Co-Star VS Guest Star

I had a parent ask me this week: What is the difference between a CO-STAR and a GUEST STAR.
In TV, the simple answer is this: A CO-STAR is a smaller role, and a GUEST STAR is a larger role.
Your union, SAG-AFTRA has an opinion on pay scales for these roles, so you can check with them for what they are.
In general a GUEST STAR—TOP OF SHOW is paid VERY WELL.
A GUEST STAR, not top of show, is paid a union minimum of several thousand dollars per episode.
A CO-STAR with a larger role, is usually paid by the day, or sometimes by the week, if the producers save money that way.
A one-day CO-STAR, who can have several lines or just one or two, is paid for the day.
All will receive some residuals according to the use of the final production.
Of course they include a studio teacher, etc., for minors working. The rules protect the kids/teens in show business.
NEED MORE INFORMATION, contact SAG-AFTRA and ask them.
This is a general description…
One or Two line co-star auditions? Generally, be SNARKY!
Raise the stakes, be busy and SNARK OUT! That way, they get what they need, someone to help the story along.
YES, we want to invite you to come try a sample class THIS SATURDAY.  Upgrade your training by trying a class at the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club!
Ages 5 to 22.
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Dear Readers,
You  and your child deserve the RED CARPET! You deserve to encourage your child to work hard and find success. That’s what ACTORSITE AWESOME ACTING CLUB  is all about…Coach Jack Turnbull
Join us for training and mentoring to success! 
Young actors work hard, build skills, and BOOK BIG! 
You deserve this kind of success!
We’re excited about the busy EPISODIC PILOT season is, so now is the time to prepare!
We’ve had HUGE success with PRIME TIME SHOWS, with guest star bookings on THE GRINDER, CSI: CYBER, HOMELAND, FRESH OFF THE BOAT, SCANDAL, THE MIDDLE,  MODERN FAMILY and TONS of other shows. Actorsiters are RULING the episodic guest star season.
LAST SEASON, 10 young Actorsite Awesome Acting Club members booked TV PILOTS! Are you next?
This SEASON, already 4 kids/teens have booked pilots. ARE YOU NEXT?
YES, you CAN do it, and more importantly, YOU can do it!
PRIME TIME SHOWS, CABLE SHOWS, DISNEY and NICK are in full swing with their PILOT Castings and we have GREAT NEWS to announce soon on that front. More Actorsite series regulars on the way!
We are inviting you to JOIN US for a SAMPLE CLASS this SATURDAY, at the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club in North Hollywood.
We train young actors to become series regulars! OVER 150 SO FAR! 
We make it affordable: Our YEARLY special is just $1198 for a full year of unlimited classess.  That’s why our young clients find so much success, parents aren’t gouged for second tier classes. They upgrade to the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club and STAY IN THE GAME FOR SUCCESS!
Do you want to join by the month? Just $197 per month for unlimited classes!
Many of today’s stars, like Jake Short, Jack Griffo, Austin North, Piper Curda, Tiffany Epsensen, and Francesca Capaldi and so many more grew their Hollywood teeth at theActorsite….
Our CONSERVATORY approach includes:
  •  Drop in classes: never miss out if you miss a class.
  •  Sensory Exercises for an emotional acting life.
  •  Improvisation to work on action-reaction and characters.
  •  Repetition to work on connecting with the material.
  •  Imagination skills to  create reality out of unreality.
  •  On-Camera to develop camera awareness.
  •  Nailing the audition skills: Being real and natural.
  •  Upping the stakes and energy for Disney and Nick auditions.
  •  Finding that INNER NATURALNESS that is required for feature film bookings.

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Comedy Monologues

Here are some FANTASTIC COMEDY monologues for “GETTING AN AGENT” sessions…

  • Choose your monologue
  • Define your character–Make your character interesting!
  • Work the monologue 50 different ways until you make it your OWN

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  • Don’t be BORING, and don’t be UNBELIEVABLE!


I’ve been pondering life’s mysteries, like, if you are eating tic tacs, and you only have one left, is it a TIC or a TAC? I think about it all the time, and I’m gonna figure it out. You see,  I like this (Boy/Girl) (Jenny/Richie) and I’m planning to make my move this year in school. You don’t think I’m smart enough? Well, ponder this: If you are down to your last M&M, which M is it? It’s profound.  If I solve that, (Jenny/Richie) will fall in love with me. Excellent!


I’ve been thinking and if I hold it in any longer I’m gonna explode.  Okay, I’ll tell you, but don’t laugh. Even if you think its funny. Or stupid. Or stupid funny. Or, or, or…Okay. I’m falling in love. I mean I think so. I’ve never actually been in love, but you know that feeling when you get an “A”? Well, this feels ten times better, so it’s gotta be love. I can’t believe this. Dru Smith asked to borrow my pencil. Get it? BORROW MY PENCIL. It MUST be love. I’m SO happy!


We’re not lost,  You know, “lost” is just another word for finding something you didn’t know you were looking for.  Listen, you have to relax. We’re in nature. And nature will show us the way. Why don’t you just sit tight while I ask directions from this racoon?  She’ll show me the way.  That way? Ok, Thanks! . See, that was easy, Town is this way. I am one with my inner animal. You think I’m crazy? Yes, I am a little, maybe a lot.






Audition Taping

The Actorsite Awesome Acting Club “PRIME-TIME TAPING STUDIO!”

Audition Scene Taping and uploading at the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club is easy and fun!Screenshot 2016-02-24 at 11.12.31 AM

The Studio is set up and all we have to do is just turn on the lights to tape. Then, we have fast internet for uploading.

You can use your Iphone or Samsung phone, we get FANTASTIC sound, since our entire studio is soundproofed. Or, if you wish, we can tape for you for a small fee. Be sure to practice your scene OUT LOUD at least 50 times so you are ready to ROCK THE ROOM. If you need coaching, then it’s best to get your coaching prior to taping or, for a small fee, you can rent the space for additional time.

You can contact our coaches for taping or coaching, yes, there is a fee.



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Jessica taping a commercial….

This is another perk of membership in the Actorsite Awesome Acting Club…a fun place to build a career!


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