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Frequently Asked Questions

1.    WHAT ARE THE FIVE KINDS OF CALLS WE GET AT CHRISTAL BLUE CASTING?

2.    WHAT IS A TAFT HARTLEY AND HOW DO I RECEIVE ONE?

3.    WHAT IS EXTRA WORK?

4.    WHAT IS AN A.D., P.M., P., CO, D.P., D.; WHAT DOES "WRAP" MEAN?
WHAT DOES "CALL TIME" MEAN?  WHAT DOES "LOCATION" MEAN?

5.  WHAT IS THE MOST IMPORTANT FUNCTION IN CASTING?

6.  WHAT DOES "SAG" MEAN?   WHAT DOES "AFTRA" MEAN?  WHAT DOES "AEA" MEAN?  WHAT DOES "AGVA" MEAN?

7.  HOW MANY MEMBERS OF SAG AND WHAT PERCENT WORKS?

8.  DO I NEED TO JOIN A GUILD?

9.  DO I NEED AN AGENT?  WHERE DO I START?

10.  WHERE DO YOU MEET PEOPLE IN THE INDUSTRY?

11.  HOW DO I LEARN ABOUT THE INDUSTRY?

12.  WHERE DO I FIND REAL WORK IN THE INDUSTRY?

13.  HOW DO I FIND A GOOD ACTING / TEACHING COACH?

14.  IS THERE SOMEONE OUT THERE IN HOLLYWOOD THAT HAS A 30 YEAR TIME SPAN IN THE INDUSTRY THAT CAN ANSWER ALL MY QUESTIONS WITH STRAIGHT ANSWERS AND SHORT CUTS WITHOUT CHARGING ME A FORTUNE?

15.  THERE ARE BOOKS ON THE SHELF OR THE NEWS STAND BUT THEY CONFUSE ME.  I DON'T KNOW ALL THE TERMINOLOGY.  WHO CAN GIVE ME STEP-BY-STEP GUIDELINES?  I HEAR ALL THIS CHATTER ABOUT WHAT NOT TO DO AND MORE CHATTER ABOUT VOODOO.

16.  HOW DO I LEARN ABOUT THIS VAST BUSINESS?

17.  I WANT TO FIND MY WAY INTO THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.  I WANT TO TALK TO SOMEBODY THAT'S NICE...THAT WON'T BE COLD AND HARD TOWARDS ME.  WHO DO I SPEAK WITH?  I KNOW OTHER ACTORS HAVE ADVICE BUT THEY ARE NOT THERE YET.  WHO WAS ALREADY THERE AND KNOWS WHAT TO DO?

18.  SOME BOOKS SAY DO THIS...OTHERS SAY DON'T DO THAT...SUCH CONTRADICTIONS.  WHAT BOOKS ARE THE BEST?

19.  WHO HAS HELPED PEOPLE BEGIN AND GO ON TO BECOME A SUCCESS?

20.  DO I REALLY WANT THIS?

21.  WHAT DO I NEED?

22.  WHAT DO I WANT?

23.  I'M LOOKING FOR BASIC KNOWLEDGE!   I WANT TRUE FACTS ABOUT THIS CREATIVE WORLD THESE PEOPLE LIVE IN.

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