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Kris Malone is the nom de plume of a longtime Hollywood talent agent. Kris created this website as a way for actors to improve their chances of making it in Hollywood, not as a way to reach the agency for possible representation. Kris wishes all of you actors out there the best of luck, laced with a big dose of reality and plain old common sense.

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF WILD AGENTS

THE CARE AND FEEDING OF WILD AGENTS

Let’s assume that after a long and exhausting hunt, you finally managed to bag that elusive beast…an AGENT. You knocked him out (with your charm and talent) and dragged him off to your lair, where you figured a few fluffy ...

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THEATRICAL CASTING DIRECTOR, JACKIE BRISKEY

THEATRICAL CASTING DIRECTOR, JACKIE BRISKEY

Longtime theatrical casting director Jackie Briskey has had a fantastic run of enviable assignments over the years, but like most casting people, she didn’t begin her career in that particular end of the business. Jackie spent several of her early ...

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RESUMES

The layout of your resume should be standardized and match up with the way others in Hollywood do it (it’s different in other cities). At the top and most prominent will be your name. You representation can also go here, ...

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HEADSHOTS

HEADSHOTS

No matter where you currently reside, other than L.A. and New York, it’s pretty much a given that when you land in Hollywood, you’re going to need brand new COLOR headshots.Your local photographer was probably perfectly fine for weddings, bar ...

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ACTORS NEED SPECIAL ATTENTION DURING TAX TIME

ACTORS NEED SPECIAL ATTENTION DURING TAX TIME

David Rogers, owner of ActorsTaxPrep, Inc., is also a longtime actor in voiceovers. A native Kentuckian, he moved to Hollywood from New York in the mid-1990s. He is certified as a tax preparer by the California Tax Education Council and ...

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PASSPORTS – – THE “OTHER” KIND

This is going to be very short and sweet, folks. EVERYONE NEEDS TO HAVE A CURRENT PASSPORT. The price has been rising rapidly, but at least they’re valid for 10 years. Whether you plan to travel occasionally or never at ...

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