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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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Extra Extra!

I’ve avoided doing extra work for a long time after doing a ton of it in my early 20s. As a non-union actor it can be a lot of standing/sitting around for very little, if any, pay. When you enter the union world, you are treated slightly better. Your hours are monitored and you get […]

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