As many of you know, actor and filmmaker registration for Stonehenge is now open at www.goteamj.com/stonehenge.html. On May 18th, the mass audition for film and video projects will be in Baltimore, MD.
We’re excited to be expanding to a new city and hope you’ll join us. Mass auditions are the precision skydiving of audition forms: it’s very stressful and we at Team J do our best to make sure it’s a positive experience for actors. Many of us _are_ actors, after all.
This past Stonehenge in March, we had some issues with actors not only not showing (the worst in three years), but also not showing up with the right number of headshots and not having the headshots properly formatted. Then there’s the actors who, upon getting randomly assigned a standby slot in the lottery, felt that being on standby was “insulting” and “not worth” their time.
Clearly it’s time for some tough love.
Over 350 actors registered for the last Stonehenge and we have every expectation that over 300 will register for this one. So if you’re one of the lucky few who gets a guaranteed or standby space, you know these things:
*Number of Headshots*
If you’re registering for this Stonehenge, you plan on having AT LEAST 50 copies of your headshot and resume by May 18th if not already. You know that “at least” means “possibly more.” You remember that you will be given the exact number of headshots/resumes to bring in the confirmation email sent a couple days before the event. You understand that if you do not have the correct number of headshots/resumes upon check-in, YOU WILL NOT AUDITION and the resumes you have brought WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED.
*Format of Headshots*
Headshots and resumes will be either 8″ x 10″ or 8 1/2″ x 11″ – that’s it. They should either be printed on both sides – or the headshot should be secured to the resume with four neat staples on each of the four corners. You understand that if your headshot/resumes are incorrectly formatted YOU WILL NOT AUDITION and the resumes you have brought WILL NOT BE DISTRIBUTED.
You know that many folks with Standby spaces get to audition thanks to cancellations. Sometimes you find out with the confirmation email sent a couple days before the event. Sometimes you find out at the event itself. You know that we won’t begrudge you giving up your slot for any reason. We don’t even need to know the reason, we just want to know you won’t be there.
Why do you know all these things? Because you know that there are over 100 actors cursing the cold randomness of not being selected by the lottery. If you’re not going to be prepared, stand aside so one of your fellow actors can audition.
Thanks for reading and we hope to see many of you in Baltimore!
P.S. This is just highlighting important policy changes, actors registering should definitely check out the Actor’s FAQ at: www.goteamj.com/actor_info.html