“Calling for Second Team” by Micaela Lozano & Jan Skene

Experienced ACTRA members working Stand-In provide a hugely valuable service to productions, and also reap the advantage of intense time on set. With their long hours and front and centre positions, they are exposed to incredible learning opportunities from high level actors, crew and creative – not to mention the benefit of a regular pay cheque!

Micaela Lozano, ACTRA Manitoba Councillor and YEAA Chair, has had the opportunity to do Stand-In work recently and views it as a great supplement for when you’re not acting in front of the camera. Micaela interviewed some of our ACTRA members who regularly work Stand-In and put together a list of their #1 Tips as well as a Stand-In Primer for anyone interested in pursuing this type of work.

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