The Actor's Watch Dog Group


The Actor's Watch Dog Group

A page for actor's to post experiences with fraudulent businesses and other such experiences to help other actors from losing their money, reputation and minds! Please, keep it respectful. No slander or gossip. This page is to helpful.

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Comment by Larry "Tex" Southard on July 26, 2010 at 9:27pm
Shawn let me know if this was ok or not
SAG/AFTRA this is non-union .....
We are looking for extras to shoot a pilot for a (yoga) exercise show here on Oahu.

If we are successful we will be doing a series of the show in the future.

No experience is needed. The exercises will be very simple and easy to do.

Must be fit and in good health.

We are looking for Asian men and women (Japanese, Chinese or Korean or other oriental types) between the ages of 20 to 70.

There is no speaking required.


Please send two recent pictures of yourself: one headshot and one full body shot with any other information to:

Comment by Shawn Lathrop on July 24, 2010 at 5:39pm
Thank you for that input Larry. Another one to be cautious of is when they ask for "investors". NEVER pay any kind of money to audition or to be in a film of any kind.
Comment by Teddy Wells on July 23, 2010 at 1:16am
Aloha to all HAN members,
Thank you all for your congrats and email submissions for the new ABC Series “Off The Map”. Well, I’m finally getting settled into my position and excited for all of us to be a part
of this new production. There will be several open casting sign-ups in the upcoming weeks. I am happy to announce our first open sign-up, exclusive for HAN members.

HAN Open casting call
Saturday July 24, 2010

Hawaii Film Studio
510 18th Ave
Honolulu, Hawaii 96816
Check in with security at the front gate.

*Please bring 2 head shots, resume and a pen.*
Laurie Foi
Hawaii Location Casting Director
Comment by Larry "Tex" Southard on July 11, 2010 at 9:33pm
Ok I joined

One I have to post is watch out for productions that say "We are going to be union & you will get union pay"
Don't fall for it
They are out there here in hawaii
Sad part is when you work & then don't get paid
If your new then working non-pay productions will get you set experience
Once you get set experience you can build your resume
Just beaware of the union pay promise,because it won't happen
Comment by Shawn Lathrop on July 11, 2010 at 7:34pm
For those on Oahu, Kathy Muller and ADR are both reputable agencies and are SAG franchised. Here on the Big Island we have Encore Talent owned and run by Lora Bollinger is also a good agency. I would love for anyone else to share info on reputable agents and casting directors.
Comment by Anna Fishburn on July 2, 2010 at 8:19am
World Talent is no longer in Hawaii
Comment by Eric West on July 1, 2010 at 10:08am
Beware of "World Talent" agency.
My friend's eight year old daughter did a photo shoot fore them. They had her work nine hours straight with out a break. They did not pay her, except for a jacket. All because World Talent deemed that an eight year old's signature was valid on the contract without a guardian present.
Comment by Wayne Ward on June 30, 2010 at 9:05pm
Comment by Shawn Lathrop on June 30, 2010 at 7:38pm
Welcome to the group Weston. I hope more will join and share their experiences to help educate up-n-comers.
Comment by Weston Hiromi Pitz on June 28, 2010 at 11:11pm
i am new to this business, i'm so happy to see a page like this to keep people like me out of perilous situations and things to look out for.. Shawn Lathrop, you're so right about the agency experience... i learned the hard way lol

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