- to give a screen test to: The studio screen-tested 400 children before casting the part.
- to undergo a screen test: Dozens of actors have screen-tested for the role.
Origin of screen-test
First recorded in 1965–70; v. use of noun phrase screen test
- a filmed audition to determine the suitability of an individual for appearing or acting in a motion picture.
Origin of screen test
First recorded in 1920–25
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Examples from the Web for screen-test
In 1989, Lowe jets off to Paris to screen-test for a part in a Roman Polanski project opposite Jack Nicholson called Pirates.Rob Lowe's Memoir Revealed
April 25, 2011
- a filmed audition of a prospective actor or actress to test suitability
- the test film so made