Saturday, May 20, 2006
The Dynamic Laws of Casting
- You will not get every job for which you audition.
- You will get the job, but the film will fall through.
- You will think you've nailed it, then never hear from them again.
- You will have days when you are just 'off.'
- Your best reading may well occur in the elevator after the audition.
- You will be competing with cell phones, pagers and lunch.
- You will be read by people who can barely read, let alone act.
- You will walk in with all the confidence in the world, only to get psyched out by the gorgeous blonde in the corner.
- You've been told that agents and casting directors are people, too... but you're beginning to doubt it.
- YOU WILL WORK AGAIN IN THIS BUSINESS
(from How to Get the Part...Without Falling Apart: Featuring the Haber Phrase Technique for Actors by Margie Haber
, based on Donna Cassell
New Commercial Trend: Content Wraps
The CW also announced its plan for advertiser and viewer friendly commercial breaks, called Content Wraps (or CW, get it? yeah.). Content Wraps are available to advertisers as content-driven, CW-produced "programming" that one advertiser can sponsor. Within this two-minute pod, which will air two or three times during the course of the evening, a story will unfold. In the unfolding of that story, the characters are also using, engaging in or somehow showcasing the advertisers product. For instance, if it's on Wednesday during America's Next Top Model, the advertiser may be Clairol. Whatever the story content, the characters are using Clairol products. While Bill Morningstar and Dawn Ostroff of The CW say the advertiser response to the project has been wholly positive, they do not have any signed clients yet to speak of
Wednesday, May 17, 2006
Information about studio lots, past (and maybe some present ones too).
Friday, May 12, 2006
A discussion of whether original stories are possible.
Monday, May 08, 2006
Warner Bros. Domestic TV Embraces Small Format/Online Video
When the reps at Warner Bros. Domestic TV Syndication bring out Two and Half Men this week for the Fall 2007 season, they'll be selling both the small screen off-net rights and the internet rights. In addition to the standard TV rights, stations who pick up the show will be able to stream episodes on their websites 5x week, after their initial airing of the episode on television. Stations will also have local inventory in the webisodes. As for the future cable network who picks up the series, probably for the 2010 season, it too will have the same internet rights as local stations. WBDTD will retain the rights to sell episode downloads of the series via iTunes or other internet 'stores', and will also do what it can to prevent the unlicensed streaming of the show on non-licensed sites
). Part five of the Small Format and Online Video series of posts:
- Confusion Over Small Format Video
- Online Video May Affect Production, Distribution and Our Income
- TV to Become Small Format Online Video More and More
- SNL Half Gets Online Video
- Warner Bros. Domestic TV Embraces Small Format/Online Video
Saturday, May 06, 2006
An interesting way some films get financed.
Friday, May 05, 2006
The casting director writes about actor's training/classes and what other casting directors think of them.