Casting: African American Actors Needed

Casting: African American Actors Needed

African American Actors looking for a break

African American actors are needed. And, we are pleased to announce that one of our crew members is currently casting for a indie short film project in Los Angeles that will be shooting in May. This is a paid opportunity and will shoot 1 – 2 days.

This casting call is looking for two youthful looking African American females in the 18 – 30 year old range and one youthful looking African American male in the 18-30 year old range.

Send a two minute monologue to apt207production@gmail.com by May 7th, 2018.

Please include that you were referred by Black TV Film Crew. Apply as soon as you can!

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African American Actors

Actress Vernika Eshay Rowe. This photo is courtesy @Venika_Eshay_Rowe Instagram

For African American Actors – A Few Words of Advice

I watched Kerry Washington on television the other night. She told Jimmy Kimmel about auditioning for her role on Scandal. She stated that many of her friends thought the role was for them and that she didn’t believe her audition went well. But, she went anyway. It was probably discouraging to hear friends say, “The role was written just for me,” and think to yourself, “Well that means the role isn’t mine.” No one knows who is going to get the role, but the person who doesn’t show up, will never get the role.

It was strange to her Kerry talk about being somewhat insecure about the role when she clearly became Olivia Pope in every sense of the word. All of us deal with doubts and fears from time to time, keep going anyway. Every one questions themselves, but every with a little doubt in your head, claim a victory. Talk positively to yourself and watch your life change.

At Black TV Film Crew, we know a lot of actors are out there looking for a break. This may be yours.

Don’t give up and just keep going.

Final note for those needing motivation:

We recently started a Pinterest page to help keep us motivated and remind us of all the talented black folks all over the world. If you’re on Pinterest, let’s connect.

(Feature photo published courtesy of @Lesliedapwatda’s instagram)

Squeaky Moore: Talks The Art of the Pitch

Squeaky Moore: Talks The Art of the Pitch

Squeaky Moore #100 PitchesSqueaky Moore a friend to content creators!

Squeaky Moore is a writer, director and producer and founder of Moore Squeaky Productions. She recently wrote and published #100Pitches: Mistakes I’ve Made So You Don’t Have To. We interviewed Squeaky after seeing her presentation of #100Pitches at General Assembly in Santa Monica. What is your goal for your book? My goal was to educate content creators, specifically women and minorities on how to pitch. I felt like when I was in pitching, there was so much that I didn’t know. When I reached out to my peers, many of them didn’t have the answers either. This book came from a place of frustration and on the heels of Oscars So White. We’re not showing up because we don’t know what to do.
Only the strong will survive this game period.

How persistent do you have to be to succeed in this business? You have to be a stalker. Start engaging. Because I am research focused, I find out where they are and who I’m trying to get in front of. If someone I want to engage is at an award ceremony, I try to be there. One thing I learned from my experiences is to reach out. If a person who I want to connect with is going to be at an event, I’ll say, “Hey, I’ll be there and would love to meet you.” I do this after I’ve been engaging already. And, I have my 10 – 15 second pitch ready to go.

Content Creators Can’t Be Afraid to Reach Out

What’s the secret to getting people familiar with your content? Stay engaged. Reach out to production company owners… Stay out there. When you have something going on, let them know. Include them on a newsletter. Send them an email and say, “I love to send you a copy.”  If you keep the conversation going,  over time people will begin to check you out. What is the best social media platform for content creators? LinkedIn is one of my top social media platforms. I get the most responses from LinkedIn. If you make the information pertinent, it can really work for you. You have to use your instincts. Remember: If you constantly position yourself as an authority, then that’s what will help you.
Stay out there. Stay engaged.

How do you get over rejection? Perspective is everything. Where your head game is. I don’t look at any situation as I failed. I touched base. I didn’t get the outcome that I wanted, but I made an acquaintance. I have an open door. So, when I have the next idea, it’s gonna work. Once I get in the door, once I connect, whatever it is, I know I’m building a relationship and the door will open. You have to change your perspective.   Inside Scoop: Squeaky works with content creators on their pitches as well as reviewing pitch packages for investors, networks, etc. If you’d like to reach out to Squeaky, please visit her website and let her know Black TV Film Crew sent you!
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