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.
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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.
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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!
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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.
9:30 am to 10:30 am: Ages 5-6-7
10:30 to 12:30 am: Ages 8-11
1 pm to 2 pm: Ages 12-13
2 pm to 5 pm: TEENS and up.
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