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AIP023 | How the Word “Professional” Applies to You as an Actor

AIP023 | How the Word “Professional” Applies to You as an Actor

by August 26, 2015 0 comments

Host Ben Hauck was called “professional” on a set — but what did it mean?  In this episode, Ben covers several meanings of the term “professional” when it comes to your acting career, contrasting dictionary and union definitions of the term with his own personal definition which has nothing to do with compensation or union membership.

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Books Referenced in This Episode

The famed 1923 book The Meaning of Meaning by C. K. Ogden and I. A. Richards talks all about the subject of meaning.  From that text comes the lesson that “Words don’t mean.  People mean.”  Order it on Amazon.

 The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is online and offers free previews of some of its content.  It was used in the creation of this episode.  It is generally regarded as the most authoritative descriptive dictionary on the English language.

References to Prior Episodes

This episode references a couple of previous episodes of the podcast.

SAG-AFTRA

SAG-AFTRA is the performing artist union within which I declared financial core status and became a non-member.  The union launched an program in 2015 called the Commercials Organizing & Recapture Initiative (aka the “BestInTheBiz” Campaign) to get more commercials to work under union contracts.

The Naked Unicorn Podcast

As referenced in the episode, The Naked Unicorn Podcast interviewed Atlanta SAG-AFTRA Local President Ric Reitz about why productions should become SAG-AFTRA signatories.  The webpage for the episode includes the audio, a download link for the episode, and a transcript.

Thank you to Jason Sirotin for permission to use a clip from the interview in AIP023.

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