The first place an actor can look is Backstage. Jobs are listed nationwide for on-camera, touring productions, talent searches and more! There also many places where you can take charge and post your headshot and resume' online. These include:
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INFO ON AGENTS, CASTING DIRECTORS, ETC.
A great source of information is the Actors Resource Guide. It lists Casting Directors, Agents, Acting Schools and more helpful at a very affordable price, only $19.95.
Make friends and connections. Here are a few great places online to meet other actors and learn about other fun upcoming things!
Actor's Helping Actors is a MeetUp group that plans acting related outings and free or affordable workshops. Tell them we sent you!
Improv Trick Free and Discounted Classes is Improv Trick's own MeetUp Group.
You'll need to join MeetUp, which is free! There are a lot of other great MeetUp Groups that are related to writing, film production, or just playing frisbee golf. Search around, have fun and grow your network!
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Bill Chott and Lauren Holly have completed photography on the feature film Marshall the Miracle Dog. Holly, (ABC's Motive) and Chott (Disney's Wizards of Waverly Place) play a couple who have kidnapped Marshall the Miracle Dog.
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Class will be postponed for a week or two. In a situation beyond my control, the management of 72 North and their landlord have ended their business arrangement, and therefore will not be open, per a text I received a few minutes ago. It seems that there was a disagreement about the increase in rent that 72 North was asked to pay. Art (the owner of 72 North) was very apologetic.
I'm also very apologetic, especially for those of you who waited patiently as we transitioned from Hutch's to 72 North. This was absolutely unforeseeable and I'm very sorry.
I am open to any suggestions or leads of locations which would be open to an arrangement of class location in exchange for bringing new customers to a location, or an affordable and artist-friendly location near Old Town Pasadena. Once again, the location, time and date should be Tuesdays 5pm in Pasadena in order to keep my arrangement with those of you who are expecting continuity of that schedule.
For a third time, please accept my apologies and I hope that this temporary postponement does not affect your view of Improv Trick in a negative way.
If you're reading this, you should have already set your clock back an hour. Share this and remind people to Fall Back, because if you don't do it some really awful stuff will happen:
A brand new Improv Comedy Jam comes to Pasadena Tuesday October 29th at 7:30pm. It's going to be at 72 North, which is a great bar/dining/performance venue. It's been around Old Town for a while and now it's the host to our weekly Improv Jams.
What's a Jam? It's like an open mic for improvisers. We'll have some great players coming in from L.A. and everyone is welcome to join us onstage.
Don't miss the first one! It's going to go from 7:30-9:30pm, and will be followed by music from Northern Strangers. This is going to be the kick-off for a series of really cool jams. Show your support for jams like these by coming to the opening night.
It's FREE!!! You don't have to pay for a thing. Just come out to support.
At Last! We have a new location for our Tuesday night classes and Jams in Pasadena. We hope you'll join us for the first of many jams at 72 North on October 29th. 7:30pm will be the time to join us at 72 North (at 72 North Fair Oaks Blvd.) We've been celebrating after our jams at 72 North for over 2 years. Now we won't have to leave our classroom location.
We'll be in their downstairs lounge, a private area that will be even more suitable for classes, then upstairs to the main showroom for even more fun! Student Showcases and jams will be in a more lively and festive environment.
Also on October 29th, we'll be starting a new round of Lifetime and Enter the Zone classes. Be sure to reserve your seat in class if you haven't already. Need help walking through the process? Please don't hesitate to call 323 359 8588 for more info. New Students will be able to join us for the last half of class.
New Hollywood Classes start on November 3rd with a Free Class and Student Showcase and then Lifetime and Enter the Zone start on November 10th.
Click on any of the links above for more info. You'll be seeing even more from Improv Trick around Pasadena. At the Ralph's on East Colorado, you can see the ad below on carts and we'll be on the screens at Buffalo Wild wings. Take a friend to lunch and then brag: Hey, my improv school is on TV!
Our new waitlists make it easier for us to reserve a space for you in class, and it also helps us keep you up to date about all the upcoming events at Improv Trick. We hope you'll share this with your friends on Facebook, and all over town!
Due to continuing maintenance at Hutch's, there will be no class or jam tonight. We're not sure when the plumbing repairs will be completed, but we can no longer delay classes due to Hutch's closure. I have been hard at work trying to find an alternative place to hold class, but it looks like we'll have to push it to next week.
As you know, I prefer NEVER to have to postpone or cancel a class and this is not the manner in which Improv Trick operates. My sincere apologies for any inconvenience this has caused. If you have any questions I can answer, feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friends, we're sorry to announce that today's class and tonight's show at Hutch's is cancelled. Hutch's had informed us that their plumber assured them that they'd be open by Thursday. We're sorry that's not the case.
We are sorry for any inconvenience. Please accept this gift certificate below, good for any class or show. One per student, not valid with any other offer. You may give it as a gift to a friend.
We're hoping that the situation at Hutch's improves and we're waiting to hear about classes next week. We're looking for an alternate class space and those planning on coming out to the class or jam on Tuesday should stay tuned to your local social media, (our Twitter and Facebook) and this blog page on our website. You may want to bookmark it to keep on top of updates like this one: http://theimprovtrick.weebly.com/blog.html.
Hurry! For the next 13 days, you can buy The Lifetime Class, or any Stage 2 Zone Class for only $99 dollars. This is a once in a Lifetime opportunity. Click HERE now to purchase this Living Social Deal. If three of your friends buy it too, you get it FREE!
Spread the word! Click on "Tweet" and "Like" below! Don't forget, The Sauce has only 4 more shows left in our current run at Hutch's BBQ. Final show is September 28th.
Do you want to take Exciting Summer Classes and see The Sauce before the end of our eight month run?
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