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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.

STRANGERS IN A FOREIGN LAND

This section is for you wonderful actors from foreign countries, who are considering testing the waters in Hollywood. You may very well be fully aware of what we’re about to say, but perhaps you should read this anyway. It has ...

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CASTING DIRECTOR TERRY BERLAND “SHARES”

CASTING DIRECTOR TERRY BERLAND “SHARES”

Clio Awards – www.clioawards.com – don’t come easily.They honor the best work in the field of commercials, similar to Emmys and Oscars, and we’d bet dollars to doughnuts that most of you reading this never heard of them.Well, now you ...

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THE UNIONS – SAG-AFTRA AND EQUITY

THE UNIONS – SAG-AFTRA AND EQUITY

2012 UPDATE: SAG and AFTRA finally merged this year.  They chose the very obvious name of SAG-AFTRA.  Since a lot of new rules are now in place, we suggest you go directly to their website to get the skinny. Just ...

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ACTING TEACHERS/COACHES/SCHOOLS

ACTING TEACHERS/COACHES/SCHOOLS

As you can well imagine, there are scores of acting teachers and schools in Hollywood. For a newcomer, it’s a daunting task to try to determine which ones to consider studying with. The list that we are going to provide ...

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CASTING DIRECTOR COLD READING WORKSHOPS

CASTING DIRECTOR COLD READING WORKSHOPS

Before we explain these to you, we want to warn you: DO NOT ATTEMPT THIS UNTIL YOU HAVE REACHED A CERTAIN LEVEL OF COMPETENCE, WHICH YOU CAN ONLY ACQUIRE AFTER HAVING TAKEN SOME SERIOUS ACTING CLASSES IN HOLLYWOOD. (See ACTING ...

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THE ACTOR’S PASSPORT TO HOLLYWOOD

THE ACTOR’S PASSPORT TO HOLLYWOOD

As everyone knows, before you can enter a new country, a passport is required. The passport itself does not provide transportation, nor maps to places you’ve never been, nor lodging, food or clothing. No education; no financial aid; no new ...

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HAITIAN-BORN HOLLYWOOD TRANSPLANT

HAITIAN-BORN HOLLYWOOD TRANSPLANT

Haitian actor, Max Eugene, would like to share the following information with anyone who wishes to help the people of Haiti, during this terrible disaster: A list of charitable organizations active in Haiti. SEND ANY KIND OF SUPPORT TO AID ...

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WHERE SHOULD YOU LIVE?

WHERE SHOULD YOU LIVE?

Even if you live as close by as Orange County or Central California, if you intend to be a Hollywood actor, you will most definitely need to move to L.A. There is no good way to establish a career long-distance; ...

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MORE HOMEWORK – THE FUN KIND!

MORE HOMEWORK – THE FUN KIND!

Go to the movies. As often as you can. And puh-leeze don’t limit yourself to one genre of film (action, dumb buddy, horror, romance, whatever). Expand your horizons with a variety of types of films, even if you can’t stand ...

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SUBMITTING YOURSELF FROM HOME

SUBMITTING YOURSELF FROM HOME

If you are truly adventurous and able to afford a quick trip to Hollywood (frequent flyer miles, anyone?), you may occasionally want to submit yourself for some of the projects you find listed in Backstage. If you have the equipment ...

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