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Confessions of an Extras Casting Director

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I recently wrapped extras casting on Terry Linehan’s heartwarming feature debut Don’t Know Yet in Wilmington, NC. When Terry, a former film professor of mine and a good friend, asked if I would work on his film, I happily obliged. I have had plenty of experience with extra work, being an extra and occasional stand-in […]

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A Cast It Success Story: Part 2

Jonathan Daniel Brown was discovered through a Cast It Talent open call.

Many actors go through the grueling audition process day in and day out, but until they actually score a big role, they can only wonder about what happens after you get it.  Winning that coveted role opens the big golden gates to the mysterious world of the working actor. I followed up with Jonathan Daniel […]

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A Cast It Success Story: Part 1

Jonathan Daniel Brown was discovered through a Cast It Talent open call.

Online submissions to open calls are the way to go these days. It is quick, simple, no travel required, plus actors can perfect their auditions before submitting. For both actors and casting directors alike, it is very cost effective and time efficient to utilize the option of video submissions. Casting directors like video submissions because […]

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Regional Actors: How to Successfully Utilize Social Media

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In the digital age, social media is king. It is becoming a more popular tool to promote oneself and be seen by big-time casting directors and build a fan base. Promoting is key to gaining exposure, but it needs to be done right and not seem to spammy and self-promoting. You want to be seen […]

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Regional Actors! How to Get Noticed by Casting Directors

It is often difficult for regional actors from all over the country to figure out what the next step is once they become a big fish in a small pond. Actors need to decide whether to move on to the ocean that is all things acting, better known as Hollywood, or to stay and attain […]

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