[Making It In Hollywood raw #73]

Raw footage from the 1976 documentary "Making It In Hollywood," which follows several actors as they attempt to break into the movie business. This tape features footage from an audition for a role on the television series "Police Woman" that takes place in the office of Douglas Benton's, the show's producer.

00:00Copy video clip URL Actress Pamela Serpe auditions for the role of Jan in an episode of Police Woman called “Tender Soldier.” 

04:21Copy video clip URL Actress Cissy Colpitts auditions. As she leaves, producer Doug Benton jokes about seeing photographs of her in a bikini. The casting agent tells her that she’s like her to read for the part of “a hooker.” 

07:47Copy video clip URL Benton is interviewed after the actresses read. He talks about working in television and how he decides on actors based on readings in his office.

14:08Copy video clip URL Benton talks about TvQ ratings (popularity and recognition ratings), and how the ratings are used by producers and studios.

17:04Copy video clip URL Serpe talks about her feelings about the readings she just performed for Benton.

18:35Copy video clip URL Actress Darlene Craviotto is interviewed after Serpe. She talks about the audition and about the process of obtaining a SAG card (union membership).



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