Is the industry quiet?

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    Hi

    Is anyone finding that castings/auditions are very few and far between?

    Some ppl say it will pick up after The World Cup?

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    Hi Shelles,

    Hope you 're ok :-)

    yes it is quiet,hope it will kick off again after the world cup.

    It's like the world has been put on hold for football,not going to complain though my team is in the final lol

    Melissax

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    It's interesting you should ask this as I was just thinking the same myself. Also at the same time as there seems to be less and less paid work I am getting emails from castwed about new agents opening for actors. But I do not see how these agency's can make a profit or even stay in business for very long, when there is now so little work for actors.

    I wonder if the industry has reached saturation point both with too many actors and agents, and what will happen over the next 10 years.

    • 6th Jul 2006
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  • Jason Haigh

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    Hi Shelles,

    Yup,it sure is quiet out there.

    When i spoke to my agent yesterday they said they were doing motivational excersises in the morning to get themselves in the mood for what is a hard slog at the moment.That can't be good when your agent has to motivate themselves before a days work!

    So i echo the other replies so far.Auditions are about as rare as Rocking Horse Shit at the moment.

    Hopefully when France win the world cup things will pick up.

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    but does the industry need to change?

    think about all the technolgy, diffrent way of doing things from the past

    but do we as actors need to change also

    • 6th Jul 2006
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  • Caroline Boulton

    Actor

    Its been quiet for ages, everyone is saying it. I dont know why though, its a mistery, first it was because of easter, now its because of the world cup then soon it will be because of Edinburgh..then xmas..sigh...

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    A friend of mine said his agent was really interested in signing a fresh new talent that he thought would do very well but said he couldnt in the end cos there just isn't the work out there.

    Apparently our professional enemy the 'reality tv show' and its nasty cousin 'real life show' are taking over the shedules and with ITV saying theyre going to start focusing more on these and less on two part dramas etc i think its safe to say its gonna be quiet for some time.

    Any chance someone wants to start up a new network that focuses only on quality stuff for actors. It should only cost a couple of million!

    Sigh.

    Still wont give in though!

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    lol or we should all create our own reality tv show?:-)

    The CCP house! What do you think?

    A house full of frustrated,out of their head actors proves to be more interesting than any boring one you can see at the moment.

    • 6th Jul 2006
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  • Alexander Helm

    Actor

    Hello Shelle

    I though it was just me think it was quiet. Though think seemed to be picking up.

    Creating our own reality show would be hilarious. Wonder who would take the Nicky "precocious brat" role or Lea "suspicous neurotic silicon enhansed" role.

    All The Best

    Alex

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    Hi Alex,

    I'm up for the Niki part,would have to dye my hair blond and get the brain surgery that goes with it lol

    I'm quite good at crying though lol

    so might have good chances...or maybe not!

    • 6th Jul 2006
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  • Mark Joseph

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    I don't like to blow my own trumpet, but I do the BEST impression of Pete.

    Mark.

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    I personally think that reality tv has killed the profession... since the many BB's and Strictly Come this and that has hit the screens the acting work for trained professionals has dwindled. Whats happened to the decent drama's from the BBC and proper tv shows where you didn't have to be societies defunct to be involved?? (ok had my rant....)

    Decent scripts and projects are severly lacking thats to the reality fly syndrome.

    Bx

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    if you wounder what i do

    i e-mail the companies and tell them its

    time for a change

    and i belive the more message they get

    the quicker there change they format

    its better than doing nothing

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    if we acan start to inform these reality tv production companies that the public is tired of

    this current reality tv shows and want drama , comdey etc

    the only way so we can get some work

    unless there told , they will keep on producing

    these shows

    so are we going to keep quite

    i know i'm not

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    Why do so many actors WATCH reality tv?

    Let's boycott it...

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    Unfortunately it's a case of supply and demand, more people prefer to watch the reality shows etc so therefore TV companies put more on. Plus as well, the papers love it too, which adds to the extra hype.

    I'm pleased to say that I've not watched one episode of BB. Have seen snippets but personally, I can't see what all the fuss is about. Would rather turn the TV off and read a good book......................ok, more likely to pop down the pub!

    • 6th Jul 2006
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  • Leila Al-Jeboury

    Actor

    Oooo my first post!

    There's actually an article on this in The Stage today which is rather interesting which looks at whether there's less work or the acting profession is just over-subscribed.

    Have to agree that reality tv is taking over, but I'm irritatingly hooked to BB, HELP!

    • 6th Jul 2006
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  • Steven Elliott

    Actor

    Spoke to my agent and asked what it's like 'out there' He started talking about how nice and sunny the weather was. When I interuppted and told him i'd meant the acting world he replied - 'There isn't one anymore. It simply doesn't exist.' I'm assuming that means it's quiet at the mo.

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    I'm never quite sure about "quiet" times in our industry. Supposedly summer is quiet, yet I've had lucky breaks at this time.

    Maybe it is quieter in some areas than others. For example, I have been applying for lots of Christmas work recently and have auditions also. I know the work isn't immediate, but the process is up and running. With regards to tele, I wouldn't have a clue, as I am agnetless ! But on Castweb there a lot of postings for commercials, which seem to be a constant thing.

    I know it's frustrating at quiet times, but I try to keep my skills up to scratch etc, as you never know when you might be asked prove you are grade 8 on the clarinet, when you haven't actually touched for years!

    • 6th Jul 2006
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    I have been put forward for some things but the acting industry is way over-subscribed. I think Spotlight alone has 20,000 females and 20,000 males? I would have to fact-check that but when you realise that you have to be some kind of list to be called in all the time.

    We don't have a film industry , theatre pays bad and TV is reality tv or the same old faces! Argh

    I was reading a magazine today and Oscar winning actress Halle Berry was saying that the only actress in the entire world who can just sit back and wait for work is Julia Roberts and everybody else has to constantly work hard. Jeez if she can't get work!

    I'm staying optimistic though. You have too.

    • 6th Jul 2006
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