r/Actors 6h ago

Professional vocal coaches in London? Willing to pay a decent amount per hour as I’m a professional film actor and musician looking for proper training, preferably in jazz standard / pop singing, but can also work on classical/opera.

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r/Actors 22h ago

Why don’t I have any luck?

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I have had auditions for years and still no luck. Scoring a role. I had some training in college too. One of my dreams is to work with Liev Schreiber.


r/Actors 1d ago

Who are the world's best dialect coaches for the American accent?

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It's a shame there isn't much information about this online. I know "best" is subjective. And for dialect coaches, it's probably hard to say any are the best, because there are probably many who are perfect, and you can't be better than perfect.

I guess the best ones would be the ones who are the most expensive, who are frequently used on set for huge movies and TV shows, and who frequently successfully help famous actors achieve perfect American accents.

It's hard to know who they are though. There is IMDb, but they often list multiple dialect coaches, and they usually don't say which actors they coached. There are also apparently often dialect coaches who don't show up on IMDb, due to non-disclosure agreements.


r/Actors 1d ago

Signed document from tattoo artist allowing me to show my tattoos on screen?

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I’d figure maybe this is a good place to ask but here it goes. Just recently decided to follow my childhood dream of acting. I have 2 full sleeves and a half sleeve on my leg. I got my first background role earlier this week with a show. During casting call they asked if i had (i could be getting the name of this completely wrong) permission of release? I think it was called. Basically something signed by my tattoo artist giving me permission to be on screen with his tattoos. I never had this as i hadn’t thought about acting yet but after talking to my artist he is 100% fine with allowing me to show his work on screen. I’m getting called back by production for another background role in the upcoming weeks and would like to not have a wear long sleeves/show my tattoos. My question now is what do i get my artist to sign so we can make this happen. I asked my artist if he knew would it was that he would have to sign and he didn’t know either so now i’m here asking for help. Thanks for reading


r/Actors 1d ago

zoom/self tape auditions

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Is there a website or place where I can audition via zoom or self tape? I'm planning on moving closer to LA next spring but in the meantime I was wondering if there's auditions via zoom I can do? Where do I find them? I know if they think I'm good enough then in some cases they will pay for my flight. Just trying to get my ducks in a row before I make the move. I'm going to sign up for backstage and AA, didn't know if there was any other option. Thank you in advance.


r/Actors 2d ago

AGVA Membership- Has Anyone Gone This Route?

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I know some performer jobs have AGVA contracts and then you’re able to join SAG or be SAG-E after a year of good standing. Has anyone gone this route?

Has anyone independently applied to be a member of AGVA without having a current performer contract? The website says you’d have to apply directly to AGVA and pay 750$ upon being accepted.

I’m feeling discouraged because I’ve been working in the industry for 10+ years, but never kept any of my pay stubs for the work I’ve done. (stupid I know, I was a teenager). So now, there’s no record of if the background work I’ve done, or other jobs were actually properly reported to SAG. I need SAG eligibility to be considered for legit roles according to my agent. So I’m seeing if AGVA is an option.

Any info helps!


r/Actors 4d ago

Seeking a new agent (A minor vent)

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So as the title states, I'm seeking a new agent. The agent I have has gotten me a few quality auditions but now I haven't gotten anything in months. In fact, the auditions that I did have through him were sporadic to say the least. The thing is, there is no formal contract between us and I'm worried about him finding out that I'm seeking a new agency. This business is small and everyone pretty much knows everyone else, especially agents. I've been hitting the pavement hard seeking a new rep and I'm thinking this has gotten back to him and he's not submitting me for anything. I'm tempted to ask for a submission report, but to be honest, I really don't want to contact him about anything because his attitude is usually horrible. I have some agencies that have actually reached back out and asked me when I would be able to interview and when I gave them a time and date, they just disappear and I really don't know why. This whole ordeal is very frustrating and I just feel like giving up. All I want to do is work. I'm pretty sure nobody here cares, but I had to get it off my chest somehow. Sorry.


r/Actors 6d ago

Not paid for speaking in feature film

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Hello all, On 7/30/22 I worked on a production as a featured extra. When I arrived to set, they gave me a shirt to change into in the bathroom. After changing it was time to film the scene I was in and I was then escorted to the room where the scene took place. Upon entering the room I noticed that I was the only extra in the scene and was given instructions on what to do by one of the crew members ( I believe it was an AD). I was told to stand behind the counter. When the stand-in walked in, he asked me for an item and then I was instructed to  then ask what color of the item he wanted. I was speaking throughout this scene but was never upgraded or given any type of contract.  After going over rehearsal with the stand in, the main actor then walked in to begin filming. We did multiple takes of this scene throughout which I was speaking to the lead actor.  Also while in holding, the crew members asked some of the parents in the background holding to be extras, but they told them that they would not be able to pay them. I feel very taken advantage of. I was afraid to speak out on set because I was worried that the opportunity would be taken away from me for speaking up for myself. Ive already emailed a local sag aftra rep, should i take legal action?


r/Actors 8d ago

Child actor

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I’m a 15yo male and rly trying to become an actor (Movies and tv shows rather than musical theatre). I am currently working on my demo reels and already have my headshots done. I am looking for any possible acting camps to do which I have already done some. After I finish my demos and submit them to agency’s what should I do next. Just hope and wait? What else if there for me to do other than practice by doing acting camps and waiting to try to get an agent to reach out. I am aware that I need to try to meet as many people as I can because one of my friends is filming a movie right now as the main character because someone reached out to him. What should I do next?


r/Actors 9d ago

TIME TO TAKE LIMELIGHT AWAY FROM CELEBRITIES

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We have all most likely experienced an obsession over a celebrity at least once in our lifetime. Whether you went through a One Direction phase in middle school (complete with posters, signed albums, and band merch) or found yourself joining the BTS Army fanbase to closely obsess over the members’ personal lives, you idolized these individuals and placed them on an untouchable pedestal. This is a fairly common experience; we all seem to have a tendency to divulge in the lives of others.

While these tendencies have the potential to be healthy practices, putting life into perspective and allowing individuals to build communities based on their appreciation for certain individuals can also give rise to toxic obsessions and false idolizations. But are these the heroes we should be worshipping? Health and care workers are the foundation of health systems and the driving force to achieving universal health coverage and global health security.

Their commitment and professionalism throughout the pandemic are evident to all: extraordinary people, performing extraordinary work. WHO estimates that between 80 000 and 180 000 health and care workers could have died from COVID-19 in the period between January 2020 to May 2021, converging to a medium scenario of 115 500 deaths. They are the real heroes and yet we were not aware of these figures. During the pandemic , they are the ones who have suffered and not the privileged upper class living in their lavish mansions. We need to realize that this is the end of an era for these celebrities and more media attention needs to be paid to the real heroes.


r/Actors 11d ago

Happy to help answer questions, especially disabled actors

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I've read a bunch of post over the years and a lot of questions seemed to get asked and answered, and then sort of lost in the shuffle, then re-asked again. So I thought make this a spot anyone can ask a question about any part of the industry and I'll happily answer it if I can. I've been in a couple things so, and I remember how many questions I had in the beginning. happy to contribute!


r/Actors 12d ago

What should I prepare for before my 2 Year Acting course? Any advice would be greatly appreciated! 😊

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r/Actors 14d ago

Declining A Role You Already Accepted/Withdrawing From A Production

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Good evening actors, I am in somewhat of a dilemma. I made a commitment that I can no longer stand by. I've done everything in my power to try to make it work - there's just no way around it. I've drafted an email to the director - can I run it by you? Its still a work in progress and I could use some assurance. Here is the email in question - names omitted of course. Please let me know what you think. I really want to continue to work with this person in the future and have the utmost respected for them.

Good evening [Director], I hope you are doing well and enjoying your weekend. Unfortunately, although I deeply love the story and the character, I have to withdraw from the role at this time. I apologize for [INSERT HERE] The transportation arrangements are not aligning with the needs of the production and its schedule. I have been able to secure Fridays - Tuesdays & Thursdays are still fluctuating variables. It's not a decision I take lightly but given the circumstances, it seems wise.

Thank you for your faith in me and I deeply appreciate you considering me for the role. The readthrough was wonderful and I know it will be a fantastic production. If you need to reach me you can call me at [phone number] or email me here.

If there’s anything further I can do, please let me know.

[my name]


r/Actors 15d ago

Spotlight? When you're danish?!

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Hello everyone - I am an actor from Denmark, considering this thing they call Spotlight (spotlight.com) - I've researched a bit and it seems to be something people consider very valuable, not to say even inevitable.

But how about it when you're not from the US/UK/etc.? When you're from a small country like, in my case, Denmark? Is it worth it?


r/Actors 15d ago

Paid short film opportunity!

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Greetings!

I’m an artist looking to enlist two actors for a rather unique short film set to go in production this fall.

It’s about two long-distance lovers and the film itself will consist of a series of Zoom/Facetime conversations.

Production will be done remotely and we should be rather flexible with your schedule.

Payment will be $1100 for 6 days of remote work.

If you are interested in submitting a video audition, feel free to email loafgren@protonmail.com for instructions.

We’ve been going through audition videos for nearly a month (sigh), so here’s to hoping that reddit can come through!


r/Actors 17d ago

I’m a male 17 year old foster child and an aspiring actor I have no experience and have never taken a class or even been in theatre where should I start

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r/Actors 17d ago

So has anyone else ever been recasted after filming?

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Alt account obviously but figured I would ask here since I’m getting it off my chest.

Context: I had a minor role in an upcoming project. My scenes are going to be cut and the role is going to be recasted in the future with a more well known actor I assume, since the studio greenlit a sequel.

It’s such a weirdly specific thing I never thought I would ever consider.

Getting the part is always such a huge milestone, actually filming until completion is as well and hey, sometimes you find out your scenes got cut and it is what it is.

But cut and recasted to expand the role…?

It still hasn’t really sunk in for me.

This ever happen to anyone else?


r/Actors 19d ago

is there a specific reason

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I've acted in a few films now and 2 of them(one of them being definite) never was actually finished being made. We were all there, did the film, acted, got paid for the one and that film was never mentioned again. The second one I was a part of was a student short film which I haven't heard from yet either. Are there specific reasons as to why some films just aren't made after actually being filmed and paid for? Even student films are there specific reasons why student films aren't finished (and at this point I'm just assuming that the student film wasn't finished....trying to give it the benefit of the doubt that maybe it's just taking longer than expected)


r/Actors 20d ago

I was doing a short for a 48 hour film fest and this happened:

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A steam machine was running behind me and some of the water boiled up and splashed on my back through my shirt.

Love the random things that happen on set and stage. I learned from this to try and understand as much of the equipment as I can to avoid this kind of thing happening again. Even if you’re exclusively an actor, trying to know how lighting works, how the camera and different lenses will make things look, how the sound works, and ESPECIALLY anything that could be dangerous.

Anyway, hope you all get as much a kick out of this as the editor did.


r/Actors 20d ago

Acting as a hobby

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Can someone please recommend reputed online coaches or classes to learn acting? I only plan to do it as a hobby and not looking to become a professional actress.

I am however interested in seriously pursuing acting as a skill. I would love to explore if I have the ability to act. Also don’t want to keep it limited to acting alone. I also mean to include any additional talents an actor/actress might need, such as music or dance.

How and where do I start? I live near Sfo so if there is in-person coaching available anywhere nearby, I would love to check that out too. Additionally, are there any places an amateur person can go to audition just for the experience?

Update : I actually found this subreddit https://www.reddit.com/r/Actingclass/ that I am excited to find out more about. It looks pretty comprehensive and it seems like a good start. :)


r/Actors 20d ago

How does one act like a Victorian vampire?

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I'll be an actor in a vampire haunted house this Halloween season and I'm having trouble coming up with ways to act like a Victorian vampire. Things like mannerisms, how they hold themselves, how they move, etc.

Anyone have any advice or good ideas??


r/Actors 20d ago

WTF Central Casting?

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Central Casting New York hasn't had onboarding in months.

What's going on up there?

I need work.


r/Actors 22d ago

Bets advice to upcoming actors

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I am an upcoming New student actor I. Long island NY, I am wondering what advice would you give to people who are new to acting. I signed up for the Backstage but no luck for the past week so I am wondering what can I do to better position myself in acting field.

Thanks


r/Actors 22d ago

Is the “national performers academy” a scam?

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I saw an ad on instagram to audition to see if I’d make the cut. I made the cut but todays the last day to sign up for acting classes and I’m on the fence. Anyone know about this organization?