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Starving Artist – is not a term that should be taken literally, or taken advantage of. In the acting world, starving artists are those who are willing to forgo the ...
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As actors, we rarely say to ourselves, Oh boy! I want to be an actor so I can sit in a make-up chair for endless hours and be turned into ...
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How can Social Networking benefit you as an actor? With the explosion of Facebook and Twitter over the past few years, it’s no wonder celebrities have opted to use these ...
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Many parents have asked me on numerous occasions if their child should join the unions: Screen Actors Guild and American Federation of Television and Radio Artists, now merged as one ...
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…And The Winner Of Majors and Minors Season One Is… MICHAEL WOODARD These words catapulted NYCastings member Michael Woodward from a 14-year old church singer to an internationally known talent ...
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Actors always want to know – How do I get an acting agent? They believe that they NEED an agent in order to be successful. That they can’t get ahead ...
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When it comes to auditions, we’ve all heard the skipping record telling us that “we have to calm our nerves,” “be natural,” and “not be appear as if we NEED ...
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You’ve heard of “being in it to win it” + having “a dollar and a dream.” Well… if you want to become a successful web video creator – all it ...
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It’s not AS complicated as you’d think, and totally worth it! All the world’s a stage… yet what does it take to get your act Off-Broadway? The answer can be ...
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One thing is for certain, putting on a one person show takes a triple layer of tough skin and enough hootspa to outlast the Energizer bunny. It ain’t the right ...
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Beyond the Main Street of Sundance booms countless lounges with food, drink and swag for celebrities. Every day festival attendees loom outside hoping to snap a pic as they gawk ...
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Hello! And welcome to Revamp Your Hosting Reel. I’m your writer, Kelly Calabrese. Today, I’ll be revealing all the nitty-gritty details about what agents look for in hosting reels with ...
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Taking the leap from an audition on to a film set can sometimes feel like Indiana Jones diving into the snake pit. But do not fear. Just… “Think of being ...
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“Writing is easy. Living is hard,” states the tagline of a musical drama in post-production called HOW DO YOU WRITE A JOE SCHERMANN SONG, written and directed by Gary King. ...
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Dreams can take you on a magical journey, or they can take their toll on you. This truth takes center stage in a film called Roadie, co-written by brothers Michael ...
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Ask yourself… Do you want, need, hope that a casting director will see your work? An agent? A manager? “With Reel Services, a casting director can be looking at you, ...
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Pen in hand, you are about to sign a contract for your latest acting gig as so many questions pop into your head…  Is this contract worded fairly? How will ...
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Start spreading the news… “There has never been a better time to make and produce independent films in New York and elsewhere,” says Steven Beer, a counsel to numerous award-winning ...
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What a HUGE dilemma… Do you join a union as soon as possible or when you have to? Joining a union has many upsides – higher paying gigs, union protection ...
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Working odd jobs, booking gigs and racking up so many necessary expenses… actors have a lot to figure out come tax season – so NYCastings is here to help you. ...