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CIT Flashback Friday: The Do’s and Don’ts of Meet and Greets

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To honor Flashback Friday, we are opening the Cast It Talent vault and bringing back some great articles from the past. These do’s and don’ts of meet and greets are essential for any actor to make a good impression. If you are searching for an agent, meet and greets and open calls are necessary evils we […]

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CIT Flashback Friday – Booking a Job Without an Agent

Our Cast It Talent Flashback Friday article is one that is useful to any working actor without representation–How to book a job without an agent. Even with a team of agents, managers, and lawyers, booking an acting job is no easy task. Your reps submit you for projects, which hopefully lead to auditions; you then […]

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Destination: Hollywood – Part 2

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Continuing our Hollywood Story from Part 1 Representation is Key  Whether moving to Hollywood as an established actor like West, or in the early stages of a career like Knai, getting the paperwork approved is not an insurmountable task, according to casting director Carla Hool.  “I’ve seen a lot of actors who get their paperwork,” […]

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Destination: Hollywood – Part 1

For actors who come from abroad, the challenge is magnified by paperwork, cultural transitions and unique financial limitations

For any aspiring actor, the road to success in Hollywood is paved with competition and uncertainty. Even the most dedicated actors have to overcome incredible odds to make it big…or make it at all. But for actors who come from abroad, the challenge is magnified by paperwork, cultural transitions and unique financial limitations. Is the […]

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The Truth About Pilot Season

Working in television isn’t what it used to be...

It’s that time of year again – pilot season. The time when dozens upon dozens of pilots get the greenlight and immediately begin casting. In true traditional fashion, the big networks (NBC, CW, ABC, CBS, and Fox) all order their pilots at around the same time which results in Hollywood being thrown into chaotic turmoil. […]

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5 Steps to Selecting the Perfect Headshot

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Ah, the eternal subject of the headshot . . . as an actor, your headshot is arguably the most important tool in your arsenal: It is your calling card. It is often the thing that catches the casting director’s attention and gets you in the door. It is the thing by which they remember you […]

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Are You Ready For Representation?

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Being an actor is like running a business. You are the CEO, and are in charge of building and growing your company and brand. Like most new businesses, you start small and once you have enough work and income, you can expand the company, which will eventually entail hiring additional employees. In the case of […]

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How to Write an Acting Cover Letter

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Are you trying to convince someone to hire you? Of course you are! You’re an actor! You have essentially entered into a tacit contract to continue begging people to hire you on a daily-to-bi-weekly basis for the remainder of your existence. As per this agreement, you will have to get creative about the methods used […]

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How to Pass Like a Pro: Part II

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In Part I, we discussed the general use of passing and how it’s commonly used to turn down projects or certain steps of the casting process. However, the uses of passing doesn’t end there, and knowing when to strategically pass can literally alter the trajectory of your career–for better or worse.  Advanced Passing Mechanics When […]

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The Do’s and Don’ts of Meet and Greets

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If you are searching for an agent, meet and greets and open calls are necessary evils we must all learn to love. Perhaps some of you out there thrive on the adrenaline rush of wedging yourself into a fluorescent-lit room full of hundreds of edgy actors sweating out their crippling insecurities. Maybe the broken air […]

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