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What should i do with my career?

What should i do with my career?

Posted on Sep 21st

Hello everybody! I just finished a 3 year acting course. Even though it isn't a uni, it's still something for my CV. In my country we only have one acting school. People say it's a really good one, but it looks like a very traditional one! I don't know if i want to follow the traditional path of an actor. Regardless of that, I'm looking for a job at the moment. And for me, the perfect job would be playing a character, but not exactly on a stage. I would love to interact with kids or play a funny character... Anyways, my question is! **What jobs can i do with an acting CV that aren't just woking on a acting company?** Thank you so much for reading!

Is your headshot preventing you from getting an agent or more auditions? Watch this video and get 4 tips to help you create an effective photo that grabs people’s attention

Is your headshot preventing you from getting an agent or more auditions? Watch this video and get 4 tips to help you create an effective photo that grabs people’s attention

Posted on Sep 20th

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Legit casting call or not?

Legit casting call or not?

Posted on Sep 20th

Found this in my local actors Facebook group. Even if it’s legit… it’s a bit weird. Firstly, it shoots out of my province (it says it covers airfare and accommodation), but why post in my LOCAL fb group? It says it wants the leads from my city but that doesn’t make a lot of sense to me if they’re not going through big casting directors and breakdown sites or agents. Secondly, this was posted Sept 18 and filming starts Sept 25th. It’s currently Sept 20th and tapes are due the 22nd. Booking airfare in that short of time seems rough too. The payment says they need actors to “work on points” which I have no idea what that means, but also once they “sell” the movie we will get paid a daily rate. Aside from the character descriptions I also don’t know what the film is about because there’s no synopsis. I looked up there website of the production company and there is one, but so far they’ve done promotional company videos and state they’re moving into feature films. The Facebook page follows one guy (not sure if he’s affiliated w the company because I can’t find any names anywhere) but he does look like a genuine filmmaker from this province. I don’t know honestly. I submitted because what’s the harm, and asked where exactly in the city it films/have they booked locations, and where the accommodation is. It seems semi-legit if you know what I mean. But cmon, nobody flies amateur actors out of province for a low budget indie for a new production company right?

how do I add nominations/award on my acting resume?

how do I add nominations/award on my acting resume?

Posted on Sep 20th

I'm an actor and I was recently nominated for Best actor award and was awarded in another nomination in a film festival. I'm not sure if there is a proper way to include that in my resume or if I shouldn't add them at all. Any help would be appreciated

What is the charm and mystique of actors like brad pitt, tom cruise, denzel?

What is the charm and mystique of actors like brad pitt, tom cruise, denzel?

Posted on Sep 20th

These actors never relied on physically large bodies to attract attention, these actors are so refined in the way they move, talk, walk and they have so much influence in the industry then you look at the actors now are relying on physicality they seem more like meatheads then actors, like chris hemsworth, will puolter for adam warlock, kj apa, jason mamoa. I have nothing against these dudes my questions is how did guys like brad pitt, tom cruise, denzel gain the trust and respect of millions of girls and especially guys when a lot of guys are looking up to muscular figures.

I really struggle with ruminating after auditions

I really struggle with ruminating after auditions

Posted on Sep 20th

I had an Audition today for a job that pays really well and would help me out a lot. I usually have a sense of when I do really well at an audition and those times I usually am less self critical and tend to get callbacks or if lucky, I get the role. This time I felt like I let myself down because I know I can do better but for some reason I did not. And so I message my actor friends expressing this and it drives me insane when they try to be positive or try to change my perspective and I can be a bit grumpy when they react this way. I don’t like to hear “oh you were probably good or better than you think “ and it just feels like they’re not trusting my judgement that I know I did not do well. I know how silly this sounds and I know it’s ridiculous to get so frustrated and almost angry over how my friends react to my thoughts about an audition that didn’t go well. It just becomes such an overwhelming obsession in my mind until I get a result. I feel scared to be positive about my performance because I want to make sure I’m being realistic about how I performed. I’m not sure if there was much point to my post other than getting it out of my system and as a way to not irritate my poor friends with my rant. Maybe someone can relate?

Genuine Question about acting

Genuine Question about acting

Posted on Sep 20th

Hi all, I have no background as an actor so to prepare for acting I started reading books by Constantin Stanislavski and Larry Moss. Rarely do I ever read books but these ones were so interesting about how they coach actors to reveal their emotions in the scene (essentially make them better actors) I absolutely loved it. However, it made me question if I like acting or the PROCESS of acting. Has anyone been in this scenario? I would love your opinion.

Where to find professional actors

Where to find professional actors

Posted on Sep 20th

I am looking for actors who can film their own short videos and send them to me. Is there a good place to find this kind of professional quality? I have been asking actors on Facebook but the quality is not consistent.

Any actors out there with dreadlocks?

Any actors out there with dreadlocks?

Posted on Sep 20th

i don't have dreads but I have twists in my hair. I am debating whether or not I want them to lock. I like the look of locs, but I worry it would hinder potential roles. truthfully I am growing out a afro and I love it but even that seems to maybe hinder roles, because most black men in film have mostly had low cuts. I see in the new house of dragons show there are black characters who are given locs, I think in the new avatar film some characters have locs as well. to get to the point are there any actors here with locs. have locs significantly affected the acting work you audition for/book?

What is an acting/actor’s profile?

What is an acting/actor’s profile?

Posted on Sep 19th

What exactly is an acting/actor’s profile? What do you need to do? Is it just an headshot of yourself with informations like height, etc. or a video of you from all angles, introducing yourself & saying informations or is it your acting resume with a picture of yourself on it? When agencies tell you to send your profile, what do they mean?

Any experience with MovieLux Artist Management?

Any experience with MovieLux Artist Management?

Posted on Sep 19th

London-based actors! Just received a contract with them which is full of typos. I can't find much about them but they seem okay. Does anyone have experience with them and should I avoid them?

Weekend Auditions - Rant

Weekend Auditions - Rant

Posted on Sep 19th

I want to preface this post by saying that I'm very grateful to be an actor who gets a lot of auditions. But I'm also allowed to be grateful and exhausted at the same time. Is anyone else overwhelmed with weekend auditions? I wish casting wouldn't be allowed to do this. I feel like as actors, we work so hard to get flexible week night jobs, that leave our days open for auditions. And although the new world of self tapes have made it easier to be an actor now then ever before, it's still SO demanding. Sometimes it feels like it's crickets during the week days as far as auditions go. But the minute Friday night comes around, audition notices start flooding in. All with Sunday night and Monday morning deadlines. This weekend I had 5 auditions. I was exhausted. I had to cancel plans to get them all done. And don't even get me started on the 6PM audition notice you get on Tuesday, thats due at 8am on Wednesday morning. I know deadlines happen and this industry is very fast paced, but I would much rather an 8am audition notice thats due at midnight that same day. Whatever happened to having your days open for auditions?

As an actor, what kind of paperwork do you look for on a short film?

As an actor, what kind of paperwork do you look for on a short film?

Posted on Sep 19th

So I getting ready to direct my first "real" short film. I say "real" because it involves me actually casting people and not just asking my friends. It's a really small short film thought as it is really just me with a camera and two actors. However, I do not know the actors personally ( I found them on a Facebook acting group) so I want to keep it as professional as possible. Filming is pretty easy. There is no action or anything. It is a character/conversation piece. All that being said, what kind of paperwork should I present these actors. I also plan on paying them like 80-100$ probably for a days work (still working these things out). I'm assuming I need image release forms, and maybe a location release form since I plan on filming at an Air Bnb. Other than that, is there anything else I should give the actors? Thank you!

How should I use Twitter as an actor?

How should I use Twitter as an actor?

Posted on Sep 19th

I’ve been toying with different social medias to use for promoting things I do like writing or performances. I thought that it would be a nice thing to have as an aspiring writer/actor. I have an instagram and TikTok and know how to use those apps. The one that I don’t know how to use is Twitter. I know it’s older, but it’s still a really nice social media. What’s the best way to organically grow and use that platform?

[Acting Question] What is an Actor's Range and Can an Actor Expand This Range?

[Acting Question] What is an Actor's Range and Can an Actor Expand This Range?

Posted on Sep 19th

Hey /Acting, I just had an interesting question that I knew to some extent, but I am just curious to know from the community-at-large about what is an actor's range, and can an actor expand this range at any point in their career? Thanks, take care. I'll be reading for your thoughtful responses. :)

How much do you make only from acting?

How much do you make only from acting?

Posted on Sep 19th

Also, what kind of roles do you get and how many months of the year are you actually working as an actor?

We’ve opened a new theatre supporting grass-root artists!

We’ve opened a new theatre supporting grass-root artists!

Posted on Sep 19th

Hi everyone! My partner and I have opened a new black box theatre in South East London called The Pen Theatre. We opened in January and have already had a couple of amazing seasons filled with fringe theatre, stand up, spoken word, music, scratch nights and more. We’ve loved it, and so have the performers, writers and directors we’ve worked with. We promote process in theatre, so we have very affordable rehearsal rates (only £10 p/hour, the cheapest in London) and have hosted a lot of WIP shows and previews - some of which have gone on to do amazingly well in Edinburgh and Soho Theatre. Always looking to meet lovely people so please feel free to check us out! www.thepentheatre.com (Genuinely trying to support actors and all things theatre related, and we really do want to help, not meaning this to be a promotional post)

Where can I find great (union) actors for my film? Do I just keep auditioning until I find someone good?
I NEED HELP : I need some feedback about a event flyer I’m creating

I NEED HELP : I need some feedback about a event flyer I’m creating

Posted on Sep 19th

I’m going to be doing a Q&A webinar this week and I’m currently working on my flyer. Everything is very last min. I’m having trouble figuring out my text to add to it. So I turn to anyone who is currently working or aspiring to be a working actor in model. If you are currently working what are three things that you WANT and three things that you NEED the most right now in your career? If you’re an aspiring actor or model and I were able to be able to help you with something, what would it be?

Research question?

Research question?

Posted on Sep 19th

Actors hired to attend funerals, weddings or something similar, what are your stories?

Manager Q

Manager Q

Posted on Sep 19th

I just met with a manager at a big named LA management company—which I was super lucky to get. I really liked them for their realism. This industry is tough, and I feel like so often people speak in grandiose terms of what “success” looks like, and they were very realistic when setting expectations. I jived with them, felt like okay this is a genuine person, and it seemed like they liked me as well. It was through a referral (an actor I had worked with actually reached out to the manager saying they should have a convo with me) so it wasn’t like they had seen me in anything yet. My question is at the end of the meeting, they asked for headshots, some recent self-tapes, and essentially a “let’s see what happens” attitude. No contract, no formal paperwork to fill out (although they did say to add them on AA). Is this standard for a larger management company? Has anyone had experience with an agency or management company doing what essentially feels like a trial run?

Paul Sinacore - SAG-AFTRA Says Boone Helm and B.E.K Are Not Union Productions

Paul Sinacore - SAG-AFTRA Says Boone Helm and B.E.K Are Not Union Productions

Posted on Sep 19th

I just got off the phone with SAG-AFTRA. Neither Boone (or Boone Helm) nor B.E.K are now or have ever been union productions. It's suggested -- especially with Actors Access posts -- that actors check with SAG first before prepping for an audition that is from an unknown CD or seems even slightly suspicious. It also doesn't help that Actors Access and its employees don't seem to give a crap about the integrity of listings (and yes, that includes you, "Chairman" Barnes).

Do you book with Self Tapes?

Do you book with Self Tapes?

Posted on Sep 19th

Getting so discouraged!! Before COVID I was a *working*\-working actor and that was just my job: AEA and SAG-e, I was booked straight for 2 years out of school! I LOVED auditioning. I feel I do really well in the room. I'm mostly in theater, but do small to tiny roles in film and shitty TV. Since COVID? Nothing. I feel like I would've booked some of these jobs or at least gotten a callback had my self-tape been an in-person audition. Is anyone else booking WAY less since the big switch to self-tapes all around? Or is it just me? Wondering if I have lost all talent LOL I've probably sent in 100 tapes. I booked 1 indie film (non-union, cancelled due to COVID) 2 short films (one cancelled due to COVID, one cut my part before filming due to COVID rescheduling) and have had 2 Broadway callbacks (from live auditions, ofc because I never get callbacks from tapes), and 1 callback for a co-star on a non-union series (didn't book). \[I am booking cruise contracts, but that's about it and not really up my alley anymore\] And that's TWO years. Feeling super bummed recently, like no one even watches the tapes? I don't know - are you guys booking the same amount as you were before? Especially theater/broadway people: do you feel like you're still getting callbacks over tapes? Hate to say it, but I miss Pearl studios.... I think it might be that I'm auditioning for more TV/film now than I was before & I'm not really TV/film attractive so I'm experiencing more rejection? Ugh. I don't know. Anyone else? Were you able to fix it?

How do voice actors manage to sound so younger than they really are?

How do voice actors manage to sound so younger than they really are?

Posted on Sep 18th

In animation, most young adult/teenage/children characters are actually voiced by adult voice actors. My question is: how do voice actors manage to sound so much younger than they really are? Guys like Josh Keaton, James Arnold Taylor and Yuri Lowenthal are in their 40s/50s but still manage to voice young kids convincingly. How do they do that?

Getting Auditions

Getting Auditions

Posted on Sep 18th

Hello everyone, I've been interested in acting for a while now. I've been busy with life, so pushed it on the back burner. I've always wondered how to get scripts sent to you, or where to send self audition tapes so I'm reaching out to reddit hoping for some answers! I've done a little investigating and this is what I found - \-getting an agency, but can I just go to one and pay them to send me things? I know some want past work/audition to join their team, but is there any you can pay or just getting scripts without needing an agency? idk I know times are not the same as before (2000's) when you would just see a flier, etc. \-getting subscriptions to BackStage, AA, etc. are these actually worth it? I have no issues investing in my future, I just heard these are a lot of student projects/nothing really serious. great ways to get some work but how can I get the legit scripts, etc. It's just interesting to me because I've seen some interviews were some actors/actresses explain they had no experience but have agents or ways scripts are sent to them. Just never understood from WHERE/HOW. Any help/tips/etc would be lovely. Thanks for your time!

I'm an underaged Voice Actor

I'm an underaged Voice Actor

Posted on Sep 18th

I know the tittle sounds overconfident but hear me out. I(16M) did voice acting work for a summer-job, however I was never officially hired or received money due to my age. I had to stop since the websites I used never allowed for minors to receive employment with guardian approval. Throughout that period of looking for work and providing samples I actually managed to improving my skills, and enjoyed every moment of the process. Is there a way that I can legally continue my work with/without pay to develop my portfolio?

Natural talent for acting, how can I make it a career?

Natural talent for acting, how can I make it a career?

Posted on Sep 18th

Many of my family and friends have always told me that I have a talent for acting and I should use it more. However, I never went about doing this. How do I become an actor, ya know, one of those on the popular TV shows and Hollywood films. I know it doesn’t start there but how could I get there? I also think I have the right look for it, I’m attractive and a tall guy (don’t wanna sound egotistical). Any tips would be appreciated, thanks!

I am a new director/cinematographer looking for collaboration

I am a new director/cinematographer looking for collaboration

Posted on Sep 18th

Hi I am a new director in the LA area. I have directed and produced a few short films and realized i need a lot more experience to get to the next level. So i would like to collaborate with local actors/actress if you need a director to help build your reel. I have full equipment and am available to shoot in the evenings during weekdays and both days of the weekends. Please DM me if you are interested.

[Revenue Share] [Ongoing Project] Established d&d streaming group looking for 1-2 other voice actors to join an ongoing Saturday game

[Revenue Share] [Ongoing Project] Established d&d streaming group looking for 1-2 other voice actors to join an ongoing Saturday game

Posted on Sep 18th

[Players Wanted](https://i.imgur.com/i8pQ6YA.jpg) Hey everyone, The D&D stream I run is looking to add 1-2 players to our ongoing **Saturday** campaign so I'm putting feelers out to see if anyone is interested in having a chat about coming aboard! Chaotic Fabulous are a group of voice actors that have been playing together for the past 2 years, with our current campaign being ongoing since the start of 2022. We currently run two streamed games (Wednesday and Saturday) with an unstreamed "home" game on Tuesdays. The games are all run parallel in a shared world so there are effectively 17 players all interacting on an ongoing basis (plus me trying to herd the cats in the right direction). It's an awesome, welcoming community of players so I'm certain any newbies coming in would get on great with everyone! Regarding the stream, we aren't massive but we are Twitch Affiliates and get reasonable viewership numbers, nothing crazy but we are always looking to grow.  Monies generated via twitch subscriptions will be divided amongst those taking part. Being a stream we would need any new players to be comfortable to be on camera for the game, and for them to have at least a reasonable webcam and microphone.  We would also require punctuality, showing up 15 minutes before we go live to make sure everything is set up and notice if you can't show up so that you can be written out that week; we completely understand if things come up but with it being broadcast we want to keep the game as professional looking at possible and that includes making sure the game is prepped for the right number of people. As mentioned above, the group we are looking to add players to is the one played on Saturdays at 8pm GMT.  Our group consists of players ranging in age from mid 20s to late 30s from the West coast of Canada to Mainland Europe so unfortunately, the day and time is unlikely to be able to change as it's the most viable for everyone across the different timezones. The game is run using the d&d 5th edition ruleset with some added rules/features inspired by call of cthulhu.  The reason for these rules is that while the game is LOOSELY based on the Strixhaven setting book (albeit in my homebrew world) I am adding some... Darker... Side stories for the group when the magic school breaks for the summer so it helps to have systems to handle your... Mental state. Character wise, you have access to all the D&D beyond content and I will be running the game on Foundry (Hosted on the Forge).  The game levels slowly, with characters presently at level 2 after 25 sessions, with us capping at level 8 at endgame. I want to be clear about this as I don't want anyone expecting a weekly level up! It's a very RP focused game, rather than combat focused (although it does happen from time to time). [To give an idea of the state of play, here's a crazy board one of the players is keeping.](https://i.imgur.com/yIDq0VV.jpg) The world is, as I mentioned earlier, homebrew and not the usual medieval fantasy of the forgotten realms, it's more of a 1920s-30s setting with diesel punk elements (think... Fantastic beasts or full metal alchemist).  Most of the world of Tenebrous is zero magic and while the populous at large know magic is a thing, it's generally shunned in favour of technology (because it's what THEY can use) all players however will be born with the Spark of Magic, whether they choose to embrace it or not.  Being set in that particular time setting I will be more inclined to approve firearm users than longbows for ranged weaponry and greatswords/warhammers/platemail will be highly unusual.  That is not to say all characters need to be magic users, simply that certain martial classes will need to be selective of how they walk around a city! As a GM, I've been playing for over 20 years, GMing for most of them, and while we have some very experienced players in the group, we also have some relative beginners; we don't need you to be the most experienced player in the world, so long as you mesh well with the other players that's what matters.  I've always been of the opinion that you can teach the rules, but you can't teach chemistry between players and that's what I'm looking for. If this would be something you're interested in, drop me a message here or via discord (Welsh Grifter#9153) and we can have a chat. **Please** don't use the Reddit chat function as they never come up on my phone lol

My boyfriend hates my acting classes

My boyfriend hates my acting classes

Posted on Sep 18th

I’m not saying my boyfriend is right or wrong, I just want to tell someone about this because I feel like I can’t tell anyone I know in real life without hurting their feelings. He’s not an actor. We just moved in together a few months ago. Before we moved in, he seemed interested in what my classes were all about and talked about them positively. I go to acting classes twice a week, one online and another in person. He’s always complaining about how much time it takes away, how much money I’m spending, and about the traffic during the commute. (Ever since we moved in.) He’s also the type of person who thinks most guys flirt with me because of what happened with his exes. There’s this one guy in my class, about 60, who I had a zoom practice session with today. And my boyfriend was making faces the entire time at me. He always has something to say about him in particular. My teacher and classmates know he’s a respectable man. He and my boyfriend met once while he was dropping me off for class. He says things to me about him like “that old guy just wants to take this class to get some young pussy.” “That guy gives me the creeps” etc. He has said things about my other classmates too. Like how they’re fake. He doesn’t know them. He said he can tell because of “the sounds of fake valley girls congregating outside.” He acts like every nice person is fake except for his twin best friends he’s known since high school. He even has something to say about the people they hang out with, but he doesn’t say it to their face that they’re too nice and trusting and the people they hand out with give him bad vibes. He has as much love for the twins as he does for me but why won’t he tell it to their faces that he hates their friends like he does with me? One time he went through my phone behind my back and started going through my text messages. He found this one guy closer to his age who used to be in my class and he was saying how he thinks we were flirting and how he thinks I had “something special with him.” Then my boyfriend was asking me why I was in his car. It’s because I needed a ride home from class and my mom couldn’t pick me up. He’s still not convinced there was nothing romantic going on between me and my former classmate even though I told him multiple times there was not, to which he replied “whatever, that was before we were dating.” He thinks people I’ve met through acting are fake. He says he’s the only person being real with me when he talks about the reason I never get gigs. Maybe he’s right. He’s also said that of course my teachers are going to say I’m good when they’re getting paid to inflate my ego. They’re going to say I’m good so that I come back and spend more money on their classes. And he said he’s the only one being real with me even if the truth hurts. When I’m in my other class on zoom, he makes fun of those classmates and my teacher. “That guy from the south says um a lot he acts like he’s trying to be all charismatic.” “Your teacher acts like he’s on drugs.” (My teacher said if he’s all over the place it’s because he has ADHD. So does my boyfriend) “Fuck that guy.” “Those classes are for people who don’t have a job and lives with their parents just spending time practicing acting” He says I’m wasting my time and money on these “stupid classes.” He thinks if I was good enough to be an actor I’d already be getting gigs left and right. I’ve signed up for auditions online and so far I’ve never heard back from anyone and he knows this. I would like to submit myself to an agent but I have nothing to put on my resume besides my training, so that’s made it harder for me to get gigs probably. He knows the reasons I want to become an actor and he says maybe it’s time I start realizing it’s not for me. He acts like I haven’t taken into consideration about what he’s said which isn’t true because I have. He’s angry because he thinks I want to spend more time with my “stupid acting classmates” and not him. I care for him and I know he cares for me and he’s just saying these things because he wants the best for me. He’s not a very trusting person, so he doesn’t trust the people who I’ve known way longer than I’ve known him.

Do actors that are beginning their career get to say yes or no to roles?

Do actors that are beginning their career get to say yes or no to roles?

Posted on Sep 18th

Or would they need to take any roles that come there way

What would you bumped into a very successful actor consistently?

What would you bumped into a very successful actor consistently?

Posted on Sep 17th

Just wondering as an inspiring actor if you were to see A list actor semi regularly, like at a cafe, is it inappropriate to try to progress your career through them? To show them your reel and ask them for any tips/tricks to the industry. Or is it inappropriate and rude?

Beginner actor here and I was reading all about the industry and I have a question about a certain actor

Beginner actor here and I was reading all about the industry and I have a question about a certain actor

Posted on Sep 17th

So I'm reading up on this cruel industry lol and reading up on what agents do and casting directors. A particular actor I found out about was Mena Massoud an Egyptian actor who didn't land a single audition since Aladdin. He was complaining about it In an interview which IMO I would've never done because you can't show weakness in this industry. But I read that if you don't land a single role for a while it's the agent's fault and that you should quit and find another one. Only reason I'm worried about Mena is because I am an Egyptian Muslim with tan skin I am scared they might treat me like him. One hit wonder type of guy. What is ya opinion on what happened to him do ya think it's a race thing like he mentioned or was it just his skill? And can it possibly happen to an Egyptian like me?

Out of curiosity

Out of curiosity

Posted on Sep 17th

Let’s imagine a situation where I’ve been an actor in Japan for about 7-10 years and I decided to move to the US( keeping in mind that I have an amazing level of English already). Combined with my previous experience, will it take long for me to actually get consistent roles and what might be the difficulties?

REMINDER ABOUT KARMA...

REMINDER ABOUT KARMA...

Posted on Sep 17th

**To all the new** r/VoiceActing **members, welcome! We're really glad you've joined the sub!** This is just a (okay, *not*\-so) brief reminder about what this sub requires of you to post and make comments. All of us mods really want people to be able to interact and exchange ideas and experiences, BUT our mod-box is pretty regularly overflowing with auto-generated messages about responses to posts that don't go through and get posted *exclusively due to low karma*. One might ask "Well, why don't y'all just *approve* them?!" That isn't really a solution because while that one comment may be approved, due to persisting low karma, *the commenter STILL won't be able to follow up*, which kinda defeats the purpose of having and conversation, and , well.. *Reddit overall*. So here's a bit of a refresher about our karma and posting requirements: ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ To post in /r/VoiceActing, your account must be older than *three (3) days*, ***and have a combined post/comment karma of more than five (5) karma***. This is to prevent new accounts from being created to spam the subreddit. On Reddit, your ‘karma’ is a score for your profile that is based on the number of posts and comments you make, and how people react to them (-via- upvotes or downvotes). It breaks down like this: * **Post Karma:** Your score for the number of posts you have made, and the number of positive or negative votes that others have given them. * **Comment Karma:** Your score for the number of comments you have made, and their votes. * **Awarder Karma:** When you give an award to a comment or post, the award has a positive number added to your karma. * **Awardee Karma:** When someone gives an award to one of your comments or posts, the award has a positive number added to your karma. ***The total of these numbers is added together to compute your overall karma score***. It’s important to note that filters like the Automoderator for /r/voiceacting do NOT take award karma into account. In the case of our subreddit, your overall karma score and/or account age is too low to get past our anti-spam filter, which prevents accounts with low karma scores from participating in our subreddit. The easiest way to raise your karma score is by positively interacting (commenting on) posts ***that appear on Reddit’s main page/screen*** \[See [here](https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/what-is-reddit-karma/) for an in-depth explanation of what Reddit karma is/does.\] If your account age is also too low, you must wait until enough days have passed since you created your account before you can post or comment. ***Once the two conditions are met, you will be able to post and comment in*** /r/VoiceActing\*\*\*!\*\*\* Thank you for your understanding that /r/voiceacting is strictly moderated, so that we can keep our part of Reddit a valuable resource for voice actors. Hit us up with questions, and **please remember to review our** [**Rules and Getting Started Guide**](https://www.reddit.com/r/VoiceActing/comments/ejhvxg/subreddit_rules_and_how_to_get_started_in_voice/). Welcome to our community. We're glad you're here!

RUSSAIN DIALECT HELP NEEDED

RUSSAIN DIALECT HELP NEEDED

Posted on Sep 17th

Hello, I'm an actor here in the states, and I'm working on a Project for a studio. I need help with the Russian dialect. If anyone here could help that would be great. I would just send you the sides and I would ask you to record yourself speaking the lines, just so I can learn from listening. Please let me know ASAP! ​ Thank you, JKC

Jealousy for an actor

Jealousy for an actor

Posted on Sep 16th

How do you control jealousy, as an actor, for another successful actor? I’m almost the same age as Timothée Chalamet, and I have followed his career very early on, when he did short films and smaller roles, and how he had his breakthrough with Call Me by Your Name. To the point I chose monologues for auditions that I knew he had done. I love how he approaches characters and their mannerisms in a different way, and yet maintaining himself. I love how he talks about acting in interviews. Other actors I admire talking about drawing inspiration from him, makes it even more painful, it sounds strange. Sometimes I think about giving up pursuing acting because I will never be as good as him. How to cope with jealousy?

can you live of a 4-5 season main role?

can you live of a 4-5 season main role?

Posted on Sep 16th

So I'm rewatching Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and Angel. I got looking uo a lot of the main cast and aside from these 2 shows a majority of them never really went on to do anything massive, Alyson Hannigan did How I Met your other, and Anthony Head did Merlin, but the rest of them haven't had many parts since and even then it's they are only small parts. Does being a main character in a popular show for 4-5 seasons pay well enough to set an actor up for life pretty much? How much would they have been getting paid per episode?

Feedback on my acapella

Feedback on my acapella

Posted on Sep 16th

I just wrote these two mini songs with my acapella singing. I submitted them to Backstage (the website for actors and singers) in hope of getting auditions. Let me know what you guys think of this. Any feedback will be appreciated. ​ [https://www.reddit.com/user/DevilCat96/comments/xfrxjf/soulful\_pop/?utm\_source=share&utm\_medium=web2x&context=3](https://www.reddit.com/user/DevilCat96/comments/xfrxjf/soulful_pop/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3) ​ [https://www.reddit.com/user/DevilCat96/comments/xfs9da/country\_blues/?utm\_source=share&utm\_medium=web2x&context=3](https://www.reddit.com/user/DevilCat96/comments/xfs9da/country_blues/?utm_source=share&utm_medium=web2x&context=3)

Best group line memorization app?

Best group line memorization app?

Posted on Sep 16th

So I’m doing a local play and was wondering if anyone has a good app for memorizing lines, but one where it’s easy to get other actors involved. I have LineReader and it’s good, but looking at the process to give/replace lines with another actor seems a bit complex and fiddly. Any alternatives?

Would you be an actor if you only made $22 an hour?

Would you be an actor if you only made $22 an hour?

Posted on Sep 16th

A Lister's obviously make huge sums of money. SAG's National Executive Director got a $40,798 raise \[in 2020\] and now makes $600,458 a year. I'm sure you know, SAG don't release what their members make, but: >The Bureau of Labor Statics released the average salary for several jobs within the entertainment industry including actors, producers, and directors. Of the 155,740 actors, directors and producers included in the survey by the Department of Labour; the average person made about $89,000 in 2013, which equates to about $42.80 an hour. The median is quite lower at $30.48/hour. But, it gets worse for actors. According to the report, **the median hourly pay for an actor is about $22.15 or** [**$52,000**](http://www1.salary.com/Actor-Performer-Salaries.html)**.** Actor wages are also inconsistent year to year. So a good year, or a few good years, doesn't guarantee that for the next year. It's challenging being a working actor for little pay no matter what. A lot of luxuries have to be passed over. But, it seems like it gets harder each year for actors because the cost of living keeps going up. Years ago a family of four could have a great living situation on one persons income. It can of course be a financial struggle and hard to get a job in many industries now. The film (and theater) industry is particularly tough though. It's not just actors, writer's, VFX artists, theater folk, all get paid little and don't always have security. Most of the money stays at the top. I don't know, *career* doesn't seem the right word somehow. This information isn't new to me when I think about it. On the other hand it is. It's like I knew and ignored it. It wouldn't apply to me. If you're good enough, the work will come. It's become a lot clearer to me though, as I've gotten better, that talent doesn't have anything to do with it. There are a lot of good actors who make $22 an hour. There are a lot of good actors who don't make anything and never will. I know it's a depressing reality, which is why we don't like to think about it. What I'm saying is, if we really face that reality, what does that mean? I think it's better to be honest about how this all works than delude ourselves. A lot of people make a lot of money off of, and prey on, hopeful actors who are deluding themselves. I think delusion also prevents positive change. If there was more discussion of the reality, it might create more strength and unity. We might be better able to see through teachers, say, who are duping actors that they have the answer, or schools that charge exorbitant amounts of money for their facilities and prestige when they guarantee nothing. Great success is always the rare exception. Anyway, I'm getting too far into the abstract and vague. What do you think about this $22 an hour?

should I drop out of this project as a new actor?

should I drop out of this project as a new actor?

Posted on Sep 16th

Hi guys! I got cast as the lead for a student short film. The short film is kind of intense actually, there’s a big love confession with tears. I was so happy when I heard I got it, I got great feedback from the director and producer. The problem is that I have zero chemistry with the other lead playing my love interest. He’s a brand new actor too, but his skill set is far below mine which makes it so hard to do my best. He says his lines like he’s thinking of what to say, and it’s mostly because he didn’t even know them. At rehearsal, when he looked at me (as I’m trying not to cry cuz that’s the role), it’s as if he’s holding in a laugh because he’s embarrassed by the director watching. He was so unprepared. We have a kiss as well, and since it’s choreographed with the intimacy coordinator, it needs to be done correctly. He kept screwing up the timing for it which made me so nervous because it won’t be our hands as stand ins while we film, it’ll be my actual face/lips. With intimate scenes like this, you need to be confident and precise to make sure your costars are comfortable. This is my very first role so I don’t want to turn it down, especially since we film in a couple days. I got cast this week, and had one rehearsal, so it’s moving pretty fast. I don’t know what to do?! I really need the experience and the reel, as they’re giving me a copy. But at the same time, I don’t think I can do my best work with my current co star. I want to help others create things of quality, and I’m unsure I can provide that with the current circumstances. I want to email the director tonight and be honest, but IDK. Should I do it anyway for the experience? Thanks guys, I appreciate this.

How do credits get recorded?

How do credits get recorded?

Posted on Sep 16th

For example, if I pick up a role on backstage or let's say actors access how will credits show up? Does the owner of the post have to put it in on the website or something else? Or does he put it in the film? Like how will there be proof of my credit to show an agency of some short?

CD Cancelled Audition on Actors Access?

CD Cancelled Audition on Actors Access?

Posted on Sep 16th

What do you guys think happened here? I got an Eco Cast on Actors Access on 9/8 saying it was due 9/24. I went to submit today (9/16) and this came up. I'm thinking one of two things: 1) They already cast the role and the 9/24 deadline was more for them than for me, OR2) I looked into it and I realize I did another ecocast for this CD back in August, so maybe they remember me and changed their mind about wanting to see me audition for whatever reason. Has this ever happened to anyone? If it's super rare or something maybe like the project's been cancelled or it was an accident... ​ [Cmail Message when I try to open Eco Cast](https://preview.redd.it/ey44n58b9bo91.png?width=497&format=png&auto=webp&s=e1c934463f96c5ea4747a80b8551be5438fa6ec1)

Animator here I Need a scp 049 voice actor I’ll pay you 11 in robux if you read these lines for me and send me the audio recordings.

Animator here I Need a scp 049 voice actor I’ll pay you 11 in robux if you read these lines for me and send me the audio recordings.

Posted on Sep 16th

“PESTILENCE” preferably in a worried voice “I have saved yet another” in relief And last one “your clear little one” Message and we can discuss this in further detail

What would you do in my position?

What would you do in my position?

Posted on Sep 16th

Hi, younger actress here at 17. I’ve been interested in the business for over a decade but only just getting properly into it now. I want to work really hard this year to eventually start getting an agent etc once I turn 18. For background I am enrolled in a Screen acting and filmmaking class where we mostly focus on film (that is what I want to go into) we have a couple under our belt and one has recently been awarded a bafta rating (which is pretty huge in Britain) and has been seen by some pretty cool people. I now really want to focus on the acting side. What should I do, what classes should I join to make the most of this year. I used to think I’ve was running out of time (my stupid self honestly) but I’m so young and have so much ahead of me So if you were starting again, at my age what would you do differently. Thank you for reading excited for the responses

What would be "dipping your toe in the water" when it comes to seeing if you would even enjoy Voice Acting?

What would be "dipping your toe in the water" when it comes to seeing if you would even enjoy Voice Acting?

Posted on Sep 16th

It's an idea I've flirted with in the past, and I've kinda *always* had people tell me I had a good voice. Even when I used to work with a guy who was a *complete* dick and seemed to hate me, I remember recording a script for the company just to test the equipment, and him commenting that I "had a *really* good voice for this stuff". I've had one friend actually send me links to online lessons and stuff, trying to get me to work on my voice, which I guess should've been a sign to really look into it. But for some reason, the thing that *actually* got me thinking about it, was I was just picking up food from the drive-thru one day, and the cashier commented she knew it was me, that I "have a really nice voice, like a Disney character or something". I mean, I love video games, and so even when I was a kid, if I was home alone (which was often), I'd just kind of practice talking like all these cool-sounding voices from games like Baldur's Gate and Warcraft III. I have a major appreciation for voice-actors, but I guess I've just never *really* considered trying to... well, actually do *voice acting*? I'll admit, it might just be my "small town way of thinking", but I just always assumed any sort of "*real* actor" would probably have been involved in some kind of theater club in school, or pursued it in college? I dunno, how would you just kind of... "dip your toe in the water", and see if you might actually enjoy it, or have any sort of promise?

The Ultimate Guide to Voice Acting for Beginners

The Ultimate Guide to Voice Acting for Beginners

Posted on Sep 15th

Hey, everyone!During the pandemic, and since, I've talked with a lot of people (including many actors) who shared an interest in voice acting but weren't sure what they actually needed to know to get started. The internet is so loud and overwhelming, so I put together a few tips in an article here on Stage32 to help aspiring and beginner Voice Actors better understand the current voiceover landscape and how they can get started. Check it out here >> https://www.stage32.com/blog/the-ultimate-guide-to-voice-acting-for-beginners-3113Wishing you all the best!-Melanie

First Timer!

First Timer!

Posted on Sep 15th

Hello, my name is Marian Webb Betts. I am what I call a Creative, as I don't just create in one medium when telling a story. I grew up in the wilds of Sudan, Africa, the youngest of 5 kids of Pioneer British Missionaries. Dad worked with 7 tribes, creating phonetic alphabets for them. But we communicated by drawing pictures in the dirt or making models out of mud - like the brahma bull with thorns for its horns. Now I am a full-fledged fine and graphic artist and still a storyteller! I'm working on my fourth book in a series about a ruby gem strangely shaped similar to a human heart that can communicate with certain humans by visions and telepathy. Readers of the first three books are begging for movies!  I've gotten the first script written. Going to take a lab with Thomas Pemberton to get it whipped into shape.

Has anyone here lived in LA/NY and moved away while still landing work in those markets?

Has anyone here lived in LA/NY and moved away while still landing work in those markets?

Posted on Sep 15th

I’m a SAG actor who has lived in LA for five years as well as a couple in NY — in truth, I’m not a big fan of life in either city. I’m way happier in smaller towns. Meanwhile, in the two and a half years since COVID began, I have had ONE in person audition. I’ve booked a guest star and multiple co-stars solely off tapes/Zoom auditions. I want to find out how feasible it is to stay competitive in these markets if I were to move to a different state where I can really enjoy my personal life. I have friends that I can stay with in both LA and NY, so what’s stopping me from self-taping as a local hire and, if I book a job, fly out to work it and then leave? I understand it’s probably not the wisest thing as far as networking goes, but the only time networking has ever really worked for me anyway is when I’m making friends with the people I’m on set with from my booked job. No random run-ins with other actors at a bar or in a class has really led me to gaining any footing. Has anyone done this sort of thing? How has the experience been for you?

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