Know The Facts Before Taking The Plunge Into An Acting Career

Acting Career Reality Check

The average income for Screen Actors Guild Members is less than $5,000 annually.
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The number of people who “dream” of being a professional actor are in the millions. There are no official statistics published regarding the number of people who actively pursue acting jobs over the course of a given year, however the number is likely in the upper hundreds of thousands worldwide. This is a staggering number considering that there are roughly 50,000 acting jobs in a year, mostly comprising of small one-day roles. This figure also includes actors who worked on cruise lines, theme parks, summer festivals, and other non film and television jobs.

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Feature film ‘The Hunger Games’ begins filming, extras casting notices are ongoing

Elizabeth Banks Effie Trinket Hunger Games

Hollywood‘s most beautiful actress Elizabeth Banks plays District 12 chaperone Effie Trinket
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Principal photography on “The Hunger Games” began on May 19, 2011. According the the Screen Actors Guild, shooting will continue through September 3, 2011. Locations include the North Carolina communities of Hildebran, Charlotte, Asheville, and Wilmington among others. Casting for the films extras, stand-ins and photo doubles will continue throughout filming. Some small speaking roles will also be cast as minor script changes occur during the shoot.