Spotlight Interview with Casting Director, Tiffany Mak

November 23, 2011
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The lovely and talented Ms. Tiffany Mak was born in “Winterpeg”, Manitoba and moved to Vancouver in 1998. She achieved a degree in Criminology from Simon Fraser University and planned to pursue a career as a lawyer. Even though Criminology doesn’t seem to have anything in common with casting, she says it’s helped her a […]

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Casting Director, Stuart Aikins on Directing Asymmetry

October 21, 2011
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Many of you know Stuart Aikins as the Emmy nominated and Casting Society of America Award winning Casting Director who is busy with many Film & TV productions that come to Vancouver. What you may not know is that he has a MFA in Directing and a faculty member at Capilano University’s theatre department. Stuart […]

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Spotlight Interview: Mother of young actor, Julia Stone

September 30, 2011
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Last week we featured the spotlight interview with 12 year old actor Julia Stone who stared in the feature film, The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom.  We are continuing the interview but now with Julia’s mother, Sue Chappel, about the reality of parenting a young film actor. How did you feel about Julia getting […]

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Spotlight Interview: 12 year old actor, Julia Stone

September 19, 2011
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Recently I interviewed Julia Stone and her mum, Sue Chappel about each of their journeys in the process. Julia is a student I began coaching a few years ago just before she booked her first job the much acclaimed feature, The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom. Julia is much lauded for her work in […]

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The Secrets to Getting An Agent, Part 2 | Parents Guide for Child Actors Series

July 11, 2011
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Read Part 1 of this article, Secrets to Getting An Agent. Meeting Potential Agents When you meet with agents let them know you are meeting with a few and tell them you will be deciding in a few weeks. This eliminates the “first date” uncomfortable feeling when they offer to work with you but you […]

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The Secrets to Getting An Agent | Parents Guide for Child Actors

June 30, 2011
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Fairytales can come true, it can happen to you – but it probably won’t. I don’t hate dreams but don’t think they are particularly useful past the initial inspiration stage. In my own life real has been so much better than dreams. It’s great to dream you’ll get an agent and end up with a […]

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Parent’s Guide to Film & TV for Child Actors

May 24, 2011
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Alien Abductions and Hockey Dads in Crisis Does it seem as though an alien life force has abducted your daughter? Is the former introvert (who hid behind the curtains when company came to call) suddenly declaring loudly for all the world to hear that she is going to be an actress on TV? Has your […]

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So You’ve Written the Perfect Screenplay – Now What?

February 13, 2011
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You’ve done it.  You have spent weeks, months, even a year or more getting your story down on paper.  Perhaps you have gone to the extra length of getting the input of a script consultant to ensure that it is in the best shape possible.  Writing a script is a major accomplishment! So what’s next? […]

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