Using Crowdfunding to Build a Sustainable Career as a Filmmaker

Using Crowdfunding to Build a Sustainable Career as a Filmmaker Head of Crowdfunding, Gerry Maravilla, gives us the run down on Seed&Spark – a film-centric crowdfunding and subscription video on demand platform. Check out his successful Seed&Spark campaign here! The...

UpCast Radio – Elle Schneider

UpCast Radio – Elle Schneider We had the pleasure to talk with award winning Director of Photography, independent filmmaker and veteran feminist – Elle Schneider – about launching a filmmaking career and the current push for women in the industry. A blooming...

How to Start a Production Company on a Low Budget

HOW TO START A PRODUCTION COMPANY ON A LOW BUDGET Guest Post by Annie Laurie Medonis. Annie Laurie is the Executive Producer and Creator of TV show, movement, and documentary, Real Active Women. RAW highlights female athletes for their talent and strives for respect. ...

How to Create the Perfect Self-Tape

HOW TO CREATE THE PERFECT SELF-TAPE Lights, Camera, Action. All You. At the end of the day it is important to keep in mind that casting directors want to see you! You don't want them to being paying attention to what the camera is doing, how alien like you look under...

What To Do When You Don’t Have a Reel

WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU DON'T HAVE A REEL Reel Talk: You're Already a Professional, Act Like It. It’s a catch 22: you can’t book work, without first having work to show your skills as an actor. It’s the classic “you need money to make money” not entirely exclusive to the...

7 Sundance Films Make Their LA Debut

7 Sundance Films Make Their LA Debut The Summer's Boldest Indie Films Premiere in LA. Straight from Salt Lake City, seven Sundance films made their West Coast debut this past weekend bringing the heat to an already steamy Downtown LA. From a documentary rom-com to a...

What Went Down at NEXT Fest ’17

WHAT WENT DOWN AT NEXT FEST '17 Movies + Music + Mischief ...can only begin to describe the weekend at the Ace Hotel in Downtown LA. With the summer's most innovative films making their first Hollywood appearance alongside musicians, performing artists and industry...

Perfecting Your Side Hustle As An Actor

PERFECTING YOUR SIDE HUSTLE AS AN ACTOR Bring in the Bills with Zero Skills. We all could use a little extra change in our pockets. And if you’re a model or actor, you most likely a) know the struggle of not having a stable cash flow and b) probably don’t care enough...

This is How Successful Actors Use Twitter

THIS IS HOW SUCCESSFUL ACTORS USE TWITTER RT. Lucky for you, Hollywood has become increasingly transparent in the last decade. You can find out what projects a Casting Director has worked on; and with social media, you can discover what he or she enjoys to do, read...

Top 5 Life-Changing Celebrity Audition Tapes

TOP 5 LIFE-CHANGING CELEBRITY AUDITION TAPES The Big Break. Even though you might not be able to think of a time when some of these people were not famous, the truth is that the majority did not come out of the womb and walk straight onto the red carpet. We put...

Time Management for Actors

TIME MANAGEMENT FOR ACTORS Because you never want to be that person with "too much free time." While having a totally flexible schedule might seem like a luxury, it can become a huge stress factor if you don't manage your time efficiently. As an actor – like any...

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