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table read

A gathering in which cast members of a TV show, film, or play read through a script together, often for the first time. This is usually done in the presence of studio executives, directors, and producers, typically around a table. Honestly, it was such an emotional episode that everyone was crying at the table read.
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The hit CBS sitcom has been picked up for Seasons 11 and 12, and table reads are expected to take place sometime this summer.
Dornan: I'm terrible at table reads. The things I'm most fearful of are auditions probably, and table reads, because I'm always like, "Don't judge me on this." It's when you see the creative people, the producers and the director and all, go off to have their little meeting after the table read, and you just wanna sort of pop your head in and go, "Guys, come on.
As I continue to work on tightening and improving the script for my film Will You Take This Man?, I am fortunate to be involved in a screenwriting group here in Wichita where we do miniature table reads of sections of the script.
Princess Mary has been through a two-year development process, which included two table reads, a weeklong workshop and a staged reading.
"The Chair'' (11 p.m., STARZ) Casting dilemmas impact the final weeks of preproduction, while table reads leave questions about the readiness of scripts.
I hate table reads. I hate anything where you have to say the words out loud," Contactmusic quoted Theron as telling Collider.com.
The third entry horizontally in the boxhead of the table reads "b" and it should read "[log.sub.e](b)." Likewise, "SE(b)" should read "SE [loge(b)]."
ALL of a sudden, the Premier League table reads like a ransom note in the Midlands.
In Table 2 on p 105 of Indur Goklany's article on death and death rates from extreme weather events, [1] the total number of deaths should be 57,029 (in thousands), that is 57,029,000, not 7,029,000, as the table reads. We apologize for what was apparently a printer's error, and we thank a reader for calling it to our attention
The table reads rides in TODAY'S COUNTRY under today's code in the last 365 days.
A Place at the Table reads like a Greek tragedy as well as a case study in the coming-of-age of Evangelical scholarship.
The final league table reads: Highfield 15pts, Westgate 10, Brockwell eight, Burnside seven, St Benedict's one, Tweedmouth one.
Since 1995, however, the top of the table reads: Ireland (up 250%); Britain (150); Spain (110); Australiaand Netherlands (1000).
Since 1995, however, the top of the table reads: Ireland (up 250pc); Britain (150); Spain (110); Australia and Netherlands (100).
The league table reads: RECo (The Renewable Energy Company) - nine out of 12 points; Eastern - seven; Manweb, Scottish Power - six; Northern, Scottish Hydro, Seeboard - five; London, Southern, Yorkshire - four; Centrica (formerly British Gas), Norweb - t hree; Midlands - two; East Midlands, SWEB, Swalec - one.