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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 from everything else is that what you look like, and ...
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. … The clients may choose to ask for self-tapes in the ...
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 photos.  … Click here to get to your Photo Upload ...
ActUp

Because you have to show up to show out SHOW UP features interviews with television, film, and theater producers, directors, casting directors, agents, and other acting industry professionals who can help actors book. Qualah, Managing Producer of ACT UP! — ...
Actor-Sterotypes

One of the primary stepping stones that most actors have from a very young age, and what often drives us to pursue a career in acting is imagination. We were the kids who loved to play dress up, who created ...
Don't You Forget About Me

If you’ve been a working actor for any length of time, you’ve surely experienced the surreal moment of walking into an audition waiting room and seeing a dozen or more people who look a whole lot like you. I had ...
Instagram famous

It’s hard to imagine in this social media-saturated world that there was a time before Facebook, before Twitter, even before MySpace. But that’s the ancient past of course. These days if you want to make a splash and grab some ...
Acting Success - The Need for Speed

“Take all the time you need, and just go ahead and start whenever you’re ready.” As actors we’ve all heard some version of this sentence as we’re getting ready to read audition sides, rehearse something, or perform in a scene. ...
Film Set Terms

Here is a great list of acting terms and Entertainment industry terms which you will hear often on film sets, in theatre productions and in recording studios.   Above the Line – A budgetary term for movies and TV. The line ...
NYCastings-GettingDirectorstoNoticeYou

“A star does not compete with other stars around it; it just shines.”  – author Matshona Dhliwayo Anyone who has been in the acting game for more than five minutes realizes that it’s a crowded industry. Who among us hasn’t ...
NYCastings - How to Get Seen at Equity Auditions

How to Get Seen at Equity Auditions… It’s a tale as old as time – or at least as old as our modern definition of work: you get out of school, your fresh little brain just jam-packed with new knowledge ...
NYCastings-AllAboutTheBenjamins

There’s a well-worn cliché you’ve probably heard before about writing, usually uttered by a clueless coffee shop Shakespeare who spends more time on social media than Microsoft Word: “Writers write,” they’ll say smugly with a knowing smile, before they return ...
NYCastings-LondonActing

From time to time, we all get the travel bug. And sometimes it’s not only the travel bug, but a sense that it’s simply time to try something – or someplace – different. Whether the drive stems from events in ...
Why You Should Reconsider If You're Thinking About Quitting Acting

Actors can be a sensitive lot, as we all know. It just makes sense; in order to to do this job and do it well, you have to be closely in touch with the entire spectrum of human emotions, and ...
Acting Is Listening

One of the fundamental lessons for newbie actors to learn is of course the importance of listening. Focusing fully on the other person or people in a scene with you and reacting in a genuine way to the energy as ...
NYCastings-ActingCareer

As an actor, it’s important to have an acting coach to assist you with keeping the focus on your career, helping you prep lines for auditions and educate you on acting styles and techniques. As is with any job, you ...
NYCastings actor showcase

So, here you are. You’re no longer a fresh-faced young newbie just out of a theater program or just climbing off bus in the big city for the first time. You’ve been around for a bit, you’re starting to feel ...
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 people in the world. So it’s no wonder that every ...
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 Notice.   B. The Casting Director sees the Talent’s complete ...
Communication

I was talking with a casting director the other day who was relating war stories from the olden times, back when she was just breaking in to the business. This is only a couple of decades ago give or take, ...