Business of Acting

The Actor’s Fund Educating New and Soon-to-be Moms

 


 

Becoming a parent presents a whole host of previously unknown concerns, and health care is one of the big ones. It’s so vital that I know several working actress moms who consider working background during slow times in order to work enough days to qualify for SAG health care.

 

Luckily, the amazing folks at The Actor’s Fund is hosting a series of workshops for new moms and pregnant women. The first workshop is on April 25, 2017, and will cover topics such as:

  • Choosing providers that best suit your needs (e.g. obstetricians, pediatricians, etc.)
  • Finding health insurance networks that cover those providers
  • Understanding your rights and protections during pregnancy and as a new mom

 

Check out the workshop info here!

 

 

In defense of the single-hyphenate

In defense of the single-hyphenate

How do you hyphenate?

There’s been a lot of pressure in the last few years for actors to become “multi-hyphenates”. For non-industry folks, a multi-hyphenate is a term in the entertainment industry for artists who are professionals in multiple disciplines: the actor-writer-producer for example.

 

I am in awe of the many amazing actor-writer-producers out there creating short films, web series, and viral videos. It’s awesome. Truly. But if the thought of “creating your own content” makes you want to vomit, I’m here to reassure you: there’s still room for the single-hyphenate.

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Social media for the mama actor

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Dallas shares her thoughts on the social media challenges unique to actor mamas.

As actors, it is increasingly part of our job to share our lives and our work with friends and fans on social media in an authentic and genuine way. Many actor mamas (myself included) struggle with navigating social media in a conscious way that balances the desire to connect and engage with the desire to protect their children and their privacy.

 

Enter Dallas Travers. Dallas is a creative career coach for actors, and quite frankly, she’s amazing. I’m so impressed by the poise and authenticity she brings to her work of helping actors find clarity and courage to take ownership of their careers. I had the opportunity to sit down with Dallas, who is a new mom herself, to explore some of the social media challenges that are specific to the mama actor experience. Here’s the cliff notes from our convo:

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