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Ask Me: Non Union Print (with option to broadcast)

QUESTION FROM: anonymous Just wondering if you would know the answer to this one.  A SAG actor is chosen for a (non union) print job and is asked if they can use the stills for a tv broadcast commercial.  Would this fall under the SAG jurisdiction? Great question. As always, questions regarding the unions are […]

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Understanding TV/film casting lingo

Lead, Co-lead, Principal, featured, background, supporting, U-5. These are the titles of some of the various roles in any given film/TV casting. But understanding what all these mean can be tricky and if you are unfamiliar with the lingo it can dampen your experience on set – especially if you mistake a featured role for […]

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Name your Headshot and Resume files!

I just had a brief stint casting a project and what was curious to me was how many actors had their headshot and resume files incorrectly named. And even incorrectly formatted. You have to think for a moment that when you submit yourself to a project that a given casting director is receiving a lot […]

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From Audition to Set: My first commercial booking

Over on The NYC Actor on Tumblr I was asked to talk about my first booking. I chose my first commercial because that is the better story! There was a posting on Actors Access for a Comcast commercial. I was working with a non-union agent at the time but I wasn’t going out that much. […]

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