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5 Famous Couples Who Met on Stage

Ahh, the glamor and romance of the silver screen. As you may remember from a previous CallBoard article, “5 Famous Couples Who Met on Set”, filming a movie can be the perfect setting for a budding romance to blossom. What about rehearsing for a play? The majority of...

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Becoming a Better Actor Without Acting

  As actors we are storytellers. Now for the real question: how are you supposed to afford to go to the movies every week? Acting is a trade, it is a marketable skill. Thus it follows that the only way to really be successful at it is through practice. You can read...

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7 Extras Who Became Famous

  Ahh, a day on set as an extra. Long hours, amazingly mediocre pay...but also some incredible learning experiences (not to mention Craft Service, amiright?) If you’ve never been part of a large-scale project, working as an extra for a day can be a fun way to learn a...

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Working with Actors

I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Directing is an easy task. You simply find a production you want to be part of, effortlessly select talent to...

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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,...

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5 Famous Couples Who Met on Set

Let’s face it, “showmances” are real. So are “setmances”! Alright… maybe that doesn’t have quite the same ring to it...Regardless though, there is no doubt that sometimes the chemistry we see on camera is carried on after the director has cried “that’s a wrap”. Here...

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