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Casting Director Nina Pratt Urges Actors to ‘Enjoy the ride!’
Posted on: 6/30/2015 11:02:00 AM Advice 

WRITTEN BY: Robert Peterpaul (@robpeterpaul)

If the process of casting is like an intricate puzzle than Nina Pratt is an expert player that holds the fitting pieces. She loves finding the right actor for the right job, having cast all types of performers from rising talent to celebrities.

Pratt has been part of the Casting Department at GREY for over a decade. There she has cast hundreds of actors in thousands of projects, including commercials for companies like Cover Girl, Direct TV and E*TRADE (yes, she cast that famous baby). Rec ...More

Boys who Play Gay w/ Eddie Ramos & Aren Buchholz
Posted on: 6/29/2015 9:54:00 AM Advice 

Face it. As actors, we thrive on taking roles that are so not us. Or perhaps secretly they are us. Or maybe they're just us. No matter which way, being in or out of a comfort zone is something that always changes with our ...More

JUST WRITE: A Reflection with Playwright, Katie Northlich
Posted on: 6/2/2015 11:50:00 AM Advice 

WRITTEN BY: Robert Peterpaul (@robpeterpaul)

Katie Northlich wears many hats. She is an actress, playwright, screenwriter, producer, acting coach, NYCastings enthusiast and, succinctly put, a storyteller. Her work has been seen everywhere from the Upright Citizens Brigade to original pilots on CBS and The Discovery Ch ...More

COMMERCIALS 101 w/ Actor David Banks & Casting Director Sue Crystal
Posted on: 5/29/2015 10:48:00 AM Advice 


What do you get when you cross the dorkiest actor alive with one of the most prominent Casting Directors in NYC? Don't think too hard because there's no answer.

Ahem. Let's talk about commercials!


Essentials from ABC Casting's Laura Janeczko
Posted on: 5/22/2015 5:52:00 PM Advice 


 ABC has dominated television for over 67 years.  With a magical Disney touch (and a little bit of pixie dust), the network consistently launches the careers of industry professionals. ABC Casting is the agile operation behind all the success.  < ...More

How Orange is the New Black Star Julie Lake Became a Meth Head
Posted on: 5/22/2015 11:11:00 AM Advice 

Photo credit Vince Trupsin.


In most cases, being sent to prison isn't ideal. However, for an actress existing presently, it can be be the holy grail. Orange is the New BlackMore

Five Ut-Oh Things That Happen On Set w Young Performers
Posted on: 5/14/2015 2:42:00 PM Advice 

Cover up your child in a jacket or blanket if they are going to eat while dressed in wardrobe.)

Ilana Rapp

There's a level of maturity and professionalism that your child should display while on set. This is, after all, work, not play.

A ...More

'Q an A' (Question an Actor) Episode 1: Laura Donnelly from 'The River' on Broadway
Posted on: 1/14/2015 2:50:00 PM Videos presents "Q an A" (Question an Actor) where Robert Peterpaul (TMZ, Access Hollywood) sits down to gain valuable insight from acclaimed actors to help you succeed in your career.

Episode 1: Actress, Laura Donnelly graciously joins us for the premiere of "Q an A" to reveal her greatest piece of advice for actors. She also discusses starring on Broadway in "The River", her budding Film/ Television career and wha ...More

NYCastings Spotlight Featuring Kimberly Magness
Posted on: 4/9/2012 4:06:00 PM Videos 

Check out this amazing interview below where host Kelly Calabrese interviews actress Kimberly Magness about her success using NYCastings to book all types of acting work and and what some of her 'Secrets to Success' are.

Filming & editing compliments of Angelita Ali @ More

How to Rock it Like an A-lister
Posted on: 2/8/2012 1:24:00 PM Videos 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese

Beyond the Main Street of Sundance booms countless lounges with food, drink and swag for celebrities. Every day festival attendees loom outside hoping to snap a pic as they gawk at the likes of Liv Tyler, Kate Bosworth and William H. Macy. Industry players sometimes luck out and get their foot through a guarded entrance. Yet the finest parties and swag only go to those on the A-list. Until now...

NYCastings has broken down barriers!!!

While socializing at the More

Should You YouTube? Channel This Advice!
Posted on: 4/7/2011 9:56:00 AM Videos 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese

 Favorited by many actors as a way to get their image out there, YouTube does offer an easy, free audience. Billions on people log on and some even turn into overnight sensations!

So how can you use YouTube, effectively?

To help get you started, NYCastings uploaded advice from three actors who already launched and built up successful profiles.

Most Viewed ...More

NYCastings Spotlight Featuring Christina Calph
Posted on: 4/4/2011 1:41:00 PM Videos 

Check out this amazing interview below where host Kelly Calabrese interviews actress Christina Calph about her success using NYCastings to book all types of acting work and also her role in the film 'Arthur' opening Friday April 8th!


Spotlight on Actor Adam Fakier
Posted on: 10/6/2010 10:13:00 AM Videos 

Check out this frighteningly helpful interview below where host Kelly Calabrese interviews actor Adam Fakier about his NYCastings submission, audition and resume tips - as well as his recent bookings including: a supporting role in the feature film "Off Season" (a horror movie), Gotham (a pilot) and "Crumble" opposite Stephen Bauer from "Scarface."


Spotlight on Actress Sandra Palmeri
Posted on: 8/18/2010 1:01:00 PM Videos 

Watch the video interview below where ace reporter Kelly Calabrese interviews actress, Sandra Palmeri on her experience using NYCastings and booking projects such as the feature film "Alone" and several principle roles in commercials like: Jack LaLane Power Juicer, Hana Tea, Dream Lash & Pajama Jeans.


NYCastings Top Bookers of 2014 - Ashley Blankenship and Kimberly Magness
Posted on: 1/13/2015 12:07:00 PM Top Bookers 

Well, it was a great year for NYCastings in 2014, and a Really Great Year for the two ladies that won the NYCastings' Top Bookers Award!

The Winners are:

Ashley Blankenship
- Award for 'Most Money Earned' with a total earnings of $36,559.

Kimberly Magness
- Aw ...More

NYCastings TOP BOOKER of 2013 - Kimberly Magness
Posted on: 1/28/2014 5:38:00 PM Top Bookers 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese

Whoot! NYCastings!!!

It's time to celebrate doubly loud because our Top Booker of 2012 has once again snagged the coveted title with a total of 168 booked days of work and earnings of $20,305 through N ...More

NYCastings TOP BOOKER of 2012 - Kimberly Magness
Posted on: 1/14/2013 11:10:00 AM Top Bookers 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese 

Take witness of a career on fire…

With over 120 total bookings, and a total income of nearly $20,000, NYCastings member Kimberly Magness is one HOT star – shining and rising!

By self-submitting through NYCastings, Kimberly landed major roles in film, TV, print, and voice-over ...More

NYCastings Top Booker of 2011 - Sandra Palmeri
Posted on: 1/11/2012 10:07:00 AM Top Bookers 

Sandra Palmeri breaks through - and - breaks down barriers.

Written by: Kelly Calabrese

HEAR YE - Get ready to believe that it's never too late to go after your dreams.... because this year's Top Booker for NYCastings has only 3 years of acting experience AND is female over 40!

Whoot! Toss Confetti!!!

Now please join me in a huge round of applause for this year's Top Booker - ...More

NYCastings - TOP BOOKERS OF 2010!
Posted on: 1/20/2011 3:47:00 PM Top Bookers 

and the award goes to...

Written by: Kelly Calabrese

2010 = A ton of work booked by NYCastings members!!

An outstanding number of NYC actors got the chance to submit for reputable work through NYCastings in 2010 and to celebrate the many successes - NYCastings is awarding two of our top bookers with fame, praise and some added pocket change.

Coming in at the top of their NYCast ...More

NYCastings Top Booker's TOP 10! - Part 3 - Lauren Francesca gives tips you can count on
Posted on: 10/25/2010 2:44:00 PM Top Bookers 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese

Good things come in 3's - and so here's some radiant news - for the last Top Ten Tips from NYCastings Top Booker of 2009... Lauren Francesca reveals her tips for nailing auditions.

HER BIG SECRET WEAPON (drum roll please)...

"I go to an audition coach who I highly recommend," Lauren says. "I was a reader at an audition where they needed a girl ...More

NYCastings Top Booker's TOP 10! - Lauren Francesca gives tips you can count on
Posted on: 9/20/2010 9:50:00 AM Top Bookers 

Written by: Kelly Calabrese



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