This Actor Has a Question About Their Reel—Do You Have an Answer?

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Video reels?
So, when you are making a video reel, is it best to act out the exact aspect of the scene? Like for example, if the setting is in a hospital bed, then should the actor make the video while lying down?” —Vrindavana

List of casting directors for TV shows filming in NYC?
Is there somewhere one can find a list identifying the casting directors that are casting the 40-some TV shows that film in NYC? (Or, rather, the shows that were filming in NYC before the shutdown.) I have a list of the TV shows that were filming in February 2020 and I know I can look up the casting directors one-by-one on IMDB, but I’d love to save myself the time. Thanks for any help you can offer!” —DocWoob

Summer seasons still happening?
“Since the summer seasons are mostly cancelled, are there any theaters still planning on performing? If so, do we think there will be any in July? Maybe outdoor theaters have a better shot of happening...” —starbuck

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Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the senior staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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