Pro Tools
•Register a festival or a film
Submit film to festivals Promote for free or with Promo Packages

FILMFESTIVALS | 24/7 world wide coverage

Welcome !

Enjoy the best of both worlds: Film & Festival News, exploring the best of the film festivals community.  

Launched in 1995, relentlessly connecting films to festivals, documenting and promoting festivals worldwide.

Working on an upgrade soon.

For collaboration, editorial contributions, or publicity, please send us an email here

User login


RSS Feeds 

Martin Scorsese Masterclass in Cannes services and offers



A few good news from the festival circuit I Bienvenue sur le blog de Bruno avec quelques news en français du circuit des festivals francophones. Laissez moi un commentaire quand vous le pouvez.


4 Reasons Aspiring Actors Should Work in a Casino

Photo source: Unsplash

Among aspiring actors, there is an understanding that some kind of "day job" is needed to pay the bills. For many in the acting industry, the most popular day jobs tend to be in customer service. In movie-making hubs such as Los Angeles or London, it is almost a given that your server will be aspiring to the silver screen.

While these day jobs are well known, there is another area that is ideal for aspiring actors looking to hone their craft and build their confidence – the casino. Here are four reasons why aspiring actors should consider working in a casino. 

A chance for actors to use performance skills

One of the best reasons to work in a casino as an aspiring actor is that you can actually practice your craft. This is especially true with online casinos, many of which offer "live" casino experiences where players interact via a live video stream with dealers of games such as roulette. For example, anyone choosing to play real money online roulette at a site like Paddy Power interacts with dealers working in studios that embody the glamour of Monte Carlo. The dealers really embrace the role that the camera demands of them. Working in a casino is an ideal way for actors to perform and have a day job at the same time. 

A way for actors to get used to live audiences

If you land a job as a casino croupier, you'll need to get used to large audiences quickly. This is especially true if you end up working the high-roller poker or roulette tables. You will frequently find that crowds quickly gather to watch the action. Playing the important role of a casino croupier, you'll soon learn to remain cool under the watchful eyes of dozens of people. If you're looking for ways to prepare for the experience of acting on a live set, this job could help you get there. 

An opportunity for actors to practice being charming

It goes without saying that casino employees need to have charm, wit, and energy in spades. They are often required to interact with VIP customers who are looking for an immersive experience and expect their croupier to contribute to the vibe. As an actor, you'll also need to be funny and charming enough to captivate your audiences. For anyone looking to work on their charm factor, working in a casino could be the ideal role. 

A chance for actors to improve speaking skills

Clear communication is always essential, whether you're working the tables inside a casino building or in a studio in front of an online casino audience. Your viewers could consist of people from dozens of different countries. Some of them might struggle to understand your native language. In order to create a smooth gameplay experience, you'll need to master clear, flawless diction. Diction is frequently recognized as one of the main challenges facing inexperienced actors. Working in a casino is worth considering for any new actor who wants to get the clarity of their speech up to scratch. 

For anyone building up their acting career, a day (or night) job is essential. If you are hoping to break into acting, you could find that working in a casino helps you to pay your bills and to brush up on the skills you need to land that next big role. 


The Bulletin Board

> The Bulletin Board Blog
> Partner festivals calling now
> Call for Entry Channel
> Film Showcase
 The Best for Fests

Meet our Fest Partners 

Following News

Interview with EFM (Berlin) Director



Interview with IFTA Chairman (AFM)



Interview with Cannes Marche du Film Director
 dailies live coverage from

> Live from India 
> Live from LA
Beyond Borders
> Locarno
> Toronto
> Venice
> San Sebastian

> Tallinn Black Nights 
> Red Sea International Film Festival

> Palm Springs Film Festival
> Kustendorf
> Rotterdam
> Sundance
Santa Barbara Film Festival SBIFF
> Berlin / EFM 
> Fantasporto
Houston WorldFest 
> Julien Dubuque International Film Festival
Cannes / Marche du Film 



Useful links for the indies:

Big files transfer
> Celebrities / Headlines / News / Gossip
> Clients References
> Crowd Funding
> Deals

> Festivals Trailers Park
> Film Commissions 
> Film Schools
> Financing
> Independent Filmmaking
> Motion Picture Companies and Studios
> Movie Sites
> Movie Theatre Programs
> Music/Soundtracks 
> Posters and Collectibles
> Professional Resources
> Screenwriting
> Search Engines
> Self Distribution
> Search sites – Entertainment
> Short film
> Streaming Solutions
> Submit to festivals
> Videos, DVDs
> Web Magazines and TV


> Other resources

+ SUBSCRIBE to the weekly Newsletter
+ Connecting film to fest: Marketing & Promotion
Special offers and discounts
Festival Waiver service

User images

About Bruno

chatelin bruno

This Blog in french, is managed by Bruno Chatelin

It covers the french film festivals circuit with ambience and news.
Videos and audio podcasts.

C'est qui Bruno?
HEC, publicitaire chez Intermarco Publicis, DMM et JWT puis distributeur chez Sony Pictures (Directeur Marketing) de 1987 à 1995 puis UGC FOX (Directeur Général de 95 à 97, à la création du GIE)

Co fondateur de

Fondateur de

Levallois Perret


View my profile
Send me a message