Actors and Auditions 101

There is a dynamic filmmaking scene in Cebu, Philippines– a good sign for the recovery of the region’s once glorious movie industry. This 2011, there are three low-budget filmmaking full-length productions currently in the works side-by-side in the Queen City of the South.

This, as well as a rising theater scene, leads to auditions left and right. Cebu’s well-known in the Philippines for the world-class caliber of its artists and performers and actors. And there are many more who aspire to take part in the cast of a local movie, TV or stage production.

But how should aspiring applicants behave in auditions? SineBuano, Cebu’s Independent Filmmaking Scene, has some humble helpful recommendations to those Actor-applicants to improve your chances, make your experience in auditions less stressful and more promising, more productive.

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Asian Spotlight: Jerry Yan

  • Birthplace: Taiwan
  • Birthday: January 1, 1977
  • Occupation: Mandarin Pop Singer and actor
  • Record Label: Sony Music Entertainment
  • Associated Acts JVKV/F4

Born Liao Yangzhen, this former fashion model reached the hearts of Asia and the world with his breakthrough lead role of Dao Ming Su in the Taiwanese drama Meteor Garden I and II. He is also very popular in mainland China because of his good looks, talents, and of course being a member of the boy choi band F4 (now JVKV)

Aside from being an JVKV member, Yan branched out as a solo artist with his album, ‘The First Time’ (Jerry for You) in August 2004. In January 2005, he won as ‘Most Popular Newcomer’ in the ’12th Chinese Music Awards’ held in Beijing.

A World Vision Taiwan ambassador for charity, Yan has an adopted child, Baldan, in Mongolia. The singer/actor always encourages others to spend money on charity work.

He speaks Mandarin and Taiwanese, and was previously learning English to communicate better with fans around the world. He understands and speaks Japanese.

He’s currently shooting a new TV series called “Starlit”.


  • Magic Kitchen (2004)

TV Series

  • Starlit (in production)
  • Hot Shot (2008)
  • The Hospital (2006)
  • Meteor Garden (2002)
  • Come to My Place (2002)
  • Meteor Dream Garden (2002)
  • Love Scar (2001)
  • Meteor Rain (2001)
  • Meteor Garden (2001)
  • Spicy Teacher (2000)

Website: Official Jerry Yan Star Site