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How to do things in entertainment.

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, ...
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 ...
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 talent Direct Submits to a Casting Notice…   A. Our Talent, (Amber Waves) DirectSubmits to a NYCastings Casting Notice.   ...
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 ...
Actors Resume

As actors we spend a lot of time honing our skills. We spend countless hours working on scene study, memorizing new monologues, submitting for work and taking classes – and ...
Biggest problem in getting the audition

You know that old saying ‘I was at the Right Place at the Right Time’? Well, the right place at the right time in Show Business is the Casting Room for the ...
Fi-core

Every actor is aware of the union or non union dynamic that is always at the forefront of every performer’s career. But one option that flies under the radar most ...
Michael Caine

“The theatre is an operation with the scalpel, I think movie acting is an operation with the laser.” Michael Caine teaches in this documentary the art of movie acting to ...
Theatre Production

There’s more to theatre than just someone enacting something on the stage. There are different kinds of theatre productions that cover different types of themes and styles. Whether you’re planning ...
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I always like to remind singers that in order to optimize your warm-up routine, you must warm-up your entire body. Your body is your instrument, and the way you treat ...