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This is the place for Canadian answers! My company runs "The Advisors", a Toronto-based career-power network for performers, producers and entertainment artists of all sorts. I am a performer, and I have not had a joe-job in the last thirty-odd years, so I must be doing something right. I can talk about career moves, self-promotion, self-production, and the business sense that turns your art into a living.

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I am the most published Canadian arts entrepreneur.
The Actor's Survival Kit, Tax Kit 2000+, Tax CD, The Art of Managing Your Career.

Organizations

Canadian Equity, ACTRA, AEA, BAEA

Publications

The Actor's Survival Kit, Tax Kit 2000+, The Agents Book, The Art of Managing Your Career, The Organizer, Equity News, ACTRA newsletters.

Awards and Honors
"Many people in the audience applauded warmly when it was time for him to leave the stage" (Local review of my Bill Walker in "Major Barbara" at the Shaw Festival.

Awards and Honors

"Many people in the audience applauded warmly when it was time for him to leave the stage" (Local review of my Bill Walker in "Major Barbara" at the Shaw Festival.

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2016-03-12 eye blinking during test camera:

To answer your followup:  I must advise you strongly against spending any money for services from online "casting agencies".  Speaking generally, they rely on people's embarrassment and the tendency to

2015-12-20 kind of art or what ?:

Your expressive dance sounds interesting. I'm not sure where it's taught, though; it might be a South Asian style, perhaps. If you're thinking of doing it professionally, you'd have to win the confidence

2015-10-22 eye blinking during test camera:

I can't comment on any of the sites you list, but in general I will say that such sites are very rarely useful if you are looking for acting work. Getting any acting work is so very difficult, especially

2014-12-06 model career newbie question:

Never put your measurements online! There are too many creepy people out there who get their jollies reading private facts like these.    You don't tell me how old you are, or which sex, nor where you

2014-03-22 Electronic Curtains in Movie and Play Theaters.:

This seems a fairly trivial question:  Theatre curtains are nowadays run by electric motors, which can easily be controlled by a remote (as garage doors are, for example)  Whether one would want to add

 

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