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Advice for the week: Scheduling

So much of our success as actors comes down to time-management. Casting Directors and other industry professionals take in to account your ability to be where you’re meant to be WHEN you’re meant to be there. When you’re submitting yourself for auditions on websites such as Actors Access and NYCastings.com/Casting Networks (etc) the audition/rehearsal/shoot dates […]

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Ask Me! Asking for Money AFTER Booking the job?

Question: From Tom. New York. Two hours ago I got a call from an old improv friend saying his girlfriend’s production company needed a Brit voice-over NOW. I told ’em I was non-union, they said that was cool, and I went. It was for [high-end shoe company – sic]. Crazy. I think it’s just a […]

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Hold your horses..

Don’t celebrate until the check’s in your hand and the spot’s runnin’! I don’t know if you’ve seen Mad Men, but in an episode in Season 3 they illustrate this point brilliantly with the Patio commercial story-line. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-AgTnQok3RU I cannot tell you the amount of jobs I have been hired or on-hold for that have […]

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The Unions: AEA

AEA (Equity) How do you join AEA (Actors Equity Association) – You can also buy into Equity if you are affiliated and listed as being “in good standing” for one year with one of the other unions. Although, as I am currently non-equity, I will have to come back and tell you more as I […]

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The Unions: AFTRA

How do you join AFTRA? AFTRA is the only union that you can literally “buy” into. You can show up to their offices and simply hand over a hefty wad of cash and sign up there and then. How much does it cost to join AFTRA? As of today’s date the initiation fee in NY […]

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