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unscripted adj : not furnished with or using a script; "unrehearsed and unscript spot interviews"; "unscripted talk shows" [ant: scripted]

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  1. Not scripted; without a script

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Unscripted is the name of an HBO television series that was broadcast in early 2005, its title referring to the fact that the series was largely improvised by its performers. It follows the misadventures of three struggling actors, who are all in the same acting class in Los Angeles, California, as they make the rounds from auditions to rejection, to personal struggle and to satisfaction. Executive produced by George Clooney (who directed as well) and Steven Soderbergh, Unscripted provides a fresh look into the life of a struggling actor trying to make it big in a town where everyone's trying to do the same thing.
The three main characters all appear as themselves as the show blends fact with fiction as a movie/show within a show. It features many cameo appearances from many stars playing themselves either in projects they're involved in, or involved in a social function such as Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Noah Wyle, Hank Azaria, Richard Kind, Meryl Streep, Uma Thurman, Shia LaBeouf, Keanu Reeves, Sam Rockwell, director Doug Liman and producer Akiva Goldsman.
The show was released on DVD in mid-2005.

Main characters

Bryan Greenberg - A young twentysomething actor bouncing from audition to audition. A generally good man brought down by the frustrations of trying to make it which include backstabbing, shady network contracts and being virtually unnoticed on the small screen, if he even makes the final cut.
Krista Allen - A single mother and actress more well known for her looks than her talent, trying to establish herself as a serious performer. Often typecast in print ads or commercials as the "sexy girl", she is rarely taken seriously, and when opportunities arise, she gets passed over in favor of someone else who has a bigger name.
Jennifer Hall - A nice girl deemed not attractive enough by agents by her looks, currently taking low level jobs on major film productions. Naively finds herself in the Hollywood machine in trying to land roles, by knowing who's who in the industry.
Goddard Fulton (Frank Langella) - The protagonists' stern but fatherly acting teacher, a refined man whose professionalism and guidance remain in the classroom but virtually disappear when outside. Despite keeping a distance from his students outside of teaching, the sage Fulton helps them in whatever way he can when in the classroom.

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