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.

RESEARCH/DATABASE
IMDb

The Internet Movie Database. Go here to research cast and crew credits, filmographies for actors, writers, directors, etc., and much more. Indispensable. Click Here

INDIE WIRE

The best e-newspaper for the world of independent film. A subscription (free) gets you a daily posting featuring highlights from the site. 

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INDIE WIRE

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

AUDITIONS/BREAKDOWNS
ACTORS ACCESS

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

CASTING WORKBOOK

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

MANDY

Another site for auditions, baby!  More crew-oriented than other things these days, but still worth a look.  Click Here

BACKSTAGE

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 NATIONAL

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.

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BACKSTAGE

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  

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ACTING ANSWERS

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. 

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THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

The website for the trade paper The Hollywood Reporter.

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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.

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ACT ON THIS

Online acting career coaching and advice, from the BIGGEST casting directors, agents & actors in the business!

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THE ACTING RESOURCE GURU

Great YouTube channel that shares tons of tips, tricks, and templates to help you get ahead in your acting career!

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BACKGROUND CASTING OPPORTUNITIES
BON-KER CASTING

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