Acting Definitions

What is an Audition Reader? 

What is an Audition Reader?  Who, in an audition, plays the other characters in the scene? (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Vanilla Bear Films | Unsplash) An audition reader is the person in an…

What is SAG-AFTRA? 

What is SAG-AFTRA?  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) SAG-AFTRA is an American labor union that represents actors, particularly in the areas of film and television. Additionally, the union represents other…

What Are the 5 W’s of Acting?

What Are the 5 W’s of Acting?  Defining your character’s given circumstances  (By Jim Webb) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) Who are you? What do you want in life and why do you want…

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  • What is a Talent Agent?

    What is a Talent Agent? Everything you need to know about talent agents (By Staff) (Photo: Rodnae Productions | Pexels) A talent agent is a person who helps actors, models, musicians and other…

    What is a Guest Star Role? 

    What is a Guest Star Role?  Diving into television roles and the purposes they serve…  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Cottonbro | Pexels) A guest star is a character on a television show who…

    What is a Commercial Conflict? 

    What is a Commercial Conflict?  What happens when an actor is sought by a competing brand? (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: KoolShooters | Pexels) What happens when an actor performs in a commercial for one advertiser,…

    What is a Co-Star Role?

    What is a Co-Star Role?  Diving into television roles and the purposes they serve…  (By Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Rene Ranisch/Unsplash) A co-star role is a small role created to help advance the story,…

    What is a Book-Out? 

    What is a Book-Out?  Communicating your unavailability with your agent…  (by Tonya Tannenbaum) A book-out is a notice that an actor sends to their talent rep(s), alerting the rep that the actor will…

    ACTOR STORY | My First Zoom Callback 

    ACTOR STORY My First Zoom Callback  Let me tell you how it all went down…  (The Anonymous Actor) (Photo: CoWomen | Unsplash) I just had my first virtual callback audition! Let me tell…

    What is Relaxation? 

    What is Relaxation?  The actor’s body is an instrument that must be tuned up (by Tonya Tannenbaum)  (Photo: Mikhail Nilov | Pexels) Relaxation, in the world of acting, is an exercise (or series…