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

Ken Koh
Harvey Weinstein?

Harvey Weinstein? This community should talk about it. Casting Couch & Pedophilia is alive and well in Hollywood, I hope recent events will embolden more to come forward. Tried to bring it up here before and was summarily dismissed by some here. https://www.theguardian.com/film/2017/oct/10/harvey-we...

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Three women accuse Weinstein of rape as Paltrow and Jolie allege sexual harassment
Three women accuse Weinstein of rape as Paltrow and Jolie allege sexual harassment
The sexual harassment scandal surrounding Harvey Weinstein deepened on Tuesday when three women accused the Hollywood producer of rape in an article in the New Yorker, allegations he "unequivocally de…
Equity Yorkshire

This is only going to matter to a few of you but its worth it! We are looking at opening a Sheffield branch of Equity, but need to show there is an enthusiasm for it, so if you are a South Yorkshire Actor then please sign our petition. https://www.thepetitionsite.com/en-gb/329/991/043/establishment-of ...

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Double-dipping on Non-Union gigs. Legal? Facts only please.

For Non-Union jobs (print, commercials) only.  Is it legal for an agent to not only take the + 20%  added to the actors payment  but also deduct another 20% from actor's pay?  Your knowledge is greatly appreciated.

Will Brunson

No. It is illegal and you should drop that agent quickly. Union jobs, 10%. Non-Union up to 20% only. Report them. You basically just asked if it was okay for an agent to take 40% of your money. NO. NO. NO.

Irene Georgerian

Thank you Will. Is there a factual source that I can quote and to who or where do I report them?

Chelsea J
Is it easy to moving into film Acting from Theater?

I guess the reason I'm asking this question is because in Barbados, it's not easy to get theater gigs and I truly love acting. The thrill of getting to be a totally different person from your rather boring life excites me a bit. It's like bring a one dimensional character to life.

Alexander Doddy

A lot of reasons, but the mains ones (in my opinion): Theatre teaches you to be a character long term, you have to rehearse, learn a massive set of lines, endure performances over and over maintaining...

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Chelsea J

Theater is fun at the same time a lot of hard work. Putting more effort into bringing the character to life and you have to make it look real. It's not like film where you can hide certain things about you.

Kahlid Elijah Tapia

I personally didn't find it easy at first. I had a lot of theater background when I moved to Korean film. I had to back away from theater for year and only do film. Once I learned film, I was able to...

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Iesha Washington

My acting professor said to me that a great Theater actor can always be a great film actor but a great film actor will almost likely not be a great Theater actor.

Joleene Moody

I never thought twice about it, honestly. I just auditioned for a few things and there it was. There are certainly differences, yes. I had a theatre director tell me during a rehearsal once, "Remember...

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Writing & Acting Offers?

Hello fam, I have a question that may seem odd or maybe I’m just feeling so brand-new. I’m a writer/author and I have not done any acting jobs. I do public speaking quite a bit and have a pretty solid side career from those gigs. Today marks the seventh or eighth time a producer has been interested ...

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Joleene Moody

I don't know if it's common, but if you're not "feeling" it, don't do it. I would ask, "Why would you want me in it, and not someone else?" Maybe it's a budget thing? I'm curious myself, so I would ju...

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Acting

I prefer to do acting for the rest of my life. Acting is like reality to become something you already been or someone else. It's just fun and I want to be everywhere to be a major actor.

Still Trying My Best

I keep trying but I am still getting let down. I just don't know what to do. I love to act BUT it seems the only decent jobs I can get are seasonal. Starting to think I have no talent.

Alexander Doddy

If you are getting seasonal work then you clearly have talent. What is your Headshot, Showreel and agent situation?

Alena Shipilova

You shouldn't start hesitating in yourself. If you are the actor you have to know that each role is a result of a hardworking process of your agent and of you too. Its not so easy, yes but keep trying...

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Christopher Pornovets

I think ( from what I saw in your posts ) is that your not really self pushing out of your comfort zone . Things are not going to come to you just like that . It just takes time and energy and alot of...

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Kahlid Elijah Tapia

Kimberly...blossom where you planted. Take those seasonal roles and maximize them in your personal publicity via social media, your website, etc. Remember, dress for the job you want not the one you have.

Ken Koh

2nd Alexander. You have talent. As long as you enjoy it.

Interview With International Thespian Michela Carattini

Take a look at how this international thespian is getting it done! What's your favorite aspect of Michela Carattini's acting career? #TheSeoulBrotha http://kahlidelijahtapia.com/interview-with-international-thespian-miche......

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Interview With International Thespian Michela Carattini
Interview With International Thespian Michela Carattini
How long have you been acting in Australia? I've been pursuing an acting career in Australia for about 4 years. Where did you grow up and what do you miss about home? I grew up in Germany as a 'third…
Debbie Croysdale

Thanks for the share, a great read over Sunday Lunch. Such a multi layered and faceted artist. Im now trying to get to watch some of her work. I totally agree Artistic performance should have no bound...

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Kahlid Elijah Tapia

Debbie, I apologize for just responding. It's been quite hectic these past few months. Thanks for the support.

Question about immigration

I was wondering if there was anyone around who had any experience living in another country as an actor moved to the states to pursue it full time. I wanted to know the steps you took to get your entertainers visa and how long were you working in your home country before you moved.

Jeff Reyes

Getting an entertainer's (O1) visa is pretty difficult and costly. But it's not impossible. Ideally, you become a national celebrity in your own country first (meaning, you've at least booked one lead...

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Kadesh Collie

Thank you for the response. Very informative.

Kahlid Elijah Tapia

Greetings Kadesh! I'm an American who has been a working actor in Korea for the past 8 years. I know my role is reveresed from yours but one of the things I learned quickly in reference to visa is to...

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Swoon An Actress Without Crew or Money

How can I swoon an actress to commit to a role without having funds or crew? Should I contact their agent? Should I send a proposal? And being in Idaho, how do I get a known or semi known actress? Help! Any suggestions?

JD Hartman

Tough love. It would appear you have zero, 0 credits, nothing on your resume film related at all. Never worked on anyone elses film production either. Why would someone want to appear in one of you scr...

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JD Hartman

OMG I've fallen prey to a zombie thread. This guy hasn't posted in over two years!

Joleene Moody

JD Hartman I was just about to post a comment, too! And then I saw yours!

Wow. See how we are? :)

JD Hartman

Someone needs to take out the trash here at S32. One new member was going down through the threads in many of the topics and just posting things like, Good info; Great idea, Good luck; Kep at it; etc....

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Kahlid Elijah Tapia

Great advice nonetheless JD Hartman.

Wanted to Share a Blog

I have created many blogs that will help both actors, photographers, commercial models and others in the industry. Let me know if this is a good place to share my blogs.

I have been a full-time actor for over 30 years and have been cast more than 1,200 times.

Kahlid Elijah Tapia

I was blogging on this forum for a while but I believe the administrator would prefer if you use the Your Stage subsection of the "Acting Lounge" Hope this helps.

Shawn Speake
Summer has projects for U!

If you're an actor in LA, this would be a good move for you. You might even get in a movie with me. Jus sayin!

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