Acting Definitions

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,…

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  • 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…

    What are Residuals? 

    What are Residuals?  A brief breakdown of this important payment arrangement (by Jim Webb) (Photo: Shane | Unsplash) When you book a role on a television show or in a movie, you are…

    What is Taft-Hartley? 

    What is Taft-Hartley?  Let’s explore the law, and the report, that gets actors in the door of America’s largest actor union (by Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Andrea Piacquadio | Pexels) A Taft-Hartley is the…

    The Acting World Goes Virtual 

    The Acting World Goes Virtual  And that’s a good thing!  (by Carmichael Phillips) (Photo: Beci Harmony | Unsplash) As the old saying goes, “The only constant is change.” But in this new Covid-19…

    What is a SAG-AFTRA Must-Join? 

    What is a SAG-AFTRA Must-Join?  Let’s explore this SAG-AFTRA status… (by Tonya Tannenbaum) (Photo: Eunice Lituanas | Unsplash) A “Must-Join” is the label placed on actors who have surpassed the grace period (usually…