What The Heck Is A Table Read?
The read-through, or 'Table Read,' is one stage of film and theatre production when
an organized reading of the screenplay or script is conducted around a table and
read out loud by a narrator and actors who have been cast as or assigned the various
characters containing dialogue. The 'Table Read' usually takes place towards the
end of pre-production before the first shoot date, and before the rehearsal period,
if any has been scheduled. It gathers many of the cast members and production team
to go through the script together.
Why Should I Do A 'Table Read'?
A 'Table Read' is often a surprisingly powerful tool for identifying problem areas
in the script. Wooden dialogue, unbelievable situations or boring sections of the
film which have not been addressed during the script development process are often
discovered in the 'Table Read', and may now come under intense scrutiny.
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