Hello! How are you? This is a year we will never forget! For me, the first month or two I panicked. I bought food enough for an army, my grandmother used to say. By the third month I had already cut my bangs and as you can see they are growing out. (Same with my dog's quarantine cut)
Please follow the link in the picture below to my Facebook Group. This page will be the current important findings from the top Entertainment Media Sources. Right now, we all need to know the rules, in order to negotiate our own contracts. We need to know what to ask and expect. For an example, what sort of testing kit? How often? What if I test positive? Do I get paid? Is there insurance to cover this? What about the driver? He is wearing a mask and gloves and shield too, right? And he has been tested? Can I see that before my client gets in the car? Is he wiping down the car after each person? I am riding alone right? What about Hair and Makeup? What if I get sick while shooting and working on a production? …
Photo credit: Lauren Patrice Nadler and Pam Bouvier 2019 Hello. I have a very important Facebook group meant for line producers, producers, directors, AD's, casting directors, actors, hair and make up...oh yeah, EVERY DEPARTMENT in the production business. For those who want to get ready in production and prepped with real information and be a rule spreader, not a virus spreader. Actors, FYI, it is quite possible that if you are not a star, you will be doing your own hair and make up (make sure to negotiate that with your agent) the stylists may only have time for the stars. This group is re-entry based. How do we start. What can we expect. New Normal Production Re-Entry
Boy, the land of self-tapes. Now, how about the land of self-taping something that should have a session? It's harder for all of us. I was just thinking, the actors are going to have to get that 2nd bedroom for a studio. YOU MUST figure out your lighting and eye levels and get a prompter app, or find a used one on eBay. Or get iPad and a teleprompter app.
Oh, and please look at it yourself first. Is that really the best you can do?
You may have 8 self-tapes to do, but your odds are still not good, if you can't compete.
If you are new and want to connect to a an industry professional act like one from the start. Anyone in the entertainment industry or media of any kind, be it viral or personal branding....you must please know this: Your initial contact is judged. Our job is too read someone quickly for the role and make a decision. If you take the time to email a casting director, agent or manager, you must attach a headshot, resume and one link to a showreel.