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Understanding TV/film casting lingo

Lead, Co-lead, Principal, featured, background, supporting, U-5. These are the titles of some of the various roles in any given film/TV casting. But understanding what all these mean can be tricky and if you are unfamiliar with the lingo it can dampen your experience on set – especially if you mistake a featured role for […]

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Do I pick up that phone??

What do you do when you eventually start receiving phone calls (because it’s going to happen – mark my words!) from agents and such regarding auditions and call-backs? When I first got started in this industry, the pager was in. Eughh!! That makes me sound ancient.. Most agents and casting directors would simply call it, […]

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Book out!

For those of you who don’t yet know, “booking out” is when you alert your agent of an upcoming conflict in your schedule that would inhibit you from going out for an audition, etc. For example, I am shooting a film in Memphis at the end of September. This will take me out of commission […]

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