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To SAG or Not to SAG?

To SAG or Not to SAG?

According to their website, SAG-AFTRA offers deals and discounts on “entertainment, car rentals, insurance, medical visits, prescriptions, real estate, legal services and more On first glance, anyone informed about the film industry might say “well obviously, SAG”!...
I Can’t I Have Rehearsal

I Can’t I Have Rehearsal

It can be difficult sometimes to constantly pass up spending time with friends, family, or Netflix to be at rehearsal. We begin this article by sharing a beautifully original, hipster, high quality garment choice courtesy of Walmart.com. If you haven’t already, we...
The Actors Fund

The Actors Fund

Although the title may be misleading, the Actors Fund is actually for all those involved in film, theatre or performance. Let’s face it, life gets hard sometimes. Additionally, there are certain elements of difficulty that come with being an artist that are different...
Day Jobs for Actors

Day Jobs for Actors

How fun would it be to tyrannically introduce children to the joys of giving your entire life over to theatre? The phrase “Don’t quit your day job” isn’t exactly a nice or positive one. Additionally, though, it has some implications that are just fundamentally untrue....
Actors’ Equity-How it all Works

Actors’ Equity-How it all Works

The Principal contract is sometimes referred to as “the white contract” while the chorus is often referred to as “the pink contract”. If you’ve been involved with theatre for a while, and/or you’re seeking to be a professional, odds are that the Actors’ Equity...
How to Choose an Agency

How to Choose an Agency

It’s important to know what you’re looking for in an agency, and what goals you have for your career. The time has come. You’ve read Stanislavsky, memorized every lyric to every Sondheim musical, and have seen all the Oscar nominees for the year. You’ve been taking...

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