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Clear Talent Group online talent submissions

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Clear Talent Group is a full-service talent agency with offices in New York, LA, and New Orleans, that accepts talent submissions through their website!

http://cleartalentgroup.com/contact/

Is it a scam???

I found one unhappy person’s post online, but then a lot more happy posts so I’m leaning towards ‘Not a scam’.  Especially since I submitted to them a few years ago, and they did not contact me requesting money for training or new head shots or whatever.

Remember, never work with representation (agent, manager) that wants money from YOU upfront.  Also, be wary of agents that advertise for new clients.  99.9% of reputable agencies would never do that.

Written by David Levin

February 26th, 2013 at 5:14 pm

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When is it okay to improvise in an audition? with CD Angela Mickey

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Casting Director Angela Mickey of Liz Lewis Casting answers a question that I’ve always wondered about in this interview excerpt from my e-book:

When is it okay to improvise in an audition? If the copy notes don’t specifically state to improvise or stick straight to the script, should the actor ask first or just go ahead and improvise and see if you reign them in? Which is less awkward?

I think there is always some room to make scripts conversational, and you really have freer reign with comedic projects.  When things are more serious, or if it is a medical commercial and there are legal parameters, well, no one wants to make up a side effect or forget one!  You will begin to recognize which casting directors tend to encourage freer reads, and for those that you are unsure about, well, ask!  It’s your audition, your attempt to get a job.  For those 5 or 10 minutes it’s YOUR studio, and don’t be afraid to get the information you need so you can audition effectively. But if you do improv, don’t be surprised or take offense if the Casting Director does one take as written; we usually are just making sure we are covering our bases.

Thanks, Angela!

Written by David Levin

February 20th, 2013 at 1:05 am

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Call Sheets

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When you land a job (and you will!) even if it’s background work, always remember to get a call sheet. It has contact info for everyone working that day and should also include the producer’s and agency info if one is involved. It’s good for keeping in touch with the other actors, having someone to contact if there is a problem with your payment, and obtaining a copy of the finished project (always check with fellow actors first about payment and copies before moving up the food chain). These days call sheets are usually sent out via email the day before the shoot, but not always.

If your fellow actors don’t have a call sheet yet, ask the production coordinator or whomever you checked in with when you got to set. Don’t ever ask the director, or for that matter anyone within ten feet of the camera. Scan it and save a copy to Google docs for easy access.

Written by David Levin

February 13th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

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Meredith Tucker Casting headshot/resume drop off

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Meredith Tucker currently casts Boardwalk Empire and has previously cast such projects as The Sopranos, Entourage and In the Loop (her imdb page is HERE).  You usually need representation to get an appointment with her, but one thing you can do in the meantime is drop off your headshot and resume and she might call you in directly.  There’s a drop off box right inside the door of her offices.  Probably not a good idea to push it beyond that though.  No one likes crazies.

The address is 330 West 38th Street (b/t 8th and 9th Avenues), Suite 308, NY, NY.  Coordinate with each other so you don’t all show up once.

Written by David Levin

February 5th, 2013 at 6:16 pm

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