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Rapid Fire/Long Dialogue For Actors

Many TV commercials present slice-of-life scenarios in which the actors engage in naturally flowing dialogue. In some instances, however, a spokesperson for a product in a commercial will have the task of cramming a great deal of factual, descriptive information into a tight commercial format. Some of these scripts might be short and ‘rapid-fire’, while others might contain a lot of informative dialogue for the actor to handle.

It can be daunting at first to take on these types of scripts. These scripts require the same familiar method of analysis as other commercial copy. The same methods of rehearsal will apply. The difference here is the importance of picking up the pace, and learning to be comfortable with the quick flow of dialogue.

Remember, practice out loud! This will help you to discover the appropriate pacing and rhythm, and allow you to become comfortable with the language in the script.

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Do You Know What’s In Your Makeup?

According to the FBI, the sale of counterfeit personal care products is on the rise! These knock-off cosmetics (including perfume) are loaded with bacteria or laced with carcinogenic elements like arsenic, beryllium and cadmium. The knock-off perfumes may contain carcinogen DEHP and even urine! Is your skin crawling yet?

These knock-off products can result in rashes, acne, psoriasis and eye infections! See the tips below that will help you spot knock-off products:

  • Vendor: Mall kiosks, flea market and websites that you’re not sure are legitimate
  • Packaging:  The coloring, lettering, spelling, or even wrapping seems “off”
  • Price:  If the price is too good to be true, it’s probably not legitimate
  • Product: Consistency, texture or scent seems “off”

And lastly, if you are in doubt whatsoever, don’t buy the product! You can always ask your modeling or acting agent because they are trained to know the difference between legitimate and counterfeit products.

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What Is A Television Pilot?

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A “television pilot” is a standalone episode of a TV series that is used to sell the show to a television network. It is a test episode of an intended TV series. Each summer, the major American TV networks receive hundreds of pitches for new shows. In the fall, the networks request a select number of scripts and the following January, orders about 20 pilot episodes. Actors come to Los Angeles from all over the United States and around the world to audition for the pilot. By spring, the actors are cast and production crews assembled to produce the pilot episodes. Then, the directors, actors and others hope their pilot episode is chosen and thus a TV show is born!

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How To Save Money At The Dry Cleaners

Going to the dry cleaners each week has proved too expensive! In order to minimize your dry cleaning bill, you need to take proper care of your clothes. Take the extra time to hang every piece of clothing immediately after you wear it. Be sure to immediately treat any stains with water or a stain removal product. Spritz your clothes with Febreeze and air them out. And don’t forget the helpful steam mode on your iron – it will remove wrinkles quickly.

Remember to compare prices and specials at your local cleaners. You can reap substantial savings at the end of the year by using a dry cleaner that offers two-for-one specials on selected items and on specific days. It requires some planning but your wallet will love you for it! Models and actors who want to look their very best at a go-see or audition, know the benefits of taking their ‘lucky’ clothes to the cleaners when necessary.

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