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Theatre vs. film acting, ft. Patrick Stewart...

Theatre vs. film acting, ft. Patrick Stewart...

Posted on Aug 9th

Lots of you have probably seen this already, but I just did... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g2VicaMUOHw

TAP NYC

TAP NYC

Posted on Aug 9th

Hello, I am a recent graduate of the MFA program at UCONN and am starting to hit the NYC audition circuit. Recently I auditioned for a company called "TAP NYC" or "The Actor's Project NYC." I enjoyed my audition process with them but would like to know a little more...

Decided to pursue acting! Where do I start?

Decided to pursue acting! Where do I start?

Posted on Aug 9th

Hi, I am a recent college grad. My whole life I've wanted to pursue acting, and I've finally decided to go for it. I have performed since I was a kid, in school plays and musicals -- but didn't do much in college. I'm fortunate that I live within commuting...

Acting Coach Gift

Acting Coach Gift

Posted on Aug 7th

I have my last session with an acting coach coming up soon and I was wondering if it's standard in the industry to give an acting coach a gift. I've only had a handful of sessions with her, but the one-on-one training has helped me tremendously. I've heard that giving...

A quick opinion on headshots

A quick opinion on headshots

Posted on Aug 6th

So, I am looking to get some new headshots, but I was just wondering what you guys think... Do you prefer outside or inside?

Foreign actor

Foreign actor

Posted on Aug 6th

Hi! I am a 21 year old actress living in Sweden. Over the years I've built up a resume with some good credits. However it is really hard for me here in Sweden (not using it as an excuse but it is the truth) being of African descent (my parents...

Into The Badlands needs extras

Into The Badlands needs extras

Posted on Aug 5th

If you can work as an extra in Ireland, Into The Badlands needs you! http://www.independent.ie/entertainment/television/tv-news/hundreds-of-extras-wanted-for-hit-us-show-into-the-badlands-filming-in-ireland-35999539.html

I've got an extremely deep voice, how can i take advantage of it?

I've got an extremely deep voice, how can i take advantage of it?

Posted on Aug 4th

My voice is extremely deep, it got really deep in my later teenage years. Then I have been practicing it for 7-8 years, because I thought it was fun to develop something I had a lot of talent in. I would describe it as a combination of a huge black...

Chris Pratt dropping knowledge!

Chris Pratt dropping knowledge!

Posted on Aug 4th

For anyone needing some Thursday motivation during this heat wave: https://www.instagram.com/p/BBCS7PoDHMX/ It's so sweet when famous actors still get excited about table reads and talk about how much they love their job. We can do this! (And yes, I know, it's over a year old... please don't judge me.)

Suggestions for the right Monologue - Clybourne Park HELPPPPPP

Suggestions for the right Monologue - Clybourne Park HELPPPPPP

Posted on Aug 4th

I am auditioning for my first play! I am in college and have NO acting experience. I am suppose to pick a dramatic piece. However, Clybourne Park is very satirical. I wanted to do a monologue from Other Desert Cities, but it is much more serious than the part I...

Midwest U.S.A.

Midwest U.S.A.

Posted on Aug 3rd

Just Curious if the big shots pick up or peek into the Midwest U.S.A. to see what's out there. I know nothing about the big time entertainment businesses. Regards , M.W.W.

Diverse Casting as it relates to Box Office

Diverse Casting as it relates to Box Office

Posted on Aug 3rd

New CAA study says diverse casting increases box office potential across all budgets http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/movies/la-et-mn-caa-diversity-study-exclusive-20170622-story.html

Yeah, they're long odds but the cream can rise to the top

Yeah, they're long odds but the cream can rise to the top

Posted on Aug 3rd

I'm an Exec Producer of a low budget movie that will shoot in Atlanta in a few weeks.  This low budget model is not my area of expertise, as I'm based in LA, and most of the budgets I've worked in are much higher.  I was awestruck when the Atlanta producers told me the casting director received approx 3000 submissions for this low budget movie.  The casting director and the Atlanta filmmakers pulled selects for the group to review.  When I started reviewing the audition videos, I was so impressed and delighted by the actors who had given us their time.  Honestly, I was blown away that there are so many talented actors out there.  And I applaud the casting director who selected great new talent to read.  While some of the selected auditions were SAG, others were non-union or SAG Eligible.  Casting directors are looking for great talent.  They will push that new talent up to the top alongside more established, union talent.  The odds might be long, and the dedication required is intimidating, but you will be seen if you keep at it.  Break a leg!!

Stage Combat Training

Stage Combat Training

Posted on Aug 2nd

Should all actors train in stage combat? Does it help? Is it a waste of time? If so, which styles of fighting should they focus on? 

Memorization Tips

Memorization Tips

Posted on Aug 2nd

There are those actors whom you may have heard of who have/had what is called "photographic memories". Actors like Meryl Streep, Jackie Gleason and Robert Mitchum, among them, were known to look at a page once and basically have it down - at least so I have heard. However, this...

On-camera classes...

On-camera classes...

Posted on Aug 1st

Are they worth it? I don't have a lot of money to spend on classes but I've heard on-camera ones can be super-helpful when it comes to moving from stage to screen. Does anyone have experience with on-camera classes, good or bad? Any advice would be amazing!

The Ultimate Multi Task

The Ultimate Multi Task

Posted on Aug 1st

I feel like I'm burning a candle at both ends right now with how hectic my schedule has become - how do I successfully audition and keep my day job for stable income?

Getting started at an "older" age

Getting started at an "older" age

Posted on Jul 29th

I've always loved acting and theater, and have been in many small/low-budget productions and community theater plays over the years, but am finally at a stage in my life where I can be systematic and dedicated about pursuing acting. I have headshots, a resume, a website, and a good network...

Wondering

Wondering

Posted on Jul 28th

Just wondering if any film crew is around Kentucky looking for actor's I am new but I'm a fast learner if you have any questions feel free to contact me thank you! 

Non-equity at an EPA call

Non-equity at an EPA call

Posted on Jul 28th

Does anyone know how early you should show up at an EPA if you're non-equity? If an audition is at 9:30am does it make sense to show up at like 6am? Or would that be a waste of time.

Seeking Help to Get Started

Seeking Help to Get Started

Posted on Jul 27th

Y'all, friends, guys, brethren! I am having so much trouble getting truly started on this journey. The town I live in (Lubbock, Texas) is currently so lacking in the arts department, and no matter how much I try to reach out or create projects or put myself out there, nobody invests or takes it seriously. I also sing and I am always trying to find people to duet/create with in my spare time, and no luck there either. I know I need to move to really get going, but I can't afford it for now and I am tired of being a sitting duck in the mean time. Any advice, suggestions, help, etc. would be greatly appreciated!

New to modeling

New to modeling

Posted on Jul 27th

I've noticed a lot of casting directors are not interested if you do not have experience. Where is a good place to start?

Audition Tapes

Audition Tapes

Posted on Jul 25th

I've never actually made a taped myself for an audition before. How do I my self-taped audition stand out?

Being an extra?

Being an extra?

Posted on Jul 25th

I'm just starting out in the acting world, so obviously I'm not getting a ton of big roles thrown my way. I was recently searching through the Backstage casting notices and saw a few listings for extras and background cast. Are there any benefits of being an extra/background talent? Or...

Acting education.

Acting education.

Posted on Jul 24th

Here is a list of acting education resources I hope someone finds useful. Thx!  http://www.learnhowtobecome.org/actor-or-actress/

Acting in film and television.

Acting in film and television.

Posted on Jul 24th

Hope this article helps someone! Thx!  http://www.projectcasting.com/tips-and-advice/need-know-acting-film-television

Got a callback! Now what??

Got a callback! Now what??

Posted on Jul 24th

So I got my first callback after an audition that went better than I thought it would! BUT now I'm super nervous about bombing it, haha. Does anyone have any tips for making a callback as successful as possible? Now that I've got the CD's attention, how can I really...

Agentless and Auditioning

Agentless and Auditioning

Posted on Jul 24th

SO! I've taken the plunge and finally decided to pick up my acting career again. But I'm encountering the same problem I had the first time around: getting into the audition room. I know having an agent is the most ideal situation, but I'm not there yet. Any tips on...

The Underdog

The Underdog

Posted on Jul 24th

But still pursuing....Keep pushing actors!  Keep dreams alive!  an actor, I AM!!!  IMDb: http://www.imdb.me/deszramos 

Audition advice needed!

Audition advice needed!

Posted on Jul 20th

Help! How do I get into an audition with little to no experience? I don't have a resume ready for auditioning!

Acting Careers Outside NYC/LA

Acting Careers Outside NYC/LA

Posted on Jul 18th

Hi! I'm a recent graduate and have always dreamed of pursuing acting; now seems like the best time to dive in and get started. I don't live in either of the two major hubs for entertainment (NYC or LA) - what can I do in my area to begin my...

Will ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Flap Lead to Changes for Actors of Color?

Will ‘Hawaii Five-0’ Flap Lead to Changes for Actors of Color?

Posted on Jul 13th

Thoughts?  http://www.thewrap.com/hawaii-five-0-exits-actors-diversity/

Agent Headshot Which One First

Agent Headshot Which One First

Posted on Jul 12th

I'm in need of new headshot and was planning on getting them at the end of the summer. However, I was also planning to submitting to various talent agencies. Do you think I need my new headshot before submitting for agents or submit for agents first?

Advice from working actor.

Advice from working actor.

Posted on Jul 11th

A nice video that offers helping tips for actors! Enjoy!  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aaegnd3xaVI

I want to join the UNION

I want to join the UNION

Posted on Jun 30th

Hi y'all! I'm a thirysomething actress who just moved to Los Angeles to pursue my dreams of film and TV. I've read Backstage long enough to know that one of the first steps is to get myself into acting classes and to get professional headshots (done and done!), but now...

Directing an African American voice actor...

Directing an African American voice actor...

Posted on Jun 27th

I recently recorded a couple spots for a TV ad that is directed towards African Americans. I hired an African American voice over actress and I felt she did a really good job. My superiors on the other hand, could not "tell that she was black". They now want me to try and re-record the spot and see if she can sound a bit more ethnic. As a white guy, I'm pretty lost as to how to request something like this. What is the industry standard for directing this type of work? Is there a right/wrong way to go about it? Would like to hear what you all think. Thanks in advance!

In need of opinions

In need of opinions

Posted on Jun 11th

Probably a bit off subject for this sub, but I was wondering what voice actors/actresses people would REALLY enjoy seeing at conventions, also bands if you feel like adding those, just any guests really. Also if anybody knows any other subs I could use to post about this please help if possible :D

Looking for some advice from semi-established/established voice actors/actresses

Looking for some advice from semi-established/established voice actors/actresses

Posted on Jun 11th

Hey voice actors and actresses of reddit. Like many others, I'm an aspiring voice actress who's 20 years old. I'd like some advice on the next step to take in furthering my VO journey. So far I've taken 1 6-week course in voice over. In that course I met in a group for an hour once a week. Besides that I have a handful (~6-8) of private 1 on 1 voice over lessons. I have clean, professional-sounding recordings from all of those. Unfortunately I've hit a roadblock and I won't be able to continue private lessons for a few more months. This year I wanted to finish private lessons, do headshots, create a website by the end of August or September, and begin applying to agencies. I also wanted buy a nice beginner mic to use at home when not out doing jobs by the end of the year. My time frame is going to be messed up majorly by my setback. I don't want to create a website until my lessons and demo are wrapped up. I'll probably bump my headshots up to next month because I have nothing better to do, I guess. I don't want to buy a mic yet and have it sit in the corner. I practice when I can but I still feel like I'm wasting time because that's all I'm doing. (I'm aware practice is super important but there are other aspects as well I feel like I'm missing.) What's the next step I should take? I'd love your advice.

Tips for selecting photos for your actor's website?

Tips for selecting photos for your actor's website?

Posted on May 10th

How do I know which ones to select? Obviously, I am going for ones where I am engaged and in character. But do you have any other suggestions on how to narrow it down? CD's and directors, what do you look for? Actors, which have you found to be best?

What is the best platform for creating an actor's website on your own with little skill to do so?

What is the best platform for creating an actor's website on your own with little skill to do so?

Posted on May 9th

I have an eye for design but am, by no means, a professional web designer. I can't code or anything like that. I want a website that is clean and simple but has some character/quirk to it. I can't afford more than $10-20 a month. The cheaper the better. Any tips???

Can I get feedback on my new actor website?

Can I get feedback on my new actor website?

Posted on May 5th

Hey Friends! You guys were super helpful with your feedback on my reel, I would love it if you'd click around my almost finished website and give me any ideas or comments that come to mind. Thanks in advance! https://paigeivy71.wixsite.com/paigeivy

Searching voice actor and actresses for huge minecraft mod project

Searching voice actor and actresses for huge minecraft mod project

Posted on Apr 21st

Hi there, My name is Ray and I 'm working, with my team, on an open-source project called "Minecolonies". We are developing a minecraft modification which adds medieval villages to your game. We are quite popular and have over 700.000 downloads and a very active and loving community http://www.minecolonies.com/ https://github.com/Minecolonies/minecolonies We get some money from Patreon which we use to pay server, website, domain etc. From this money we could pay even pay a low amount for contributions. We are searching for someone to produce certain types of ambient sounds and voices for us. What we need: Ambient sound blacksmith, stonemason, baker, cook, tavern, construction worker, townhall, miner, lumberjack, crafter, fisherman, guardTower, farmer (with and without animals). We need voices for the following workers: Jobless Guards Construction worker Lumberjack Miner Farmer (Animal and Crops) Guards (Archer and Swordman) Blacksmith/Stonemason/Crafter Cook/Baker We already have some sounds for the Fisherman as an example: https://github.com/Minecolonies/minecolonies/tree/develop/src/main/resources/assets/minecolonies/sounds/mob/fisherman If you are interested in contributing to our great project and community just contact me here. So that I can invite you to our development chatroom and basecamp. Also, if you have any additional ideas of sounds we may add, feel free to tell us. Thanks already for taking your time here.

What was your process for creating your website?

What was your process for creating your website?

Posted on Mar 20th

I'm at that stage where I'm ready to make my own website. I have very little idea what I'm doing. I'm looking at other actors websites for inspiration and ideas (so if you don't mind supplying your link that would be cool!) but I have no idea which service to use. Domains? Hosting? What? Is there an easy guide somewhere out there?

What is a good site to hire a voice actor through?

What is a good site to hire a voice actor through?

Posted on Feb 4th

I am hiring a voice actress for an audio narration of a play that lasts about 20 minutes.

"With Love" A Super Hero/Villian, Monster Girl Visual Novel Dating Sim seeking female voice actors!

"With Love" A Super Hero/Villian, Monster Girl Visual Novel Dating Sim seeking female voice actors!

Posted on Dec 25th

Good evening, my user alias is "TheGeneral" and I'm working with a group of artists to create a visual novel dating sim that is tackling an epic love story between a normal human, and their "powerful" monster girl intrest at the "College of Heroes." Also properly known as "With Love." "The story itself takes place in world much like our own, but has advanced far greater with the many different races that populate it. The "College of Heroes" represents the ultimate collabartion work of the people of earth who wish to protect it, from those that would seek dominate or destroy the world. The heroines the main protagonists falls in love with ((Note you can choose gender in the beginning of the game, that will affect overall story significantly)) come from many diffrent backgrounds. Some who come from cities of the USA, to those who come from diffrent realms, each monster girl is different. Another tie in aspect with each heroine is their rival, which the main character can choose them over their orginal heroine of choice, if they choose to go down that route. Ultimately, this story will be quite an epic of romance, betrayal, bonds, and heroics of the ages." As the game is being fully made, I'm seeking female voice actress to voice two characters from the cast of 12. We already have one voice actress taking up two characters, meaning will need 5 more actress to take up remaining 10 characters. This said the game does follow an SFW + NSFW theme, where the safe version will be the initial marketed version, while the Not safe for public eyes version will be set as an optional patch. The NSFW theme is sexual intemense that is crucial in the realistic college relationship the protagonists and the heroine will have. In short, if you do not want to partake in those scenes, then this project is not for you. ((And to note, we will be treating those scenes with good taste rather than mindless eye candy...)) Payment, being most important detail, will be in full discussion with your price of working. Though there will be downtime between each script reading, due to the production speed, programming, and writting per chapter for each character's own arch. We will need a voice demo reel to make sure your voice matches what we are looking for two characters you be voicing. I'll send you the character list so you can pick your two characters you be intrested in voicing. Lastly, I do hope this enough info to intrigue your interest of the project. I'll be happy to show the art so far for the game, and answer any questions that need to be addressed. -TheGeneral

Looking for Female Voice Actresses for Sci Fi Game

Looking for Female Voice Actresses for Sci Fi Game

Posted on Oct 17th

Project Bavar Voice Over Audition Hello my name is Kyle an I am looking for voice actors for my teams next project. Currently we are looking for Female Voice Actors for our new game currently labeled Project Bavar. This will be Paid Work. The game will be a Sci Fi Arena based game that will be rated Mature. Character Information and Lines. All current VA requirements have been filled. Will post later for minor rolls once script is completely finished. >If you have demo reels and would like to be considered in the future please send them to k.horn.bavar@gmail.com I will email people start of the weekend if they were chosen or not.

VOICE ACTOR/ACTRESS NEEDED ASAP (for educational purposes only)

VOICE ACTOR/ACTRESS NEEDED ASAP (for educational purposes only)

Posted on Oct 13th

VOICE ACTOR/ACTRESS NEEDED ASAP (for educational purposes only) Will provide you with credit and copy of final motion graphics video along with a payment of $10.00. Hello, I am a college student looking for someone to read this script for my final motion graphics project. I am creating this video to provide an environmentally safe alternative to Keurig k-cup disposal. The script does not need to follow a specific time so you can speak at a slower pace. This is intended for a younger audience, so please speak clearly. I will credit you at the end of the video and will provide you with a final copy of the project as well. Thank you for your time! Script: In 2014, there were enough K-cups to wrap around the world over 10 times. (pause) All of these k-cups ended up in landfills because they contain non-recyclable plastic, which causes harmful waste to the environment. (pause) To solve this problem and raise awareness, Keurig Green Mountain is teaming up with recycler APC Play & High Ridge Farms to create the program k-play; an environmentally friendly and fun project to reuse K-cups. (pause) K-play’s goal is to eliminate K-cup waste nationwide. The plastic K-cups are collected at elementary schools and sent to recycling plants, where they are melted down and turned into playground equipment by APC Play. (pause) For every 500 cups that are donated, Keurig will plant a tree from high ridge farms to give back to the environment. (pause) 10,000 k-cups will earn your playground a new swing set donated by k-play. (pause) Finally, k-play will reward your playground a brand new slide for every 100,000 k-cups collected. (pause) If you’d like to sign your school up to participate just visit KeurigGreenMountain.com and click on the tab K-Play to enter. (pause) Together we can make a difference to replace the waste.

Best books on voice acting?

Best books on voice acting?

Posted on Oct 8th

My best friend is an aspiring voice actress. I've been browsing Amazon for books on voice acting as a Christmas present (I shop early, lol). I was wondering if anyone has any recommendations or can tell me which book they think would make the best gift. I'd buy a couple of them, but buying one that's better than the rest would make more sense (and save some cash). So, do you guys have any recommendations? I'm looking for one that has 1) Good tips and advice on getting into the business 2) inspiration and motivation and 3) information on what it's like being a voice actor. I'd prefer that the book is written by a voice actor with a strong writing voice, so my friend will really like, identify with, and pay attention to the writer. But any recommendations are greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!

Who would be interested in voice acting for a Youtube series?

Who would be interested in voice acting for a Youtube series?

Posted on Sep 4th

I'm currently working on an animated YouTube series in Anime Studio that I will need 10-20 voice actors/actresses for. It won't be done for a while as I need to finish animating, drawing, writing, etc. but I'd like to see how many people who would be interested in this. There will be at least 10 episodes, each hovering around 15 minutes in length. It is mainly a comedy/satirical series. Pay can be negotiated if you would want it, but I'm sure it wouldn't be a ton. If anyone would be interested, please reply, or if you have any questions, ask! I'm working on the scripts and stuff right now- here's the link. PM me your Gmail if you'd like to contribute. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1qrQm0tppkmH1OiCj_3DfWpC1HgNhFm3X7l0CaAeTamw/edit?usp=sharing

Help Booking: Nashville, Knoxville, Greenville/Charleston shows in Oct. - Florida indie/soul/rock band

Help Booking: Nashville, Knoxville, Greenville/Charleston shows in Oct. - Florida indie/soul/rock band

Posted on Aug 14th

Tampa/St. Petersburg, Florida band. We love to show trade and the scene here is really booming. We are touring Sept. 29 to October 8 and so far the schedule looks like this. Any help with shows we can jump on, promoters to contact, venues, house venues, related bands that could help, is all very much appreciated. 9/29 Thursday Jacksonville, FL - BOOKED 9/30 Friday Savannah, GA - BOOKED 10/1 Saturday Charleston, SC - BOOKED 10/2 Sunday Chapel Hill, NC - BOOKED 10/3 Monday Knoxville, TN - BOOKED (thanks to this thread!) 10/4 Tuesday Asheville, NC - NEED HELP-Local band is helping but nothing Confirmed 10/5 Wednesday Nashville, TN - BOOKED 10/6 Thursday Atlanta, GA - NEED HELP 10/7 Friday Athens, GA - NEED HELP-Local band is helping but nothing Confirmed 10/8 Saturday Tallahassee, FL - BOOKED Music is comparable to Ben Howard, Jimmy Eat World, Hozier, and James Blake. We will be touring on the heels of releasing our new EP. Stream Full Album on Bandcamp: https://jordanesker.bandcamp.com/album/best-supporting-actor Website: www.jordanesker.com Live Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yG9Y6QKdt4g EPK: https://www.sonicbids.com/band/jordan-esker-hundred-percent/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JordanEsker

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