Make Connections Broadway has the Tony Awards, and the f ilm industry presents the Academy Award—the Oscar. The youngest person to re- ceive the Oscar is Tatum O’Neal. She was 10 years, 148 days old when she won the award for Best Supporting Actress in 1974 for her role in Paper Moon .

Over the years, film actors have ventured onto the small screen, how- ever. Cable networks, including HBO and Showtime, helped bring big- name stars to the small screen through high-quality movies and series. Acting in Film Many of the same skills needed to act in theater are also used when acting on film. Film performers need to be able to remember lines. They need to know how to hit their marks, so they and their fellow performers can be lit and seen properly. And they have to be able to tell a story through their acting. There are some differences between acting on stage and the screen. In most films, scenes are not shot sequentially . For example, the direc- tor may decide to shoot all the film’s nighttime scenes on one night. This may mean the ending is shot before the beginning. In the editing process, the film is then put together in the order you see on the screen. Once a play begins, it continues until the curtain comes down at the end of the final act. Being a film actor or actress means a lot of starting and stopping … and waiting. You have to wait while a scene is shot that

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