• Why would Marlee Matlin become an actress? Nobody writes roles for deaf people! How many acting jobs can a deaf person get?

    I realize handicapped people want to be accepted and they want to prove they can do anything everybody else can do, but let's face reality. Marlee Matlin is deaf! There are plenty of acting roles that a deaf actress just cannot do. Could she play a superhero character? Of course not! Why would she be surprised... show more
    I realize handicapped people want to be accepted and they want to prove they can do anything everybody else can do, but let's face reality. Marlee Matlin is deaf! There are plenty of acting roles that a deaf actress just cannot do. Could she play a superhero character? Of course not! Why would she be surprised that she can't find any acting jobs??
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Owning me own theatre help?

    Best answer: You need to convince a backer, or several backers, to lend you the money (many tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds/dollars) to buy a theatre or have one built, with all the technical equipment etc. And you need a lot of money to pay staff while you build up your clientele. Some theatres can be hired for a... show more
    Best answer: You need to convince a backer, or several backers, to lend you the money (many tens or hundreds of thousands of pounds/dollars) to buy a theatre or have one built, with all the technical equipment etc. And you need a lot of money to pay staff while you build up your clientele.

    Some theatres can be hired for a week or more for a production which can then be prepared and rehearsed in a cheap-to-hire church hall etc - or some church halls can be hired for full production. That would be a good way to start, rather than trying to raise enough money to buy and run a theatre.

    You need to talk to quite a few people near you who are "old hands" in the theatre business who can guide you and get their advice about what might be available near where you live. If you are not keen on talking face-to-face with people then you are not a theatre person.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can Actors Keep Costumes?

    Best answer: He might have been allowed to keep a costume, or it might have been given to him later as a tribute. Some actors have it put in the contract that they can keep clothes they chose, others actually end up providing "costumes" from their own wardrobe !
    Best answer: He might have been allowed to keep a costume, or it might have been given to him later as a tribute. Some actors have it put in the contract that they can keep clothes they chose, others actually end up providing "costumes" from their own wardrobe !
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • What should I write in a follow up email to an agent?

    I sent an application to an agent 3 weeks ago and I haven't got a reply. I want to send a follow up email to make sure they have received it and try and encourage them to respond. What should I say? Should I send another copy of my cv/headshot/showreel? Thanks
    I sent an application to an agent 3 weeks ago and I haven't got a reply. I want to send a follow up email to make sure they have received it and try and encourage them to respond. What should I say? Should I send another copy of my cv/headshot/showreel? Thanks
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • I have always wanted to become famous for acting. I’m 19 and a female. Should I still go after my dream?

    Best answer: If you love acting go for that dream. It won't come come to you if you don't train and work at improving your skills. Nobody is going to hand you a career in performance.

    The odds are you will not become wealthy or famous but it will make your life rich in other ways.
    Best answer: If you love acting go for that dream. It won't come come to you if you don't train and work at improving your skills. Nobody is going to hand you a career in performance.

    The odds are you will not become wealthy or famous but it will make your life rich in other ways.
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • Is it normal to pay Modeling/Talent agency a monthly fee to be in their agency?

    Some of the agency’s I’ve auditioned or applied at at have stated that I would have to pay a monthly fee to be in their agency and I want to know if that’s normal. I would think it’s not because I have never heard of anybody having to pay the agency. Do you guys think that’s normal or is it a scam?
    Some of the agency’s I’ve auditioned or applied at at have stated that I would have to pay a monthly fee to be in their agency and I want to know if that’s normal. I would think it’s not because I have never heard of anybody having to pay the agency. Do you guys think that’s normal or is it a scam?
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • I got a call about auditioning for the purge (horror movie)?

    So my friend I were joking about signing up for an audition. She told me I’m good looking and should give it a try. The application was on Facebook, and I was like yeah, whatever. There are already 35k applicants, and I was like what are the odds. They say they might call back within a week or two. So... they... show more
    So my friend I were joking about signing up for an audition. She told me I’m good looking and should give it a try. The application was on Facebook, and I was like yeah, whatever. There are already 35k applicants, and I was like what are the odds. They say they might call back within a week or two. So... they called me 2 hours later and said they’re interested and me and if I would like to meet them tonight at Miami for an audition. The thing is I literally have no experience in this area. I’m a 21 white male, and double majoring in law and business economics, and Student president in an honor society with 2 internships. What the hell am I suppose to do there? Scream to the top of my lungs? How do these auditions even work? Do I need experience? are there specific rules? But pros I like about this is that I’ll be in a movie, and I’ll get paid for the next 3 months. The bad thing is. Idk what to do, or how this crap works! Should I tell them I’m not interested? Thanks.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Theatre staging in Britain in the 1980's?

    I have been searching for ages, it comes up with stuff about Thatcher and I don't want that information, I need staging. Was it Proscenium or Traverse
    I have been searching for ages, it comes up with stuff about Thatcher and I don't want that information, I need staging. Was it Proscenium or Traverse
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Would you say that comedians have integrity or any real political finesse?

    Best answer: As with any question of that sort, some comedians do have those qualities, some do not.
    Best answer: As with any question of that sort, some comedians do have those qualities, some do not.
    7 answers · 1 week ago
  • Acting question! should I tell them this?

    I have to send a self tape audition off and the character description mentioned the character i m auditioning for has OCD and as I suffer from OCD myself I was wondering if I should mention it in the email when I send my audition off or is that not a good idea?
    I have to send a self tape audition off and the character description mentioned the character i m auditioning for has OCD and as I suffer from OCD myself I was wondering if I should mention it in the email when I send my audition off or is that not a good idea?
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Can I be an actor even though I'm really shy?

    Im a pretty shy and reserved person. When im talking to one or two people im not really too shy just a bit quiet and reserved but i dont have much trouble talking. But when it comes to performing or being infront of a crowd, I get so shy and nervouse I almost end up crying. Ive always loved film and acting, I... show more
    Im a pretty shy and reserved person. When im talking to one or two people im not really too shy just a bit quiet and reserved but i dont have much trouble talking. But when it comes to performing or being infront of a crowd, I get so shy and nervouse I almost end up crying. Ive always loved film and acting, I used to make short films with my siblings all the time. I love taking on characters and getting to be in different peoples shoes. But because im so shy infront of large amounts of people would it be unrealistic of me to pursue and acting career? Would acting classes help me get over that fear? Are there any other tips or tricks that
    8 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Do you need headshots to audition for a short/student film?

    I know it probably depends, but generally would you need these for an unprofessional job like this?
    I know it probably depends, but generally would you need these for an unprofessional job like this?
    4 answers · 1 week ago
  • Should I be a Hollywood movie actor?

    Should I be a Hollywood movie actor?

    Best answer: Unfortunately you can only choose to try becoming a Hollywood actor, but ultimately the agents, casting directors and producers must choose you. For all we know this could be the only life you have, so if you want to try out acting then why not give it a shot? You of course already have some great skills, but... show more
    Best answer: Unfortunately you can only choose to try becoming a Hollywood actor, but ultimately the agents, casting directors and producers must choose you.

    For all we know this could be the only life you have, so if you want to try out acting then why not give it a shot? You of course already have some great skills, but working on your acting, accents and ability to cry on cue will come in great.

    If you don't try, you'll never know what could have been. Good luck.
    2 answers · 1 week ago