Film

Headshots are like bread. They can get “stale” over time.

  Headshots Are Like Bread They can get “stale” over time. (By Carmichael Phillips) You may have heard all the reasons for why it might be necessary to change your headshots. Perhaps you’ve…

Screenwriting Star William Goldman dies at 87

  Screenwriting Star William Goldman dies at 87 The writer of the screenplays for Misery, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, All the President’s Men and Marathon Man died at 87, after a…

What is a “Callback Ratio”?

What is a “Callback Ratio”? (by Darryl Green) A “Callback Ratio” is a two-number combination that represents the number of callbacks an actor receives, relative to the number of auditions the actor went…

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  • 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…

    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)…

    What is a “Casting Director”

      What is a “Casting Director” (by AM Staff) A casting director is the person responsible for finding the talent to fill available acting roles in a film, television show, commercial or play….

    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…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

    Learn more about the different ways actors use headshots to market themselves! Learn More

    On July 30, 1999, The Blair Witch Project was released to the masses

      The Blair Witch Project (by AM Staff) On July 30, 1999, The Blair Witch Project was released to the masses This creepy horror classic about three film students who set out to…

    What is a “Callback”?

      What is a “Callback”? (By AM Staff) A callback is an invitation an actor receives to, for a second time, meet with or perform for a casting director in consideration for an…

    What is an “Audition”?

    What is an “Audition” (By AM Staff) An audition is a brief performance meant to demonstrate an actor’s suitability for an acting role that must be cast. Breaking it down: To fill an…