Audition

What are “Profiles”?

What are “Profiles”? Profiles give casting a more complete picture of how the actor looks when performing on-camera (by Tonya Tannenbaum) Profiles are a request for additional information about an actor’s appearance, particularly…

Don’t Focus On How You Say Your Lines. Focus On Why You Say Your Lines

Don’t Focus On HOW You Say Your Lines. Focus On WHY You Say Your Lines. Once you understand your character’s “why”, you will naturally emphasize words based on that “why” (by Tonya Tannenbaum)…

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…

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  • What is a “Mark”?

    What is a “Mark”? Marks are particularly useful in filming. They are also a valuable aid for on-camera auditions. (by Tonya Tannenbaum) A “mark” is just as the name implies. It is a…

    Audition Etiquette

    I often get these kinds of questions: “After I audition, should I ask how I did?” “If I’m nervous, should I tell the casting director that I’m really new before I audition?” “Should…

    Auditioning Advice

    There are a couple of things every actor should know about auditioning: (1) Before you leave your home, make sure you have your headshot/resume neatly stapled together, the address and a map of…

    7 Audition Must-Haves

    Be sure to bring these 7 things to your next audition…. The Character The most important thing to bring to any audition is also the most overlooked. You must bring the character! Bring…

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    The Types of Actor Headshots

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

    Auditioning 101

    (Originally published on the web as, “The Audition Paradigm”) I am often asked about auditioning – “what’s the secret?” There really aren’t any secrets, but there is a checklist. Here is my memory…

    What Is A Casting Director?

    A casting director is the person who is tasked with the assignment of finding actors to fill acting roles in a production. Casting directors work with actors, their agents and film directors to…

    Five Great Audition Tips

    #1–Always be on time for your audition The worst thing you can do is to arrive late to an audition. In addition to being unprofessional, arriving late shows the casting director that you…