Acting

Whether you’re an actor, voice actor, casting director or anyone else related to the profession of acting, this is the place to discuss, share content and offer advice and tips on technique, audition strategies, headshots and all other topics related to the sweet science of acting

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Karen "Kay" Ross
Comic Relief - What Sketch Would YOU Do?

I just found this DELIGHTFUL video of David Tennant and Michael Sheen doing a sketch with Comic Relief for charity. Who knew Comic Relief was still a thing?! I remember when Billy, Whoopi, and Robin were the engine for that organization.

In any case, it got me thinking - what sketch would YOU do for...

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Debbie Croysdale

That was fun. I have not acted since 90’s so not been practicing a sketch but if it was for charity would freely replay the sketches with Joan Collins and Leonard Rossiter Martini adverts. He accident...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

That would be fun, Debbie! And I feel acting is for everyone, just in various forms. My family started doing Murder Mystery birthday parties as a fun way to do virtual "in character" celebrations.

Freyja Seren

Thank you for sharing. I love those two! Over here in the UK Comic Relief never went anywhere. It's massive every year!

Kate Dones

This pair can make anything a great masterpiece... even if it was one whole hour where they had to win try and win the love of a plush doll or even a pencil. Comic relief especially nowadays is quite a necessity.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Had they worked together before Good Omens? That's how I know of them working together previously.

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Charles Hooper
Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Charles Hooper! Wow, that's so impressive, I had to scroll past! LOL! Did you do the SFX makeup on yourself? Or did you build it somewhere else first, and then just apply it to yourself?...

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Karen "Kay" Ross
FUN POLL: Stuff or Services?

Let's say you have a $300 Visa Gift Card. What would you spend it on? Stuff or services? What would be your top three things?

Maurice Vaughan

Use it for Stage 32 script services. :)

Karen "Kay" Ross

Thank you all for unofficially helping me ;-) I purchased a new ring light and voice-over classes WooT! You are quite right, Tasha, combining both DOES work! I'm saving those headshots for later in the year when I've had a chance to work off my COVID 15 LOL!

Tasha Lewis

Your welcome Kay. If you would like a fun Monday analogy for the Entertainment Industry. Frommers Guides Frommers.com. City and country guides that allow you to live on daily budgets sometimes as low as $50 USD per day. When I lived in Europe, I used it and it served me well.

Aray Brown

Use it to buy an actual computer chair w/lumbar support and services of course

Kate Dones

Definitely services. due to current circumstances

1-Renew services

2- apply and obtain jobs

3- be able to afford all my other necessities

Brooke Lawsing
Feedback

When does it come after the contest winners are announced?

James Welday

Hi Brooke, may I ask which contest you're referring to?

Melanie Collup

I think it varies from one competition to the next. Some competitions I have entered and paid for feedback, I received the feedback before the competition was closed to submissions. It may also depend on when you submitted (i.e. early deadline vs. final deadline).

Karen "Kay" Ross

If this is a Stage 32 contest/feedback, you can email Nick writerhelp@stage32.com to confirm any script services you've ordered.

Brooke Lawsing

Thanks so much for your consideration! I received excellent professional feedback at the end of the month. I entered the 6th Annual TV Writing Contest. It was my first entry and the experience was truly wonderful.

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, @Brooke ! So glad to hear you found your experience valuable! Keep going, and keep us posted!

Stephen Marcus
Awards

do you think awards are worth it? Or are they just a popularity contest?

Ihekuna Chimezie Benedict

Stephen Marcus I would say, my opinion, though, that my answer resonates with the latter question. In other words, awards are 'platforms' or expressions through which certain subjects of interest are...

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Jose Eduardo Penedo

Unless it's an Oscar, Emmy, Golden Globe or the Grand Prix at Cannes, Berlin, Sundance or Venice, it should be seen as an achievement on your way to something bigger. But yeah, mostly they're populari...

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Kinney Scott

both these dayz films are just eye candy the awards are jewels when we grew up in 60-80 films had meaning and you were real with people on the set

it was afeeling of family no what i mean?

Karen "Kay" Ross

It depends on the award - some are cash prizes, which is nothing to sneeze at since that could help fund your work. Some are opportunities to pitch or network or gain representation, like with Stage 3...

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Alun D Pughe

Haha both?! Awards, like so many things in our business, are marketing tools. Do you hire the actor with the Oscar or do you hire the one without? The award suggests that the actor is talented and ded...

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Richard Thrift
Posting acting positions in jobs

In pre-production and have Dawna Lee Heising, Jim Krut, John Karyus and Aki Aleong tied to the project. I want to ask for people to apply for roles as well but I don't want to tie people to "gender" "age" "size" etc. I just want people to apply and not even know what to expect other than it is a sci...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

You can absolutely leave those descriptors out, but it won't take away from the work needed to post about it. In my experience, you'd still list it as "open gender", "open age", or "any size". Casting is tiresome, for sure! Can you enlist help from your pre-production team?

Alun D Pughe

Hmm I'm sure you don't mean anything negatively here but your message is concerning.

An actor needs to be aware of what the role they're applying for is so that they can prepare something for you (ge...

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Vanessa Bamba
Actrice : realistic dream

How Can i make it as an actrice ?

Karen "Kay" Ross

Hey, Vanessa Bamba! We're having a similar discussion on this thread: https://www.stage32.com/lounge/acting/Work-in-LA

And I will pose the same question to you - how do you define "making it"?...

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Vanessa Bamba

Making it for me would bé having a lot of demande - as far as auditions being called all thé time and year After year

And also taking part in great projects: short films Plays TV feature films etc ..

Kinney Scott

post your script audition as extra or post for jobs on this site

Alun D Pughe

It's a tough business but there are definitely ways of improving your chances!

I always say that our industry is built on human connections and I think the accusation that we're very much nepotistic i...

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Maurice Vaughan
Who's your favorite actress?

Who's your favorite actress? What's your favorite movie that she's in?

My favorite actress is Dakota Fanning. My favorite movie that she's in is "Please Stand By."

Maurice Vaughan

I checked out Danielle's roles, Aray. I didn't know she was on "Chicago Med" until you mentioned it. I've only seen a few episodes. I mainly watch "Chicago P.D."

Aray Brown

I’m definitely a fan! The first I seen her was when David E Talbout had a reality show, searching for the next star. And this was back in the MySpace days

Karen "Kay" Ross

I haven't seen "Please Stand By", but I'll be sure to check it out!

Must I choose just one? LOL!

I would definitely agree with Viola Davis and Kerry Washington, and would add Queen Latifah, Issa Rae, an...

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Aray Brown

Oooh Angela Basset and Octavia Spencer get my vote too! I can’t narrow it to just one. I love Issa Rae but she’s not my favorite. The late great Ms Cecily Tyson. Jurnee Smolett of course. Kristen Wig

Maurice Vaughan

Those are talented actresses, Kay. Dakota Fanning did a fantastic job in "Please Stand By."

Monica Ramirez
Any Acting Courses in LA?

Hi everyone!! It feels great to be a part of this group. A little bit of myself, I have done acting in high school as an extra, sometimes I had short lines. And last year, I was also an extra in two short films, one as a high schooler and the other as an audience member. I did take an acting class b...

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Monica Mansy

Hi, Monica Ramirez great question! I live in Houston and haven't been to class since the world shut down. I was looking into taking acting classes with Rachel Paulson (because she's just awesome!)......

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Monica Ramirez

Hi ladies!! Thank you so much for your responses. I do need to practice memorization with monologues. Alysia's webinar sounds like a great workshop I should start on.

Vanessa Bamba

What is LA really like. Is it easier to break Into film and TV from there especially ? My dream is to live in LA one day.

Kinney Scott

i also took high school drama 1 and drama 2 lol cool welcome aboard and add your talent

Karen "Kay" Ross

Vanessa Bamba - no part of this industry is easy, no matter what city you're in. The advantage to LA is the numbers - you simply have more opportunities to be in front of the camera than in most other...

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Steve James
A 5 Audition day, yesterday!

I came across an Audio Drama that had roles that were a fit for me, so worked on 3 scripts, recorded and edited a few ideas and got it back to the Producer after researching how to get hold of them.

My local Theatre Association hold live General Auditions every year and have opened the process up to...

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Karen "Kay" Ross

Wow, 5 auditions in one day? That's awesome! Any no commute to fuss with, too! LOL! That has to be the best part, right? No little irritations or big setbacks to distract you?

Melanie Collup

Nice! I admire your hustle!

Kinney Scott

smooth

Richard F Roszko
Name that movie

Traditional epics always grabbed my attention. Have you seen "Casablanca"? The huge number of clichés following that movie is astounding. And you thought the Internet was a thing :) Many many classics steal elements from "Casablanca" - and still persist to this day. But I digress, this is one of my...

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James Welday

It’s from Zulu, right?

Debbie Croysdale

Yeah, I reckon that is Michael Caine in the photo who had a lead role in Zulu.

Richard F Roszko

Yes! It was "Zulu" that propelled Michael Caine into big stardom :)

Anthony Rodriguez

One of my favorite movies. To think, this was an actual event.

Stephen Foster
I caught the ball, ran with it and WON awards!

It wasn't until I took 100% control of my career by entering our comedy short into film festivals that I started to get the recognition for my acting I always wanted. It took me many years, but now I know this: NO ONE will care about your career more than YOU!

Zenobia Kloppers

Well done, Stephen :-). As actors, it makes total sense for us to get into directing, writing and producing as well. There won't always be parts that suit us, but we can certainly MAKE our own work and be more independent. Congrats on your achievement! Z

Stephen Foster

Zenobia Kloppers I tell actors, "Unless you are a super booker, create your own WORK!"

Sean O'Connor

Well done

John Doe

Congratulations!

Hayk Nahapetyan

Congratulations!

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