Tag Archives: online auditions

5 Tips to Keep You Sharp During Slow Seasons

Whether auditions have slowed to a trickle, or the temptations of the holidays are making you drag your heels, “off seasons” can be brutal on both morale and income. Here are some tips to keep you sharp in the slow times. 1) Make Sure You’re Self-Submitting. It’s easy to kick back and wait for your […]


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Online or In-Person Auditions: What’s Your Best Bet?


Do actors usually profit more from online or in-person auditions? How can an actor go from Extra to Lead? Each week Amy answers your questions here! Do you need acting technique tips or career advice? Send them here: AskAmyLyndon@gmail.com. Amy Lyndon is a Celebrity Booking Coach, CEO and Author of “The Lyndon Technique: The 15 Guideline […]


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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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7 Things You Need in Your Professional Arsenal

(Your tools) need continual maintenance, makeovers, and care.

Hi, actor friends! You know those times, (maybe a lot of the time), when you feel like you just don’t have your, erm…stuff together? Do your colleagues always seem one step ahead, just a smidge more profesh? Luckily, when that happens, there are a couple helpful things you can remember. One is that, especially when […]


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


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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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


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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Knowledge and Power: Take Control of Your Online Presence


We’ve talked a lot on this blog about tools you can use to direct your own career. But while it’s easy to list steps we could all be taking to boost our presence, sometimes taking those steps can be harder than it sounds. With a sea of online resources geared toward actors, how are you […]


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FBF – What Your Agent Does For You


Many actors are unclear as to exactly what they can expect of their agents.  Let’s go back into the vault for a refresher. Getting an agent is the hard part, right? (see Doing the Impossible: Getting an Agent ) You spend ages sending your pictures and resumes to every agent listed, you ask casting directors, […]


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Your Acting Career: Tips for Staying (Mostly) Sane When You’re in This for the Long Haul – Part II

Staying Sane

(continued – Part 1) 4. Have a “life” outside this life Yes, I understand how blasphemous this sounds – especially to younger actors. (I spent junior high proudly walking around in a t-shirt emblazoned with the words, “Acting is Life, the Rest is Just Details.”  So I get it!) But when all you do is […]


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