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 before you go in for your next callback. __________________________________________________________________ RELATED: The Callback is Not the Time for Experimenting __________________________________________________________________ Callbacks can be […]

Don’t Audition Solely for the Purpose of Booking the Role

Don’t Audition Solely for the Purpose of Booking the Role Always act in truth. (By Jim Webb) You are behind on your bills. You’re facing money shortages. You’re not entirely sure how you’ll make ends meet. And you have a big audition coming up that could earn you enough cash to solve your problems. It’s […]

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 what they look like when they are viewed from either side of their faces and body. Profiles give casting a more complete […]

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 everything in your call-back that you did in your audition. Your audition went great! You were comfortable and confident. You were prepared […]

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) Actors should not focus on how they say their lines. They should, instead, focus on why they say their lines. Many beginning […]

What is a “Booking Ratio”?

  What is a “Booking Ratio”? (by Tonya Tannenbaum) A “Booking Ratio” is a two-number combination that represents the number of bookings an actor receives, relative to the number of auditions the actor went on in the process. Breaking it down: Say you are primarily a commercial actor. Your headshots are great. Your agent is […]

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 acting role, a casting director must evaluate the suitability of the actors under consideration and select the actor who best fits the […]