• How can I do a better British accent?

    Best answer: probably by practicing it
    Best answer: probably by practicing it
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • What if you are older and look young enough to play the part of a Disney princess?

    Apparently, there is an age restriction of sorts for portraying characters at the Disney parks - characters like Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, etc (I guess this also pertains to the guys who portray Flynn Rider, Prince Charming, Gaston, etc); you must be ages 18 to 23 to be considered to portray any of these characters.
    Apparently, there is an age restriction of sorts for portraying characters at the Disney parks - characters like Belle, Rapunzel, Ariel, etc (I guess this also pertains to the guys who portray Flynn Rider, Prince Charming, Gaston, etc); you must be ages 18 to 23 to be considered to portray any of these characters.
    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • Where are Auditions time and dates posted on for Hollywood roles in TV Shows & movies? Which website or magazine ?

    Best answer: SHORT ANSWER: They're aren't any. That's not how casting works. Companies invest a lot of money in their projects and they trust that investment to trained and experienced professionals. They're not looking for people off the street. So they don't old open auditions that anyone can go to. ... show more
    Best answer: SHORT ANSWER: They're aren't any. That's not how casting works. Companies invest a lot of money in their projects and they trust that investment to trained and experienced professionals. They're not looking for people off the street. So they don't old open auditions that anyone can go to. For most professional work you have to be invited to audition, usually rough an agent.

    LONG ANSWER: How casting works is is the production company hires a casting director (CD) to find qualified actors to audition. If the CD knows of an actor they think would be good in a role (either a well known actor or a "regular" actor that the CD knows personally) they invite the actor to audition. Often the CD writes a description of the project and roles to be cast (called a "breakdown"). The make the breakdown available to licensed talent agents (not the general public). Agents review the breakdowns and submit actors for appropriate roles. To submit means to send in an actor's professional head shot and resume listing their acting training, experience, special skills and links to a show reel demonstrating the actor's previous screen work. If the CD is insterested, they contact the agent and invite the actor to audition.

    In rare instances a CD may list a breakdown on an industry website like Actors Access, Casting Networks or Backstage.then an actor can "self submit" which means you send in your head shot and resume without an agent. If the CD is interested, they invite you to audition, but that's a very long shot. Plus most Hollywood productions are union productions - the breakdown will list "union" on it. This means preference is given to actors who are members of the SAG-AFTRA actor's union. And you can't just join the union you need a specific type of experience to eligible to join. Again, these are professional productions, not TV contest shows. They're not interested in taking someone off the street and making them into a star. They want actors who have demonstrated they can work at a professional level.

    As for agents - you can't just hire an agent. Legitimate agents are paid a percentage of what an actor makes. NEVER pay an agent up front. Since agents only make money when an actor books a professional, paying job they are VERY picky about who they take on as clients. And they can be picky because there are alot more people wanting to be actors then there are roles. Again - agents are looking for actors who have demonstrated that they have the talent, training, experience, maturity, and perseverance to work at a professional level.

    The best way to find an agent is through networking. If you can impress an acting teacher, director or someone else in the industry they may be willing to refer you to an agent. So a professional acting career starts by getting quality training and experience - not by blindly answering ads.

    See it's show BUSINESS, not a lottery. People are not "discovered" and given an acting career. It's more like starting and running a business where you are the product to be marketed and sold. Be careful - there are alot of scams and rip offs that prey on people who don't understand the reality of the industry.

    What you need to do (in addition to getting the quality training and experience) is to research and understand the realities of the industry. You need to understand the casting process (agents, breakdowns, casting directors); legal issues (contracts, unions, and for minors entertainment work permits and Coogan Trust accounts); marketing (headshots, resumes, show reel, website, social media); and networking. If you're a minor, your parents will have to be involved. A website with some helpful articles to help you better understand the industry: https://www.backstage.com/advice-for-act...
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Best way to start acting career?

    I am currently 18 and not long ago finished my BTEC in film and TV which was a two year college course. I was interested into going to study drama in university but I’ve changed my mind and thought I would rather dive straight into what I want to do (TV and film performance). The reason I didn’t study performing... show more
    I am currently 18 and not long ago finished my BTEC in film and TV which was a two year college course. I was interested into going to study drama in university but I’ve changed my mind and thought I would rather dive straight into what I want to do (TV and film performance). The reason I didn’t study performing arts was because of the dance and singing which stupid for me to say but I really don’t want to do,and thought it would be more relevant to study more about the tv and film industry. So anyway I’ve got my qualification from that,and is struggling on what best to do next. I know I will need more experience as I acted in short films,music video and a numerous amount of random college projects and is confident I have what it takes (skills wise). My last project which was a short film,I had a lot of people including my tutors saying how brilliant my performance was didn’t ever realise I was good at acting and I actually won an award for best dramatical performance. So I kinda know I have some kind of suitable skill already,so all I’m asking is what next? I want to keep away from theatre as that’s not what I want,so is it best for me to straight ahead and audition for projects? volunteer for projects and build some kind of show reel? I really don’t know. It would be nice to show an agent what I’ve got and to some how prove I have some kind of skill but that’s not how the industry works ,but that’s an entirely different question.Thankyou and sorry for the big paragraph lol
    6 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you read line your lines as the "a" said as ah or the first letter of the abcs? For example "A man for a walk" Do you read it as?

    Best answer: It's as Mr Smartypants says - it's always correctly pronounced uh/ah except when it's emphasised and is used to mean 'just one'.
    Best answer: It's as Mr Smartypants says - it's always correctly pronounced uh/ah except when it's emphasised and is used to mean 'just one'.
    7 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • I hate abba songs should I see the mamma Mia musical stage version my mum bought 3 tickets today I don't want to see it?

    Best answer: Well, tell your mother you don't want to go. She can either find someone else who would like to, or return the ticket.
    Best answer: Well, tell your mother you don't want to go. She can either find someone else who would like to, or return the ticket.
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How do backstage or starnow in london casting sites work?

    I'm in London for 4 months and I found on google casting sites, like backstage or starnow, I would like to know how they work, that is, on starnow I saw people posting ads where they are looking for guys or models for movies or TV or anything, and some I do not pay you any more and I think it's the same... show more
    I'm in London for 4 months and I found on google casting sites, like backstage or starnow, I would like to know how they work, that is, on starnow I saw people posting ads where they are looking for guys or models for movies or TV or anything, and some I do not pay you any more and I think it's the same backstage, I want to know how these sites work and if they are reliable, or maybe I have to pay something and are scams, and if they are not, how do the casting work? because I saw that you choose what you want do on the site and when you find the role you want to do send the invitation to them and then they contact you, make you audition and if you're good they take you? or how it works? and if you know other sites casting and auditions for film or TV series or anything else please tell me, thank you very much
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Could an 11 year old be 5'0"?

    Best answer: According to statistical data, in the United States, 11yo girls are between 135 and 160cm tall (4ft6 - 5ft2). That gives an average of 147,5 cm (4ft10) https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l022.pdf Since 4'10" is the "average" that means just as many 11 year olds are taller... show more
    Best answer: According to statistical data, in the United States, 11yo girls are between 135 and 160cm tall (4ft6 - 5ft2). That gives an average of 147,5 cm (4ft10) https://www.cdc.gov/growthcharts/data/set1clinical/cj41l022.pdf
    Since 4'10" is the "average" that means just as many 11 year olds are taller than 4'10" as shorter than 4'10"
    9 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Become a successful actor.?

    this is my goal, to become a successful actor. First of all I have never acted. I read a few answers to other questions similar to mine and I noticed that many respond by saying that it is different to become a theater actor and a movie actor, well I mean cinema, acting in hollywood. I would like to know the... show more
    this is my goal, to become a successful actor. First of all I have never acted. I read a few answers to other questions similar to mine and I noticed that many respond by saying that it is different to become a theater actor and a movie actor, well I mean cinema, acting in hollywood. I would like to know the methods to become .first of all I should go to a school? If you kind of school? I saw that you said that there are schools that give diploma, and right? and how these schools work? they are paid? costs as they are? I saw that you have to be admitted to these schools that give the diploma (and it takes 3 years to get it right?) and you can also be rejected. How does it work? I have to do another kind of school first and then go to this other school but that will give me a diploma with which I can make a good CV and find me an agent who will find me work to do? the agent as I know? you contact him maybe after you finish a show in the theater and see that you're good? look for him and make him understand that you are good and you have studied? you have to pay? ola you have to pay? how many types of schools to play there are? what are the grades? how much they cost more or less? the agent will find you little jobs and slowly makes you grow or you immediately find some film to do or makes you continue to work in the theater? thanks to those who will read everything and will answer me
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Do you have a talent for drama?

    Best answer: I have acted in many plays in a local award-winning drama club in southern England. People seemed to like our productions and my part in them.
    Best answer: I have acted in many plays in a local award-winning drama club in southern England. People seemed to like our productions and my part in them.
    11 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • How to become an actor?

    I would like to become an actor, I think I'm very good and I would like to know the best way to start. I know there are theater schools but it took me a long time. I have seen that many actors who have made films on netflix simply send a video where they play a part, or other actors who have become famous by... show more
    I would like to become an actor, I think I'm very good and I would like to know the best way to start. I know there are theater schools but it took me a long time. I have seen that many actors who have made films on netflix simply send a video where they play a part, or other actors who have become famous by mistake without ever acting. I know I need an agent, but I could not find auditions / castings for any movie or TV series to be noticed later by agents. Thank you so much
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Is It Difficult To Be An Actor?

    Best answer: Yes, very hard. Very very, even. It takes handling tons of rejections, long long hours, you're usually far away from your family so you're also lonely, you don't have time for socializing, you don't get as much sleep or free time, you need to take good care of yourself (eat healthy and exercise),... show more
    Best answer: Yes, very hard. Very very, even.

    It takes handling tons of rejections, long long hours, you're usually far away from your family so you're also lonely, you don't have time for socializing, you don't get as much sleep or free time, you need to take good care of yourself (eat healthy and exercise), you need to constantly memorize lines and analyze texts, and manage your career by being up to date when it comes to the industry... and on top of that you need to work another 1-2 day jobs to support yourself if you're not already an established A-list actor but just like 99.99% of actors, because you only book about 1 acting gig out of 100 (if you're lucky!) and it's usually for a minor role (which doesn't pay much) on a small production (which may be something no one's heard of). It also costs a lot a lot of a lot of money.

    That's when you've already done the very difficult part of actually pursuing an acting career, landing an agent, and becoming a professional actor. Overall, it's probably one of the hardest things you could try.

    As for Brando, don't be naive. No one goes through all this hard work just for a job they dislike, they find something else to do. You know whether or not you like acting by trying it, even if it's by getting a few local acting classes, you don't need to play in a lot of professional films to know.
    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • Where can I find an acting agent?

    5 answers · 3 weeks ago
  • 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?
    8 answers · 3 weeks ago