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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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Ask Me! – SAG voucher or waiver? A difference?

Anonymous asked Q: What is the difference between a SAG Waiver and SAG Voucher? A:  Good question! The SAG website is pretty behind and it’s not clear that they have the information up there yet. BUT, I just called them and this is the breakdown. A SAG Voucher is your paystub from a movie/TV show. If you […]

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Ask Me: Auditioning – Where should I start?

Anonymous asked Hi There! I’ve been reading your blog for about 4 months now and I love it! I just moved to LA (my BFF lives here) and I really want to start auditioning. HOWEVER, I am extremely inexperienced. The last thing I’ve done was in college and that was about 4 years ago. I […]

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Ask Me: Open Casting Calls?

Anonymous asked What do you think about Open Casting Calls, especially when they for Big Budget films? Can it really jumpstart a persons career giving them better offers. Thanks for your question. If we’re talking about film/TV open calls I HATE them and never go to them. I learnt pretty early on in my career […]

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Commercial Auditions: A Step-By-Step Walk-Through

I LOVE auditioning for commercials. They are usually ridiculous and require on-the-spot memorization or improvisation. Sometimes you have scripts, or “copy” (as they call it commercially,) and sometimes you don’t. Oftentimes it’s about your reactions to something that is happening and sometimes it is about how well you can manage technical jargon. No two commercial […]

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