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 higher 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.
What should I expect when I sign up for a private session?
Private sessions are one on one meetings with an industry guest where you present sides, commercial copy, or a monologue. Sometimes the Industry Guest will give you feedback or an adjustment and may conduct a brief interview. If sides are required, you can provide your own as long as they are 2 pages or less in length, monologues should be one minute to 90 seconds in length. If you need help finding a side, you can access our stock sides/commercial copy here. If you are presenting a side for a private session, make sure to print out two copies, one for you and one for the reader. The front desk will not be able to print your sides once you’ve arrived. When arriving for your session, 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’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 an intensive?
Intensives are one-night classes with no more than 16 students. Intensives are on-camera when indicated. If the intensive is on-camera you will receive your footage from the class 1-3 days following the intensive. The link will expire in 30 days and is used for educational purposes only. The link should not be added to your reel, it’s merely sent so you can review your work following class.
What should I expect when I sign up for a class?
Classes range anywhere from 2-6 weeks in length. Classes are on-camera when indicated. If the intensive is on-camera you will receive your footage from the class 1-3 days following the intensive. The class will have a specific structure or theme created by the instructor. Please pay close attention to the preparation info listed on the class page. Often classes will have different material assigned each week. All of the preparation information for classes will be listed on your Account page under “My Signups.”
I can’t find my sides for my intensive/class. 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 intensive/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.
Are there any other events offered at One On One?
Yes, we host three Special Events throughout our programming year. They are as follows:
The Bridge Program is a two to three week program for graduates from BFA, MFA, and Conservatory programs who are looking to network with 20+ industry guests as they bridge the gap from school to the city.
The Advanced Industry Workshop, is held twice a year in the fall and spring. This is the perfect program for professional actors who have been auditioning for a while and are ready to get in front of over 20 industry guests in two weeks time.
The LA Trip is held three times a year and gives New York actors the chance to test the waters in Los Angeles. This is a five day trip that introduces participants to 20+ leading industry members in LA.
What sort of resources do you have available for actors? Do you have acting coaches, career coaches, or self-tape services available?
Matthew Bonifacio is our resident acting coach. He is an award winning filmmaker and you can sign up for private coaching sessions with him on our website.
We don’t have self-tape services available, but we do have a special program called Project Reel. Project Reel, is a program where we bring in an award winning cinematographer and he shoots HD footage of a monologue or scene and edits it for you to add to your reel. This is the perfect addition for actors who are starting out in on-camera work and need professional footage. We have a variety of green screen backdrops to choose from and state of the art camera, lights, and sound equipment are used, giving you an amazing clip to add to your Actor Reel. Project Reel is held multiple times throughout the year and actors can sign up on the website like you would for a normal class.
Every Friday, we hold free consultations open to our members. These are 20-minute appointments with a member of our Programming Department to discuss anything you want. Our team is happy to talk about headshots, resumes, representation, you name it! It’s our way of saying thanks for being a great member and helping elevate your career!
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 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.
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 cancellations are done through the website; there’s no need to call or email us. Simply log into 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. If you cannot make the scheduled Hold Date, we will not be able to refund your money.
The class or session I wanted to sign up for is sold out. Is there anything I can do?
You can join the waitlist. As soon as an event is full, a waitlist 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.
For a special class (i.e. Bob Krakower) please wait for Bob’s current class to fill and then add yourself to the waitlist. You will need to do this every month to receive up to date notifications on Bob’s class. If Bob doesn’t have a current class listed, please check back on the website every day. Please know that Bob’s class is in high demand and will take patience and dedication in order to enroll.
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 “One On One: Spot Swap.” 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. If sides have been assigned for your class, make sure the person taking your spot can reasonably perform your sides. Once Industry Guests have assigned sides, they cannot assign them again due to their busy schedules.
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 13 – 17.
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’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 click on your Account page on the website. If you scroll to the bottom you’ll see a submission box where you can submit your Success Stories. If you have trouble feel free to email your Success Story to email@example.com. We want to know what you’re up to, and you’ll get to be featured on our website, too!