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What's a 1st Assistant Director

So, let’s talk about the 1st Assistant Director, what they do, their responsibilities, and what are some characteristics/skills they should have. Equipment I use: Canon Rebel T4i – https://amzn.to/2MGXksm Boom Rode Mic – https://amzn.to/2N9rq7g GVM Led Bi-Color Video Light: https://amzn.to/2IVCG4z ...
Film Set Terms

Here is a great list of acting terms and Entertainment industry terms which you will hear often on film sets, in theatre productions and in recording studios.   Above the Line – A budgetary term for movies and TV. The line ...
NYCastings-GettingDirectorstoNoticeYou

“A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines.”  – author Matshona Dhliwayo Anyone who has been in the acting game for more than five minutes realizes that it’s a crowded industry. Who among us hasn’t ...
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“The close-up, according to D.W. Griffith, allows subtle changes of facial expression – the raising of an eyebrow or the flicker of a smile – to become part of the action.”  – Chuck Jones “Few realize how loud their expressions ...
NYCastings actor showcase

So, here you are. You’re no longer a fresh-faced young newbie just out of a theater program or just climbing off bus in the big city for the first time. You’ve been around for a bit, you’re starting to feel ...
Director Michael Feifer Films

Whether it’s AD-ing for Al Pacino, directing Val Kilmer, or working on low-budget Lifetime Channel movies, Michael Feifer always brings his A-game on set. If there’s one thing you learn working with actors and other creatives in the film industry ...
Surviving Show Business - Jeff Fisher

On this episode of Surviving Show Business with Aaron Seals we talk to Jeff Fisher. Jeff is best known as showrunner/director with experience on shows like “Keeping Up With The Kardashains,” “The Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “The Simple Life” and ...
OnCamersActing

When newer actors get work on films or television shows, there is sometimes a bit of a learning curve when it comes to delivering for the camera, especially doing multiple takes of the same scene. There are so many factors ...
Audition Callbacks

There’s nothing like that feeling when you walk out of an audition feeling great, knowing in your bones that you killed it. You remembered the lines, you were funny and charming with the casting team, they laughed at your stupid ...
How to get a talent agent

When you move to Los Angeles, as an actor, one of the first things on your mind is getting that top notch agent or manager. But for most, unless you have been referred over, you’ve got to bring something to ...
Book the job

The feeling is familiar to even the most successful actor: that one audition you were so stoked about, the one where you were so sure you had nailed the perfect audition for the perfect role for you–and you didn’t get ...
making it

Nowadays it seems we live in a fame-obsessed world. So often I hear people exclaim, “Wow, he’s really made it!” after learning of a job that will offer fame and fortune in return. While these jobs are, of course, something ...
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Reinventing the term “Casting Couch” – Skype now brings auditions directly to your living room! That’s right! The free online service that lets you video chat with your friends across countries is now being used by entertainment casting companies. The ...
1 Great Tip to become a Better Actor

Here is 1 great Tip to becoming a Better and more Successful Actor. Many people think the only way to become a better Actor is to take classes constantly, which is a great way to learn from a seasoned professional, get ...
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Elysia Rotaru stars in the new CW series iZombie which premiered March 17, 2015. Elysia is currently working on a short film called The Wall@TheWallSF. Follow Elysia on Twitter:@elysiarotaru.Special thanks to Jessy Coisnon. It’s not often I get to interview ...
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I repeat, I repeat… If you want to score more acting jobs – book the company, not just the gig. As an actor, you know the work that goes into getting auditions. Every day, you pour your soul into training, ...
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Filmmakers, “you never have to give up.” If you are passionate about a project and know what you want, “you can always get it,” says writer, director Juan Reinoso who is about to shoot a film called The Senator’s Daughter, ...
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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. In this movie, the main character struggles with the harsh ...
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Looming in front of you, that giant white poster board holds the copy for your commercial audition. The magical words you’ll need to convey with both accuracy and honesty. Don’t worry! Renowned commercial casting director – Joan Lynn – breaks ...
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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. For example, did you know that you can deduct your ...