20 Best Actor

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Karina Bershteyn


Making waves with impactful content and UX design!

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Connor Ohira

New York, NY, USA

Product Manager @ Contra 🚀

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Anouk Bernard

Miami, FL, USA

Social media marketing

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Anna Bednarek


content creator, video editor & musician 🎬🎨🎻

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Doc Peace

San Diego, CA, USA

Helping You Build Brand Awareness & Flow GOLD!

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Jason Cepeda

Warner Robins, GA, USA

Keep your grass cut so you can see the snakes lurk

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Giselle Valencia

Puebla, Mexico

Experimental Branding & Video Editing

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Ritish Jain


Creating impact with video content 💥

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Meredith Vivian

Los Angeles, CA, USA

Content Writer for Film, Fashion, & Pop Culture

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Kayla Morales

California, USA

Actress + Host Crafting Quality UGC Content

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Evioghene Ogbinaka

Lagos, Nigeria

Love making fun short form content to watch!

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Nang Lisa Manpang


Inspired actor and writer

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Temiloluwa Akinsola


Creative Content Creator & Social Media Manager

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Isaac Stuart

Goldendale, WA 98620, USA

God First

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Giammarco Lonero Cevoli


vieni che ti aggiusto i problemi

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Allison Nulty

San Francisco, CA, USA

Building the future of Independent work @Contra!

Common projects for Actors

Commercial Advertisements: Actors are often needed for television, radio, or online commercials.

Film and Television Roles: Actors can be hired for roles in short films, feature films, or television series.

Voice Acting: Actors with distinctive voices can be hired for voice-over work in animations, video games, or advertisements.

Corporate Training Videos: Actors can play roles in corporate training or educational videos.

Music Videos: Actors can be hired for performances in music videos.

Theatre Performances: Actors can be hired for live theatre performances, including plays, musicals, and live events.

Tips for working with and hiring Actors

Understand their craft

Make sure to understand an actor's range and versatility. Review their previous performances, reel, or portfolio to get a sense of their acting style and range.

Clear communication

Clearly communicate your project's requirements, including the character details, script, and any specific acting skills needed. Regular feedback and open communication can enhance the performance and make your project successful.

Consider their special skills

Some actors may have special skills, such as singing, dancing, or the ability to perform stunts. These skills can be beneficial for certain projects. Make sure to consider these when hiring.

Use Contra's platform

Make use of Contra's platform for all communication, contract management, and payments. This can help ensure a smooth working relationship and protect both parties.

How to hire Actors

Define your needs

Before starting the hiring process, have a clear understanding of the role and performance requirements. This includes character details, script, and any specific acting skills needed.

Post a detailed job

Posting a detailed job on Contra will attract the right actors. Include information about your project, the character description, performance requirements, and the project timeline.

Review applications

Review the applications and portfolios you receive and shortlist actors based on their skills, experience, and fit for your project.

Conduct interviews

Conduct interviews with shortlisted actors. Ask questions about their acting experience, approach to character development, and how they handle feedback and revisions.

Make an offer

Once you've found the right actor, make an offer through Contra. This will include the project details, payment terms, and timeline.

3 questions to ask when interviewing Actors

1. Can you tell me about a role you played that was similar to the character in our project?

2. How do you prepare for a role and how do you approach character development?

3. Are there any special skills or talents that you can bring to this role?

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The quality of independents on Contra is top-notch, and the onboarding process is one to model. Being able to speak with a team member to truly understand what we needed as well as offer suggestions of talent in the network was a whole new experience for me.

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The talent I find on Contra has been excellent. But aside from that, Contra’s community differentiates Contra from other freelancing platforms. I love the responsiveness of the Contra team, and how invested they are in your success. I actually pay freelancers I’ve found outside of Contra through Contra because I love the platform so much, especially that they don’t take a cut of your payment.

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I used to waste hours trying to find talent. Switching to Contra was 10x on my time, energy and money as an Entrepeneur and Creator. Lauren was a perfect fit from day one, and I couldn’t have found someone of this calibor without Contra.

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Community Strategist

Freelancers on Contra come across very professionally. They actually seem to read your job posting and have directly relevant skills, which isn’t always the case on most other freelancer sites. On Contra, freelancers who matched with my job seemed to have the relevant skills I was seeking.

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Frequently asked

A freelance actor portrays characters in performances. They use speech, gestures, and body movements to bring characters to life. The performances can be for film, television, theatre, radio, or other media.

A freelance actor portrays characters in performances. They use speech, gestures, and body movements to bring characters to life. The performances can be for film, television, theatre, radio, or other media.

Hiring a freelance actor on Contra allows you to find talented individuals for your project without the hassle of going through an agency. You can review their portfolio, discuss your project requirements, and manage contracts and payments all in one place.

Acting skills are required for a variety of projects including film, television, theatre, commercials, voice-over work, corporate training videos, and music videos.

You can post a job detailing your project requirements on Contra. Freelance actors who match your requirements can then apply for the job. You can also browse through the profiles of actors and invite those you are interested in to apply.

The cost of hiring a freelance actor on Contra can vary depending on the actor's experience and the nature of the project. However, the typical rate for freelance actors on Contra ranges from $24 to $36 per hour.

A milestone project on Contra is a long-term project that is broken down into smaller deliverables or due dates. Each milestone is funded individually at the beginning of the project and held in escrow. The funds for each milestone will only be released after you approve the deliverables for that milestone, or automatically within three days.

Freelance actors get paid commission-free on Contra. They can charge per project, per hour, or per milestone. Clients must pay a minimum of $250 or $25 an hour to post an opportunity on Contra.

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