“Real Jobs! Stand-In” – An Article from the News-O-Matic App

By | 2016-05-04T12:14:13+00:00 May 4th, 2016|Concepts, In the News, Interview Series, Lessons, Stories, Video|0 Comments

The front page for Edition 913 of News-O-Matic. By clicking on the “Real Jobs! Stand-In” image, children were taken to the story and its extras.

On April 27, 2016, the daily news app for children, News-O-Matic, featured the job of the stand-in as part of its “Real Jobs!” series.

In Edition 913 of the app, News-O-Matic editor-in-chief Russell Kahn interviewed Stand-In Central editor Ben Hauck about his work as a stand-in in television and film. Playing the part of a principal actor, Kahn got insight into what his stand-in would do and saw some of the tools Ben uses in his work.

For the feature, the story contained video and photos to help teach children what stand-ins do and what their work looks like. It also featured a “Read to Me” section in which Kahn and Ben shared the duties of reading the story — for children to follow along as they read.

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About the Author:

Ben Hauck (Editor, Stand-In Central) has stood in on a number of projects shot in the NYC area. In addition to day-playing, he has stood in on major projects for John Oliver (Last Week Tonight), Jason Bateman (The Longest Week, Disconnect, and The Switch), Jason Sudeikis (Sleeping with Other People), Seth Rogen (The Night Before), and Peter Facinelli (Nurse Jackie and American Odyssey). Ben is an actor and improviser, author of the 2012 book Long-Form Improv (Allworth Press), and host of The Acting Income Podcast. http://benhauck.com

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