Self-Producing VII: Production Timeline

Let’s get back to the discussion of self-producing your one-person show in a theater. As a self-producer, you’ll be juggling many many details, which can be daunting and stressful. Your …

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When Things Go Wrong Onstage

Opening night of my one-woman show, “Jonna’s Body, Please Hold.”  The first act went great. I was glowing as I headed backstage for intermission, so happy. Until I looked down …

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Bah Humbug!

Does the phrase “Bah Humbug” ever cross your mind when you reflect on your acting career progress? I must admit, just as Scrooge rediscovered his joy for life and loved …

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Scream Queens

Sure it looks fun in the movies but try to DO it for an entire day!  Screaming is something loopers fear. We lose our voice, and THAT is our rent …

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Loop Group Leaders Part II

You’ve read about Loop Groups getting the jobs. What comes next? Once we are hired we usually get to spot the show. This means we watch it and figure out …

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Loop Group Leaders Part I

Some of you may wonder what you actually do when you not only work as a looper, but also lead the loopers. There are MANY loop groups out there.  Some …

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A Picture is Worth 1000 Somethings…

Somebody called me the other day asking if I had the name of a good headshot photographer, for hosts.  Naturally, I have a great headshot photographer (Elias McCabe); however, I …

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Etiquitte

You may have looped before, but do you know looping etiquette? As a loop group leader, you’ve worked with those divas. Those difficult political hires that you would NEVER hire …

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Slating for Voice Over

When slating for voice over, there are a few basic rules of thumb.  When slating for a commercial, promo, narration, or industrial, just slate your name.  When slating for animation, …

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