Yesterday I filmed a recreation episode for a docudrama show. My character didn't have lines, but was in two 'reenactment scenes' where it was just me opposite the lead. Would you call it "Principal" if there are no spoken lines? Is it "Supporting" or is that too filmy a term for episodic television since it was just one episode? It definitely wasn't background, and "Featured" sort of means extra, right? "Guest Star" seems too much of stretch even though my character was key to the events of the story.
What do I write?
In general, are there any post-merger industry-standard glossaries somewhere to clarify what's called what in film vs tv?
Confused but Geekily Trying to Credit Properly
I normally don't list reenactment shows. But if you're sparse on tv credits, you can list it as co star and then replace it when you get better things.
is that credit, for a non-speaking role on a re-enactment show, going to catch a CD's eye, to bring you in for something worthwhile? Ask yourself that. If not..consider leaving it off your res. You can promote it, I suppose, if you think you displayed decent acting chops in the scene(I have no idea what you did, just saying),maybe it's worth it, but, if it was just a reaction shot or something..what kind of credit is that?
Fair point - though it wasn't just a reaction shot - I escaped from prison and crawled through a 'swamp' and stuff and battled unwieldy nature to attain liberation - haha - I guess I can wait till the episode airs and see how much actually gets used in the show...then make a call.
Hey, I was in the same situation. I was on a reenactment show, but I had the lead in it. Its a 40 minute episode, and I'll be on screen 80% of the time since the episode revolves around my character. I added my credit to my resume. Granted, Im just starting, but its nice to have a known network name on a rookie resume. As time goes on though, and I get better roles, I'll bump it off.
I was in one too. I just listed it on my resume as a supporting role.
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