Audition

The Callback Checklist

The Callback Checklist Check these items off your list before you go in for your next callback (by Carmichael Phillips) Are you ready for your next callback? Check these items off your list…

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…

The Callback is Not the Time for Experimenting

The Callback is Not the Time for Experimenting Why tinker with a winning formula? (By Jim Webb) The callback is not the time to start taking chances. Unless otherwise instructed, try to do…

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  • 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…

    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…

    Acting Tip

    The Types of Actor Headshots

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

    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…

    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…