From this week’s Your Turn:
Hello, Actors Access,
First, thanks for your service. It’s feature-rich, it’s above average usability-wise, and — most importantly — it works.
But I have one big complaint; there is no column for working New York actors. LA-based hopefuls and professional alike have Bonnie and Mark. What do I have when I have questions about New York industry etiquette, or auditions, or the business part of show business? I’ve got nothin’.
Now, I’m proactive. I’m currently on hiatus from one show and rehearsing two others while working a corporate day job AND interning part-time in a talent agency. If I’ve still got questions after all that, don’t you think a bunch of other New York actors do as well?
One day I hope to be knowledgeable enough to write a column for you about the New York industry. Until that day arrives (and to help it arrive sooner), could you find someone else to write it?
Thanks for your time. I look forward to hearing back from you!
This is not the first email of its kind to come to my inbox. In fact, I’ve previously done my best to try and get good information from NY-based professionals in an attempt to provide at least something for the non-Hollywood readers of The Actors Voice.
However, the stars must’ve really been aligned when this particular email arrived. Within three days, I had emailed some ideas back and forth with Showfax general manager Bob Brody and was then having a power lunch with Gary Marsh, owner of Breakdown Services, pitching what I am proud to say will be rolling out soon. (Drumroll, please.)
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That’s right, STARTING TODAY (and running on the 1st and 15th of each month), I’ll moderate a column from the POV of a casting director, agent, publicist, studio head, working actor, filmmaker, screenwriter, show-runner, or any other industry pro in another market. Look, we all know that Hollywood isn’t the only place where actors can earn a living pursuing their dreams. Sure, it may be the place where the numbers are greatest, but in an ever-shrinking world where a willingness to embrace technology allows for real-time casting happening across several time zones, it’s time to provide outstanding information from industry professionals worldwide! We’ve got you covered in every professional showbiz market imaginable. This is gonna ROCK, people! Thanks for encouraging us to bring you the best information possible, wherever you live! Glad to oblige.
Visit The Actors Voice: POV now! Woo!
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