Frequently Asked Questions
What is One on One?
One on One is a members only networking studio. We provide actors with the opportunity to meet and work on-camera with industry professionals, including agents, managers and casting directors. Our events are either intimate group classes or private one-on-one sessions. We are not an agency and do not represent actors.
What makes One on One different from other networking studios?
We require an audition in order to become a member. Since all of our talent is pre-screened, industry guests hold One on One actors to a different standard than actors at other networking studios. Agents, managers and casting directors come to One on One expecting to meet actors with talent, professionalism, and dedication who take their careers seriously.
How do I become a member?
We have new member auditions every week on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Accepted actors attend an orientation and can immediately start signing up for classes and sessions. There is a one-time $50 membership fee, $10 of which is paid for at the time you schedule your audition on our website. If accepted, the remaining balance is paid when you attend an Orientation. Click here to learn more about what to prepare and how to sign up for an audition in NYC. LA actors, click here.
When do you post new classes and sessions online?
There is no specific time of day or week that we post new events on our website. We post classes and sessions whenever we confirm them with our industry guests. If you are waiting for a particular event to be posted, the best thing to do is check the website daily.
I really want to take a class with a specific instructor (i.e. Bob Krakower, Marci Phillips, Ted Sluberski, etc.) - how do I sign up?
For all of our classes, you must be a member before you can sign up. Click here to learn more about becoming a member of One On One NYC. Most of our classes sell out 3-4 weeks in advanced, and many of our instructors, including Bob Krakower and Marci Phillips, are very high in-demand. If you are already a member, we suggest checking our website daily to see if any new classes have been posted. There is no set schedule for when new classes are posted and all spots are first-come, first-serve.
How do I cancel an event I've signed up for?
Each event has a Cancel Deadline listed on the event page. Take careful note of this date, as you will be unable to cancel and receive credit after it has passed. All cancelations are done through the website; there's no need to call or email us. Simply login to your account, select the event under My Sign Ups, and click "Cancel" on the event page to credit your account.
What is a Hold Date?
As with a Cancel Deadline, any event that meets more than once has a Hold Date built into it. When signing up for a class, you are also committing to the Hold Date, so it is essential that you take note of this date. If an industry member has to reschedule a class, we automatically use the Hold Date as the make-up date, and will notify the class.
The class or session I wanted to sign up for is sold out. Is there anything I can do?
You can join the wait list. As soon as an event is full, a wait list is created on the event page which you can click to join. The wait list is first come, first serve, meaning that if a spot opens up, we email the entire wait list at the same time, and whoever logs into their account and signs up first gets the spot.
I've signed up for a class or session. It's past the cancel deadline but something really important came up last minute. Can you help me?
Once a cancel deadline has passed, we are unable to credit your account. You should still call us and let us know that you won't be able to make the event, so that we can leave a note for the industry guest. If you can't make it and want to try to get your money back, we recommend posting on our Facebook Page. Any One on One member is welcome to buy your class or session spot directly from you, just be sure to let us know that someone is taking your spot.
How long should my sides or monologue be for a session?
The shorter the better. When you have limited time with an industry guest, the best thing to do is give them a fast of who you are as an actor and then have time to chat with them and show them your personality. Any monologue or scene over two minutes is too long -- we recommend one minute, to one-and-a-half minutes.
My son or daughter is interested in acting. Do you have classes for kids & teens?
We do! Please click here to learn more about our Young Actors Program, accepting members from ages 11 - 18.
How do I apply to be a reader for classes or sessions?
In order to be a reader, you need to have been an active member of One on One for one year. If this is the case, click here to apply to be added to our reader list.
I can't find my sides. Where are they?
Make sure you are logged in to your account. Go to "My Signups", then click on the title of the event to get to the event detail page, and scroll all the way down past the class description to the class roster. Your assigned sides will appear next to your name. Sides are posted 1 - 3 days before your class starts. This means sides may be posted as late as the DAY OF YOUR CLASS, so keep checking back periodically.
What should I prepare for my class?
Bring a headshot/resume, and prepare your assigned sides. Bring a copy for yourself, and we will provide a copy for the reader. If there aren't assigned sides for your class, prepare whatever is required on the class page: monologue, commercial copy, etc.
I took a class last night and I didn't receive a link to my video. Where is it?
Videos from on-camera classes and sessions are posted on the class page within a few days. Login to your account, click on My History, go to the class page, and scroll to the very bottom to find the Class Videos link. You will also receive an email with the link when the videos are posted. The link will only remain active for 30 days, so be sure to download your video ASAP if you'd like to keep it on file. If you have trouble downloading the file, right click on the word "Download" and then select "Save File As."
I'm signed up for a session tonight and the industry guest has requested sides. Can I do a monologue instead?
No. When industry guests prefer to see either sides or monologues, it's important that you prepare exactly what is asked for.
What should I expect when I sign up for a private session?
For private sessions, you will check-in with a One on One staff member at the front desk. It is important that you arrive at least 20 minutes early for your scheduled appointment time, and be prepared to stay up to an hour after. Sessions often run ahead of or behind schedule, so please don't sign up for a 7:15 appointment if you have to be somewhere at 8:00.
I want to follow up with a Casting Director, Agent or Manager that I met at One on One. Where do I find their contact information?
Log into to your account, click on "My Account", click on "My History", click on the name of the event -- this will bring you to the Event Page. Scroll all the way to the bottom, and you will see the "Student Contact Information". This information never expires and you can always access it under "My History". If there is nothing listed, this means the Industry Guest has not released it to us.
I'm having trouble embedding a video, or uploading photos to my One on One Actor Webpage. Can you help?
For technical support, please email your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get back to you shortly. CLICK HERE for instructions on how to embed a video.
I met an industry guest at One on One and was called in to audition, discuss representation, or booked a job. How do I send you my success story?
Please email any exciting news to us at email@example.com. We want to know what you're up to, and you'll get to be featured on our website, too!