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Role Alerts from DirectSubmit

The Secret to getting more Auditions is submitting as soon as a job is posted, so you’re in the first batch to be looked at. The later you are with submitting ...
Direct Submitting

Here are some tips to address good Direct Submitting etiquette. Please read and use these tips when submitting to projects. … Do not submit to projects in states you are ...
Photo Courtesy of Terry Berland

Actors, today you’ll read how to get on a Casting Director’s radar. Four prominent Casting Directors; four different perspectives on casting. We interviewed four CDs who work with different types ...
Email from NYCastings

If you have questions about getting emails from DirectSubmit / NYCastings. Here are all the details. You can get emails from us in a couple of ways: 1. You can ...
Writing a great casting notice

It’s been said by great directors that 90% of great directing lies in great casting. So get started the right way… We spend a lot of time here focused on the ...
From Disaster to Master of your Acting Career

An acting career is like any other career in terms of skill level and how well you can market you skills. The one thing that totally separates an acting career ...
Self-Taped Auditions - NYCastings Direct Submit Group

Since we’re all trying to keep a little more distance right now for safety, we want to remind Talent & Clients that we have features to accommodate self-taped auditioning. … ...
Photo UploaderCropandRotate

We have installed a new Photo Up-loader! … It should make uploading photos much easier and gives you some simple editing options like Crop and Rotate.  … We have also made the new limit 50 ...
Casting Director Chat

Our new Messaging system makes it easy for Casting Directors to send you files such as: – Scripts – Contracts – Reference Photos, Videos – Call Sheets If you see a ...
NYCastings-ActingTechniques

The following is a partial list of major acting techniques explained. Classical acting is an umbrella term for a philosophy of acting that integrates the expression of the body, voice, ...
gay pride

Since the Arts & The LGBTQ Community go hand in hand, we want to say that NYCastings and it’s staff Love Free Love, and we love supporting everyone in all that you ...
NY Headshot Photographers

5 NY Headshot Photographers That I Like Here is a list of good NY Headshot Photographers to research when you’re ready to get your first or your next Actors Headshot. ...
NYCastings-CreatYouOwnActingWorkLikeMattandBen

Acting Work! So as we talked earlier this week (Part 1 of Creating Your Own Acting Work), it’s just a fact: in the acting game there are peaks and valleys. The ...
Acting Drought be like Matt and Ben

You ever have one of those acting hot streaks, where you can do no wrong? A period where you book everything you touch, even to the point where you’re turning ...
NYCastings-ActorsEquityAssociation

To conclude our series on actor’s unions where we talk about the ins and outs of joining, or deciding not to join – or deciding to join but not really ...
SAG-AFTRA-NYCastings JOBS

As actors, of course we have a drive and a love for performing that supersedes virtually all other considerations. We’re the people who might have been ridiculed in high school ...
NYCastingsSAG-AFTRA

For many actors the question of whether they want to join an actors’ union is a given: hell yes, I want to join! After all, that’s the dream, isn’t it? ...
What Can You Expect in Your First Year as an Actor?

Acting is a wonderful, amazing, emotionally rewarding and incredible job, as anyone who is reading this already knows. People who get to act for a living truly are the luckiest ...
Self-Taped Auditions - NYCastings Direct Submit Group

Here is a fast breakdown of how an Audition occurs when an NYCastings Talent Direct Submits to a Casting Notice…   A. Our Talent, (Amber Waves) DirectSubmits to a NYCastings Casting ...
self-taped auditions

So let’s talk self-taped auditions. The ability to make a good self-taped audition will affect your Acting Career from Now till the End of Time! These days, with the proliferation of ...