Show Business Terms for Your First Acting Job

Have you had an embarrassing incident with showbiz lingo yet?  If you haven’t, count yourself lucky. Whether it’s mistaking a “fixed cycle” for a mountain bike or assuming the “best boy” is the director’s son- misunderstanding showbiz lingo is easy to do whether you’re new or experienced. For people new to the business, the crazy number of acronyms thrown around can seem absolutely overwhelming.  It’s not! The Tools of the Trade bonus material included with the Smart Stage Mom DVD contains hundreds of industry terms and definitions, but for today- let’s focus on some big ones you might hear at your first audition.  We’re going to assume you know what “Action!” means:

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