Tag Archives: Casting Directors

Cast It Talent August Showcase: Open For Submissions

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“I have the talent, the drive and the grit to be a successful actor, I just need to be noticed by the right people!” All actors have had this thought. A large percentage of becoming a working actor is just getting your face out there, and getting noticed by the RIGHT people at the right time. […]

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Stand out in the best possible way

It’s about being the person that’s impossible to forget

When one, Wm. Shakespeare wrote “All the world’s a stage,” the internet wasn’t even yet a shadow of a thought of an idea. It was a simpler world, in many ways—particularly for an actor. Show up to the theater, audition for a role, impress the right people, and presto, you’re on stage declaiming cunningly crafted […]

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Flash Back Friday – Auditioning: Artistic Advice

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Editor: As Episodic season starts, we thought we’d jog your memory as to how to get ready to deliver the best possible audition.  Don’t miss your chance to be the Right Actor for the Right Job.  Follow Adam Lazarre-White’s advice.  LA Actors are lucky enough to be able to take his class here in Hollywood. […]

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Branding can be limiting

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There are plenty of acting schools, coaches and workshops out there that emphasize how to “brand” yourself as an actor.  There’s no shortage of people (agents, managers, Casting Directors, etc)  ready to put you in a box or label you, which is not necessarily the wrong approach but it can be limiting and I think […]

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CIT Casting Review: Mad Max: Fury Road

Mind-blowing action...

****CAUTION: MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS**** Summer is a time when anticipation builds in box offices around the globe: Who will hold the pristine title for “Mind-blowing Action-Thriller” or “Never-ending Excitement for the Whole Family?” For this one, leave the kids at home and run – don’t walk – to catch Mad Max: Fury Road. The fourth […]

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From the Cast It Talent BLOG Vault – Misconceptions About The Working Actor

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Cast It Talent isn’t for actors who like to sit by the phone or wait in the soda fountain to be discovered.  Cast It Talent is for actors who recognize the value of the tools we provide and uses them to submit themselves, create their own projects, deliver a professional virtual package, and take their […]

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All About the Character Actor – In Celebration of the Evan Arnolds of the World

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For this week’s CIT Vault article we thought we’d revisit an article that debunks some of the negative connotations of the term “character actor.”  There are worse careers than making a living as an actor under the radar. “He’s a character actor,” you may hear one day while leaving your audition for the biggest pilot […]

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Success Stories Part II: Siya Maleki and the Importance of Feedback

"...it seems like you guys always go out of your way to help aspiring actors like myself.”

Stop right there. Take a break from whatever starving artist activity in which you are participating at the moment. That bologna and rice cake sandwich you are trying not to drop on your keyboard will be there for you when we’re done. (Side note: if you are, in fact, eating bologna, cut that out. The […]

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From the Cast It Blog Vault: Self-Recording Auditions: Advanced Tips

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As we see the quality of self-tapes and the quantity of self-tape opportunities both increasing, we thought we’d re-enforce some old tips on making sure that you are delivering the best self-tape and giving yourself the best chance to book that gig. We’ve already written several articles about how to “self tape” for auditions. Not […]

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CIT Casting Review: Ex Machina

I’m crossing my fingers for a sequel

Alex Garland makes his directorial debut with the thought-provoking Ex Machina, a British Sci-Fi thriller that hit theaters in the U.S. on April 10th. This flick could quite possibly hold the title as movie of the year for me. A brilliant cast intertwined with mesmerizing cinematography and an edge-of-your-seat plot makes for a breathtaking journey […]

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