YCAA REsources for actors
Here's a working list of resources for Actors.
Now, the internet, as we all know, is changing so rapidly that lists such as this are never totally current or even final.
If there's an omission, let us know.
The Internet Movie Database. Go here to research cast and crew credits, filmographies for actors, writers, directors, etc., and much more. Indispensable. Click Here
The best e-newspaper for the world of independent film. A subscription (free) gets you a daily posting featuring highlights from the site.
In addition to offering lengthy, often interesting, always intensely-personal reviews of current films, the site is renowned for its first-in-Hollywood gossip, scoops on television series finales, the advanced buzz on blockbuster films, etc. It also seems to have a devoted and vocal following. Click Here
This is a must if you are with an agent. It's a sister company to Breakdown Services, which is what all agencies use to get breakdowns. Daily breakdowns, from casting directors, are sent here. Click Here
This is a must if you are an actor in Canada. It's a monthly service well worth it's investment. Lots of student projects can be found here as well as great larger union projects too.
Daily breakdowns, from casting directors, are sent here. Click Here
Another site for auditions, baby! More crew-oriented than other things these days, but still worth a look. Click Here
The companion site to Backstage, the trade paper & online magazine. Also hosts the Ross Reports site. Actors who use this site for breakdowns do say it's well worth the ten bucks a month. Click Here
ONLINE SITES FOR ACTORS
ACTRA represents over 28,000 professional performers across Canada working in the English-language recorded media sector. This is the union Canadian Actors join, once eligible. The Alliance's Apprentice Membership Program is a valuable way into the organization for new-to-the-business, Canadian-based artists.
The companion site to Backstage, the trade paper is also an online magazine. One of the best columns is the "Secret Agent Man" with stock full of real-life no-nonsense tips and advice for actors
Questions about the business of acting abound and actors of all levels can find easy answers on a terrific website operated and written by prolific character actor David H. Lawrence XVII.
THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
The website for the trade paper The Hollywood Reporter.
YOUTUBE CHANNELS FOR ACTORS
THE HELLER APPROACH
The Heller Approach Acting Studio's official YouTube channel! Whether you're a beginning actor just starting or a seasoned pro looking to improve your skills, you have come to the right place.
ACT ON THIS
Online acting career coaching and advice, from the BIGGEST casting directors, agents & actors in the business!
THE ACTING RESOURCE GURU
Great YouTube channel that shares tons of tips, tricks, and templates to help you get ahead in your acting career!
BACKGROUND CASTING OPPORTUNITIES
Toronto-based Agency that casts for BG roles in many different projects. Click Here
TORONTO FILM EXTRAS
Toronto Film Extras Agency (TFX) is one of the leading background performers agencies in the Greater Toronto Area. Click Here