Online Casting

On-line casting has taken over Hollywood! As with all technological “advancements”, it is a good-news-bad-news sort of thing. The good news is that the use of the internet for storing actor pictures and resumes has allowed actors to spend less money on headshot printing and demo reels, has allowed agents and casting directors to work…

Taping Auditions

The self-taped audition, asking the actors to tape themselves and send the audition electronically, is now a Hollywood staple. We’ve had YouTube and the publicity stunt open calls for a few years, but mainstream casting now involves self-taping as well. A couple of factors are pushing the trend, even before COVID sealed the deal, so…

When Representation Changes

It is an unfortunate fact in the industry that not all businesses are able to sustain themselves financially and be successful. In a time where the industry experiences a decrease in work or opportunities, even businesses that have existed for many years are faced with economic challenges. Representation Parents are understandably concerned when a member…

Berg v. Traylor

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Parent as CEO

“In this competitive world of supporting your child as they achieve their acting goals, sometimes we forget who is the boss, the CEO. You, as the Parent, need to firmly establish yourself as the Chief Executive Officer for your child’s business.” This concept may seem foreign and cold when you consider that we are in…

Managers

Managers: What Do They Do? Do I Need One? There are two kinds of managers in the industry: personal managers (day-to-day management of an artist’s career) and business managers (usually an accountant who handles financial dealings). We are talking about personal managers here. In general, managers should have a more direct and frequent communication with…

Agents

In general, agents are responsible for submitting a client for a job, and for negotiating the terms of the employment contract. Within that definition, an agent has many tasks that complement their abilities. Please note – an agent cannot simply choose to GET your child a job. They don’t have jobs to give. They can:…

Voiceovers for Kids

Working in your jammies, huge pay days and the company of celebrities sounds pretty sweet, right? For kids, doing the voice of their favorite cartoon characters is a dream come true. All of that is possible in the world of voiceover (VO for short). WHAT ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT? Voiceover is the audio (sound) portion…