So you’ve booked a gig off LA Casting. It’s an infomercial for a hair product that pays $500/day, $1000 buyout…In perpetuity. But what does that mean? WHAT DOES ‘IN PERPETUITY’ MEAN? “In perpetuity” means…forever. And ever. They can use your image in this infomercial FOREVER! Oh, I can hear what you’re saying “Um…so! I just want to work, and that’s $1500 bucks!." The immediate money can … Read More about What Does "In Perpetuity" Mean For Actors?
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DISCLAIMER: I am not a tax professional, just a helpful guide. Tax laws change from year to year. Nothing on this page is to be cited as a legal source. This is for helpful/informational purposes only and should not replace direct advice from a tax professional. If you're earning 1099 or cash income, particularly as an actor, there are some things you need to be aware of. I'll tackle the most … Read More about 4 Reminders For Anyone Earning 1099 Income As An Actor
Do you buy the books that are faced out on the shelves? I do! Ever wonder why these particular books get to be face out while all the others are sitting on the shelves “the right way” and relying on only the very committed shopper to find them? My guess is it has something to do with luck, a deal made by the publisher, and the fact that it’s already got some buzz. When you buy that book and … Read More about Face Yourself Out
In this Scene Study Series, we'll explore the practice of bringing a scripted character to life. If you've ever had an audition that felt "flat" or needed examples of what it means to "take a risk" in your auditions, we hope to help by showing examples of actors bring the page to life in exceptional ways. This particular scene has only three scripted lines! It would be easy to fall into the … Read More about Scene Study: I AM THE NIGHT
If I asked you right now, “What role should I cast you in next?” Would you have an answer?How about when someone asks “What kind of acting do you do?” Do you have an answer for that?Or do you fumble your words like I used to do? I would say something like"“I’m great at comedy but I also do a lot of drama. I can play characters who are ‘larger than life’ but sometimes play knowledgeable characters … Read More about Pitching Yourself: Your Actor Logline
DISCLAIMER: Nothing on this page is to be cited as a legal source. This is for helpful/informational purposes only and should not replace direct advice from a tax professional. Tax laws may change and personal situations vary. Consult your accountant with any questions. WHO SHOULD FILE FOR LA BUSINESS TAX EXEMPTION? Any performing artist earning 1099 income in Los Angeles should file for the … Read More about How To Register For LA Business Tax