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ALL ABOUT VOICEOVERS

The world of voiceovers is a vast, impenetrable mystery to most actors, but why?  Surely, you say to yourself, the only thing I need is…a voice.  I have one of those.  What’s the big deal? The big deal might make ...

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TV & COMMERCIAL CD FRANCENE SELKIRK-ACKERMAN

TV & COMMERCIAL CD FRANCENE SELKIRK-ACKERMAN

Casting director FRANCENE SELKIRK-ACKERMAN comes by her interest and enthusiasm for the casting process naturally.  Originally from Astoria, New York, Francene’s father was a ukulele player in the heyday of vaudeville and her mother was pretty and talented enough to ...

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DEMO REELS

DEMO REELS We never cease to be amazed by young (and not-so-young) actors who arrive in Hollywood with resumes replete with film and television credits, yet minus the video clips to back them up.  “Why?”, we ask them, “don’t you ...

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THE CARE AND FEEDING OF WILD AGENTS

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF WILD AGENTS

Let’s assume that after a long and exhausting hunt, you finally managed to bag that elusive beast…an AGENT. You knocked him out (with your charm and talent) and dragged him off to your lair, where you figured a few fluffy ...

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THEATRICAL CASTING DIRECTOR, JACKIE BRISKEY

THEATRICAL CASTING DIRECTOR, JACKIE BRISKEY

Longtime theatrical casting director Jackie Briskey has had a fantastic run of enviable assignments over the years, but like most casting people, she didn’t begin her career in that particular end of the business. Jackie spent several of her early ...

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HEADSHOTS

HEADSHOTS

No matter where you currently reside, other than L.A. and New York, it’s pretty much a given that when you land in Hollywood, you’re going to need brand new COLOR headshots.Your local photographer was probably perfectly fine for weddings, bar ...

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ACTORS NEED SPECIAL ATTENTION DURING TAX TIME

ACTORS NEED SPECIAL ATTENTION DURING TAX TIME

David Rogers, owner of ActorsTaxPrep, Inc., is also a longtime actor in voiceovers. A native Kentuckian, he moved to Hollywood from New York in the mid-1990s. He is certified as a tax preparer by the California Tax Education Council and ...

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ACTING TEACHERS/COACHES/SCHOOLS

ACTING TEACHERS/COACHES/SCHOOLS

As you can well imagine, there are scores of acting teachers and schools in Hollywood. For a newcomer, it’s a daunting task to try to determine which ones to consider studying with. The list that we are going to provide ...

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