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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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Chris Gethard – The Chase is the Thing and the Thing is the Chase

Find 15 minutes to grab a coffee and read this post from UCB staple and comedian-extraordinaire Chris Gethard. It is so worth it. ———- For Chris: I’ve always really wanted to get into acting and/or comedy but I’m terrified of failing at it. How do you get the courage to perform? – Anonymous Here’s a […]

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Actors Access announces new low budget and student film contract!

I’ve done so many student films. All to gain experience on sets and to build reel. However, if you look at my film reel there is not a single student project on there. And it’s not because they were bad or I was bad. It’s because I never received a copy of my work. Today, […]

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Ask Me!: A Moral Dilema?

What do you do if you get an audition/job for something you fundamentally disagree with? Morally speaking? For example I once went out for a Malboro commercial. I didn’t want to support the tobacco industry and didn’t give my best performance in the callback because I didn’t want to book it. The money would have […]

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ASK Me!: Reviews?

Could you help me with my “Reviewer/Critic Theory?” I go by the 50% rule. Only 50% of both positive and negative reviews are honest. The other 50% are either trying to get on your good side at the ground floor or are trying to look good and get more hits on their website by making […]

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