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Actors Working In Casting Offices

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It may have crossed your mind that as an actor, it may be beneficial to try to work in a casting office. In a sense, you’d be taking a peek behind the curtain and seeing just how the casting process works. You could gain valuable insight and become more well-rounded, as auditioning isn’t always just […]

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Actors Working in Casting Offices

It may have crossed your mind that as an actor, it may be beneficial to try to work in a casting office. In a sense, you’d be taking a peek behind the curtain and seeing just how the casting process works. You could gain valuable insight and become more well-rounded, as auditioning isn’t always just […]

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Casting Calls

Many people know that Project X opened to big numbers this weekend, but what some people may not realize is that one of the leads of the film, Jonathan Daniel Brown, was found through a massive online casting call, spearheaded by Cast It Talent. There couldn’t be a better time to answer some questions regarding […]

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Generals

by andrew hadzopoulos A general, in Hollywood speak, quite literally means, a general meeting – usually between actors and casting directors. It’s an easygoing introduction, a way for casting offices to meet actors without auditioning them. Generals are common, and can be a great way to land auditions in future projects. Getting the opportunity to […]

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Acting in Film and Television

By andrew hadzopoulos From an acting standpoint, the difference between theater, television, and film is immense. Most audiences can see the differences between theater and filmed performances – it makes sense that live performances are, by definition, theatrical. With no close-ups or edits to direct your attention, the actors are the ones tasked to keep […]

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Don’t Sweat the Small Roles

by Andrew Hadzopoulos As with any career, actors looking to break in will face the same ladder climbing challenges that everyone encounters in different fields of work. You start at the bottom, and slowly work your way up. A non-speaking part here, a line or two there, a paragraph, a page, and then the jackpot […]

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Headshots

by Andrew Hadzopoulos They’ve been around for ages, and they’ll be needed as long as the entertainment industry exists. Hardcopies, digital prints, regardless – headshots, as you already know, are your calling card. Your first impression. Your representation. These are important reasons for actors to make sure they have the best headshots possible, regardless of […]

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Breaking In

by Andrew Hadzopoulos It’s the one question that every person hoping to become a working actor faces. There are variations, but ‘getting your foot in the door’, ‘being discovered’, or ‘getting your big break’ all pose the same hurdles. “How do I start?” It can be a long, confusing road at times, and there are […]

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What To Expect: Your First Audition

by andrew hadzopoulos Maybe you’ve gotten the audition from your agent, or you’re connected enough that you got the chance to get in front of a casting director by yourself. Perhaps you networked while running into someone at a party, or maybe your acting coach put in a good word. Either way, you done it: […]

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Building Relationships With Casting Offices

By Andrew Hadzopoulos Over the course of your career you will come to know many casting directors. Some you’ll like, some you won’t. They may feel the same about you. It’s important though, to stay professional and work towards building long-lasting relationships with all of them. Casting directors work tirelessly to build and continually add […]

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