Acting & Entertainment Industry Presentation- The Grade

Sea Monsters Example


How do you get acting jobs?

  1. Agent
  2. Headshot
  3. Resume
  4. Classes!
  5. Cattle Call
  6. Call back
  7. Sometimes multiple call backs
  8. Agent calls you

Industry facts

  1. 30% of movies are rated R
  2. In 2013 only 3 G rated movies and 34 PG compared to 191 R


Highest-grossing films of 2015

RankTitleDistributorWorldwide gross

1Star Wars: The Force AwakensDisney$2,057,363,187

2Jurassic WorldUniversal$1,670,400,637

3Furious 7$1,516,045,911

4Avengers: Age of UltronDisney$1,405,413,868


6SpectreMGM / Columbia$880,459,126

7Inside OutDisney$856,809,711

8Mission: Impossible – Rogue NationParamount$682,330,139

9The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 2Lionsgate$652,955,370

10The Martian20th Century Fox$628,083,752


How to know if a movie is appropriate?

  1. Kids in Mind
  2. Common Sense Media

Opportunity to do things right!

Two examples of doing things right

neal mc





Neal McDonough







Eduardo Verastagui- Bella, Little Boy, For Greater Glory, Butterfly Circus


Career opportunities- TONS!!!


Now what happens when you get on set?

  1. Show up early
  2. Know your lines- backwards and forwards
  3. Movie script examples from movies I was in
  4. Prepare like the masters-
    1. Methodologies- Method acting- Nick Nolte, Wesley Snipes, Daniel Day Lewis
    2. Meisner
    3. Alexander
    4. Stella Adler
  5. Be present and totally focused on the other people in the scene


Difference in Film Acting


Actual major movie script and scene

Family Man



Abbott and Costello


Willie Aames Story

Bottom Line: How apply to ALL careers