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Anecdotes on the Job: Clean hands and feet!

You’ve got to remember about your hands! I seem to forget that with commercial auditions your body is quite frequently (and for lack of a better way of saying it) a prop. So much of the time there will be closeups of the product with you holding it, eating it, playing with it, etc. And […]

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Ask Me! – Print work pay rate and SAG?

Anonymous asked Do you have to be SAG in order to do print work? Also how much does print work pay? Nope. There may be print jobs associated with SAG commercial campaigns you’ll do, but as I understand it there is no union for print work – and therefore no set pay rate, either. Print […]

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VO Agents Won’t Sign Foreigners

I was just given some fascinating information about representation as a foreign voiceover artist. I currently freelance with a few different agencies in the city and after booking a number of “big” spots was curious why no one was signing me. Then, thanks to the insight and wisdom of my new voiceover coach, Peter Rofé, […]

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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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From Angela’s Ashes – some helpful insights (I hope!)

Hello there, Welcome to The NYC Actor – an advice blog designed purely for actors (but good for everyone..). As an actor living in New York, I have begun to work more and more on higher-paying jobs, and auditioning/meeting with some of the biggest hitters in the entertainment industry. What I have realized is that […]

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