Author Archives: Taylor Reid

What to Wear to an Audition


What should I wear to an audition? Answer: Whatever You Want. In 90% of cases, this is absolutely true. What do you feel confident in? What do you feel comfortable in? Wear it. Go on with your day. However, there are always exceptions to every rule. 1.) The role is a doctor and you want […]


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FBF – Is it important to have a reader when taping a scene? – @castittalent


We often get questions from actors who are, in particular, submitting to talent searches. Perhaps they don’t have anyone to read with or they don’t feel confident reading in front of someone because this may be their first attempt to record a scene. Though it may seem scary to ask someone it is important to […]


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Thinking of Submitting to Cast It Feedback? Here are some pointers for FBF!


How to Self Tape Like a Self Taping Genius I once watched a tape of a woman who, instead of performing the sides, decided to perform a monologue from Mommie Dearest. She did not get the part. Now, I’m sure you don’t make such cockamamie gaffes, but nonetheless here are some tips to make sure […]


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Audition Skills

It may seem like being a good actor should lead to getting good parts but that’s not necessarily the case. Auditioning is a much different skill set than acting and to be successful, you have to be good at both.


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How to Get the Most Out of a Casting Workshop

There are a lot of workshops around town that’ll offer you the opportunity to meet and read for someone from a casting office.  These can be great opportunities if your heart is in the right place. Here are some tips to make sure you understand exactly what you’re getting yourself into:


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What Not to Wear: Audition Edition

Auditions are stressful enough without having to wonder what to wear.  The more you audition, the more you’ll know what work for you in the room, but in the meantime, here are a few hints to help you out:


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A Good Headshot

Your headshot is one of the most important factors in getting you an audition.  Even if your agent makes a great pitch, the casting office won’t bring you in unless your headshot looks like a fit for the role.  That said, it’s worse to get called in based on a headshot that doesn’t resemble you […]


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How To Pass

As an actor, you’ll have a lot of exciting opportunities and experiences.  You’ll also probably have opportunities that you’ll find just aren’t for you.


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New Year’s Resolutions to Make and Keep in 2011

1. Keep current on industry news. If you know about a movie early in the casting process, you will have an edge.  But the only way to know is to keep up with the latest industry news.  Bookmark sites like Deadline Hollywood, Variety, and The Hollywood Reporter and make reading them part of your morning […]


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Networking Done Right

There are lots of people out there who can help your career, whether they’re casting directors, agents, managers, producers, directors, or other actors.  So how do you meet these people, and how do you do it without looking like an overt networker? The truth is that it’s difficult, and there’s no single answer.  But here […]


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