Author: Jenn David (Jenn David)

Setting Up Your Actor’s Access Profile
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Setting Up Your Actor’s Access Profile

Since you are looking to do this professionally, you will want to be submitting for as many jobs as you can to make the most out of the incredible access this platform gives actors. So you would be best served by creating and paying for an Actors Access Plus account which gives you unlimited submissions, unlimited ECO Cast auditions, no charge to include your media in submissions and more.

Verifying Information Reported for Your Child Actor
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Verifying Information Reported for Your Child Actor

It is crucial to not only follow up with any correspondence received from the Social Security Administration, but it is recommended that minors request their Social Security Statement annually. They are not automatically sent to minors, they must be requested.

The World of Being a Parent to a Young Performer
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The World of Being a Parent to a Young Performer

Welcome to the world of being a parent to a young performer! This job comes with many responsibilities. It’s important for a parent to realize this at the very beginning. Of course, the most important responsibility any parent ever has is to raise a happy, healthy, well adjusted child. It’s common knowledge that this industry...

Entertainment Payroll Basics and What You Need to Know
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Entertainment Payroll Basics and What You Need to Know

The basic laws covering film and TV production payroll are similar to those that govern payroll for other businesses. But some wage-and-hour rules are made specific to the entertainment business for the Motion Picture Industry. Other provisions are made for specific crew member classifications, or for entire areas of production, in collective bargaining agreements negotiated by film and TV union locals.

How To Format Your Actor Resume
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How To Format Your Actor Resume

Believe it or not, actor resumes are one area where the entertainment industry is pretty standard. Geography doesn’t make that much difference. That’s why most of the nationwide casting sites give you the same basic format to use when entering your resume. Your resume should be in 10 or 12 point font. No script, just...

How to Format Your Child Actor Resume
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How to Format Your Child Actor Resume

Whether your child is a new actor just breaking in, or a more experienced actor who needs a little “resume make-over”, this information is for you! Many parents struggle with how to present their child's work experience in a resume format. Who knew we would ever have to create an employment resume for someone who is 5 years old? It is common for parents to stray away from industry standards, or give unintentional, subtle messages that are negative, while creating a resume.

Tips to Instantly Improve Your Self Tape Video
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Tips to Instantly Improve Your Self Tape Video

What is a self tape? Self Taping is an increasingly used method of casting in the film and television industry, and now even in theatre. Instead of going along to a conventional audition, casting or screen test, actors are asked to film their own auditions, edit the scenes together and upload or email the finished product to...