Frequently Asked Questions
Actingland is an online community for actors, actresses, and movie extras. Along with being
able to create two personal profile web pages to be stored in the Actingland talent database,
our subscription services also allow members to access the Actingland Actors/Extras
member's area which contains valuable acting resources including acting guides, articles,
tools, and tips plus a listing of SAG, AFTRA, and extras casting agent links and address.
Actingland also provides links to photographers, acting coaches and schools, film commissions,
and various associations and originations.
Questions & Answers
Below are our most commonly asked questions and their corresponding answers. Glance through this list and if
your question is not answered here, feel free to contact us.
Will I definitely get work if I register with Actingland?
Actingland is not a casting company. Instead, we provide services to casting companies and professionals
who are casting film and television productions. Our talent search engine allows these entertainment
professionals to search for and view the many actor and extra profiles contained within our database. Since
we are not directly involved with the casting process we can not guarantee you will receive work through
our subscription services.
Can I still register if I live outside of the United States?
Certainly. Actingland has members living in all 50 United States and in a
dozen countries world wide. However, Actingland can only accept U.S. Funds.
Who can view my personal information or description?
Since Actingland is a showcase web site, we give you the option of creating profile web pages
for display on our site. Each member may create one private profile web page and one public
profile web page.
Your Private Profile Web Page is used by our casting partners only. This means that only
talent agents, managers, casting directors, producers and potential employers who have been
granted access to our password protected talent search engine, will have the ability to search
for and view your private profile web page or the information which it contains.
Your Public Profile Web Page is available to the general public viewing the Actingland web site.
Anyone visiting our site may search for and view your public profile web page. You do not need
to create a public profile web page. However, if you create a public profile web page, then
all visitors to the web site will have the ability to view your profile, resume, documents,
pictures and all information included within.
Do you sell or provide our personal information to third party marketing companies?
Absolutely not! Your account information and the materials comprising your private profile
are made available only to reputable sources in the film community. We do not knowingly
provide any information to persons or companies that could use your information for sales
purposes or other than you initially intended. For your safety, we try to screen all users
and attempt to limit access to our searchable database to members of the entertainment industry
who are actively seeking actors and/or extras.
Can I pick the films in which I appear?
You can always reject a role if it does not interest you. But, you can not register for
specific films. Our showcase is a general talent listing and does not allow users to specify
the type of film preferred or name of production.
Can you provide me with a list of talent agencies in my area?
Our member's area provides the complete listing of all SAG franchised talent
agents in the United States. Plus, you will find a wealth of information that
can guide you through the casting process.
How can I find film production schedules or filming dates and times?
You'll find valuable links in our member's area that can assist you in locating
production information and your local film commissions.
Do you have a telephone hotline for production updates?
No. You will be able to find the necessary links in our member's area.
Do you post casting notices or audition schedules on your site?
Yes. We are constantly posting casting notices, casting calls, and other production
information on our web site. Casting notices are aggregated from a number of sources including
direct submissions by talent agents, casting directors, and producers. The volume of casting
notices posted on our site varies and may be dependent upon the number of submissions we receive
and the number of shows in production.
Are there many membership requirements?
Actingland has few membership requirements. The Actingland Community
is not an exclusive club or guild. Anyone interested in appearing in a film or
on TV can join. Our only requirements are that you have your own active email
account and children under 13 years old are required to have a parent or
legal guardian's approval.
Do members need to be in an acting union or guild?
Members do not need to be affiliated with any acting unions. You may choose to join one or more unions
on your own. You can list union affiliations on your personal profile web pages.
Information regarding acting unions can be found in the members area.
Do members need to have prior acting experience?
Members do not need to have prior acting experience. Many famous actors started their careers as
movie extras. If you have no prior experience, you should consider becoming an extra. This
is a good way to get your feet wet.
Are their many positions for younger or older people?
The particular film, shot, and scene is what determines the "look" of the actor
needed. There will always be quality roles for people of all ages, races, shapes and sizes.
How much do actors and extras get paid?
SAG actors can request a rate card by calling their local Screen Actors Guild office. Non-union actors
daily wages are dependent upon the particular production company, role, and skill factor which makes
it impossible to determine. But as a general rule, beginning actors and extras should expect to make
about minimum wage with free meals depending on how long you work. Meals are usually served every 6 hours.
You will always be informed of the wage scale and the projected hours of work before you accept a job.
How are travel arrangements made?
Most often are on your own for travel arrangements and costs. As a general rule, production
companies do not reimburse beginning actors and extras for their travel or lodging costs.
However, in certain situations, the film company may choose to transport you by bus or van to the
location. You will be given transportation details before you accept any job.
How long are actors and extras required to be on set?
All shoots are different and it depends upon the particular scene and shot. Therefore,
it is impossible to predict. A typical film day is 12 hours long. It is a good idea to expect
to be on set all day if needed. When you accept any job, you must be prepared to stay as long
as you are needed. Never leave without checking with the assistant director. Most extra jobs
last just one day, however, some may span several days or even weeks. You will be told the
approximate hours of work before you accept any job.
How do I view and update my account and/or my personal profile web pages?
Actors and extras can login to the member's area by selecting "Actors / Extras" from the
Actingland home page. When prompted, enter your username and password. You should be taken to your account
menu where you can choose to view and/or modify your personal profile web pages and administer your account.
How do I add photographs to my personal profile web pages?
You can add photographs to your personal profile web pages in two ways. You can upload the photographs yourself
through the members area using the Upload/Manage Photographs form. This is the easiest way
to get your photographs online. However, you can also mail your photographs to Actingland
and we will scan and post them online for you. We charge a $5.00 fee per picture for scanning
and posting images for you. You can find more information about uploading and/or mailing
your photographs on the Actingland Help Files menu.
How do I Cancel my Account?
Depending upon which subscription plan you selected when you initially registered with us, your membership
subscription service may or may not be recurring. If you have a recurring billing plan, you will be billed
for our services on a monthly basis until you cancel your membership. You can find more information about
canceling your account on the Actingland Help Files menu.
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