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How to stand out as an Extra on Set

How to stand out as an Extra on Set

As an extra, your number one goal should be making a good impression on the people who matter; you want to be likeable, friendly, and above all, professional. Congratulations! You’re an extra. You’ll spend a long day waiting around in an extras holding room, and at...
The Secret To a Good Headshot

The Secret To a Good Headshot

Directors want to see you—imperfections and all. Headshots can be a daunting thing to tackle. You have a price, style, location, and dress to consider. Here are some things that we thought you might want to think about before you dive in. Expensive isn’t always...
Actors You Didn’t Know Were Mormon

Actors You Didn’t Know Were Mormon

With the Mormon church seeming to be more and more in the media and political spotlight, we thought it would be interesting to look at some actors who at any time called themselves “Mormon”. Below is a list of actors who you didn’t know were Mormon....
You Need To Bring This To A Film Set

You Need To Bring This To A Film Set

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest After you’ve been booked, you might be unsure what to bring to set on shooting day. Take a lesson from the boy scouts and be prepared—if you’re unsure about something, bring it anyway! You never know what might come in handy. Here...
What Do Actors And Actresses Make In America?

What Do Actors And Actresses Make In America?

What does it matter that I’m more likely to be struck by lightning—twice—than to be cast in a blockbuster movie? If you’re like me, you chose to pursue acting for the money. Give me that yacht, that private island, that army of French bulldog puppies and the space to...
5 Books That Will Save Actors

5 Books That Will Save Actors

1. An Actor Prepares by Konstantin Stanislavski (ISBN: 0878309837) In the family tree of acting teachers, Konstantin Stanislavski is everyone’s great-great-grandfather. Every other acting discipline stems from Stanislavski’s teachings. An Actor Prepares is the first...

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