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Want to be in a movie? Here’s how anybody can do it

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Originally posted on Kameron Rie Badgers:
It takes a lot of people to make a movie. Lots of people on the crew, lots of actors (people with lines to say, or featured actions selected by a casting director are called…

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Tax Tips for the Parents of Child Actors

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IMPORTANT NOTE:  This was written before the Trump administration’s massive changes to the US tax code.  You should not rely on it when filing taxes for tax year 2017 or later. Many (if not all) of the deductions formerly available … Continue reading

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What to Expect When You or Your Child Work as a Movie or TV Extra

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Working as an extra — or background artist — on a movie or television show is fun. It’s a great way for retirees, students, homemakers, and kids to earn some money — or for aspiring actors and actresses of any … Continue reading

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Texas Actors Beware: Casting 360, Another “Casting Site” Pretender has Arrived

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As if there weren’t enough of these fake casting sites around, yet another one has popped up in Texas.  This one is called Casting 360, and is running ads like this one on job boards and websites around Texas: Movie … Continue reading

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5 Unbreakable Acting Resume Rules

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Several years ago, a director spotted my grandson juggling at a local festival, and asked him to come in for a part in a national commercial.  The casting director sent an email: “Arrive at 10 a.m., and bring a headshot and resume.” … Continue reading

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Dallas-Area Resources for Actors: Videographers, Headshots, Casting Sites

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In November, I posted a list of Dallas-area agents, coaches, and online casting sites that carry notices of national and regional films, TV shows, and commercial casting calls. This second list of resources for Dallas-area actors and the parents of … Continue reading

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What a REAL Audition Opportunity Looks Like

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Lately, a couple of posts I wrote several months ago have been getting a lot of traffic.  It’s summertime, and the parents of would-be Disney stars are getting bombarded with letters and sales pitches from companies who want to help … Continue reading

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