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Three Critical Steps Actors Can Take to Solve Problems

Albert Einstein had a point when he said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about ...
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? ...
Film Set terms - DirectSubmit

Film Set Terms to Know Film sets are a magical place to work, but they can also be very confusing if you’re new on set. Film sets seem to have ...
DirectSubmit Talent Casting Services

Boost your image and your personal website’s SEO ranking by adding your DirectSubmit Resume Link! Everyone with a resume in our database has a custom URL based off your name. ...
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 ...
Gabrielle, Joxer & Xena of Xena: Warrior Princess

Some actors tend to believe that if they are charismatic, they will win the audition room over and get the part. While that may be somewhat eensy teensy true, the ...
Casting Models - DirectSubmit

Find Modeling Agency Open Call Dates and Times Casting notices for models of all types. Fashion, Commercial, Real People, Showroom Modeling, Parts Modeling, Plus Size Models, Child Models, Teen Models, Alternative Models, ...
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 ...
ActorsReelsonDirectSubmit

Greetings actors, it’s time to get real with your reel! If you’re submitting to projects for any kind of lead or supporting role, the casting director, director and/or producers are going ...
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 ...
SAG-AFTRA

A notice to SAG-AFTRA talent. You are able to add yourself to the DirectSubmit/NYCastings database for free. Just click here to add yourself now. Once you have created an account, make ...
DirectSubmit Talent Database

Casting Directors & Studios – Create Your Own Personal Talent Database on DirectSubmit Casting Directors and Studios can easily create their own personal database of talent on DirectSubmit by clicking the ...
Acting Terms casting directors use on DirectSubmit

Acting Terms Used By Casting Directors When starting out as an actor, you read and hear lots of terminology that you may not know about. here is a list of ...
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 ...
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 ...
Actor Self-Tapes on DirectSubmit

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, ...