As an actor, you rarely find yourself in a traditional workplace. You owe it to yourself to create a safe work environment.
Check the Location of Your Audition - If it looks like it’s in a residential neighborhood then it’s likely best to have someone come with you or decline the audition.
Know What You Are Walking Into - For example, non-union projects are not held to any legal standards. This is important to bear in mind when going into the audition.
In the Audition Room
Reschedule Your Audition - If you're asked to read for a different role, consider rescheduling your audition. This will allow you or your team to review the role and make sure it is still within your boundaries.
Know Who You Can Call - If an audition doesn’t feel professional, know you have people on your side. You can call your agent, Studio 24, and for union projects, the Screen Actors Guild.
Don’t Feel Pressured - When you are on set and asked to do something you were unaware of like a stunt or a rewrite, signing a contract, or even a haircut/color, ask for a minute to review the information.
Utilize Your Agent - Always call your agent and get their opinion or allow them to speak/negotiate on your behalf.
At Studio 24, we are here to support you on your journey. Don't hesitate to call or email us if you have any questions on the legitimacy of a project or feel you need someone to step in on your behalf. We want to make sure you feel safe out there and never want you to feel like you’re doing this alone.