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Ask Me!: A starter voiceover demo?

QUESTION FROM: Chad I’ve just recently come across your site and I LOVE IT! I’m sure it’s somewhere in the archives, but I was just curious, what is your advice for someone interested in starting to look for voiceover work? Is it acceptable to create a reel that isn’t based on work that you’ve previously […]

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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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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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The NYC Actor Podcast: Ato Essandoh – Part Two

In the second part of our interview with Ato Essandoh (Garden State, Blood Diamond) we discuss the process of auditioning and callbacks with the likes of Martin Scorsese, letting go of the desire for fame, and what it’s like to work on a TV show with Barry Levinson. Listen to Ato Essandoh – Part One […]

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The NYC Actor Podcast: Copper’s Ato Essandoh – Part One

Ato Essandoh (Garden State, Blood Diamond) Skypes in from Toronto where he is currently shooting the new TV show Copper. In Part One we discuss the unlikely journey from chemical engineering to acting, how film, theater and TV are the modern forms of story telling – a vital part of human existence – and why […]

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