a little off-putting but mostly this is for advice. I do want to become an Actor. I’ve putting in a lot of effort in school(Senior Now) ) but it’s time for me to decide what to do after highschool. Although I do believe that Acting will workout, in case it doesn’t I’d plan on going to Trade School. On to the topic at hand, I understand that I need connections and money however since am poor. Well I wouldn’t say poor but I’m not that well off. I’d hoped to go to college just for the experience and build up connections and do maybe student films but It’s a lot on my plate. Here are the options I’ve considered after highschool. Option 1: Community College (preferably Online Classes) Then University (HOPEFULLY with financial aid)while maintaining Working so I can afford things like Backstage Subscriptions and whatnot Option 2: Possibly an affordable Drama School While Working Trade School P.S. I understand that my options may be considered “grim” and that I may not be able to handle the workload but I just don’t know what other options I have. I don’t really have a plan on what to do after highschool in order to become an actor…So this brings me to the question that begs for the advice: What do I do? How do I get started? (I may delete this post after a while)

I'm afraid I behaved unprofessionally in rehearsal by accident.... what are the consequences?

I'm afraid I behaved unprofessionally in rehearsal by accident.... what are the consequences?

Posted on Sep 24th

I am currently in rehearsal for my 1st Equity show in NYC (technically an Equity showcase, but it's my first time in an Equity cast) and I am super stoked, but also really scared of accidentally behaving in a way that could leave a bad impression. I have autism and sometimes it is hard for me to see how I come across to other people. I can't stop replaying the moments in my head that I'm afraid might have made me look bad. Today, the dance soloists were learning their steps with the music and everyone else was given down time. I was chatting with a buddy on the other side of the room by the water cooler, and the director told us to keep our voices down. I'm super embarrassed. I thought I was far enough away and I didn't know how loud I sounded. When we were transitioning from one scene to the other and getting set up, I mentioned to one of my fellow ensemble actors how this weird guy I know is blowing up my phone with text messages. In hindsight, I realize I shouldn't have mentioned something from my personal life during rehearsal hours. I am taking an antibiotic right now which is unfortunately causing me lots of bowel discomfort. A couple times today, I found myself having to rush off to the bathroom at inopportune times during rehearsal. I apologized and explained the situation to the director, and she told me to just let her know next time that happens. I have a small role in the show (about 25 lines). We are still on book and this week, there have been a few times when I missed lines. Tonight, the director took away a couple of my solos in the musical numbers and distributed them to other ensemble members. However, she also gave me a little bit more dialogue. I definitely regret all these moments and am totally cringing as I write them down. I'm really worried about how my reputation might be impacted. Are any of them seriously bad enough for them to not rehire me again?

Need help on Agent.

Need help on Agent.

Posted on Sep 24th

Hi. I am relatively new to acting with minor experience but a quite a little bit of knowledge. Anybody with IMDB Pro can you look up “Icon studio dallas”? I am close to signing onto their agency, however I want some opinions and insight. I met the agent at a modeling audition and he has an actors access , casting network etc. How can I verify it’s actually legit. They have prices which are average for what i’ve seen like $300 for a photo shoot etc. Can anyone give me insight or knowledge on this agency? Thanks.

Ethnicity in Acting

Ethnicity in Acting

Posted on Sep 24th

I am technically south asian, but I could pass for hispanic, middle eastern, or ethnically ambiguous. My question is, can I only apply for roles that need south asian actors? Can I apply for other ethnicities as long as I can look like I belong to that ethnicity? Right now I am only applying for backstage/actor's access auditions. But someday if I get an agent, will they be able to submit me for other ethnicities?

Jobs Hiring actors to give “testimonials”

Jobs Hiring actors to give “testimonials”

Posted on Sep 23rd

Why can companies get away with this? I initially thought they needed actors to play the part of actual/real customers who have given actual testimonial but were just too shy to appear on camera so they’re hiring actors to say their lines….but no it turns out they just want you to completely fake a testimonial saying how great their company is and this and that, then they pay you $50. It just seems so wrong but they post the job as if it’s completely normal and ok?

Music Video Actors Needed

Music Video Actors Needed

Posted on Sep 23rd

Hi I have a lead on a music video needing actors in Chicago. The artist is Charles Jenkins - he has over a 5 billion Spotify streams - former pastor / inspirational singer - it’s an aspirational wholesome “we can do anything together” dance house track. The shoot is today and we need a lead female for the role. Is anyone available?

Advice on agent sitch needed…

Advice on agent sitch needed…

Posted on Sep 23rd

So - I’ve been asking everyone I know but I think maybe hearing it from a bunch of internet strangers may be the final push I need… UK based actor here, and I’ve been with my agent for a couple of years, since just before the pandemic. In that time the only jobs I have booked have been a couple of voice acting gigs (initially through the agent, and then the director kept wanting me back for other projects, including one Netflix dub), and nothing else. However, my agent is VERY much not a VO agent. I’ve had a few other VO auditions through her, but none of any particular note. In addition, I don’t get that many self tapes for other projects, and those that I do get are mainly commercials. Well paid, sure, but if I don’t book them, which I don’t… I’ve talked with her about keeping her as my main agent, and looking for specific VO representation, but in my contract with her any other work I get paid for I still pay her a share. So my question, Reddit, is do I try and go for VO representation regardless, or search for new rep altogether? I know the previous paragraphs scream “Yes!”, but I haven’t really got much going for me otherwise at the moment, and I’m a white man in my 20s - and there are a lot of us out there, which my mind tells me that my search will be fruitless… Feeling a bit hopeless, tbh…

auditioning advice for musical

auditioning advice for musical

Posted on Sep 23rd

2 months ago I heard about auditions for the musical Oliver! about 2 hours from my house. I got so excited. Finally a role that actually FIT me! Fast forward one month, I'm at callbacks. I get pretty confident because I feel that I'm a little better than the other Olivers. The director sits everyone down and says "listen... We don't have an Oliver...". I was so upset. Was I not good enough? At the end I stayed back to talk to him. He said that they want to wait and see if someone else pops up, and to come to rehearsals as a pickpocket for now (an extra). Every rehearsal I felt like I was being tested. Every song, every scene. Theatre needs a certain amount of confidence on stage and the mental toll this took on me made it very hard. At the end of each rehearsal I would stay back and ask if I got the part. He would say "we'll let you know next rehearsal"... Fast forward three weeks another girl comes in and gets the part. He tells me I would play dodger. It's not that dodger is a terrible role, but I had my heart set on oliver. As an actor, I've been rejected before, but this was different. I felt perfect for the role. I had been working so hard for 2 months just to get it and then some other girl just waltz's in and takes it?!? I was devistated. Some members of the cast texted me asking if I was ok. They too thought I would get the part. The thing is that I really like being there. Acting and singing with the other castmates. being on stage. The assistant director even texted me saying that I'm a good actor, and that dodger's a good role. But he doesn't have fight scenes. He doesn't have his own song. Just... seeing that other girl play Oliver instead of me drives me crazy. What do I do? Do I just play dodger? Do I play hard to get? Do I leave this whole thing all together? Is this even normal? Ps sorry for it being so long

Would the voice actor's allow me to have my non-professional friends guest voice act in my game or show.

Would the voice actor's allow me to have my non-professional friends guest voice act in my game or show.

Posted on Sep 23rd

I am not sure if this is the place to ask, or if I should go to a law subreddit. If I had a project that used union voice actors, and I wanted a friend to have a line or a small part in my project, would that be allowed? Would I even be allowed to VA in my own project?

100th audition today!!

100th audition today!!

Posted on Sep 23rd

I decided in March I wanted to be an actress, so I did everything I could and got signed with my first agency March 26th! I just hit my 100th audition yesterday!!! :) (no vo’s included) I’m so proud of myself. This has been the hardest couple months of my life. I left everything to go to LA for 3 months just so I could train under great teachers. I was completely broke and alone 90% of the time and it almost felt like a waste of time because of how depressed I was, but, this week made it all worth it and I just want to SCREAM FROM THE ROOF TOPS!! I also got an avail!!!! The world is yours & you can do absolutely anything you put your mind too :)))

Any actors in Vegas?

Any actors in Vegas?

Posted on Sep 23rd

This sub says we can make posts about jobs if we are paying which I am planning on doing so. I need two actors for one day of filming (8-10 hours). The film is mostly a conversation piece with a few moving shots here and there. I'm the only crew member since it is not difficult to film, but I really need some experienced actors to help make these characters feel real! This is for my MFA film school application. Here are the characters! Character 1: Musician in their early 20s. Frustrated and worried about their future thus causing them to be in a bad/grumpy mood. Character 2: Talent Agent (Late 20-Late 30s) - A big personality who is very excited to sign character 1 on a record deal. Easily persuasive and convincing. Message me if you are interested! My plan is to either film Saturday October 1st or Saturday October 8th! Edit: I should clarify the title. Las Vegas, Nevada!

[PAID] Female voice for a scene in a short animation, character is an announcer in a TV advertisement (39 words, 30€ negotiable)

[PAID] Female voice for a scene in a short animation, character is an announcer in a TV advertisement (39 words, 30€ negotiable)

Posted on Sep 23rd

Hi! I'm an animator who's working on a short two-minute animation. (The premise of the piece is satire of late-stage capitalism, so maybe a job for someone who is more on the left side of things) The scene that I need a voiceover for is a TV advertisement, with the presenter lip synced to the voice. The short script I've written is 39 words total. The tone of voice should be typical of a presenter/announcer, although not super upbeat and high energy. More calm than that. So think person who reads the airplane safety instructions on board, not a car salesperson announcing a great deal. I'm thinking any American or British accent would work well, although I'm open to suggestions! I haven't hired a voice actor before, so the pay rate indicated in the title is my best guess as to what I should offer. Please let me know if the rate should be different! If interested, my DMs here on Reddit are open. I can then give you more contact details if we end up working together.

Do agents need to be involved in every role for an actor?

Do agents need to be involved in every role for an actor?

Posted on Sep 23rd

There’s this actor I found on a Facebook group who looks pretty interesting for a role I have written. He has a website which has two contacts. One of them is his agency and then a direct contact to him. He also made posts on the Facebook group asking people to ask him to audition for things. Based on this, I was just going to email them and tell him about the role. If hired, I would give him a day rate and ask him to sign a release form. Can this be done or does his agency need to be involved?

Who are the world's best dialect coaches for the American accent?

Who are the world's best dialect coaches for the American accent?

Posted on Sep 23rd

It's a shame there isn't much information about this online. I know "best" is subjective. And for dialect coaches, it's probably hard to say any are the best, because there are probably many who are perfect, and you can't be better than perfect. ​ I guess the best ones would be the ones who are the most expensive, who are frequently used on set for huge movies and TV shows, and who frequently successfully help famous actors achieve perfect American accents. ​ It's hard to know who they are though. There is IMDb, but they often list multiple dialect coaches, and they usually don't say which actors they coached. There are also apparently often dialect coaches who don't show up on IMDb, due to non-disclosure agreements.

Advice

Advice

Posted on Sep 23rd

Excuse my English and if I’m repeating myself. I recently lost a lead role for another actress and today I saw by accident who the producers picked for the role (was scrolling through instagram, saw a post from the director). I know I can’t deal with instagram and shit like that, so I just deleted the app again. But I can’t help to compare myself. The actress they pick is literally what people call perfect. Blonde, beautiful, blue eyes, funny, popular on social media, 2M followers, skinny. I’m here now looking for honest advice on how to stop comparing myself because I feel like I’m my worst enemy ever. I just cried for an hour straight and I’m here now saying that i could never ever compare myself to people like that because I’m ugly, a bad actress, etc. that’s it. I’d really appreciate advices on this. Thank you

This never made sense?

This never made sense?

Posted on Sep 23rd

Over the years I’ve heard a few acting teachers and actors say … You ONLY use technique when things aren’t working.

Breaking all the Rules, Mockumentary Style!!

Breaking all the Rules, Mockumentary Style!!

Posted on Sep 22nd

I've been loving mockumentaries since I first saw "This is Spinal Tap" and loved this article about the cast of "Abbott Elementary" - interesting read about how an actor relates to the camera.https://www.cinemablend.com/interviews/abbott-elementary-stars-talk-the-struggle-of-breaking-acting-rules-to-look-right-into-the-cameraAnyone else have a favorite Mockumentary?

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Posted on Sep 22nd

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.

Acting BFA essay advice

Acting BFA essay advice

Posted on Sep 22nd

Ok so college app season is starting to heat up and I’m struggling to write my creative statements and essays for drama programs. A super compact version of the idea I want to convey is such: I want to be an actor because I think that it is the most human form of storytelling, but I also think of it as more of a tool than an art form of itself. Actors are to play writes and directors, as pens are to writers, and instruments are for musicians. And I want to become the best pen/trombone/whatever that I can be. Obviously I’m going to make it nicer and include career goals and such, but I’m worried that my philosophy about acting will come off as rude or uninformed (maybe it is, idk) Any advice would be appreciated, very much freaking out.

Question for Toronto Actors

Question for Toronto Actors

Posted on Sep 22nd

Hey guys - I'm wondering if any Toronto talent can give me advice on looking for theatre auditions. I'm a working tv/film actor but my agent hasn't been able to find anything for me and I'm struggling on google. Currently non union. Is theatre still trying to come back from Covid?

Mobilize in support of Mob’s English Voice Actor; Fight for Union Dubs

Mobilize in support of Mob’s English Voice Actor; Fight for Union Dubs

Posted on Sep 22nd

Crunchyroll has chosen to recast Mob’s English voice actor, I think it’s important to rally behind him and other English dub voice actors right now. There were voice actors who reported only making $150 before tax and with no residuals for their roles in jjk0. ​ [A voice actor from Jjk0 movie who was only paid $150](https://preview.redd.it/d822xeksdgp91.png?width=360&format=png&auto=webp&s=a90e0ded623f27d0265d595844f29ca8902a53af) This is appalling and something that shouldn’t be given a pass as Crunchyroll is now owned by a company as powerful as Sony. Also, Netflix a few years ago made a contract on their own accord with **SAG-AFTRA union.** Even Netflix is doing better by voice actors in this regard. Kyle McCarley has tweeted the hashtag **#JustAMeeting** to represent Crunchyrolls refusal to merely meet with the Union and talk about potential future negotiations. I think it’s important to stand up for workers' rights and hashtag on Twitter (or TikTok & Instagram when they’ve stopped limiting comments on it) as much as possible. Also, feel free to use Crunchyroll's customer support form about wanting Kyle back for mob psycho 100 season 3 by talking to the Union. **Tell them you are unsubscribing and won’t watch the series on their platform. Let them know**. Use their resources. This cannot slide. This is for workers' rights. ​ ***Crunchyroll's Support Form:*** [https://help.crunchyroll.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket\_form\_id=61515](https://help.crunchyroll.com/hc/en-us/requests/new?ticket_form_id=61515) ​ *Thread from voice actor Ben Diskin regarding the situation and how Netflix actually handles dubs better:* [https://twitter.com/BenjaminDiskin/status/1572671747555729409?s=20&t=\_M7NfYvIEwUzxZ1FLvJvyg](https://twitter.com/BenjaminDiskin/status/1572671747555729409?s=20&t=_M7NfYvIEwUzxZ1FLvJvyg)

Where should I start?

Where should I start?

Posted on Sep 22nd

I know, it’s a really dumb question that’s been asked hundreds of times. But I’m just stuck at a crossroads as to where I should start as a voice actor. I’m 25 and can range from Princess Peach to passionate anime girl #58 and little boy #14, but I’m just stuck. To help with starting, I’m taking acting classes soon to get a good feel for acting in general, but what should I do to start working my way up? Small videos? Commercials? I really need advice!

UK MA vs. Semester/Summer Classical Training - Incremental Value?

UK MA vs. Semester/Summer Classical Training - Incremental Value?

Posted on Sep 22nd

Hi! I'm a working actor (film/TV/VO; represented) in North America, and am really keen on doing some intensive classical acting training in the UK. I've been taking short courses over Zoom from RADA/CSSD/RCS this year, and loving them. I've been looking at the 1-year classical acting MA/MFA programs at LAMDA, CSSD, Bristol Old Vic, but have also seen some varied opinions about whether they are a worthwhile career investment for self-funded North American actors (compared to a full-length conservatory program, or students who plan to stay in the UK and try to get repped after their showcases). I see that some of these schools also have 2-3 month semester or summer programs. Is there anybody out there who did a Semester/Summer intensive, and later went back to do an MA, who could comment on how the two experiences compared for you? Assuming the full-year program is much better, but \*how\* much better? FWIW, I'm 40, getting married next month, and likely starting a family in the next couple of years (clock is ticking) so not sure how many rounds of drama school applications I'll make it through before my life gets significantly less flexible! Debating whether to try to get into a January-start semester program now rather than potentially waiting, but not sure time/money will allow for both if the semester doesn't feel like enough exposure... My partner is very supportive, and would be willing to come overseas, but I imagine the intensity of conservatory training would make things tricky with very young children. Thanks in advance!

American actor hoping to work abroad!

American actor hoping to work abroad!

Posted on Sep 22nd

Hi everyone! Just like the title says. I’m an American actor and I want to work abroad…not in typical settings like cruise ships or theatres. I mean that would be great but I’m specifically looking for something like this- in college I found out about a company in Italy that teaches the English language to children through plays. While the experience sounds incredible the pay is unfortunately very small. I am asking here to see if anyone knows of any similar troupes, programs, or organizations that give similar theatrical education opportunities abroad. Thanks in advance for your help!

Any actors live in Newfoundland area? Is there an industry there?

Any actors live in Newfoundland area? Is there an industry there?

Posted on Sep 22nd

Do you guys get work out there or is it slim pickings?

Non union

Non union

Posted on Sep 22nd

Agents who decide to sign non union actors, how do they go about that? Do they get the standard SAG contract?

Persistency

Persistency

Posted on Sep 21st

when we wanna achive some thing we should have persistency in our mind that never ever give up 

Considering Relocating to LA

Considering Relocating to LA

Posted on Sep 21st

Hello amazing creatives!!! I'm an actress and writer based in Tampa Florida. I've been able to build my resume in many capacities. But I'm ready for the next step in my career!!! What are your thoughts on relocating to LA? Is it necessary?

Looking for showreel feedback (Meisner trained, predominately film actor)

Looking for showreel feedback (Meisner trained, predominately film actor)

Posted on Sep 21st

Hi Y'all! Not 100% sure on if this is allowed. The feels like it might fit into the 'headshots feedback' category, but there wasn't anything explicitly about showreels in the FAQs or rules. Mods please let me know if there's somewhere better for me to post this! Basically, I'm from the UK and mostly a filmmaker (Writer/director/editor) but I also studied Meisner extensively for a year, and on and off a couple of years since, as well as doing a bunch of theatre/drama stuff as a kid. I enjoy acting, and did so in a bunch of short films, mostly with local film students. Figured I could take some footage and put a showreel together to be used if I'm looking to get more acting gigs in future. So I'm looking for any thoughts on my current showreel! Mostly about the content and structure of the showreel itself, but if anything stands out about performance, or opinions on my type, I'm more than willing to hear that too! Anything you feel is missing? Anything you feel I should have left out of the reel? Are the scenes too long? too short? (I literally don't have any more of Black Mirror, so that's all that's going in!) Only bit of feedback I don't want to hear is 'Get headshots!' I know. I'm working on it lol. [https://youtu.be/QzA9Y25CoZU](https://youtu.be/QzA9Y25CoZU)

Makeup for Coverup

Makeup for Coverup

Posted on Sep 21st

Actors, what makeup do you use to coverup tattoos? Does it last all day? How do you apply it?

Do you think AI and CGI will take over the Acting business?

Do you think AI and CGI will take over the Acting business?

Posted on Sep 21st

Will actors become obsolete?

Newbie Quick Q’s

Newbie Quick Q’s

Posted on Sep 21st

24F. I’m finally pursuing my acting dream. I have 2 big questions. 1. Is being vaccinated a must? I’m a Texas resident and unvaccinated and only had COVID once back in 2020. I just have no desire to get the vax. But if it will help me land roles I will be open to getting it. 2. First time visiting a big time agency in my city, they tried selling me their $3800 5 week course and said I had to pass a mock to then possibly join agency. I turned it down & am now taking an amazing $250 4 week course with an experienced actor :)). So, I’m coming into this alone, no agent, nada. Don’t have a whole lot of money. I find casting calls on instagram. I am wondering if Backstage is worth the membership in the long run? I’m trying to get some experience under my belt and hopefully land big roles soon. Thnx!!! Any other unique tips you wish you had known in your beginning years pls feel free letting me know.

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