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Frustrated Woman

There’s something undeniably alluring about playing a passive-aggressive character. For actors, it can be a chance to explore a more complex and nuanced range of emotions, and to challenge themselves ...

You land your first big role and now the pressure to be a convincing actor is high priority. But honestly, the pressure should be on from the moment you decided ...
5 Secrets to Being a Great Actor

It’s easy to be a great actor, right? You take a few classes and wa-lah! You land an agent and get a great gig as the lead in a high ...
DirectSubmit Talent Dashboard

Here is a quick explanation of the elements of your Talent Dashboard. You can also use the My Account link in the header of the website to access these same ...
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 ...
Casablanca - Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman

It’s tragic. The pain and longing a viewer goes through hoping almost-relationship characters get together can be unbearable. Yet it makes a great, timeless story. For example, Casablanca’s Rick and ...
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Can actors afford to be lazy? Let’s review a typical day in the life of an actor… I’m going to make and eat my own healthy breakfast, workout, take a ...
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Covid-19 has once again taken over Broadway, in such a big way, you’d think Covid would get its own Equity card. With Jagged Little Pill, Thoughts of a Colored Man ...
Show Business is Rough Business

Execute. Achieve. Accomplish. Memorize those three words because they should be in your Script of Life. Living in today’s world is hard; it just is. You’re either in it for ...
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. ...
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 ...
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 ...