I read the role of Stacy and this is the breakdown:
- [STACY] 20-23; 5'5" or shorter; Lead; Caucasian; Blonde. Stacy is a sweet and attractive young woman who has aspiring actress written all over her cute baby face. She’s fun and playful with a good sense of humor. Grown up in a strict and conservative family in central California.
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Cruel Innocence is a SAG Modified Low Budget feature film. I am new to learning the different terms within SAG, since i am SAG Eligible (eligible means able to join once dues are paid). Screen Actors Guild (SAG) is the largest labor union representing working actors. Established in 1933, SAG has a rich history in the American labor movement, from standing up to studios to break long-term engagement contracts in the 1940s to fighting for artists’ rights amid the digital revolution sweeping the entertainment industry in the 21st century. The Guild exists to enhance actors’ working conditions, compensation and benefits and to be a powerful, unified voice on behalf of artists’ rights. With 20 branches nationwide, SAG represents nearly 120,000 actors who work in motion pictures, television, commercials, industrials, video games, Internet and all new media formats (to learn more about SAG http://www.sag.org/home). Being in SAG is a big thing for actors and when starting out that is what we try so hard to be apart of. Why being in SAG is important is because some top agents won't represent actors who are not SAG yet and many casting directors will not see actors who are non-union (means not SAG).
Getting in SAG is hard to do and there are a few ways:
- Get Taft Hartley (if the casting director or producer likes the actor who is non-union they can fill out a Taft Hartley form and file it with SAG, then the actor can work on their film and become SAG Eligible)
- Booking a commercial can get you Sag Eligiblity if it's union
- Getting 3 SAG Vouchers through background work (when a SAG background actor doesn't show up on set, a non-union actor must fill a SAG spot because production sets have a certain amount of SAG actors they have to have on set).
I had a blast at the audition for Cruel Innocence today. When i walked into the audition room there was a few people behind a long table, the reader (the other character i will be reading with) and the camera person. I was asked to slate (my name) and say the character i was reading for. First i had a monologue (monologues can be between 1-3 minutes that the character relives their thoughts and feelings about what they are talking about) to perform and then we jumped into the dialogue and i got to perform with the reader. Throughout the scene i started to get a little teary eyed because i loved this person who seems to be leaving me behind and it actually really did hurt me inside; however, i tried to hold in the tears because in real life we wouldn't want people to see us cry. Once we were done reading the directors said thank you and then i left out of the room. That is how the casting process works. You prepare, you deliver, you leave, and then you wait to find out if you got the part or not.
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