STOP INCLUDING WEIGHT HEIGHT AND CHEST SIZE ON ACTORS RESUMES HALIFAX DIRECTOR

first_img LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Facebook Neptune Theatre director Jeremy Webb is calling for actors to stop putting their height, weight and other measurements on their resumes. (CBC) “I need to know that they are engaged, talented, motivated, that they have the skills, the singing range, the dancing ability, the acting ability, to do the job.”Start of broader discussionWebb said the stories of sexual harassment emerging from the industry against director Harvey Weinstein and others are starting a more serious conversation about what’s acceptable.Jeremy Webb looks at his Facebook post from Nov. 16. (CBC)“To get into that unnecessary private information about a person’s body type should not have a bearing on whether or not you get a role,” Webb said.“In the same way that accepting a Hollywood movie executive’s invitation to go to a hotel room late at night should not have a bearing on whether you get a role … that kind of stuff just cannot happen.”READ MORE Advertisement Login/Register With:center_img Advertisement Neptune Theatre’s new artistic director is pushing for an end to the “archaic” practice of listing an actor’s height, weight and other measurements on resumes.Jeremy Webb posted to Facebook on Thursday about the issue, asking actors and agents to remove the numbers.“It’s 2017 and I do not need to know an actor’s chest size when casting them for a role. I don’t need to know their waist size,” Webb told the CBC’s Maritime Noon on Friday. Advertisement Twitterlast_img

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