There are plenty of ways to create an official actor’s homepage. But, would it be good? Would it include full bio, all important links, filmography, relevant images in the gallery and all the things that should appear there? Creating a homepage isn’t an easy job and that’s why all things have to be covered in order for the site to look good in the end. That’s why we came up with a few great ideas that would help you (or anyone who feels like an actor) to make a creative, high-end and stylish actor’s homepage.
1. Hire a trusted designer
Creating a web site is pretty complicated so it is highly likely that you’ll have to hire a digital designer to do the job for you. But, it’s not only the point in hiring one – the point is in hiring a good one! It is recommendable to always look at a portfolio of someone’s work before hiring them, and remember that you usually get what you pay for. So, go on the extra mile here and you’ll be more than happy with results after a prominent designer creates your web site.
2. Use first person narrative
Unless you are a huge star, it’s simply weird to write your news or site updates in the third person. Since it’s your site, people expect to hear from you and not someone that’s speaking for you. Other than that, it would be hard for people to relate to you when they are reading things about you in third person. So, make sure to avoid the use of third person and your website will have a more natural look.
3. Be humble
As you can imagine, it is incredibly annoying to read actors’ bios peppered with cheesy self-importance. For example, “With his incredible work ethic and talent, Brad is on the rise to becoming Hollywood’s next big hit!” Much better tactic would be to think a little bit like a journalist and stick to facts. What are your credits? Hobbies? Feel free to be funny as much as you wish, just not egotistical.
4. Make it flashy
This is one of the most important things to include. Make sure your homepage is flashy, stylish and full of features. It’s a good idea to make it a little bit like those online gaming sites such as Fabulous bingo with all those flashy images, links and promotional content that’s usually an unavoidable part of those online gaming sites. It would make your site very noticeable and appealing to explore with all these flashy images and links popping up.
5. Update it regularly
It’s of crucial importance to update your web site regularly since people are expecting new updates every now and then. Share your personal pictures, recent experiences or funny behind the scenes clips with your audience. They will appreciate it and probably grow fond of you even more! An outdated website is worse than any website at all so make sure to include paying visits and updating into your weekly schedule.
6. Include promotional or behind the scenes pictures
This is probably one of the best things when following an actor. Getting to see all behind the scenes pictures, video clips and shots directly from the set. It makes an actor more real and not just someone who’s standing behind the camera. Just posting headshots can become boring, so make sure to post all the funny pictures from the set, press conferences or charity events. You’ll refresh your homepage that way and update your audience about your whereabouts.
7. Include social media links
Ok, here we are. Social media is incredibly powerful tool nowadays and it’s great for promotional purposes, especially for celebrities. Make sure to include your Facebook fan page as well as Twitter so your fans can follow you there and get to know all the latest scoop. It’s also a great idea to encourage people to sign up for your email newsletter (if you have one). However, having social media links on your site isn’t the only important thing – even more important is where you place them. Make sure to design big and recognizable thumbnails for social media accounts and place them somewhere visible.
Beverly Hills, CA — Co-chairs Robert Papazian and Tanya Hart, along with Executive Producer Chuck Fries, The Caucus for Producers, Writers & Directors proudly announces the International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is a new Division of The Caucus. Now, members of IAWTV will be eligible to become full members of The Caucus under the new IAWTV Caucus Division. Together they will blend their efforts to make one dynamic organization.
Frank Chindamo, who was behind these two organizations coming together, spearheaded this combination. Frank Chindamo is a member of The Caucus, President of the Associates Group of The Caucus and IAWTV. Chindamo is a producer, professor and founder of Fun Little Movies and has been appointed the new Head of New Media at Columbia College, Hollywood.
Co-Chairs Robert Papazian and Tanya Hart reveals, “As co-chairs of the Caucus, we could not be happier that these two organizations have united their forces for the ever changing media landscape. The digital world is upon us and the IAWTV’s experience coupled the 43 year old Caucus of Producers, Writers, and Directors will propel our combined organization to the forefront of entertainment.” Hart and Papazian continue, “The medium by which content is delivered to audiences is changing and evolving almost daily. By bring IAWTV into the Caucus as a Division allows us to stay ahead of the curve.”
Tina Cesa Ward, writer/producer/ director and Chair of the IAWTV stated, “The IAWTV was formed to advance the medium of online, short form storytelling and bring new voices, telling new stories, to the world. And now because of the forward thinking and commitment to our initial goals by the Caucus, together we have the ability to not only reach past our goals but also create a bridge between new media and traditional producers, writers and directors like never before.
The Caucus’ new motto is “Leading the Evolution” and that’s is what they have been doing for 43 years. They have always been innovators and have helped those that just needed an opportunity to open the doors to their dreams in the entertainment industry.
About the International Academy of Web Television
The International Academy of Web Television (IAWTV) is a nonprofit organization comprised of leaders in the field of web video, and the digital entertainment industry. Founded in 2009, the IAWTV is helping to shape the rapidly evolving digital entertainment industry while providing a venue for the acknowledgement of artistic and technological achievement in original entertainment distributed on the open internet. IAWTV members include actors, agents, composers, content developers, directors, editors, producers, technology innovators, writers, and other industry professionals all of whom joined the organization based on their passion and dedication to advance the craft of digital entertainment. For additional information visit: http://www.iawtv.org
About The Caucus For Producers, Writers & Directors
Linking the best of Hollywood’s and Television’s creative content providers (i.e. the top 100 Television producers, writers and program directors of Primetime, Daytime and Children’s programming) with the rest of the web world! For the past 42 years in Network Television (and now in Cable and Satellite Television as well), The Caucus has provided a forum for the best and the brightest creative talent in Hollywood to network together as the ‘creative conscience’ of the Television industry. The Caucus, as the leaders of the creative Television community, has always stood for better and more meaningful television. That means Television Programs produced, written and directed in a working environment that supports the best product that we can create for our audience.
Current members of The Caucus also include Tom Hanks, JJ Abrams, Chuck Fries, James Burrows, Bob Papazian, Vin Di Bona, Suzanne de Passe, Charles Floyd Johnson, Dennis Doty, Norman Powell, Lee Miller and other leading producers, writers and directors. For additional information on The Caucus visit: www.caucus.org
Appearances of Bingo in Movies
Bingo is making a big comeback and appearing in popular culture once more. It’s not just for old ladies any more, though some of the following scenes do feature them! Here are our favourite movies that include the game.
There are nonfiction movies that feature the game, like Bingo! The Documentary. This movie follows the life of the players as they come together in the halls. It’s an interesting examination of how bingo unites people of different ages, genders and walks of life. Although it might seem trite, it’s actually a really interesting documentary.
If you’re a fan of movies with a bit of a twisted side then Bingo is a movie for you. The premise is that there’s a massive prison which is suffering a bit of an overcrowding issue. The solution is to get the friends and family of the prisoners to play for their lives in a huge game of bingo. Alright, the premise is a bit strange but no weirder than some other award winners. It was actually inspired by a true, which just makes it that bit more morbid.
Next up we have Hotel Transylvania, the vampire comedy with big names like Steve Buscemi and Adam Sandler. These monsters are on the friendly side and even enjoy a short game of bingo during the movie. If you’ve not seen this family comedy then you need to put it on your must watch list. There’s now a sequel to this movie too, which will give you yet more chuckles.
If we go back in time a bit, we come across the gem King of the Bingo Game from 2008. It focuses on the life of a disadvantaged young man who is down on his luck. He takes on other bingo players in an attempt to improve his standing in life. If you want something to get you ready for the upcoming year then there are loads of new bingo sites 2017 set to launch too.
Even your favourite mainstream movies can allow you to play your own version of bingo. Just make up cards with movie moments and distribute them among friends. The players whose card is filled up first will win. Usually pop culture hits are the best for this, like Star Wars as you can think of lots of movie moments and quotes off the top of your head. Just print off some cards and you’re ready to play.