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The Florida Blue Sheet is the primary entertainment trade publication and the standard for entertainment professionals in the South. Our mission on this earth is to make you famous, and, if possible, rich, and to teach you all about George of Butte, Montana, the ultimate arbiter of fame in America -- if he knows who you are, you are automatically famous, because, obviously, if they know you in Butte, Montana, they know you everywhere. Our goal isn't as altruistic as it sounds. We want your money when you get rich, so we can build an industry of independent film makers outside the limits of Hollywoodland.
The printed Florida Blue Sheet, is magnificent 20 page newsletter that it is -- and uproariously funny in spots now and them -- focuses on getting work for people in the entertainment industry. In 2006 it was a source of 40, 013 actual industry jobs in Florida and the South -- for talent, crew, and all sorts of support people, management people, technical people, writers, designers, teachers, editors, and I don't know what all, for those in front of the camera and those behind it, above the line and below, live performers and those on film, musicians, composers, artists -- everyone with a connection to show business. Since 1990, it has opened the door to more than 800,000 entertainment positions. It is one of two indispensable tools for those who desire to make their living in some aspect of entertainment production anywhere in the Right-to-Work South. (The Other is The Florida Models & Actors Handbook, FAB contact 407/381-5419, Annie Kidwell. She'll take good care of you.)
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And if you're an ACTOR, and since, if you are reading this far, there is a reasonably good chance you are, even if you have no talent and are starving like the rest of us, there's a site you ought to visit. It's run by our pal, Jack Turnbull, and it's called ACTORSITE. It's a gold mine of information if you're in Hollywood or headed out in that direction. And, after you visit, drop old Jack a line at email@example.com. Tell him The Blue Sheet sent you. He'll put you on his mailing list for his newsletter, and you'll find it, too, to be of great value. We steal from it all the time.
Another excellent site for actors is Chad Garcia's Actor Tips, which offers Free Acting Supplies, Tips, and Monologues. Get free samples of acting supplies, thousands of tips for succeeding as an actor, and more than 20 monologues to help you win that big role. Learn everything from how to get an agent to how to kiss on stage. It's well worth your time and trouble.
If you happen to be a writer for the screen, one of the best free sites around, chock full of useful stuff and great advice, is this:
And finally, there is a lot of useful information available to you about the Entertainment Production Industry in Florida at the following sites:
Always visit the State of Florida State Film Commissioner's site for useful information generally about filming in Florida: http://www.filminflorida.com
Then check out what's going in in locations throughout the state:
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