Tag Archives: Auditions

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

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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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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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The Truth About Pilot Season

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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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10 Tips on Filming Your Own Audition

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Let’s be honest. Unless you have a professional studio in your apartment and all your friends are cinematographers, self-taped auditions are the uncontested worst. They difficult to film, almost never look as intended, and generally only serve to highlight the ungainly and poorly lit shanty you generously call your home. At least that is how […]

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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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How to Write an Actor’s Resume: Part II

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In Part I of this series, we examined a few key formatting ideas for constructing an actor resume. Here are a few more tips to help you get your resume up to snuff: Keep a Master Copy I have several versions of my acting resume. Various incarnations of my resume are geared toward film, theatre, […]

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Acting Success and the Text: Part I

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Breaking down a script, a scene, or a story is where it all starts.  This first thing that happens when you get an audition or a part is that you read the script.  It is crucial that, when you first read the script or play, that you read it for the STORY–not for the part.  […]

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How to Write an Actor’s Resume: Part I

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Writing and maintaining a resume can be overwhelming. Endless possibilities and ever-evolving industry preferences can make for a thankless and seemingly Sisyphean task. But do not lose hope! A few simple tips can serve as a great foundation for a lifetime of rewrites and rebranding! Coincidentally, many of those incredibly useful tips can be found […]

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Clementine Mills Selected as Top Performer in October/November Showcase

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We are thrilled to announce that Clementine Mills of Sydney, Australia, has been chosen as the Top Performer in the October/November Edition of our Monthly Showcase. To recognize Clementine’s efforts, she will receive $500, as well as feedback on her performance from our panel of noted casting professionals. We also want to congratulate the other finalists: […]

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Audition Dos (and Don’ts): Part II

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Missed Part I? Check it out here. Now, on to Part II– Do be mindful of your fellow actors waiting. It’s great to be friendly, and a genuine smile at those around you will certainly do no harm. But please resist the urge to blindly begin socializing. Many people will likely be reviewing their monologue, […]

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