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DDO Artists Agency

Written by: Kayla Klatzkin Gina Manfredi is the award-winning talent agent of the on-camera division of DDO Artists Agency (New York branch). She is also a genuinely nice person, who starts off our phone interview like this: “I love just ...
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By: Kayla Klatzkin   Jason Lockhart looks every bit the part of the hip Hollywood agent. Tattooed, in a stylish suit, fast talking and confident from his years of experience and success in the industry, you can tell right away ...
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 ...
Five Ways To Be Your Own Talent Agent

As dedicated actors, we all know just how hard we work. But the truth is that, when it comes to the actual acting, it really isn’t like “work-work” in a way, is it? The joy and emotional high we get ...
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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 ...
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!    
Acting in Los Angeles

New York, or L.A.? It’s the perennial question asked by up-and-coming performers of all stripes, as well as people working in the myriad of other jobs associated with the entertainment business. Do you prefer sunshine and glamour, and don’t mind ...
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 ...
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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Jason George and Chandra Wilson in Grey’s Anatomy Photo by Mitch Haaseth / ABC Jason George has been in show business since the late 1990’s. This explains why he’s such a seasoned actor. But even with a resume taller than ...
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Performing Acting Monologues can be nerve ­wracking. For a time span of 1-­3 minutes it’s all eyes on you. You need to create the character, the scene, and the circumstance all without the help of another actor. And, oftentimes, if you’re performing ...
talentagency

Agents: the guys and gals whose sole purpose is to get you in the room for the roles you deserve. It’s the one relationship every actor craves in this business. You want a teammate, a colleague, and someone who fights and cares ...
DirectSubmit - Join Now

How & When to Join NYCastings / DirectSubmit lets Actors, Models, Singers & Dancers (Kids to Seniors) ‘DirectSubmit‘ themselves to Film, TV, Theatre, Commercial, Print Casting Calls & Talent Agencies nationwide. To do this, the Talent submits their Resume through this ...
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Solving the mystery as to how to get an agent can often seem like the loftiest of challenges. Is there a secret passageway that you’re missing out on? Some underground recruitment center? Do agents have a form of special intelligence, ...
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Movie stars and glamour queens may grace the pages of magazines, but when it comes to commercial print work… “natural and approachable” people snap the real money shots. “There is a difference between what someone wants to see themselves as, ...
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2011 is the… Year of Perseverance! says agent Craig Holzberg, founder of Avalon Artists Group. Everyday is a new opportunity and it is about seizing the moment – not worrying about what happened in the past or being freaked out ...
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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but what does it take to be that image of health, happiness and a life well lived – that you see in the pages of a magazine? Deliciousness! “Warm, friendly, approachable” ...
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For part two of our Top Ten Tips from NYCastings Top Booker – Lauren Francesca – we delve into the importance of marketing and networking. When it comes to marketing yourself, Lauren believes it comes down to common sense. “One ...
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“You have this dream,” you want to host a show… “But you can’t go to Barnes and Noble and learn how to be a successful host,” says casting director and lifestyle expert Jamie Carroll who casts for HGTV, FOOD NETWORK, ...
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You’ve got to know “when to put your hand on the table and when to discard it,” says Talent Agent Peter Coe, about the entertainment industry.” Know when to say what you are feeling and thinking, how to recognize body ...