Have a Stand-In Story? Stand-In Tips? A Column Maybe? Become a Contributor!

By | 2013-01-09T22:03:02+00:00 January 9th, 2013|Ask Stand-In Central, Miscellaneous|4 Comments

Stand-In Central relies on the experience and experiences of professional stand-ins to educate others on the job of standing in.

If you have great tips on topics of importance to the stand-in, a fantastic stand-in story, or ideas for columns in the Stand-In Central Tips & Tricks Blogemail the editor at Stand-In Central and we just may invite you to contribute!

For example, here are some ideas for topics that might interest us:

  • Standing in on productions with live studio audiences
  • Standing in on productions with three or more cameras
  • Standing in on soap operas
  • Getting a film or television credit for standing in
  • Becoming a star’s dedicated stand-in
  • Receiving the daily callsheet from production
  • Landing principal work by working as a stand-in
  • Landing stand-in jobs in markets other than New York City
  • Answers from SAG-AFTRA to common stand-in questions
  • Working exclusively as a stand-in
  • Exciting stories from standing in
  • Interviews with unique and interesting stand-ins
  • When something goes terribly wrong on set to the stand-in
  • Eating healthfully and keeping fit when on set
  • Tips for writing out blocking during marking rehearsals
  • Etc.!

We aim to keep Stand-In Central informative and entertaining. Stand-In Central is a non-authoritative website dedicated to providing helpful resources for the television and film stand-in. If you’d like to contribute toward this goal, please email the editor!

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


  1. Nick Balzer February 4, 2013 at 7:11 pm

    i am currently working in New Orleans with the Woody Harrelson For the second time on true detectives. I work with him on out of the furnace hey Scott Cooper Film in Pittsburgh PA. I was credited for a film Called on the inside with Nick Stahl and Olivia Wilde. I just finished working with Steve Carell On Foxcatcher and his replacement . . contact me at your convenience

  2. Clayton Taylor April 7, 2013 at 9:36 pm

    I just got the confirmation that I’ll be the stand-in for Joel McHale on his new movie ‘A Friggin’ Christmas Miracle’….. I start Tuesday, and I go for a month straight. I’ve done extra stuff a handful of times but never stand-in. I’ll keep you guys posted on how it goes. Seems like a good crew involved on this, so I’m really excited.

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