acting business

NYCastings - Long Term Acting Plan

A while back actor/comedian Patton Oswalt did a guest appearance on lefty comedic-political podcast Chapo Trap House. During a riff on embittered right-wing comedian/pundits whom Oswalt just doesn’t find that funny (think Fox News’ “Red State”): “What I love about ...
instagram to film success

It’s hard to imagine in this social media-saturated world that there was a time before Facebook, before Twitter, even before MySpace. But that’s the ancient past of course. These days if you want to make a splash and grab some ...
Anthony TURK Surviving Show Business

In this episode of Surviving Show Business, Aaron Seals talks to Anthony Turk from TURK PR – A Celebrity Public Relations Company in Los Angeles. They talk about when actors and other talent should get a PR Agent and how ...
Self-Taped Auditions - NYCastings Direct Submit Group

Here is a fast breakdown of how an Audition occurs when an NYCastings Talent Direct Submits to a Casting Notice…   A. Our Talent, (Amber Waves) DirectSubmits to a NYCastings Casting Notice.   B. The Casting Director sees the Talent’s complete ...
NYCastings - The Right Place at the Right Time

We’ve all been brought up on the stories of the huge celebrity who is “discovered” in some random, unlikely place and suddenly catapulted to fame. In the old days, she was a waitress in a midwest coffee shop who happened ...
Success in Acting

Finally! After what seems like forever, (probably because it WAS forever), you land the juicy job that gets you noticed. Welcome to the land of frenzy, Actors! … Your life is about to change with this breakout role. Instead of ...
Branding for the Actor: Making An Impact Before You Even Walk In The Door

If we actors can learn anything at all from having watched Jon Hamm play Don Draper all those years on “Mad Men,” it’s the importance of having a high tolerance for alcohol. Wait, that’s not it…Well, that’s one lesson, sure.  ...
Actors Resume

As actors we spend a lot of time honing our skills. We spend countless hours working on scene study, memorizing new monologues, submitting for work and taking classes – and that’s as it should be. These are the talents we ...
Booking the Job

As every seasoned actor knows, there’s nothing like learning by doing. It doesn’t matter what you’re trying to learn how to do: you can read all the books in the world, you can take all the classes, you can watch ...
SurvivingShowBusiness

In this episode we ASK A TALENT AGENT about the acting business and explore things like: Getting Started, How Agents and Managers work with the Actor, SAG-AFTRA, Actors Equity, Agent Commissions and whats makes a Great Actor!