Tag Archive: Acting Terms

Aug 28

What Is a Headshot? (Showbiz Term of the Day)

What Is a Headshot? I’ve had several young actors email me recently to ask, “What Is a Headshot?” While I often talk about headshots on my blog and in the emails I send to my subscribers,  I don’t exactly answer the question, “What is a Headshot?” So today I picked “headshot” to be my “Showbiz …

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Jul 25

What is an Open Call When Referring to Auditions (Showbiz Term of the Day)?

When we talk about acting and modeling auditions, it is important to know what it means if the audition is an Open Call. Today’s Showbiz Term of the Day is “Open Call.” My daughter went to Open Calls a couple of times for shows such as America’s Most Talented Kid before we moved to LA. …

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Apr 15

What Is a Callback After an Acting Audition? (Showbiz Term of the Day)

Acting Audition Callback

There is a chance that your child will get “a callback” after an acting audition if that acting audition goes well and your child is right for the part. When your child gets a callback for an acting audition for the very first time, you may not know exactly what that means. My daughter got …

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Jan 21

What is Pilot Season? (Showbiz Term of the Day)

There is a lot of talk about “pilot season” right now in Los Angeles. That is because pilot season is going on right now. The time referred to as “pilot season” used to be much more well-defined than it is now. But it does still occur. My daughter and I have been friends with several …

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Dec 07

What Is a Breakdown? (Showbiz Term of the Day)

The term “breakdown” is one you are likely to hear when you are starting your journey into show business. And the term “breakdown” here is not used to refer to someone’s psychological state or a car quitting on the side of the road. I remember having my daughter’s talent manager refer to the information in …

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