Television

First Interracial Kiss on Television

On this day: First Interracial Kiss on Television It might be hard to imagine today, but once-upon-a-time, interracial kissing, particularly between a black person and a white person, was an absolute “no-no” on…

Actor Stories: Charles S. Dutton

  Actor Stories: Charles S. Dutton Charles S. Dutton begins an amazing acting career in “the hole”, a tiny, urine-infested, concrete box, reading his first play using light that seeped from under the…

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…

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  • Editorial: Geoffrey Owens and an actor’s right to privacy and survival

      Editorial: Geoffrey Owens and an actor’s right to privacy and survival (by AM Staff) One of the most difficult things about being an actor is the lack of appreciation that people outside…

    What is a “Breakdown”?

      What is a “Breakdown”? (By AM Staff) A “breakdown” is a brief description of a forthcoming production, along with the characters and roles featured in that production. It is created and released…

    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….

    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…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

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

    Resume Q & A

    Q: Should I put my personal contact information on my headshot? A: You should ONLY put your personal contact information on your acting resume if you do not have an agent. Put only your…

    Types Of Headshots For Actors

    Different Types of Headshots for Actors A headshot is an essential marketing tool for actors. It is an 8 x 10 photograph, used to help secure acting work, representation or auditions. Actors, or…

    Script Breakdown

    Script Breakdown – Script and Scene Analysis A) Actor as Story-Teller There are many facets of a actor’s prep on any film or TV show – from location scouts and creative meetings to…