Have you ever wondered what other actors do to make a living between gigs?

Survival Gig Central

Our Cast It Talent community responded to the request of one of our members, Dave Moak, with a list of jobs that they do to keep their heads above water and still remain available for the next gig. Come on over to our Facebook page and join the discussion!! Here are some of the cool jobs …

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Destination: Hollywood – Part 1

For actors who come from abroad, the challenge is magnified by paperwork, cultural transitions and unique financial limitations

For any aspiring actor, the road to success in Hollywood is paved with competition and uncertainty. Even the most dedicated actors have to overcome incredible odds to make it big…or make it at all. But for actors who come from abroad, the challenge is magnified by paperwork, cultural transitions and unique financial limitations. Is the …

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The Truth About Pilot Season

Working in television isn’t what it used to be...

It’s that time of year again – pilot season. The time when dozens upon dozens of pilots get the greenlight and immediately begin casting. In true traditional fashion, the big networks (NBC, CW, ABC, CBS, and Fox) all order their pilots at around the same time which results in Hollywood being thrown into chaotic turmoil. …

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THE BUSINESS & YOUR CAREER

If there is anything that ‘makes’ luck...it may be karma and ‘hustle’

  Your ability to succeed in this very competitive industry depends on 4 main factors: 1 – HARD WORK; 2 – BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS; 3 – TALENT; 4 – LUCK. HARD WORK – An actor who is prepared, both from honing his or her craft and skills, and from applying that craft to the audition at …

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Bold Choices: Make Them Remember You

Proceed With Caution…

As actors, I feel like we are constantly being told to make “bold choices.” The phrase has become shorthand for directors, auditors, casting directors, instructors, and even fellow actors. It is generally accepted to be a positive thing, a thing you definitely should do, but how does one harness the power of such a nebulous …

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Your Acting Career: Tips for Staying (Mostly) Sane When You’re in This for the Long Haul – Part II

Staying Sane

(continued – Part 1) 4. Have a “life” outside this life Yes, I understand how blasphemous this sounds – especially to younger actors. (I spent junior high proudly walking around in a t-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Acting is Life, the Rest is Just Details.”  So I get it!) But when all you do is …

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Your Acting Career: Tips for Staying (Mostly) Sane When You’re in This for the Long Haul – Part 1

1. Understand that your career is a marathon, not a sprint Too many actors move out to Los Angeles or New York City with the idea that they’ll give themselves 6 months, or 1 year, or 5 years, etc, to “make it” in their performing career. I like to blame the media for perpetuating this …

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