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Talent Agencies for Kids

Your child wants to be a performer. You go to the mall and pay big bucks for glamour shots, perhaps even hair and make-up for the photos. Then you hear ads on the radio how your child can be Disney’s ...
Tricia Helfer in Battlestar Galactica

Battlestar Galactica actor Tricia Helfer played the unforgettable incarnations of character Number Six. Currently, Tricia is in two back-to-back shows which premiered at the same time: Shudder Network’s Creepshow and Syfy’s Van Helsing. Just like Number Six, Tricia follows, and leads, with ...
Rebecca Metz as Tressa in Better Things. Photo by Jessica Brooks / FX.

Actor Rebecca Metz took a controversial role which, unbeknownst to her at the time, was the key to catapulting her career to the next level. The risk Rebecca accepted in an episode of FX’s Nip/Tuck, where she played against the ...
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 Production Terms for Actors

So you just got cast in your first professional production. Congratulations! Beyond the excitement and anticipation, for many first-time professional actors, stepping onto set can be a little intimidating. They don’t quite know where to go, or what to expect, ...
NYCastings - How to Get Seen at Equity Auditions

How to Get Seen at Equity Auditions… It’s a tale as old as time – or at least as old as our modern definition of work: you get out of school, your fresh little brain just jam-packed with new knowledge ...
NYCastings-UKActing

We’re all different, we actors. Especially when it comes to the creative industries, everybody carves out their own path. No two roads are exactly the same when it comes to becoming a working actor – some of us start out ...
NYCastings-CreatYouOwnActingWorkLikeMattandBen

Acting Work! So as we talked earlier this week (Part 1 of Creating Your Own Acting Work), it’s just a fact: in the acting game there are peaks and valleys. The nature of the beast of the actor’s life is that ...
NYCastings-ActorsEquityAssociation

To conclude our series on actor’s unions where we talk about the ins and outs of joining, or deciding not to join – or deciding to join but not really joining (i.e. fi-core) – let’s turn finally to AEA, the ...
NYCastings-ActingCareer

As an actor, it’s important to have an acting coach to assist you with keeping the focus on your career, helping you prep lines for auditions and educate you on acting styles and techniques. As is with any job, you ...
NYCastingsSAG-AFTRA

For many actors the question of whether they want to join an actors’ union is a given: hell yes, I want to join! After all, that’s the dream, isn’t it? To be a true PROFESSIONAL actor, to make more money ...
Child Actor Jack Messina of NBC's Manifest

It’s hard enough booking a great role, or any role for that matter. But what’s it like to book a huge job while you’re still in school? Child actor JACK MESSINA of NBC’s MANIFEST gives us the low down on how ...
Surviving Show Business w/ Ken Lazer

In this episode of Surviving Show Business we talk to Ken Lazer, of Ken Lazer Casting – covering things like how actors can stand out, how to have a killer audition, SAG-AFTRA, Non-Union or SAG-AFTRA Fi-Core, how the casting process ...
KidsinActing-shy

First ask yourself why you want to put your kid in show biz. … Then ask your child if they want to be in show biz.  … If their response is, “I’m too shy” but you see a twinkle in ...
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!    
SanDiego

Talent Agent Caroline Raedeker-Freitas Runs the Top Agency in San Diego, and She Has Some Advice for Budding Actors: Turn Left at L.A. if You Want to Book More Work When actors think about moving to Southern California to pursue ...
Fi-core

Every actor is aware of the union or non union dynamic that is always at the forefront of every performer’s career. But one option that flies under the radar most of the time is the Financial Core Status, or also ...
Union or Non Union

One of the most important decisions you will ever make as an actor is whether or not to join the SAG-AFTRA Union. Now at first glance, this seems like the most viable option for any actor with experience and credits. ...
Logan Smith & Athan Sporek

Television boy Logan Smith – Professional Photos by David Kaptein Photography. Broadway boy Athan Sporek – Photo by Matina Sporek. What’s that saying? “Boys will be boys.” Well, guess what? Not THESE Broadway and television boys… Logan Smith of NBC’s ...
sagawards

On Sunday night, the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards revealed this year’s winners at Los Angeles’ Shrine Auditorium. Now in its 23rd year, the ceremony recognized the best performances in both motion pictures and television. Check out the complete list of ...