To use the site as a method to promote your
talents and to convey your work to those-who-hire-actors (Casting
companies, directors, producers, companies, photographers, etc.) In
addition, while I hope you enjoy each others company and use it to
share ideas, events, acting tips, please remember Big Apple Actors
is for you to promote your talents, not to be "social." Please use
Facebook, etc. for this service.
2) Clear Benefit.
I will maintain the site with emphasis on
allowing you to promote yourself. What does this mean? A few things
are: promoting the site, showing members how they can use their
'page' to promote their work, showing casting companies or other
companies how to use the site to find talent.
3) Site Features.
Although much of this has to do with the
features created or offered by Ning, I try to show and promote the
benefits for members.
Giving you the ability to create, share and
exchange content. Again, much of this has to do with the features
offered by Ning, so if you see a need for a feature let me or them
know! Note: as long as your content does not contain "objectionable
material." (see #8)
5) On the left side column of the Main Page you'll see members who
have landed or performed as a principal role or something worth
reporting. In addition, when one visits the Member page, one may
see a particular member being featured. This is to recognize him or
her for something they've accomplished or the like.
6) Frequent monitoring of the site.
I will monitor to the
best of my ability, to keep this site morally on cue. Meaning if I
cannot show it nor explain it to my young kids, I most likely will
not allow it. I will also do my best to ensure whoever joins is an
actor/actress, print model or voice-over artist, not someone just
having fun. For instance, a gentleman from Bucharest, Romania
applied to join. There were 2 reasons why he was not approved 1) he
was not from the area and 2) links from his personal web site were
7) Requirements for Membership.
New Members must demonstrate
their sincerity to the craft of acting, modeling or voice-overs by,
including but not limited to:
· Uploading an 8 x 10 professional or quality photo (headshot)
uploaded as their Profile Photo. Exceptions: voice over talent:
those who wish to promote their voice only. I provide a special
microphone for these members.
· Showing effort (taking classes, auditioning, creating VO demos,
community theater, etc.) or obtaining work for the past year.
· Upload a resume to your Profile Page.
· Provide a full name. Unless you’re Cher or Madonna, a casting
agent will want a complete name.
· And anything else we deem necessary for your to show
professionalism and get found by those who hire us!
8) Objectionable Material.
This is very subjective…by me. If
I feel any items (photos, videos, blogs, etc.) a member uploads is
objectionable – by this I mean from generally acceptable moral
principles (the God factorJ), the item does not flatter the actor
(i.e. detracts from the actor’s talent), would insult another
actor, producer, casting agent or my kids.
"Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only
what is helpful for building others up according to their needs,
that it may benefit those who listen" (Eph 4:29-30).
Please review how videos and photos are reviewed