Posts tagged vocab

The Work: Ep. 0903 — Lurk Then Lead

Thank you for joining us for Episode 0903 of The Work. Download Here! Lurk Then Lead: Bonnie Gillespie defines the vocab of Self-Management for Actors with the classic “Lurk Then Lead” convo. Charging in could…

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Starter ResumΓ©

This week, I’m going to address the issue of the “starter resumé.” Even beginners need a resumé, but what do you put on one when you haven’t done anything yet? This email from the parent…

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“Name Actor” Defined

I enjoy your column on Showfax. Your writing shows great insight in a subject that appears quite confusing to we outlanders. And I love your rants. It makes me feel not so alone with similar…

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Billing

Creative interpretations of billing are common on actors’ resumés. Certainly, there are variations from market to market, but the standard for Los Angeles actors’ resumés is pretty clear. Regardless of where you started, once you…

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What about Commercials?

I’ve been asked to cover some basic information about commercials. Here are some common terms, types of commercials, and a little myth-busting, as well as an invitation to another wonderful SAG event regarding commercials. Enjoy!…

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The ABCs of the CHSPE

Several times in my young casting career, I’ve been hired to cast children in SAG indie feature films. I have found that it is frequently up to me to educate producers and indie filmmakers on…

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What Does SAG-Eligible Mean?

What does SAG-Eligible mean? Ah… SAG-Eligible is one of the best statuses to have, in this town. Before you’re SAG-Eligible, you’re nonunion (or, at most, a member of AFTRA and/or AEA — Equity). That means,…

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18 to Play Younger

I’m 17 and told this is a difficult age for being hired as an actor because there are extra expenses due to child labor laws. Is the age 18 or is it 21 when these…

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