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

Eyiara Olugunna
Stories you wanna tell..

Have the events of the last few years i.e. the pandemic, global, and political events, changed your perspective on the kind of stories you want to tell?

I still love dramas, but I'm gravitating towards comedy. I want people to laugh, I wanna bring joy into their lives - more of the heart-warming, up...

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Earnest Mochama
Actor

Are there any actors around who I can join

Aamir Shahzad

Check acting loudge

Zoelle Rose
Readings

Are any of you actors interested in meeting up to do readings of film scripts or plays? Just to keep in practice. I'd really like to find a group and do this once a week or bi-weekly. What do you think?

Zoelle Rose

Thank you all so much for your participation in the table read this past Sunday. This is great practice as actors and I appreciate all your time and energy. It was so much fun to read this wonderful script! The next will be on May 22 at 1PM EDT. I'll post details next week.

Stephen Olson

Would you consider original unpublished scripts?

Zoelle Rose

Yes! I'd like to read them first...

Siddharth Sharma

Excuse me . I am trying to give audition as a child actor I'm 13 and im ready to do whatever role you provide me..

Zoelle Rose

Hello all! We will be reading the Timeless pilot next Sunday May 22 at 1 PM EDT. Here is the link to the script: http://www.zen134237.zen.co.uk/Timeless_1x01_-_Pilot.pdf. Please let me know which role...

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Devansh Shrivastav
Background

As a background artist

Devansh Shrivastav
Acting is my life

My true love is actually acting

Matthew Cornwell
Dictionary of Terms!

Hello all, a friend of mine shared this super-comprehensive dictionary of terms used in the business. Some are useful during the script analysis phase (like CHYRON), some for the on set experience (PICTURE'S UP), and there are even the acronyms you might find on a call sheet (no actor wants to be ju...

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Actor Websites | Terminology: Actor's Dictionary
Actor Websites | Terminology: Actor's Dictionary
Time and time again I've been asked if I can put an acting terminology page together. Some of you have sent me your own terms. If you have something that is not on the list below and should be. Put it…
Karen "Kay" Ross

Ooo, this is a FANTASTIC resource! Actually, would you be willing to share this in the Filmmaking Lounge as well, since there is on-set lingo that applies to other roles? Thank you for sharing such valuable information!

Karen "Kay" Ross

Does anyone else have the ditty from Danny Kaye's "The Court Jester" playing in their heads? "The terms, the terms..." LOL

Maurice Vaughan

Thanks, Matthew. I might not use these terms, but it's nice to have a resource to go to in case I need it.

Eyiara Olugunna

This is such a useful resource!

I wonder if the lingo is the same in Europe..

Amakni Jeremias

Great

Chib Ofred
Uploading Shapes And Figures In Memory

Cramming volume of dialogue lines takes a great deal of skill and practice, including improvisation when called for on the set.

Like beads on string falling on a xylophone, the rhythm of voice makes the difference in finding better actors for delivery in a genre like non-fiction films.

Actionable film...

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Ellison Kk

nice

Karen "Kay" Ross

"Balancing the act with both action and dialogue enables development of sustainable career which form the bedrock for better moviemaking." - that really is the rub! Theatre is a great test bed for get...

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Lisann Valentin
Level Up: Self Tapes / At-Home Live Auditions

Hey Everyone! I know there's a ton of valuable information on leveling up self-tapes on the technical side but I haven't seen much on how to enhance at-home live auditions (via zoom or eco cast). I thought I'd share some of my research, should it help my fellow actors in this group.

For me, I have th...

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Dr Samita Nandy

Lisann Valentin I just came across your insightful post - thank you so much for sharing!

Lisann Valentin

Dr Samita Nandy thank you! I appreciate you taking the time to comment. Happy New Year!

Bernadette Pérez

Great. I can't not get ecocast to use my dslr...it worked one time and I had to go to firefox, but now it doesn't want to work...advice please?

Eri Nelson
Podcast Guest....

Looking for guest for November 2022! We do a #live #free podcast every Thursday at 7pm Eastern.... Sign up on the link. Look forward to having you on!! https://www.sheshedstudios.net/booking-a-podcast/...

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Bookings
Bookings
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Karen "Kay" Ross

Are you only looking for actors, or can screenwriters and filmmakers sign up as well?

Eri Nelson

I welcome all to the podcast. Love to have you on. Link for signup is in the above.

Syesha Atkinson
Idk

Nothing

Roy Lewis Garton

So let's talk about acting for a bit. In fact, let us talk about acting in Florida. A little about me. I am pretty much retired from the directing and producing aspect of the film but still love to ac...

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Dano Veal
It’s time for new superstars

I know it’s not a new idea. I want to see new faces on the screen. I’m thinking about casting all Gen Z & later actors for my future projects. I feel like I’ve been chasing too many veteran actors. Quality cast, quality script and production, why should we need veterans? (Except for Giancarlo Esposito)

Steve James

Speaking as a veteran actor.....sorry I can't help.

Amanda Toney

You had me at Giancarlo Esposito. I think there's a benefit to having some veteran and some fresh voices - that creates the artistic synergy that you see and are captivating on screen.

John Ellis

Vertan actors are veterans for a reason: they can act! If you don't put performance ahead of ALL other considerations when casting, you will end up with an inferior product.

Brian M Bartels

As a veteran actor with plenty of patina to share I must respectfully disagree. Many of us experienced actors do not have a lot of screen time and are not recognizable faces. As an actor of a certain...

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Rachel Walker

The veteran actors have SO much character...! You can just see it on the screen!

Matthew Cornwell
Actors and equal pay

I'm an actor based in Atlanta, GA, USA, and this past week has been... illuminating to say the least. What started out as a tweet from one local actor blew up across the whole southeastern market, and was picked up by Deadline.com (article linked below). The topic was about how veteran actors in the...

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Social Media Storm Involving Atlanta Casting Company Spotlights Pay Inequality For Local Talent
Social Media Storm Involving Atlanta Casting Company Spotlights Pay Inequality For Local Talent
A Twitter exchange between actress Bethany Anne Lind and Tara Feldstein, the latter a principal at powerful southeastern U.S. company Feldstein|Paris Casting, has ignited a heated discussion on social…
Steve James

Firstly, I'm surprised that the Casting Director has anything to do with actor's salary. I just assumed that it was Agent's jobs to negotiate with Producers directly after the actor got the gig. It wo...

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Matthew Cornwell

Steve James, the way it is supposed to work is that when Casting makes an offer, negotiations can open up between the Agent and Casting. Agents don't deal directly with the Producers. Casting has to g...

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Dr Samita Nandy

Wow thank you for sharing Matthew Cornwell - I am about to be interviewed on inequality in Hollywood so might share this important update!

Matthew Cornwell

Dr Samita Nandy please point them to the Deadline article that I linked. Thanks!

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