• What to add on acting resume?

    So I m building an acting resume and was wondering if i should put visual art in my "special skills" section? Like i m good at drawing but is it needed?
    So I m building an acting resume and was wondering if i should put visual art in my "special skills" section? Like i m good at drawing but is it needed?
    5 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Can Actors Request Roles?

    Is it usual for an actor to call a producer or director and ask for a part in a film or show etc? I like the 1977 miniseries Roots, groundbreaking show It's sequel Roots The Next Generations (1979) is also very good Apparantlt Marlon Brando called the producers and asked if there was a part in an episode for... show more
    Is it usual for an actor to call a producer or director and ask for a part in a film or show etc? I like the 1977 miniseries Roots, groundbreaking show It's sequel Roots The Next Generations (1979) is also very good Apparantlt Marlon Brando called the producers and asked if there was a part in an episode for him. So they cast him in a short part and he won an Emmy for Best Guest Actor for it. Is that how it can sometimes happen, I guess it may make a difference who the actor is? Also is it normal for an actor to play a role that goes against his beliefs and opinions? Because Brando was a supporter of human rights, he knew Martin Luther King etc, Yet in Roots he plays a truly awful man, the things he says are vile, racist etc, thought I think the reason he wanted the role was because of his stance on civil rights.
    5 answers · 13 hours ago
  • Background or main?? I was on set for a commercial. Filmed scenes. Make up done. Director instructions and lighting for me. Will I appear ?

    Best answer: We have no idea - depends on how they choose to edit it. You could be cut completely.

    But hopefully you have a good experience being on set and filming. It gave you some real experience and maybe you learned some things regardless of what the final product is.
    Best answer: We have no idea - depends on how they choose to edit it. You could be cut completely.

    But hopefully you have a good experience being on set and filming. It gave you some real experience and maybe you learned some things regardless of what the final product is.
    4 answers · 14 hours ago
  • So overwhelmed at the moment?

    I m 15 years old. I love everything about the theater industry. I love singing and acting. But I have stage fright and I am **** at improv. Yes, you re probably saying to yourself "Well then you re not meant for being in the theater industry." But I took a drama class last year and I did a play and I was... show more
    I m 15 years old. I love everything about the theater industry. I love singing and acting. But I have stage fright and I am **** at improv. Yes, you re probably saying to yourself "Well then you re not meant for being in the theater industry." But I took a drama class last year and I did a play and I was completely fine acting in front of an audience, but when I try and do something in front of a bunch of kids, I get terrified. Theater seems hard to get into. What does it take to be in the theater industry? What s it like? Please be nice. I can get very sensitive to stuff easily.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • I kinda want to become an actor?

    Best answer: First, if you've never done any acting you can't possibly even know if you'd enjoy it or have any talent. Thinking it might be the right career for you before you've actually tried it doesn't make sense! If you want to try, join an acting school and start learning. After a while, join a... show more
    Best answer: First, if you've never done any acting you can't possibly even know if you'd enjoy it or have any talent.
    Thinking it might be the right career for you before you've actually tried it doesn't make sense!
    If you want to try, join an acting school and start learning.
    After a while, join a community theatre and get some real experience.

    But do understand that it takes huge talent and on average about seven years of top-quality training and stage/film experience before you might get signed by an agent and get any real auditions. And even after all that, the best you've probably ever get is about ten days' paid acting work a year, in small roles in small productions.
    You's also have to be strong enough to accept constant criticism, rejection, mockery and failure. Yes - you would be judged ALL the time. It's part of the job.
    Being shy isn't a problem if you can leave your shyness behind when you stand up to act. Most of the actors I know are quite shy, but as soon as they start to act, they come alive!
    Give it a try - see if you like it enough to put up with all that!
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it worth auditioning for a play when you have no experience?[short question]?

    There is a drama club at my university and I am kind of sort of interested in acting in a play or two. Nothing too serious, just for fun. I have no experience(in drama, acting etc) and I don't sing. If they ask me to sing then I won't. I don't understand the concept of singing, I sound terrible and I... show more
    There is a drama club at my university and I am kind of sort of interested in acting in a play or two. Nothing too serious, just for fun. I have no experience(in drama, acting etc) and I don't sing. If they ask me to sing then I won't. I don't understand the concept of singing, I sound terrible and I don't even hmm along to songs. I am much more interested in acting. I also have social anxiety and I am generally a very nervous person. There is an audition coming up in a few days for a play. Should I go? There will be other people with more confidence, experience and knowledge. Is it worth a try? Just thinking about being on the spot is freaking me out.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do actors provide input to the writers?

    Do actors have any say at all as far as how their characters will be portrayed and in which direction they will be taken or are they at the complete mercy of the writers?
    Do actors have any say at all as far as how their characters will be portrayed and in which direction they will be taken or are they at the complete mercy of the writers?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Does Drama still count as literature?

    Best answer: Are you asking within a particular context - college or school, maybe? In that case, ask the individual school or college how it regards drama.

    In general terms drama is one form of literature.
    Best answer: Are you asking within a particular context - college or school, maybe? In that case, ask the individual school or college how it regards drama.

    In general terms drama is one form of literature.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are Hollywood and TV executives wrong to cast normal human actors to play superheroes?

    Best answer: Hollywood does cast superheros but they keep their identities secret out of respect for their loved ones, obviously. The few times there have been leaks, people's lived were ruined. This is a very serious issue and I dont appreciate you making light of it with this post.
    Best answer: Hollywood does cast superheros but they keep their identities secret out of respect for their loved ones, obviously. The few times there have been leaks, people's lived were ruined. This is a very serious issue and I dont appreciate you making light of it with this post.
    4 answers · 4 days ago
  • I want Titanias monologue?

    7 answers · 6 days ago
  • Good audition songs for the role of Fanny Brice from Funny Girl?

    I'm a Suprano but I have a good belt and lower range, I think I would be perfect for the part. I'm considering doing I Hate Men from Kiss me Kate, Gorgeous from The Apple Tree, or Love Will Come and Find Me Again from the new musical Bandstand. I would love more suggestions and some feedback on my song... show more
    I'm a Suprano but I have a good belt and lower range, I think I would be perfect for the part. I'm considering doing I Hate Men from Kiss me Kate, Gorgeous from The Apple Tree, or Love Will Come and Find Me Again from the new musical Bandstand. I would love more suggestions and some feedback on my song choices. I though about taking a classic song and trying a comedic spin on it but I don't know which song to do. Anything helps I REALLY want this part. I'm doing everything I can to be the best I can be and to be as prepared as I can be. Thank you so much!
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do I get into the acting business without any acting experience?

    Best answer: SHORT ANSWER: You don't. You can try acting at a non-professional level and that's a good way to star acting. But the acting business/professional acting is not interested in inexperience/untrained actors. Sorry. LONG ANSWER: The only people in the acting business interested in experienced actors are... show more
    Best answer: SHORT ANSWER: You don't. You can try acting at a non-professional level and that's a good way to star acting. But the acting business/professional acting is not interested in inexperience/untrained actors. Sorry.

    LONG ANSWER: The only people in the acting business interested in experienced actors are the scams and rip-off who prey on naive wannabes who mistakenly think they can just be "discovered". Companies invest a lot of money in their productions and trust that investment to trained and experienced professionals. They don't hold open auditions that anyone can go to. For most professional work you have to be invited to audition, usually through an agent.

    How professional casting works is this. The company hires a casting director (CD) to find qualified actors to audition. The CD writes a "breakdown" - a description of the project and the roles to be cast. These breakdowns are made available to talent agents, not to the general public. Agents review the breakdowns and submit the appropriate actors to audition. To submit means to send in an actor's professional headshot and resume listing their acting training, experience, special skills and links to a show reel demonstrating their previous screen work. If the CD is interested, they contact the agent to schedule an audition. And most professional productions in the US are union productions, which means preference will be give to actors who are members of the SAG-AFTRA actor's union.

    You can't just hire an agent - it's more like they choose you. Legitimate agents are paid a percentage of what an actor makes - never pay an agent up front. Since they only make money if an actor books a professional job, they are VERY picky about who they take on a clients. They need actors who have demonstrated that they can work at a professional level through their training and experience. And you can't just join an actor's union. You need a specific type of experience to be eligible to join.

    All of this is why you're not going to get into the acting business without any acting experience.

    But don't give up hope! If you're interested in acting (instead of trying to find some quick way to fame) you should give it a try. Take some acting classes. Audition for things like community theater and student films. Find out if you really love the work of acting - auditioning, analyzing a script, building a character, memorizing lines and blocking, rehearsing, taking direction, working with a cast and crew, as well as performing. And see if you are exceptionally good at it. If you can't get cast in community theater or a student film it's not going to be any easier at a more professional level.

    Once you have some training and experience, you can research the business end of acting. Understand the casting process, legal issues (contracts, taxes, unions, work permits and trust accounts for minors), marketing (headshots, resume, show reel, websites, social media, etc) and networking. It's show business, not a lottery. People are not just discovered off the street and given an acting career. A professional acting career is like starting and running a business where you are a product to be marketed and sold. You (or your parents if you're a minor) must be willing to step-up and take responsibility for any career you attempt.

    Good luck.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is this a scam?

    I went to audition for american mall model search yesterday, and everybody there was nice and so professional looking. They had video of model and acting and they had professional model from Disney showing us how to walk on runway before the tryout. I was really excited for audition and I just did this for fun.... show more
    I went to audition for american mall model search yesterday, and everybody there was nice and so professional looking. They had video of model and acting and they had professional model from Disney showing us how to walk on runway before the tryout. I was really excited for audition and I just did this for fun. They picked 6 out of 15 and I was one of them. They gave a booklet about the other audition and told us we don't have to pay and we can just give them my own portfolio that I did a month ago. Is this scam or actual professional company?
    15 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What are they going to do at auditions in modeling school?

    I just called the modeling school name John Casablancas center and they said they have an audition at Wednesday in Dunwoody GA at 7pm in the mall but I don't know what the audition for?? I mean are they gonna tell me to walk??And do I need to wear heels?? And what clothes I need to wear??
    I just called the modeling school name John Casablancas center and they said they have an audition at Wednesday in Dunwoody GA at 7pm in the mall but I don't know what the audition for?? I mean are they gonna tell me to walk??And do I need to wear heels?? And what clothes I need to wear??
    7 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Can I make an Overwatch play?

    Best answer: Use of copyrighted characters and story material would require permission from the company, even though this would be a school production with a very limited run (1 performance?) A good example of this sort of thing would be the musical "Wicked" which is based on the characters and story from The Wizard... show more
    Best answer: Use of copyrighted characters and story material would require permission from the company, even though this would be a school production with a very limited run (1 performance?)

    A good example of this sort of thing would be the musical "Wicked" which is based on the characters and story from The Wizard Of Oz. They had to get permission from the author's estate to use the story and characters, which probably involved payment of some sort.
    4 answers · 1 week ago