Acting Tips: Terms All Television and Film Actors Should Know

When beginning your career in the entertainment business you will hear a lot of jargon you won’t necessarily understand. We spoke with leading industry professionals and comprised a list of the most commonly used terms you will encounter. Knowing these can help casting, producer, agents, managers, and more determine whether you are “green” or “seasoned.”

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Good Cyber Hygiene: What is It?

Hackers, identity thieves, advanced viruses, and intelligent malware are all part of the digital world, and pose threats to anyone found vulnerable. Predicting threats can be challenging however, routinely practicing good cyber hygiene ensure that an individual or business/institution is not left vulnerable to cybersecurity risks.

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Entrepreneur and Business Insight from, Tyler Perry

One of the highlighted events of this year was the highly-regarded Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Summit. The event touted industry leaders, policymakers, and influential experts such as Warren Buffet, Sir Richard Branson, Lisa Price (Carol’s Daughter), Sara Blakely, Michael R. Bloomberg, Tyler Perry, and more. In listening to Tyler Perry speak, we learned that Tyler Perry was…

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“Become an ACTOR – How to Take Headshots” with Celebrity Actress Donnabella Mortel

“Become an ACTOR – How to Take Headshots” with Celebrity Actress Donnabella Mortel

Learn step by step how to take good headshots and get started in the acting business from actress Donnabella Mortel (How To Get Away With Murder/NCIS/Jane The Virgin/Westworld)..

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Microsoft Calls for Federal Regulation of Facial Recognition

OVER THE PAST year, Silicon Valley has been grappling with the way it handles our data, our elections, and our speech. Now it’s got a new concern: our faces. In just the past few weeks, critics assailed Amazon for selling facial recognition technology to local police departments, and Facebook for how it gained consent from Europeans to identify people in their photos.

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Is Facebook’s Push for Facial Recognition Good or Bad?

When Facebook rolled out facial recognition tools in the European Union this year, it promoted the technology as a way to help people safeguard their online identities. “Face recognition technology allows us to help protect you from a stranger using your photo to impersonate you,” Facebook told its users in Europe. It was a risky…

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Akon to Laucnh ‘Akoin’ to Power a Upcoming Cryptocurrency City

Aliaume “Akon” Thiam is taking his personal project of building Africa’s infrastructure with the creation of a futuristic city in Senegal whose economy he says will be powered by AKoin, his soon-to-be-launched cryptocurrency. According to the New York Post, the U.S.-born artist and producer, who is of Senegalese descent, revealed the details of “Akon Crypto City” while speaking on a…

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McDonald’s is Adding Cold Brew Frozen Coffee This Month

Cold brew is taking the world by storm because it often has a deeper, less acidic and more subtle taste, and is more concentrated than conventionally-brewed coffee. McDonald’s will be adding Cold Brew Fozen and Cold Brew Frappe to their ‘McCafe’ menu later this month. The Cold Brew Frozen (a blend of cold brew coffee, milk, sugar, and…

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Vigilante Diaries Producers/Distributors Refuse to Pay SAG-AFTRA & Kevin L Walker, Rampage Jackson and Cast Residuals Due

Vigilante Diaries Producers maliciously withholding paying the from Cast and Crew? Kevin L. Walker, Rampage Jackson, Michael Jai White, Noel Guglielmi, Jason Mewes, Chavo Guerrero Jr., and the entire cast and crew has not been paid residuals for the SAG-AFTRA film, which was internationally distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment/HBO/Lionsgate/STARZ/and more.

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‘Lethal Weapon’- Seann William Scott To Replace Clayne Crawford; Series Renewed For Season 3 By Fox

‘Lethal Weapon’: Seann William Scott To Replace Clayne Crawford; Series Renewed For Season 3 By Fox

One of the most dramatic storylines this upfront season has come to an end, with American Pie alum Seann William Scott tapped to star opposite Damon Wayans on Fox’s Lethal Weapon. He replaces original co-lead Clayne Crawford, whose option for next season will not be picked up by producer Warner Bros. TV over on-set behavior issues.

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Sony Green lights ‘Bad Boys For Life’ Starring Will Smith & Martin Lawrence

Looks like the Bad Boys are back in town and the Boys from Belgium will bring them to the screen. Sony Pictures is negotiating with the filmmaking team of Adil El Arbi & Bilall Fallah to direct Bad Boys For Life, the action comedy that will bring Will Smith and Martin Lawrence back together, with an August production start being sighted. Jerry Bruckheimer is back as producer.

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Deflation: What is it?

Deflation is the general decline in prices for goods and services occurring when the inflation rate falls below 0%.  Deflation happens naturally when the money supply of an economy is fixed.  In times of deflation, the purchasing power of currency and wages are higher than they otherwise would have been.

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Intrinsic Value: What is it?

Intrinsic value is the perceived or calculated value of a company, including tangible and intangible factors, using fundamental analysis. Also called the true value, the intrinsic value may or may not be the same as the current market value.

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Liquid Asset: What is it?

What is a Liquid Asset A liquid asset is an asset that can be converted into cash speedily, with little impact to the price received in the open market. Liquid assets include money market instruments and government bonds. The foreign exchange market is deemed to be the most liquid market in the world because it hosts the exchange of trillions of dollars each day,…

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Currency: What is it?

Currency is a generally accepted form of money, including coins and paper notes, which is issued by a government and circulated within an economy. Used as a medium of exchange for goods and services, currency is the basis for trade.

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Bretton Woods Agreement: What is it?

The Bretton Woods Agreement is the landmark system for monetary and exchange rate management established in 1944. It was developed at the United Nations Monetary and Financial Conference held in Bretton Woods, New Hampshire, from July 1 to July 22, 1944. Under the agreement, currencies were pegged to the price of gold, and the U.S. dollar was seen as a reserve currency linked to the price of gold.

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Shadow Banking System: What is it?

A shadow banking system is the group of financial intermediaries facilitating the creation of credit across the global financial system but whose members are not subject to regulatory oversight. The shadow banking system also refers to unregulated activities by regulated institutions.

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Monetary Policy – What is It?

Monetary policy consists of the process of drafting, announcing and implementing the plan of actions taken by the central bank, currency board or other competent regulatory authority of a country that determines the scope and impact of the key drivers of the economic activity in that country.

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Gresham’s Law: What is it?

In currency valuation, Gresham’s law was originally based on the observation that if a new coin (“bad money”) is assigned the same face value as an older coin containing a higher amount of precious metal (“good money”), then the new coin will be used in circulation while the old coin will be hoarded and disappear from circulation.

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What is the “Great Recession” ?

The term “Great Recession” applies to both the U.S. recession, officially lasting from December 2007 to June 2009, and the ensuing global recession in 2009. The economic slump began when the U.S. housing market went from boom to bust, and large amounts of mortgage-backed securities (MSBs) and derivatives lost significant value.

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Out of This World Hoverboard x L.A. GEAR Commercial produced by Creative Geniuses featured by “High Snobiety”

The “hoverboard” fad sweeping the planet is currently in overdrive, so much so that their use has raised safety concerns in some parts of the world. Still, that hasn’t deterred brands from marketing the futuristic (and by many counts ridiculous) devices to the masses. Space Chariot, an LA-based company, has capitalized on the upsurge of self-balancing scooters, and is now teaming…

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