Acting Facts

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…

  • 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…

    Acting Fact: Roles for Women in Hollywood Compared to Men

    Acting Fact:    Although things are gradually improving, there remains nearly twice as many starring roles for men than for women in Hollywood.

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

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    Acting Fact: Only About 20% of Union Actors Earn More Than $10,000 Annually

    Acting Fact: Only about 20% of union actors earn more than $10,000 per year. (A sobering or encouraging fact, depending on your perspective.) This is a sobering fact of life for most actors….