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Spec new media projects

We have discussed whether or not to do spec pilots or commercials. What about doing new media on spec?  The answer is the same. Not if you want to get paid.  The only benefit of doing unpaid work is for … Continue reading

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When are spec projects alright?

There are two types of spec projects we never recommend, commercials and unpaid background work on any project.  Spec projects are just that, speculative.  They are made with the hope of selling them later on. Do spec projects sell? Sometimes. But … Continue reading

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SAG: What does it do well for actors and where does it fail?

The Screen Actors Guild was created in 1937 to protect actors, to negotiate for them and to look out for their welfare.  Has the Guild fulfilled that promise? Working conditions are better than they were in the 1930s, especially for … Continue reading

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“Sprinting” to the finish

“Can you hear me now?” Commercial conflicts last as long as a commercial runs, but what happens when a face is associated with a product forever?  That’s the question we are asking as we watch with interest what will happen … Continue reading

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Summer Acting Business

Auditions have nearly stopped for the summer break and things are quiet now for most child actors.  There are things you can catch up on now while you have some free time before episodics start up in late July or … Continue reading

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Book a commercial, pay for college?

That used to be the case. One national commercial with residuals could fill up the Coogan. Now, with more commercials filming as non union or as buy outs, especially cable or internet ads, it’s very unlikely. So, when one of … Continue reading

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Auditions!

The word is starting to trickle in–auditions in some age groups and markets are slowly picking up. One mom of an 18TPY mentioned two auditions this week, one in TV and one film. A new breakdown for a children’s series … Continue reading

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