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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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I will see her at the table read. We have ongoing conversations with the producers and it was made clear to us very early on that everyone took Constance at her word that she was apologetic."A
John Galecki, who is known for playing Leonard Hofstadter in the series, also posted a picture from the table read, and wrote "This morning was not an easy one.
"And then I met Ashley at the table read, and when she walked in, I was like, 'Well, shoot, she's so pretty, she has to be attracted to this guy.
(Thank God the table read showed me exactly what needed fixing.)
Work on the CBS comedy continued Monday through Thursday, with co-star Betty White subbing for Moore during the table read, script revisions, and blocking.
"It was lots of fun to have a table read and meet other screenwriters," noted Iowa-based writer Spencer Loucks, who wrote the Second Place script "Fathers," while Andrea Elizabeth Gardner, co-writing with Amanda Dawn Jacobson, found the table read of the top three winning submissions -- including theirs', "Halloqueens" -- invaluable.
A card on the table read: "We pray for April Jones and her family, heavenly father in your tender mercy, hear our prayers.
Notes 1 and 2 of the table read, "Add 0.05 mm [0.0197 in.]." The SI number likely should be 0.00197 in., which is roughly 2 mils, not the 20 mils referenced in the notes.
The table read: 1 -Wigan 21.1pts, 2 - Blackburn 20.5, 3 -Aston Villa 17.6, 4 - Bolton 12.9, 5 - Everton 12.8, 6 -Hull 12.3, 7 - Sunderland 12.2, 8 - Manchester City 12.1, 9 - West Bromwich 12, 10 - Stoke 12, 11 -Middlesbrough 11.9, 12 - Liverpool 11.8, 13 - Chelsea 11.5, 14 - ManchesterUnited 11.3, 15- Fulham10.6, 16 -Newcastle 10.2, 17 - Portsmouth 9, 18 -West Ham7.9, 19 - TottenhamHotspur 7.1, 20 -Arsenal 6.4.
"At the table read of the finale script, they actually had tissues all along the table because they knew that everyone would be crying and we were.
At the table read for the episode--that's where we learn everything.
I first met Johnny in the table read. I was surprised to see him already so committed to his character.
So as nervous as I was in the first couple of takes, he was just great at going, "It's OK." And when I didn't get fired after the first day, I was like, "OK." At the table read, I was like, packing up my bags, this is not going to happen.
The table read for the finale was pretty great--we'd gotten picked up for another season, so that was an amazing feeling.
"Speechless" stars Cedric Yarbrough, Micah Fowler, and John Ross Bowie have shared photos from the table read for the Season 2 finale of the ABC comedy.