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Help me find this play

Help me find this play

Posted on Nov 29th

It’s a play within a play I did in high school. Basically this director is trying to put together a school play but all the actors are terrible whilst at the same time there’s a school prom going on. I remember I played the character whose motto was rise above and she was a black character. She was the directors assistant. I think her name started with a M. Like mitsy or something.

Who lives in NYC

Who lives in NYC

Posted on Nov 29th

Trying to get together a team of actors/ actresses, filmmakers, and writers.

What can/should I do?

What can/should I do?

Posted on Nov 28th

I am a 16 year old junior in high school and I want to pursue acting professionally. I only just decided that two years ago in my freshman theater class, so I'm not the most versed in acting. However, I've done all the school plays that have come my way and even auditioned for local theater shows. I've also started performing standup comedy and have found success in that, earning 20 bucks for doing 10 minutes in a local coffee shop. However, I live in Montana, and there really aren't much opportunities to do things. There are talent agencies in Montana and two of my friends are signed to different agencies, one as a model and the other is a singer. I am looking into at least submitting an application to be signed as an actor/comedian/singer to one of these agencies and I have no idea what I'm doing. First, they're acting for my acting resume, which I don't even have and even if I did, it would only be a few school plays. They also want a headshot, which I don't have, but I can easily fix that. What should I do for my resume even though it's very limited?

Virgin Actor + a question regarding student films.

Virgin Actor + a question regarding student films.

Posted on Nov 28th

I'm in Toronto and have never acted. I plan to take classes as soon as I can afford it, but until then I'm trying to find other opportunities to get into it. I've read that student films help build experience, but the places I've been looking at, like facebook groups and whatnot, usually seem to require...something? Like a self tape, for instance. I'm not sure if I would just record some random tape of myself by reading a script online and winging it or what. I'm assuming that would be foolish. So I guess my question is, generally speaking, how would I build experience right now if I don't have the money for classes? Advice tailored to Toronto would be preferred, but I appreciate any advice I can get. Thanks!

Would performing a second time for an agent be unprofessional?

Would performing a second time for an agent be unprofessional?

Posted on Nov 28th

I'm a NYC based actor and almost three weeks ago I met an agent at a zoom seminar through an acting studio here in the city. I came in during the Q+A part of the seminar and got good vibes from the agent. When it was my turn to perform I was one on one with the agent and performed a monologue. We started talking about my monologue choice, (which was from a failed Broadway play) which he loved lol. After I performed he said I did a fantastic job and that my choice was "very refreshing". He also said "Of course I can't say anything right now but I'll definitely be keeping you in mind". I was thrilled! I emailed him a thank you and all my info the following morning. Soon it'll be three weeks since our meeting and I have yet to hear from him. Which is killing me! The thing is I found another seminar he will be at in two weeks (5 weeks after our first meeting). ​ TL;DR **Would it be unprofessional to attend another one of his seminars and do another monologue if I don't hear from him? I don't want to be all stalkerish and I know he's busy, but this is a dream agent who said such promising things to me.**

How can I become more than an extra?

How can I become more than an extra?

Posted on Nov 28th

Hey everyone. I’m a child actor from New England that has mostly done theater up to about a half year ago. My first film experience began when a casting agent from Boston Casting called me, asking for me to do an audition for a new Stephen King movie (Salem’s Lot). I had three days to practice as Danny Glick before my audition. Unfortunately, I did not get the part, but I was able to become an extra for the movie. I was originally had 2 scenes booked, before I was given a 3rd (don’t know if that means anything). Since then I haven’t gotten another part, and I’m worried that I won’t get another chance. If I do get a chance, I doubt it will be anything more than an extra. And I don’t want to be an extra for the rest of my career. I know that sounds immature and childish, but I want to change and help people with my performances, like the actors that I love have done to me. I hope you understand what I’m feeling

Veteran Actors, how do you healthily change mindsets after coaching sessions, performances or auditions?

Veteran Actors, how do you healthily change mindsets after coaching sessions, performances or auditions?

Posted on Nov 28th

Acting as we should all know is being in the moment and responding truthfully but being vulnerable enough that anything can get through to us. But in day to day life if we carry that mindset with us it could be damaging. So how do you properly transition mindsets?

How to stand out in a self-tape aside from great acting choices?

How to stand out in a self-tape aside from great acting choices?

Posted on Nov 28th

Hello all ! I’m sure most are familiar with Dacre Montgomery’s self-tape for Stranger Things [(x)](https://youtu.be/cJ1zhq3yNBM). I recently read a casting directors twitter thread where they announced that (in regard to the self-tape) actors should focus more on their acting choices as opposed to editing (in regards to specifically Dacre’s dancing to music as Billy). So I’ve come to ask if there are any actors who have additional ways to stand out aside from making great choices within a scene. I’ve posted here about adding “one-liners” to a scene, and noticed Dacre does do a rather stylish “Hey, I’m Billy… nice to meet you” to the camera. TL;DR — aside from acting choices you can make in a scene, are there any tried and proven tips to make a self-tape great akin to something like adding “one-liners” Any help would be appreciated.

Acting With SPD

Acting With SPD

Posted on Nov 28th

I have SPD, and certain clothing textures/styles, and hairstyles are very uncomfortable and even painful. Is acting a possibility, considering there’s so much I can’t wear? I don’t want to talk to every director and fellow actor I work with, since I know there’s a good chance they’ll just think it’s an excuse or I’m making it up.

Questions For Actors

Questions For Actors

Posted on Nov 28th

I'm doing a survey for a service platform for actors. If you could just quickly answer yes or no to the following questions I really appreciate you! 1. Do you have trouble finding networking opportunities as an actor? 2. Would you like more opportunities to collab with other actors/filmmakers on projects? 3. Do you find it difficult to meet other actors in your location?

could someone with a degree in theatre break into film acting?

could someone with a degree in theatre break into film acting?

Posted on Nov 28th

hi everyone, asking for someone that doesn’t have reddit and idk anything abt acting — the college that this person is looking at only offers a theatre major as opposed to a film major. does this impact his chance of becoming an actor in film versus just acting in theatre productions like broadway, or is it fine?

Can someone help me find this interview?

Can someone help me find this interview?

Posted on Nov 27th

I was a while ago watching a video of an old interview by an apparently famous actor. The interview appeared to have been recolored so it must be quite old. The actor was not talking about acting but about life and fatherhood. The video had a considerable number of views. The title might have had the word interview in it, or advice, or life, or any combination of the three. Any help is appreciated.

New Community for BLK actors

New Community for BLK actors

Posted on Nov 27th

Interested in film and theater? Looking for a condensed community with broad outlooks on the acting community catered towards black folk ? Checkout r/blackactors . Looking for members and moderators. We’re a work in progress and would love your contribution. Join us ✊

This Week's Episode of The Green Room: Exit Through The Chocolate Room

This Week's Episode of The Green Room: Exit Through The Chocolate Room

Posted on Nov 27th

In the lengthiest episode of *The Green Room* to date, Michael sits down with Jolyn to talk about one of the hardest things he's ever had to do as a director: fire a lead actor the week before tech week. The two go on to discuss the general controversy around firing actors in a community theater setting and offer some insights on when it might be called for.  [https://anchor.fm/thegreenroomchat/episodes/Exit-Through-The-Chocolate-Room-e1akf3m](https://anchor.fm/thegreenroomchat/episodes/Exit-Through-The-Chocolate-Room-e1akf3m)

How many SAG jobs do you roughly have to work a year to be considered a full time actor/live solely off of your income, at-least relatively comfortably?

How many SAG jobs do you roughly have to work a year to be considered a full time actor/live solely off of your income, at-least relatively comfortably?

Posted on Nov 27th

Kind of a strange question, but for those who are full time actors in the union, how many jobs do you typically book a year in order to live comfortably solely off of your acting income and do it full time?

Do actors view their characters as non-living, formless concepts that primarily exist in scripts and can assume any physical form?

Do actors view their characters as non-living, formless concepts that primarily exist in scripts and can assume any physical form?

Posted on Nov 27th

Entertainment watchers strongly associte fictional characters with the actors who portay them. For example, when people think of Harry Potter, they think of Daniel Radcliffe. To most people, Harry Potter is a person who looks exactly like Daniel Radcliffe. But I wonder if Daniel Radcliffe thinks Harry Potter = Daniel Radcliffe. He probably doesn't think of the character that way. Maybe to Radcliffe, Harry Potter is just an amorphous, non-physical concept that exists in a script and can take many different forms. I think that's what happened with Hermione and Watson. In an interview she said she feared the character Hermione would disappear after that last movie. But when the play came out she realized that "Hermione" still existed, albeit in a different form. How do you view the characters you play? I'm aware that this might be the weirdest question about acting ever, and I apologize if it's too weird.

Getting into acting with a disability?

Getting into acting with a disability?

Posted on Nov 26th

I’m interested in getting into acting. I loved acting in local and school plays when I was a kid, but then “didn’t fit” any roles when I was in high school or college outside of participating in some student films my friends made. I was always told that the reason I didn’t fit any of these roles was either because 1. I am extremely short, or 2. I was born with a congenital disorder that caused one of my legs to be amputated below the knee, have deformities of varying degrees impacting almost all of my fingers, and also have a deformed foot. I walk with a slight limp but it usually isn’t very noticeable. However, I know that sometimes having differences like this can help make an actor more desirable for some roles. I just don’t know where to go to find information or resources about getting into acting at this point, specifically acting in roles where my disability is either a non issue or a desired aspect. I currently live in Illinois.

Hiring actors with unique pets / animals ($150)

Hiring actors with unique pets / animals ($150)

Posted on Nov 26th

Hello! I am looking for talent with unique pets to help film (with your phone) short videos. These videos are around 20-30 seconds, so it shouldn't take more than 15-30min of your time. They require both you and your pet / animal be on camera, and most of the concepts include spoken lines (with room for ad lib). This is a remote / self-filmed gig. Examples of unique pets / animals: * Goats * Cows * Tarantula * Lizard (beardie, iguana, something similar) * Parakeet * Fish * Chinchilla * Turtle * Snake I can offer $150 flat fee. Will provide a contract. Payment can be made via ACH/Wire, Zelle, or PayPal. Please message/chat if you're available and interested. Thank you!

Tips on playing a female role as a male actor?

Tips on playing a female role as a male actor?

Posted on Nov 26th

Hey all, I got cast in a female role at my college. While I am totally comfortable and ok playing the role, I’ve never had this kind of opportunity before, so I feel a bit out of my depth. The advice I’ve received so far is to “get in touch with your feminine side” and to “watch how female models walk down the runway”. The second of which I have done and the first of which I am grasping for. Anyways, if there’s any advice at all anyone can give me for playing a gender that is not my own, I would love to hear it, as it’s a valuable learning experience. Thanks in advance! Note: If it helps at all, on the role itself, I’m playing half of a heterosexual couple in which my character is fed up and experiencing an early (she’s early 30s) mid-life crisis after having moved away from the city into the country and dealing with a husband she loves but can only communicate through the material (i.e. how much money he’s making, how nice their house is, etc.).

How valuable has good content for your acting reel been to you as an actor so far?

How valuable has good content for your acting reel been to you as an actor so far?

Posted on Nov 26th

I posted this question under someone's reel, but I think it's worth asking the group at large here. Out of curiosity, how important have you found your acting reels to be for getting acting work? Have you ever taken unpaid gigs that looked promising to add good content to your acting reel? Have you ever directly benefitted from a free shoot by using your reel footage to get paid work? I'm coming at this at a slightly different angle because I'm interested in directing and cinematography, not acting. I completed my first bite-sized projects recently. My budget is thin, so I only gave the actors meals and the final footage as credit. I spent all the money I could have paid them on equipment rentals so we'd have better-looking and sounding footage. Should I save the money I would have spent on meals, transportation, and gear rental for free shoots and do paid shoots without meals or rentals and with limited travel instead? The production value would take a hit. I wonder how that would change who expresses interest in my projects. I realize that I can Google info on this (and I have), but I am curious to read feedback from people in the trenches.

I feel so bad

I feel so bad

Posted on Nov 26th

I feel like I’ll always be an insignificant, irrelevant and broke actress…I feel like shit

NYC Acting Classes

NYC Acting Classes

Posted on Nov 26th

Hi everyone, hopefully this is the place to ask this. My sister has always wanted to be an actress. She went to a performing arts high school in the city and graduated from the BA program at Pace. After college life got in the way a bit and she’s lost touch with her art these last few years. I know she really would love to get back into it, but needs to get her confidence again and get some practice. I’m wondering if anyone can recommend any classes in the city that might be able to help her get her groove back. I guess she’s not exactly a beginner, but maybe a beginner class would be best, idk. I’d love some direction or recommendations if anyone can help.

Never Give Up is still my calling card

Never Give Up is still my calling card

Posted on Nov 25th

I am a 5 foot tall actor/writer/teacher and overall creative person. My passion for acting and writing have lead me to a very rewarding and colorful life. Every day, in addition to creating and cultivating my own projects, I try to encourage actors and writers to "Never Give Up!"Hell, I didn't start winning awards until I was past 40 and gave up the co-dependent aspects of acting, "saying yes when I mean no," "asking for too much feedback," & "giving too much to others." 

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Headshot-Age Range-Character Type Feedback

Posted on Nov 25th

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.

How to manage acting along with college

How to manage acting along with college

Posted on Nov 25th

Hey, I'm from India I'm a third year computer engineering student and, also an ACTOR! I've done a couple of workshops in the past to train myself and have been auditioning since 2ish years. (not very frequently tho) Things have finally started to work out for me, I recently did 2 decent budget advertisements and have been recently auditioning for good parts in ad films, films and, web series. The problem is: ACTING IS REALLY TOUGH TO MANAGE WITH COLLEGE My studies are pretty tough and most of the times the shoot dates collide with my college exams and tests. I don't want to lose out on such amazing opportunities but taking a drop from college is out of question. Recently, I have to deny availability to the casting directors calling me for some projects and it crushes me but I don't think there's any other option at this stage cause I'm still in college. What should I do? any advice would help :) I'm thinking of taking acting seriously after college and joining a post grad drama course but currently it's getting really tough

Why do Nickelodeon actors tend to have a more stunted career than Disney Channel actors?

Why do Nickelodeon actors tend to have a more stunted career than Disney Channel actors?

Posted on Nov 25th

Let's take a look at the past thirty years. 1991 to now. In this period, we have seen many actors come and go from both networks yet it seems that Disney actors tend to go a little further; we see this with Justin Timberlake, Shia Lebouf, Miley Cyrus, Vanessa Hudgens, Britney Spears, Zac Efron, etc... But we don't really see this as much with the Nickelodeon actors. An exception being Ariana Grande but her career is mostly in pop music and she never really embarked on any ambitious acting projects. Emma Roberts can perhaps be said to be the most successful one, but then again she never really wowed anybody. I feel like her career could have taken off ten years ago. She's not bad, certainly not, but we also can't really compare her to Anne Hathaway and Kirsten Dunst who by the time they were 30 had a pretty solid filmography. What's up with this? I was also under the impression that Miranda Cosgrove would develop an interesting career beyond Nickelodeon and Despicable Me but she never really got off that bandwagon.

PEACE HOLLYWOOD.

PEACE HOLLYWOOD.

Posted on Nov 25th

As an aspiring actor myself, there was a time I wanted to move to Hollywood/LA but as of late seeing all of these peoples "true colors" I've been thinking that maybe that isn't for me. Such as a lot of major people within the business, who morn a death of a child rapist. So I decided in order to stay away from all of the fucked up-ness that is Hollywood, I'll be starting my own small studio where I live. I'll be making my own short films and doing what I want to do, along with live productions/indie films.

How do you stand out in an actor role?

How do you stand out in an actor role?

Posted on Nov 25th

Like the one line type of roles?

What is the best way for me to be better?

What is the best way for me to be better?

Posted on Nov 25th

Hello everyone, bear with me. I’m a bad actor, honestly. I have my moments. But mostly I’m bad. I understand all of the kinds of acting classes there are, and I’ve taken private lessons as well as group classes. They never feel serious though, and I eventually gave up on them. Maybe because they’re meant for minors (which I am)? It’s worth mentioning that my self-discipline is terrible. I can’t tell what the problem is. Anyway, I want to get better. My area is culturally very dry, I’m a minor, and I’m not very wealthy, so my options for improving with professional help are limited. I want to ask what kind of class would be best for me? Assume I’m able to get financial help for all this. Conservatory, drama school, program, workshop, etc? Feel free to ask absolutely any questions to help answer this. Thanks guys

happy thanksgiving actors

happy thanksgiving actors

Posted on Nov 25th

im thankful that ive gotten to audition more this yr truthfully i wish i could audition more though im still trying to reach out to collab on something but i haven't had much luck

How do actors learn accents so quickly? How can I build a Parisian accent?

How do actors learn accents so quickly? How can I build a Parisian accent?

Posted on Nov 24th

How do actors learn accents so quickly? I can already speak french but I want to learn a Parisian accent when speaking in french and I can even use it when speaking English. Can add the names of some actors how can speak French properly or who originally speak English but learned French for a role

How do you stop the negative self-ruminating?

How do you stop the negative self-ruminating?

Posted on Nov 24th

Business of rejection. After dozens of auditions and continuously being passed over, even the best actors may find themselves questioning their talent and especially their looks. How do YOU stop these wheels of negativity and embrace the challenge and the business part of this craft? Daunting to say the least.

Mentioning sexuality in submission notes?

Mentioning sexuality in submission notes?

Posted on Nov 24th

Hey all, I was wondering for queer actors out there, do you mention your sexuality when auditioning for queer roles? I've seen breakdowns for roles that say something along the lines of, "seeking LGBTQ+ actors" or "can authentically portray LGBTQ+" etc. They obviously don't outright ask for my sexuality (and I guess that might be illegal?) but I was wondering if it's okay to volunteer that information myself in the submission notes or the slate. I just don't want to come off as unprofessional or TMI by offering that information. How have you been dealing with these kinds of breakdowns/auditions?

What does an usual in person audition look like?

What does an usual in person audition look like?

Posted on Nov 24th

I had a student film audition that felt really weird. It was my second audition I’ve ever done but I was paired up with another actor who was auditioning for a role that had no lines, just a lot of movement and I was expected to know the blocking and lines with the other actor for a scene. They told us to just mime everything. So essentially we were auditioning for a role together for the first time. But the thing was, when the other actor missed their cue or came in too early with an action it messed up the timing of when I delivered my lines. (For example she was suppose to threaten me with a knife but came in with that blocking while I still had four lines left to say. It made it look like I just forgot my lines. I was suppose to react to the knife and be scared but I didn’t know what to do in that moment and just ignored the knife and said my last four lines.)

Hard time figuring out Acting Role titles? Supporting? Co-Star? Actor? Principal?

Hard time figuring out Acting Role titles? Supporting? Co-Star? Actor? Principal?

Posted on Nov 24th

There various different terminologies and I have a hard time figuring out what to put on my resume. If I'm acting in a short and the second most important character after the lead, does that make it Supporting? Or would it be Co-Lead or Co-Star? If I just have a tiny side role on a film, would it be Actor? Or Principal? I personally thought Actor/Principal was the exact same role type, but resumes like this have both [https://image.slidesharecdn.com/paulsnideractingresume-190210195325/95/paul-snider-acting-resume-1-638.jpg?cb=1549828436](https://image.slidesharecdn.com/paulsnideractingresume-190210195325/95/paul-snider-acting-resume-1-638.jpg?cb=1549828436) Just a bit confused

I think I need some advice

I think I need some advice

Posted on Nov 24th

Okay, I really need help with this and I was hoping some of you had some experience with this. I take acting class as apart of my high school and I actually do want to become an actor some day. The thing is, I have anxiety, ADHD, and RSD which makes it really hard to do and they’re going to start grading more seriously based on performance soon.

I kind of want to be an actor but im not sure

I kind of want to be an actor but im not sure

Posted on Nov 24th

I really admire people who act, and I think it would be fun to just try out a small role as a one off or something just to see if I have what it takes to be an actor, but at the same time I’m really scared. I haven’t talked with my parents about it (im almost 15) but I think they would be fine with it. I also don’t know if I have any time with school and my current job (I work on a farm and ride some horses and own a horse) If anyone who acts has any advice for how to go about this and how I know if it’s something I want to do and also if they started out when they were young if they have any tips or anything I would really appreciate it

Actor's Access loading super slow?

Actor's Access loading super slow?

Posted on Nov 24th

Just wondering if anyone else is experiencing really slow load times on Actor's Access? My internet is fine, and other websites are loading very reliably, but for some reason Actor's Access is painfully slow and intermittent, often getting a "can't load" timeout message while browsing other websites. Anyone else getting this? Any solutions? Makes submitting very hard!!

Acting and Cannabis Consumption

Acting and Cannabis Consumption

Posted on Nov 24th

Long story short I had an acting teacher who believed smoking weed/any cannabis consumption was bad for your acting/career(?) Not talking about while acting, I never consumed on a day I had class. I have rehearsed lines under the influence. But they felt it effected you from days past. They would commonly mention actors they taught who when the stopped smoking, they started booking more. Which I can understand bc of the lack of motivation that long term cannabis consumption could cause. They said “I would rather you drink”, which I didn’t understand. I ended up partially agreeing with him, but could never fully commit, partial addiction, partially bc I find it a good and more healthy way to destress. All this to say, has anyone else run into this in LA or in other legal states/cities? What’s your opinion on this?

UK actors: how many auditions do you get on average per month/year?

UK actors: how many auditions do you get on average per month/year?

Posted on Nov 23rd

I'm in a little bit of a pickle. My agent, good as they are, got me about 7 auditions so far in 2021. My previous agent before that got me 3 auditions throughout the entirety of 2020. Before that I was a student so didn't have an agent. However I've been reading or hearing about other actors, at a very similar casting bracket to me (young women in the 18-25 age range, white, drama school trained etc), in the same area (London) who have got around 40-50 auditions so far in 2021. These people's agents aren't necessarily much bigger than mine, hence why I'm a little confused. How many auditions do you get on average?

Question to working actors in regards to savings.

Question to working actors in regards to savings.

Posted on Nov 23rd

First of all, hello! My question is: if you had a job where you made $60,000 a year, how much would you save before leaving to pursue acting? That’s the amount of money I make yearly. I’m fortunate enough to be in a situation where I am not currently asked to pay rent, and I was able to fully pay off my 2019 model car early this year. The only financial obligation I have to take care of are my $15,000 student loans. I have over $10,000 in savings and don’t plan on making the career jump until my loans are fully paid off with a specified amount saved. The cities I am considering are Atlanta, Los Angeles, and New York. So as working actors with a feel for the cost of quality training and living those cities, how much would you recommend saving? Specifically to someone who has minimal financial obligations hindering the saving process, and a yearly income of $60,000.

Trying to find an ongoing self- tape re-tape class without having to join a cult. Why does everything have to be such a gimmick/scam?

Trying to find an ongoing self- tape re-tape class without having to join a cult. Why does everything have to be such a gimmick/scam?

Posted on Nov 23rd

I'd just like to participate in a  group of actors who share self tapes, get feedback from an instructor, and then do a re tape and get more critique. I've had some success with short-term classes that do this but then they either end or to continue sharing self-tapes you have to pay thousands of dollars to join their " system" or  "life changing program." I could call out some teachers here by name who do this but.... hoping someone can instead just refer me to people who don't do this. I also understand there are working actors who just sometimes teach a class like this and then they don't teach classes anymore cause they get busy with their own work.

Unconsciously Acting like I see in films.

Unconsciously Acting like I see in films.

Posted on Nov 23rd

Hey everyone, Had a acting class last night with a reputable acting coach, and I was told that my acting is too much based in film and not authentic to me as a person. To clarify; that I am unconsciously doing what I've seen famous actors do in their films. I've been training for a while but it seems like it has seeped into my acting without me realizing. Any ideas on how to re-connect with that authentic aspect of myself rather than what I see done in film?

Day Jobs for Non-Working Actors

Day Jobs for Non-Working Actors

Posted on Nov 23rd

I just moved to LA and wondering if I should get a regular 9-5 as I get started. I am not signed with an agent - I’ve been acting for about 6 years in my hometown but not professionally. I am wondering if I should gradually move into my acting career alongside a 9-5 instead of getting a more flexible but lower paying gig. I feel like because I am not professional and not getting a lot of auditions yet I should build my finances up too. Has anyone done it this way and have insight into it working/not working for you as a non-working actor? I know once I am a working actor I will need flexibility of course but wondering if it is an absolute necessity starting out.

Can you become an actor with memory problems and unattractiveness?

Can you become an actor with memory problems and unattractiveness?

Posted on Nov 23rd

Title sound's bizarre I know. I'm currently with a script writing and production company as a publicist and location scout in Scotland, I'm also an actor for the show that they are working on. Problem is that I'm bald, slight forehead wrinkles and yellowish teeth (going to the dentist soon to have them whitened) and therefore unattractive. On top of that, I have slight memory problems. I can memorise small scripts but for bigger roles I'll probably forget. I'm not into Acting for fame, acting is my passion, but if i want more jobs, do I need to be attractive and maybe try to change my appearance?

Advice and My Career Plan

Advice and My Career Plan

Posted on Nov 23rd

Hello my fellow actors! I want to push my acting career to the next level. I have to move in order to so. Where I currently live, there is no community theatre or anything like that. I do take acting classes online, but at the moment, I can gather no more experience until I move. I do have some experience. I've been in plays, had a few leads, and I have skills that I think are helpful. For example, I have certification in stage/film combat with Unarmed, Broadsword, Rapier and Dagger. Here's my career plan: Move to a place with more opportunities and begin networking/auditioning/taking classes for everything I can Once I get some scenes and experience, update my demo reel (which is currently just self recordings I have) Find an agent to help me further my career Continue working/growing/getting better and better Ultimately my goal is to specialize in film and the BIG DREAM for me is to one day be in a Marvel movie. \_\_\_ My biggest advice question is location at the moment. I'm torn between Atlanta and LA. I have money saved up and a roommate that will go with me to either. I've read a lot of great things about ATL, but I've also read that lead roles and regular roles are all cast out of LA instead. I also understand that I am a beginner and will not be reading for such roles yet anyway. But I don't want to shoot myself in the foot for shooting for my Big Dream, by not immediately going to LA, if that makes sense. Any advice is very much appreciated! And I can answer any questions if need be! Thank you so much!

Piercing your ears as a male actor?

Piercing your ears as a male actor?

Posted on Nov 23rd

I'm sure this sort of post has been on here plenty, but I want to get my ears pierced. Is it going to cause problems for me as an actor? I know I have to wait 6 to 8 weeks before I can take them out, but is it going to be a serious problem even after that? Its something that I've wanted for a long time and I always end up telling myself I can't yet, and I'm tired of waiting lol.

Friction between me & my agent - advice please

Friction between me & my agent - advice please

Posted on Nov 23rd

so I asked my agent if I could be marketed for shows in other major markets, and she said only if I had an address to use. She said that staying at a hotel isn't going to work because of COVID. Is this true? There is some friction between me and my agent, some miscommunication happened between me, a manager she works with and her. Apparently me leaving a manage that charges $2000 dollars for 200 minutes of training is a bad thing. She kinda went a mild version of Ari Gold on me. She said that all agents talk and she hears when one of her actors applies to their agency. I think our relationship is strained and I feel like leaving. If she asks me if I want to stay, my answer is going to be.."we had some friction between us because of miscommunication but I want to stay. My contract is up in three months and if we feel things aren't going to work out, we should go our separate ways." Is this the right thing to say?

need Manager & Lit Agent

need Manager & Lit Agent

Posted on Nov 22nd

After many years of work I'm looking for a manager and literary agent (scripts/novel).  www.jamesawatsonjr.netJames A Watson

Music videos are my favorite form of acting.

Music videos are my favorite form of acting.

Posted on Nov 22nd

Between the dance sequences, the storylines, the themes, the dramatic acting music videos are so fun to watch. The theme of the song makes the actors appear as they’re either having the best or worst times of their lives and I feel in my bones. I grew up doing theatre in high school and have been watching music videos since I was a kid, so I always loved super over the top performances. If I were to pick up acting again it would be my dream to be in music videos. Acting in a music video is like bringing the feelings and emotions behind a song to life and to me that’s so powerful. Even in the times I was so depressed and didn’t feel like getting out of bed music videos could still make me feel something.

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