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TEENS GETTING STARTED

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March 30, 2010, 05:07 PM
conq48
TEENS GETTING STARTED
Mominbiz, Thank you very much for your help! I just love this site and how people are so helpful to each other, I'm so glad I found this place. If not, I'd be having no progress in my career.
And it really inspires me to go further and don't stop!
April 02, 2010, 03:19 PM
Mominbiz
You're very welcome, conq48! Good luck to you!


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
April 02, 2010, 03:26 PM
Mominbiz
Thanks to Somuchtodo, here is a link to NY Acting Classes for child and teen actors.

http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/f.../9611031/m/898104331


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
April 07, 2010, 11:48 AM
Mominbiz
Here is a special feature article in Back Stage on acting classes in LA. The list includes classes for young actors, as well.
http://www.backstage.com/bso/n...hes-1004078506.story


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
May 13, 2010, 12:04 PM
Zoe
Mominbiz
Do you know anything about Cynthia Bain's teaching?
Her website looks legit: cynthiabain.com
May 16, 2010, 05:23 PM
Zoe
BUUUUMP!
May 21, 2010, 04:49 AM
Janet P
Yikes..BUMP went down way tooo far!
May 24, 2010, 12:48 PM
Mominbiz
HEADSHOTS

Here are several links to columns about professional headshots, followed by links of directories to photographers' galleries.

Bonnie Gillespie – Author/Producer/Casting Director
http://more.showfax.com/column...ives/2006_05_15.html
http://more.showfax.com/column...ives/2006_05_22.html
http://more.showfax.com/column...ives/2007_02_12.html
http://more.showfax.com/column...ives/2007_02_19.html
http://more.showfax.com/column...ives/2007_03_05.html
http://more.showfax.com/column...ives/2007_03_12.html

Mark Sikes – Casting Director/Acting Teacher
http://more.showfax.com/column...ives/2009_09_21.html
http://more.showfax.com/column...ives/2009_09_28.html

Mark Atteberry - Actor/Consultant
Secrets to a Great Online Headshot
http://markatteberry.blogspot....online-headshot.html

Headshot photographers'galleries:

LA & NY - http://www.reproductions.com/NYC/free/index_1.php
NY - http://home.nycasting.com/talent/photographers.aspx
LA - http://argentum.com/2004/gallery.php
LA - http://lacasting.com/la_home.asp
San Francisco - http://home.sfcasting.com/tale...hotographers-sf.aspx
Multiple Cities - http://yellowpages.backstage.c...egory_id=41&letter=a


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
June 01, 2010, 07:51 AM
allisonfearless
Hello! My name is Allison and I am 14 years old. I live in New York and I want to do TV/Film. Do I need an acting coach? How do I find auditions for movies or TV shows in NYC? Aren't they usually in L.A.? Also, I was wondering if I have a long enough resume. I've danced for 12 years, and took singing lessons for 3 years. I'm also going to start acting at local theatres for some acting experience. I don't know if this is enough. Thanks!
June 11, 2010, 12:52 AM
Mominbiz
quote:
Originally posted by allisonfearless:
Hello! My name is Allison and I am 14 years old. I live in New York and I want to do TV/Film. Do I need an acting coach? How do I find auditions for movies or TV shows in NYC? Aren't they usually in L.A.? Also, I was wondering if I have a long enough resume. I've danced for 12 years, and took singing lessons for 3 years. I'm also going to start acting at local theatres for some acting experience. I don't know if this is enough. Thanks!
Hello, Allisonfearless! If you have read through this entire thread you should be able to find most of your answers. You're starting as a tough age, so do as much as you can to gain experience through community theatre, school plays and student films, while submitting to the casting sites listed earlier.


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
July 02, 2010, 03:53 AM
TMR
bump
July 02, 2010, 09:02 AM
L_actress
Thank you! for taking the time to put all that info Smiler
July 26, 2010, 07:36 PM
pandapaula
Do you use your own monolouge for an audition or do they give you one to read?
August 18, 2010, 01:54 AM
Mominbiz
quote:
Originally posted by pandapaula:
Do you use your own monolouge for an audition or do they give you one to read?
Hello pandapaula, and welcome!

Prepared actors should have a variety of monologues memorized and ready to present at a moments notice in case one is asked for at an audition. They should be age appropriate and range from dramatic to comedic. It is rare, if ever, that a monologue is given to an actor at an audition. Sides or copy may be given at an audition for a cold reading, but not a monologue. It's up to the actor to be prepared with a monologue, if requested.


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"
August 18, 2010, 06:56 PM
Mominbiz
Child an teen agent list for LA, thanks to the PARF Board!

http://bbs.backstage.com/eve/f.../9611031/m/579101613


- MIB -
"If you can dream, you can do. Making it happen is up to you!"