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Ask Me!: How to find principle work in NY?

QUESTION FROM: Benjamin Wood What is the Best way to find principle work in NY. I am on NYcastings,Actors Access,casting networks and registered with central casting. I am in the industry 3 years as an actor 12 years as a former WWE pro wrestler. I do not have an agent for most of my principle […]

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– Best Movies 2013! (Not that you asked)

Holy moly! Catching up with the award-nominated movies and performances for this year and I am already totally blown away. This is one of the best years in a long time. Especially acting-wise – both ensemble and individual work. If you’re a cinephile, and/or mad about acting, here are the top films I heartily recommend you see as soon […]

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There Are No Small Roles – 8 REAL Reasons to Watch Orange is the New Black

Some of the best performances on TV. Understated. Layered. REAL. Even though some of these guys have smaller roles, if everyone on Orange was working on this level the show would be unstoppable. Laura Prepon – Alex Vause Natasha Lyonne – Nicky Nichols Madeline Brewer – Tricia Miller Matt McGorry – John Bennett Taryn Manning […]

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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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I am doing background work at the moment, is it best to do a lot of it even stuff not in NYC?

It depends. I would say do as much of it as you want to and if it is exciting/inspiring to you. But, I should tell you that extra work basically never leads to anything else. It’s good resume-building stuff, but this idea people have of being discovered by the director because of the great background […]

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