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New Projects Casting - Upfronts Wrap Up - New Film/TV Studio - Theatre News

By The Up-To-Date Actor, May 24, 2022
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In this week's entertainment industry update, we discuss UpFronts; Production: New Studio, Indie Film & Streamer Churn; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Theatre News; Quick Bites

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New Projects Casting - Major TV Cancellations & Upfronts - Industry Insights - Awards Chatter

By Abigail Hardin, May 17, 2022
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In this week's entertainment industry update, we discuss TV: Out with the Old, In with the New!; Industry Intel; Awards: Emmys Adjust for Streaming Future, Full Look at 2022 Tony Awards; Actors on Acting; NYC Updates

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New Projects Casting - Actor Insider Tips: LA Edition - Talent Managers 101 - South East Production

By Abigail Hardin, May 02, 2022
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In this week's entertainment industry update, we discuss Actor Insider Tips: LA Edition; Off-Broadway Accolades - Lucielle Lortel Awards; South East Report: Pay In-Equality & Growth; Cable VS Streaming; New COVID Protocols TBA; Actors on Acting; To Do in NYC

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New Projects Casting - Netflix Major Changes - Pilot Season Update - Awards & Festivals

By Abigail Hardin, April 26, 2022
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In this week's entertainment industry update, we discuss Streaming Updates: Netflix Massive Drop, Competitors On Alert; CNN+ Bows Out; Festivals & Awards; Movie Theaters Enjoying Return to In-Person Viewing; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Industry Intel: Pilot Season Shifting, PATPA Gaining Support; Dissecting the Process: Actors, Writers Weigh In; What to Watch

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What Is the Difference Between a Talent Agent and a Talent Manager?

By The Up-To-Date Actor, April 25, 2022
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Are you unclear about the difference between a talent agent and a talent manager? A lot of people mix up the two. Read on to learn about the differences between talent agents and talent managers, including their roles, responsibilities, and how they can help grow your career.

What Do Talent Agents Do?

Talent agents have a rather specific job: to find the best roles for their actor clients. Once your talent agent has found a role for which they think you would be well-suited, the next step is to get you an audition and put you in front of the right people at the right time.

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New Projects - Festivals & Awards - RIP CD Jay Binder - Broadway Mask Mandate Extension

By Abigail Hardin, April 19, 2022
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In this week's entertainment industry update, we discuss Festivals & Awards; Developments from Ukraine: TV Industry Seeking Support, Cannes Holding Ukraine Day; Theatre Updates: Mask Mandate Extended, Jay Binder Passing, BIPOC Director Database Expanding; Industry Intel

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Can Talent Managers Help Actors Get Auditions?

By The Up-To-Date Actor, April 18, 2022
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The primary role of a personal talent manager is to oversee the coordination of all areas of an actor’s career. This includes developing new projects, producing, and working with them on individual tasks. Talent managers’ duties span a wide range depending on their engagement with a specific performer. While talent managers were not previously responsible for getting their talent auditions, there is a growing trend of the hybrid agent/manager that has become particularly popular throughout NYC over the years.

In this article, you’ll learn more about the role of a talent manager and how talent managers can help actors get auditions.

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TV Trends - Commercial Contracts - Theatre in 2022 - Actors on Acting

By Abigail Hardin, April 12, 2022
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In this week's entertainment industry update, we discuss Must Read; In-Person Events; TV Trends & Commercial Contracts; Actors on Acting; Theatre in 2022; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; What to Watch & Read

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Is it Necessary to Hire a Talent Manager?

By The Up-To-Date Actor, April 11, 2022
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If you’ve asked yourself, “Do I need a talent manager?”, the answer is probably yes. Talent managers can be instrumental to the success of a performer.  Whether you are just starting your professional career or have an established following and need someone to oversee it, a talent manager can help streamline your appointments and develop you in the entertainment industry.

Up-To-Date Actor has access to some of NYC’s top talent managers so actors and performers can get the exposure they need to succeed. If you’re still unsure, don’t worry! We know just how confusing the world of talent representation can be. That’s why we’ll answer all of your questions surrounding the necessity of talent managers to help you decide the best move for your professional career.

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Theatre Auditions Back - Production Footprint Expansions - Diversity Report

By Abigail Hardin, April 05, 2022
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In this week's entertainment industry update, we discuss Production Footprint; Industry Intel; Diversity, Equity & Inclusion; Oscars Fallout Continues

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