Terminology Tuesday: Cross-Boarding

You may not know (or even need to know) what cross-boarding is but as we say a lot over here, #𝘁𝗵𝗲𝗺𝗼𝗿𝗲𝘆𝗼𝘂𝗸𝗻𝗼𝘄, the better. ⁠ ⁠ Cross-boarding is a term that TV productions use when they plan to shoot two or three different episodes at the same time. ⁠ ⁠ This method is primarily used when a specific location is needed across multiple episodes and can only be used for a certain time frame. This is also more cost effective: long …

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Monday Myth Debunkers: Having IMDB Credits Other Than Acting…

Have you ever had this thought or heard someone say it before?⁠ ⁠ We’ve been surprised to hear how many actors are concerned about this.⁠ ⁠ The very cool thing about our industry (other than creating intricate worlds and complex characters), is that a lot of us are multihyphenates.⁠ ⁠ How many times have you been introduced to someone who is an actor-director-writer-producer? Throw yoga instructor in there and now you’re really in LA 😉⁠ ⁠ Point is, this is …

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Terminology Tuesday: Photo Approval

Once you get into some bigger, fancier deals as an actor (and you will!), among some of the fun things your agent will get to negotiate for you is photo approval. ⁠ ⁠ Photo approval, or sometimes called “likeness approval,” is the amount of input an actor is able to give for a still photograph or drawing taken of them for a project.⁠ ⁠ On the high end, some agents are able to negotiate 100% photo approvals when the actor …

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Monday Myth Debunkers: It’s Harder to Book Off Tape vs. In Person

Here are just a few of the concerns we’ve heard from actors during the overall shift from in-person auditioning to self taping:⁠ ⁠ “We can’t connect with anyone in the room anymore.”⁠ ⁠ “They no longer get a sense of my personality.”⁠ ⁠ “They don’t get a feel for my energy.”⁠ ⁠ While there may be some truth these statements, at the end of the day, they are rather irrelevant. ⁠ ⁠ Connection, personality and energy are all nice things …

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Terminology Tuesday: Prototype

Let’s talk prototypes. ⁠ ⁠ A prototype is an actor (or a blend of actors) that describe the type of person that the creative and casting team is looking for. For example, we might tell an agent that the director is looking for someone either physically or tonally similar to ____ actor.⁠ ⁠ Prototypes are helpful tools for agents and casting directors to better understand what type of role an actor may be right for.⁠ ⁠ *Sometimes* you may see …

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