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Book - Kickstart Your Income

Kickstart Your Income: 101 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $100Kickstart Your Income: 101 Businesses You Can Start for Less Than $100 by Paige Wright

My rating: 5 of 5 stars


Great for what it is - a solid list of ideas. It's also a broad list of ideas: not every idea requires a computer, which is cool for the non-tech folks.



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shesingsnow
Jul. 13th, 2012 05:50 pm (UTC)
Yes, he'd be an excellent, excellent fit as a character extra --

Okay, first - this: http://www.fabactor.com/
- this is the site from the insiders in Florida. They will have all of the most accurate casting call information for FL.

Second - he needs a head shot and a comp card. A head shot is probably obviously: a 8x10" b&w glossy with his acting resume printed on the back of it.

A comp shot is a card showing pictures of K in action, as his characters, for example. Showing his body. You can put the comp shot on a post card and send it to agents, for example.

In Florida you're allowed to have multiple agents (this is not true in California, where it's bad form). This is good in FL because not all agents will work for you as they should be, to find you jobs.

Once he has the head shot and comp card - just run with it...
shesingsnow
Jul. 13th, 2012 05:53 pm (UTC)
search Google images for acting comp cards and you'll get the idea

you guys could probably create one, print it on stiff card stock and go with it
touchofgrey
Jul. 13th, 2012 05:56 pm (UTC)
!!!!!!!

I've always wondered about the head shot. A "glamor shot" of him would be pretty much the exact opposite of the types of roles he'd want/get. He looks 95% different just hair up vs hair down. Never heard of a comp shot. That makes a lot more sense.

When I auditioned for HHN, they mentioned bringing a head-shot, but also said they weren't just looking for pros, so those were optional. So I just attached a photo of me in my Lucidique costume. SO not a headshot, but I could tell immediately when the people at the table in the front of the room got to my application. LOL I think that photo got me the job before they even talked to me!

If I ever manage to get down there to work again (and I SO want to!!! I die inside a little each year when I get the audition invite) I'm just going to attach my previous HHN photo.

It's occurred to me more than once that for what he wants to do, acting, fire-breathing, probably even sculpting, we'd be so much better off in Orlando. I seem to remember they were casting Pirates in Orlando, and I got the number of the casting agent they use for the "real" acts at HHN the year I worked there.
shesingsnow
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:04 pm (UTC)
Yes - see - a comp card is more important for a guy like K because his primary appeal for jobs is in his action shots - but having a head shot is standard because the comp card doesn't really offer a good, excellent closeup. The headshot is about the expressiveness of the face...
touchofgrey
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:13 pm (UTC)
But aren't headshots pretty much ALWAYS "pretty"? If he had his beard trimmed and his hair back, with a serious look on his face (or weirder, a pretty smile), I don't see anyone looking at him and thinking, "Wow, he'd be perfect for that biker guy!"

Now I want to find Danny Trejo's headshot...
shesingsnow
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:20 pm (UTC)
It would good if you could find headshots of the guys who star in Sons of Anarchy --

touchofgrey
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:46 pm (UTC)
K's been watching that show. That's actually what brought the topic up recently.
shesingsnow
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:24 pm (UTC)
Hmm. A headshot is not so much about "pretty" as it is about how your personal glow or life comes across through a camera -- model portfolios are more lined up for pretty, but acting portfolios less so.

shesingsnow
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:12 pm (UTC)
*sigh* Yeah. You have the advantage of the country but not the advantages of the city.

If you guys moved to LA I'm sure he'd be working within weeks with all of the funky character roles on TV shows.

They have something called the Breakdowns. The Breakdowns, if you can score access, are the weekly massive list of roles needing to be cast on tv and film.

True story. Katie Holmes (aka Tom Cruise) had access to the breakdowns somehow, from her home in Toledo. I don't know how. She heard about a tv show that was casting for a pilot. She filmed a video in her basement and sent it in. Next thing you know, she's on Dawson's Creek.

So. I just did a search and the Breakdowns are online!!

http://www.actorsaccess.com/projects/

Holy crap!! Click on Florida!


SAG - means you have to have a Screen Actor's Guild or AFTRA union card to work the job

So K could audition for non-union roles.



touchofgrey
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:15 pm (UTC)
I guess you have to have an account to see what they're looking for?

"ABC Cooking Show." There we go. ;-)
shesingsnow
Jul. 13th, 2012 06:19 pm (UTC)
Yeah. It's a free account if you have a throwaway email address.