Acting Facts

Rock Hudson Dies from AIDS-related complications

On October 2, 1985, screen legend Rock Hudson died, due to AIDs-related complications. The quintessential “leading man” was the first major celebrity to die of AIDS (by AM Staff) On October 2, 1985,…

Basic Facts about Actor Labor Unions

  Basic Facts about Actor Labor Unions (By AM Staff) Do you know why SAG merged with AFTRA? Do you know why Actor’s Equity Association was created? Do you know how unions benefit…

Neil Simon passed away at 91

  Neil Simon passed away at 91, due to complications with pneumonia. (By AM Staff) American playwright and screenwriter, Neil Simon, passed away, due to complications with pneumonia. He was pronounced dead at…

  • Editorial: Crazy Rich Asians Should Set A New Trend

    Editorial: Crazy Rich Asians Should Set A New Trend Will Hollywood begin to produce more Asian-themed films and more substantive roles with Asian characters, than it has in the past? (by AM staff)…

    On this day, in 1962, Marilyn Monroe, died of an overdose of barbiturates

    On August 5, 1962, Marilyn Monroe, died of an overdose of barbiturates at the age of 36.       _____________________________________________________________________________________ Norma Jeane Mortensen (June 1, 1926 – August 5, 1962), better known…

    SAG-AFTRA is holding as much as $48 million for 96,000 members it cannot find

    SAG-AFTRA is holding as much as $48 million for 96,000 members it cannot find A recent study by Deadline found that the largest actors’ union in the U.S., SAG-AFTRA, is holding millions of…

    Bob Hope Passes Away

      Bob Hope Passes Away On July 27, 2018, legendary actor and stand-up comedian died of pneumonia at the age of 100.   _____________________________________________________________________________________ On July 27, 2003, actor and stand-up comedian Bob Hope…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

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    Acting Fact: Union commercial actors earn 10 times as much.

      Acting Fact: Union commercial actors earn as much as 10 times more money than non-union commercial actors. Non-union actors earn significantly less money in commercials than their SAG-AFTRA union counterparts. In fact,…

    Acting Fact: Women claimed 24% of leading roles.

      Acting Fact: Women claimed 24% of leading roles as protagonists, in the top 100 Films of 2017. From the LA Times: Galvanized by Ashley Judd, Rose McGowan and others in the #MeToo…

    Acting Fact: SAG-AFTRA Membership.

    Acting Fact: There are approximately 160,000 members in SAG-AFTRA, an American labor union which represents actors, singers, broadcast journalists, voice artists and other performers. SAG (Screen Actors Guild, formed in 1933) and AFTRA…