Industry Insiders - Acting: It's a Serious Business

  1. Veteran actor turned producer and director of low budget films Addison Randall and actress turned director and academic Jennifer Dean lead a discussion on performing: then and now with incoming performers Phil Biedron and Laura Beamer. Randall has been in entertainment literally since birth (allegedly "born in a trunk" on a set). His grandfather was Hal Roach. Dean is a current NYC resident going for her MFA in directing. They discuss ways the industry has changed and how actors today have different but not dissimilar challenges.

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  2. Actor turned director/documentary filmmaker Jennifer Dean discusses the role of women in the entertainment industry -- and some of the people she met while filming her documentary INSPIRATIONAL STORIES FROM THE 2nD SEX AND THE 7th ART. She is interviewed by Laura Beamer, an iconoclast in her own right: stunt woman in a side of the industry usually dominated by men.

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  3. New York based actor turned director Jennifer Dean discusses advice for females in the entertainment industry with Laura Beamer, incoming stunts.

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  4. Filmmaker Jennifer Dean discusses with stunt woman Laura Beamer how the women's movement affected female performers.

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  5. Filmmaker Jennifer Dean (former actress turned scholar/director/documentary filmmaker) discusses with industry incomer Laura Beamer how to get started as a young performer.

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Industry Insiders - Acting: It's a Serious Business

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For most audiences, the most important -- and often the only -- motivator to see a movie or watch a TV series is its performances. The actor is the audience's "in" to the story and provides the human link between technology and narrative. It is virtually…


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For most audiences, the most important -- and often the only -- motivator to see a movie or watch a TV series is its performances. The actor is the audience's "in" to the story and provides the human link between technology and narrative. It is virtually impossible to have a good movie without strong performances at its center. Yet, there are many challenges facing actors today: how to compete with technology? How to break into such a competitive business? How to strategize a career over the long term? What type of other roles in the production process may an actor take?

ACTORS ROUND TABLE
Veteran performers Addison Randall and Jennifer Dean discuss with newcomers Laura Beamer and Phil Biedron some of the recent changes in the profession.

JENNIFER DEAN - PERFORMER TURNED DIRECTOR
In this series, actor turned director and documentary filmmaker Jennifer Dean discusses the role of women in entertainment. Now New York based, Jennifer has made the transition from being in front of the camera to being behind, and is currently working on a documentary about THE SEVENTH ART AND THE SECOND SEX.

ABOUT THE SERIES...
"Digital Media Industry Insiders" is a series of instructional videos featuring entertainment industry newcomers interviewing pros on all aspects of how the industry works, strategies for entering a particular field, and what areas are primed for greatest job growth.

Sponsored by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office Department of Economic and Workforce Development Information Communication Technologies and Digital Media Sector Los Angeles Region.

Our videos are organized by career pathway, with industry pros representing each sector. Each pro is interviewed by recent industry incomers not only in their particular area but also in other crafts to show how the different aspects of production work together -- and where confusions can arise!

For more information about the entire ICT and DIgital Media sector, please check out ict-dm.net.

Individual channels targeting a specific area of production are:

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Post Production: Why "We Will Fix It In Post" Is Hollywood's Biggest Lie: Industry Insiders - Post Production: Why "We Will Fix It In Post" Is Hollywood's Biggest Lie

Sound: What You Don't Know About It Can Hurt You: Industry Insiders - Sound: What You Don't Know About It CAN Hurt You

Development: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About "Development Hell"...But Were Afraid to Ask: Industry Insiders - Development: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About "Development Hell"...But Were Afraid to Ask

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Pilots (pilot episodes for series: Animation, Editing, First AD, Post): Industry Insiders - Series Pilots (Animation, Editing, First Assistant Directing, and Post)

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