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Male Actor Required For Student Film Apr. 16th, 2008 @ 11:03 pm
theshoeprincess
I'm working on a student film in Edinburgh, UK and we are currently looking for a male actor in their early twenties to play one of the parts. If you are interested in working with us please email the director for more information at kev.m.jones (AT) gmail.com

Thanks!

Revealed! Apr. 16th, 2008 @ 02:42 pm
rogue01
For more than a week, mysterious postcards featuring the date, May 1st, 2008 and the members of Theatre Unleashed have been floating around. Now you can see what its all about...


Current Location: Hollywood, CA
Behind the Curtain: creativecreative

Mar. 3rd, 2008 @ 11:49 pm
imacloud_888
Hi all,

I auditioned for my first college play this afternoon, the first audition I have had since middle school. It was a set of two one act plays, and I had fun but did not get casted. While I'm a little bummed, I had a good time and hope to try again over the next two years.

I did do two acting camps when I was 16 and 17, but they did not require auditions and I had <12 lines in either role. Additionally, I am farrrrr more outgoing and confident now than I was at that time.

Both of the auditions [for either one-act] required us to be rather seductive, and while I was clumsy in one audition I was pretty on point in the other; I even grabbed the shirt collar on the guy I was working with :O
But it did get me wondering...how do you know if you've crossed the line into overacting? I definitely tried to base what I was doing off of the girls who were ahead of me, and they were...intense. I didn't copy them word for word, but I watched their diction, mannerisms, etc.

Also, if anyone has any general advice on how to handle future college auditions, that would be great.
Not looking to get a major role anytime soon, but I've decided I want to be in at least one play before I graduate :)

Thanks!

EDIT: I'm on good terms with one of the girls who directed a one-act, and the other director was very friendly and said she had seen me around campus before. Would it be out of line for me to approach one of them and ask for advice about other auditions? It would be totally non-aggressive, I'd let them know that I had fun and want to try again next year.

hi i'm new Feb. 29th, 2008 @ 01:46 pm
justapalindrome
Hi, I'm new and let me just say thanks for your help before I even ask my question.

Does anyone here have information about CFB Casting Agency, I know they do the majority of the casting work for 20th Century Fox television. I'm having a hard time getting in contact with anyone or anything besides an an answering machine. I just need to talk or email to a living person haha.

Thanks for the help :)

Los Angeles' Theatre Unleashed seeking new members Feb. 25th, 2008 @ 11:53 pm
rogue01
Theatre Unleashed Company Member Auditions
99 Seat Equity Waiver

Audition Dates March 1 and 2
Theatre Unleashed is a newly formed theatre company in Los Angeles, CA that is a highly organized, artistically motivated force looking for fellow artists to partake in creating something spectacular in the world of live theatre in Los Angeles.

At its core, the mission of Theatre Unleashed is simple: to work together as one, passionately and professionally, in creating truly remarkable theatre. Theatre Unleashed celebrates the creative collaboration process by encouraging its members to explore fresh, edgy, thought-provoking approaches to both original works and established shows. Theatre Unleashed will experiment with various forms of multimedia to heighten the entertainment experience while staying true to the playwright’s words, characters and thematic intent. Story-telling will always be the driving force behind any Theatre Unleashed production as the company pledges to always push its artistic boundaries, striving to reach that emotional resonance with our audience that only live theatre can create.

Theatre Unleashed is a dues paying company. The monthly dues will not only give you the benefit of helping craft some of the finest theatre in Los Angeles but will also give you the opportunity to be a part of traveling shows, labs and workshops specific to the Theatre Unleashed experience. Allowing you the opportunity to hone your skills in a community of like minded artists.

Having a strong company with members focused on supporting each other in creating great theatre is the only way we feel an impact can truly be made on our audience and the members truly recognized for their craft. Our goal is to unleash ourselves from… to unleash ourselves upon... To be a part of this:

Please prepare a one minute contemporary monologue and a one minute classical monologue for your audition. Contact Gregory Crafts by Friday, February 29th to schedule an audition.
Current Location: North Hollywood, CA
Behind the Curtain: excitedexcited
Cast Album: Black Sabbath - Iron Man

Headshots with Kelsie; Feb. 24th, 2008 @ 01:34 am
doisneau
Last week I had another great headshot session and this time it was with Kelsie, a young actress. It was a great cloudy day and she was obviously talented so it made my work significantly easier. Here are a few I liked:

Headshots with Los Angeles Headshot Photographer Ian Grant at Distinctphoto.com


Headshots with Los Angeles Headshot Photographer Ian Grant at Distinctphoto.com


Headshots with Los Angeles Headshot Photographer Ian Grant at Distinctphoto.com


Headshot Sessions are still only $250 in the Los Angeles area, so if you're in need of some great portraits feel free to contact us and we can answer any questions or set up an appointment!


FREE Upcoming Commercial and Theatrical Workshops Nov. 25th, 2007 @ 12:17 pm
johnsudol

FREE Upcoming Commercial and Theatrical Workshops
at the John Sudol Studio
 
COMMERCIAL
WHY KNOWING YOUR TYPE IS ONLY HALF THE GAME:
A free on-camera commercial acting workshop

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 7:00pm
Saturday, December 15, 2007 - 4:15pm

[Choose one]

Discover why TYPE is only half the game...
and find out how QUALITY can make your TYPE unique.

You'll walk out of the workshop with a better understanding of:
* The craft and business of commercials
* Getting an agent
* Working your own market
* How your headshots set expectations
* What ‘they’ are really looking for

You'll leave the workshop knowing:
* Why some actors book and others don't
* Why actors book then stop booking
* How to define and develop your unique quality & bring it to the audition
* Why quality is the key to booking

This is a WORKING on-camera session… you will be put on camera!
 
THEATRICAL
MAKING YOUR AUDITIONS DYNAMIC:
A free theatrical audition technique workshop
 
Thursday, December 6, 2007 - 7:00pm
 
We’ll cover important audition techniques, including:
* Finding the truth
* Obligations
* Defining and implementing risks
* Creating mystery
* Bookmarking the script

RSVP BY EMAIL
Workshops are free w/R.S.V.P. Just send an email to:
thejohnsudolactingstudio@yahoo.com. Mention the date and workshop you want to attend and that you found out about the event through LiveJournal.


Hello everyone! I've got some great information to share... Nov. 25th, 2007 @ 10:49 am
johnsudol
 Hello actors guild members!

I'd like to introduce myself and tell you that I'm glad to be part of this community.  Feel free to check out my LiveJournal profile and/or my web site (www.JohnSudolStudio.com) for more about the teaching and coaching I do for actors.

I recently wrote an article for BackStage West magazine called  How To Make Auditions Dynamic.  It was printed in the 11/1 issue and is now online.   I think you'll find some good tips on how to bring your auditions up to a performance level.  Here's the link:

http://www.backstage.com/bso/advice-columns/actors-craft/the-craft/article_display.jsp?vnu_content_id=1003669000

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments!  

Best,
John

Nov. 13th, 2007 @ 05:45 pm
emblade

Not compatible with games using 6axis

By darkprincealain/Polaris/Gavin/Sartana from Gurhal, Phantasy Star Universe on 11/13/2007

 

2out of 5

Pros: Easy to learn, Better PS Button Placemen, Good Button Placement, Balanced, Meatier than Sixaxis

Cons: Doesn't support Sixaxis

Best Uses: Online Gaming

Describe Yourself: Hardcore Gamer

How long have you owned it: One-to-three months

SixAxis functions that require lifting, shaking or moving of the controller will not work. Save for your multiplayer PS2 and PSone games. PS3 games without major SixAxis functions will work just fine as well. Love the other functions, and the placement of the PS button is in just the right location to prevent you from accidentally hitting it--something I can't say for the standard controller. Overall, some ups and downs--too bad this puppy doesn't do SixAxis.

(legalese)


Auditions Oct. 16th, 2007 @ 10:41 pm
oncameratalent


I have worked in the entertainment industry for over 20 years and have accumulated a wealth of knowledge. When I started out, I didn't have much information and spent countless weeks, months and even years learning the ropes by trial and error. I know how valuable information and resources are to people who are starting out from scratch. So I recently decided to use some of my spare time to create a blog with Disney Channel casting notices, audition information, information on getting an agent, demo-reels, resumes, etc. There are far too many scam artists out there who take advantage of those actors who are trying to make their dreams come true. The information and casting notices I provide are totally free and legitimate. Hopefully I can save some people a few bucks and a lot of footwork.

(I have also created a sister-site Hannah Montana Auditions, and a general Acting Auditions site)

Sincerely,

Alan Baltes

_________________________

Disney Channel Audition Info:

http://actinginfo.blogspot.com

_________________________

Hannah Montana Audition Info:

http://hannahmontanacasting.blogspot.com

_________________________

General Auditions:


http://acting411.blogspot.com

A Quick Hello Oct. 8th, 2007 @ 06:03 pm
beeleyboo
Hi there.
This is just a quick note to introduce myself.
I'm a 23 year old actress and I left my full time job in august this year to put all my efforts into my acting. I've picked up enough work so far to keep me out of trouble but I was just after any advice from my fellow actors. Anybody got any hints and tips? Insider information? Anyone know a good agent based in the midlands?
Behind the Curtain: happyhappy

Oct. 3rd, 2007 @ 12:41 pm
justen
So, I need some help.

I've been reading and reading and reading plays, trying to find something I'd like to direct, something that speaks to me. I'm hoping that you all can give me some suggestions for plays or playwrights you know that perhaps would be good to check out.

This is what I'm looking for:

* Full-length production
* Minimum of 5 cast members
* Something that has obvious place for theatrical conventions (i.e. not just straightforward story. There are opportunities for theatrical elements, like stylized dialogue or movement) (e.g. the woman's role in Saucy Jack by Sharon Pollock; some elements of Caryl Churchill's work)
* Strong and in-your-face; invigorates or grabs an audience (e.g. the harsh look at relationships in Closer by Patrick Marber)

I'm open to any themes, issues, etc. Even if you know of something that really speaks to you, but doesn't necessarily stick to the things I've outlined, suggest it anyway.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

-Justen

(posted to actorsguild, canadian_actors, and theatrepeople.

Headshots with Valeri; Jun. 14th, 2007 @ 01:27 pm
doisneau
I realized I haven't been posting up all these headshot jobs I've been doing recently in LA, so hopefully in the next few days I can play catch up. This is Valeri's, and she's one of my more favorite clients-
Shoot Location: Venice, CA


Ian Grant Photography - Actors Headshots in Los Angeles, CA

Ian Grant Photography - Acting Headshots in Los Angeles, CA

Seattle, WA: Bellydance Inspired Rock Opera Jun. 14th, 2007 @ 08:40 am
tzaddi_93
The Rite of Venus: A Rock Opera
The Rite of Venus: A Rock Opera
Seattle, WA: June 28-30, July 6-8, 2007
Tickets Available NOW!


Something sinister is happening in the temple of love. Aleister Crowley's Kabbalistic play performed as a bellydance-themed rock opera with original music by Seattle locals Jon Sewell and Melissa Holm. Richard Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, Seattle, WA. June 28-30 and July 6-7 at 8 pm and July 8 at 2 pm. All ages, not recommended for small children. Advance tickets available online through Sunday, June 24. Advance prices: $12-22. Tickets at the door $20-30. For more info, visit our website.

New Plays. May. 31st, 2007 @ 10:03 am
fizzward
Alright, fellow actors, I just graduated high school and college theatre is approaching.

Bad news: I have no monolouges!

Good news: I have a whole summer.

The question I have here is: What is the best resource I could use to find recent (at the most 5 years old) plays wherein I could find some good monolouges?

Trying to be fresh face, haha.

Thanks!
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» (No Subject)
Hi. If my friends and I were making a little movie just for fun, would it be a good idea to put it on Youtube? I plan on getting alittle bit of exposure there. I was thinking that there might be some agents or talent scouts looking for people like me. Any suggestions?
» MySpace
acting-wise, is myspace good for networking?
» (No Subject)

Hi everyone! I'm sort of new here- I've browsed around for a couple of months but never posted anything. I'm your everyday, musical theatre obsessed teenage girl, who soon as some major auditioning coming up, and I need help finding a song. I'm a mezzo saprano (Belting generally.) to a high first saprano (Highest note being an E above treble. Very operetta.) I've had 7 years of private vocal lessons, but I still have a weak second saprano range. I've already tried to pick out a few songs, but I was wondering what you guys thought. If you have any songs in mind, PLEASE feel free to suggest! I need something that will show my range and that can be cut down to just at 2 or 3 minutes long.

I Dreamed a Dream- Les Miserables
On My Own- Les Miserables
One Companion- The Phantom of the Opera
Some Like You- Jekyll and Hyde
A New Life- Jekyll and Hyde
My Strongest Suit- Aida
Summertime- Porgy and Bess
Defying Gravity- Wicked (A cut, solo part.)

So, any idea's?

PS: I hoep this is allowed, if not, I'll be sure to take it down! Thanks!


» (No Subject)
Hi! I'm new to this community and I was wondering if you know of any good colleges to go to if you want to be an actor. It doesn't have to be an acting college in particular, but just a good college with good acting prgrams.
THANKS!!

» Hello!

Just really posting to introduce myself - I'm a fifteen year-old aspiring actor (and yes, you can use actor for girls), who lives in England. At the moment I am rehearsing four roles: one for a production of Hamlet I'm putting on, and three for my LAMDA examinations. So, does anyone have any suggestions for how to play the following roles:
Laertes
Mr Orange
Cecily Cardew
Guildenstern
I've got my characterisation for Guil down pretty well, but I'd really like some advice on Cecily, as she is proving extremely difficult to play.


» Baron / Brown studio?
Hello there,

I'm a college student who's currently researching acting programs. Does anybody know if the courses at the Baron/Brown Studio in Santa Monica are any good?

I've heard two interviews with Joanne Baron and pretty much agreed with her take on acting and training (based on Meisner), but... has anybody gone there and knows what the courses are actually like? How the place looks etc.?

Thanks,
Anty

PS: Oh, and my favorite play is "Long Day's Journey Into Night". Original, I know.

x-posted to actors & actorsplayhouse
» Actors Needed in Chicago!
(x-posted to craigslist and other film communities...)
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/tfr/306334475.html

Hello there,

My name is Matt, and I'm a film director. I'm looking for male actors, age 30 to 45-ish, to play the lead and two supporting roles in an upcoming student film (tentatively titled, "The Smallest Newsroom in the World"). I know this may not appeal to stage-oriented actors, but i figured i'd mention it anyway. I hope that's OK.

The film itself is a dark comedy about life in modern times, and the quest for personal space. The main character is a down-and-out news anchor, who lives in a bizarre world where everything is (literally) too small, too cramped, and too crowded. The supporting roles are those of a camera man and a news station manager. Several dozen extras will be present for some scenes.

Previous film experience is preferred, though aspiring film actors are encouraged to audition. The film will be shot in mid- to late-April, depending on actor availability.

The casting session is Thursday, April 12th between 5pm and 10pm. It will be held at Columbia College Chicago in the South Loop area. Please bring a prepared monologue, headshot, and resume (if applicable). RSVP with me via e-mail to set up an appointment if you are interested, as this is not an open session.

Thanks for reading,
Matt

e-mail: oneonetwothree[at]gmail.com
» Actors Needed in Chicago!
(x-posted to craigslist and other film communities...)
http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/tfr/306334475.html

Hello there,

My name is Matt, and I'm a film director. I'm looking for male actors, age 30 to 45-ish, to play the lead and two supporting roles in an upcoming student film (tentatively titled, "The Smallest Newsroom in the World").

The film itself is a dark comedy about life in modern times, and the quest for personal space. The main character is a down-and-out news anchor, who lives in a bizarre world where everything is (literally) too small, too cramped, and too crowded. The supporting roles are those of a camera man and a news station manager. Several dozen extras will be present for some scenes.

Previous film experience is preferred, though aspiring film actors are encouraged to audition. The film will be shot in mid- to late-April, depending on actor availability.

The casting session is Thursday, April 12th between 5pm and 10pm. It will be held at Columbia College Chicago in the South Loop area. Please bring a prepared monologue, headshot, and resume (if applicable). RSVP with me via e-mail to set up an appointment if you are interested, as this is not an open session.

Thanks for reading,
Matt

e-mail: oneonetwothree[at]gmail.com
» Meisner Technique - HELP
I am doing a research paper on Sanford Meisner and his acting techniques that he taught. I'm not having any trouble with the paper, it's that along with it I have to present the technique to my Advanced Acting class in some sort of a theater game.

If there is anyone familiar with the Meisner technique, any help would be greatly appreciated. I'm stumped.
» CASTING CALL – STUDENT FILM - NO PAY

CASTING CALL – STUDENT FILM - NO PAY

Whittier, Los Angeles

 
Looking for:

 

1 woman – appearing  to be 18-22 years old.

1 man – appearing to be 29-39 years old.

 

For a Rio Hondo College student film. Principal Photography on 4-15-07 (Sun) from 8:00AM to 6:30PM. Rehearsal will be arranged around cast & director’s schedules.

 
This is a short film approx. 10-15 minutes long, 1 scene only. Adapted from Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”. The story is heavily dependent on the actors performance, great opportunity to showcase your talent & skills.

 
The completed short film will air on cable channel.

 
You may email me at yyg_mit at yahoo dot com to get a copy of the script & shotting schedule if you're interested.

 
Rio Hondo College is located at 605 and 60 freeways. www.riohondo.edu

 
Interested actors, please send me an email with Subject: “Casting Call”. Please include address for your myspace/website, etc. Or you may attach a video or pictures to the email.

 

AUDITION will be at Rio Hondo College on 4-07-07 (Sat), 2:30PM. If you’re not there on time, call before 2:30PM and leave a message.

 
You can send an audition video instead of going to Rio Hondo College on the audition day. But audition videos must be received by midnight 4-07-07. Just read at least 3 pages, from any part of the script on your video.

 
Shooting will be on Rio Hondo College campus.

 
Sorry, student film-no pay. Copy of the final material & food will be provided.

 
Wardrobe: a very simple summer dress for the girls, casual clothing for guys. (light colors, such as pastels - yellow, pink white, DO NOT WEAR GREEN COLORS)


» (No Subject)
Hey all! Just thought I'd announce that in a couple of week's I'm going to be starting work on the play I'm directing.

This is going to be my first time directing, but it's a pretty easy show to put together. I could still use tips from anybody who's directed before though.

Thanks.
» Hi ^_^
New to the community (today's my first day!) and wanted to take the time to introduce myself. My name's Stephanie & I'm from South Florida. From the looks of things, this community seems very cool so I'm glad to be a part of it :) I'm a TOTAL movie buff! My dream has always been to act, so I've finally decided to pursue it. I'm in the process of looking for a good and credible agency down here in Sunny S. FL so if you know of any good ones, PLEASE let me know! Thanks and look forward to getting to know you guys!

Steph
» (No Subject)
Ok...in an effort to keep working and getting better at what I want to do I'm making the following announcment.

I'm looking for actors for a short project or two...possibably more, depending on how these first few work.

If you want to act and can be in the Houston Area when I need you, please drop me a line at Mokole@mail.com.  If you can include a headshot or some other picture it would be helpful as well.
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