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You’ll recognize Adina Porter from the CW’s The 100, HBO’s True Blood and HBO’s The Newsroom. Soon you’ll see her on the new show Underground. Adina Porter is a master at transformation. She’s barely recognizable from role to role. Even if ...
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By Katie Northlich – Actor, Writer, Acting Coach, NYCastings Improv Coach I stand there in the small, airless audition room, just having slated my name and agency, waiting.  The Director and Casting Director are talking quietly, shuffling papers amongst themselves.  A ...
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Performing Acting Monologues can be nerve ­wracking. For a time span of 1-­3 minutes it’s all eyes on you. You need to create the character, the scene, and the circumstance all without the help of another actor. And, oftentimes, if you’re performing ...
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You did it! You found the perfect casting notice, you submitted for the role, and now it’s time for you to head into the casting office for an audition. So, you fill your folder with headshots and resumes, you prepare your sides, ...
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For actors, nothing can be more terrifying than walking into that audition room. Going in front of the people who could give you your next job is nerve-racking. But, unfortunately, it’s something we all must do. Because, like they say, practice makes ...
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Heh. I’m dryly laughing at myself because I have never been at a loss for words…until now. I mean really, when have you ever seen me not be able to write a proper intro? AARON GINSBURG, the Supervising Producer and ...
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DILEMMA ONE: Oh no! You have to cancel your big audition tomorrow! Even bigger dilemma: What if it’s a callback? Or even BIGGER crazy thought: What if it’s a JOB? It goes something like this: At 4 pm you get ...
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How & When to Join NYCastings / DirectSubmit lets Actors, Models, Singers & Dancers (Kids to Seniors) ‘DirectSubmit‘ themselves to Film, TV, Theatre, Commercial, Print Casting Calls & Talent Agencies nationwide. We’ve been in business for 21 years, and have ...
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Elysia Rotaru stars in the new CW series iZombie which premiered March 17, 2015. Elysia is currently working on a short film called The Wall@TheWallSF. Follow Elysia on Twitter:@elysiarotaru.Special thanks to Jessy Coisnon. It’s not often I get to interview ...
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NYCastings.com presents “Q an A” (Question an Actor) where Robert Peterpaul ( America’s Got Talent, Access Hollywood) sits down to gain valuable insight from today’s most acclaimed performers. Tune in and let us help you succeed in your career. Episode ...
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What do you get when you cross the dorkiest actor alive with one of the most prominent Casting Directors in NYC? Don’t think too hard because there’s no answer. Ahem. Let’s talk about commercials! You’ve seen DAVID BANKS on the ...
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A reader is essentially an assistant. Someone who solely exists to aid the Casting Director in whatever they need throughout an audition process. You bring in the talent, you setup their mic (if the audition is being taped) and, obviously, ...
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As actors, we rarely say to ourselves, Oh boy! I want to be an actor so I can sit in a make-up chair for endless hours and be turned into a monster! We instead think about getting proper representation, taking ...
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When it comes to auditions, we’ve all heard the skipping record telling us that “we have to calm our nerves,” “be natural,” and “not be appear as if we NEED to book the role.” But these sound bites of advice ...
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I repeat, I repeat… If you want to score more acting jobs – book the company, not just the gig. As an actor, you know the work that goes into getting auditions. Every day, you pour your soul into training, ...
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Working odd jobs, booking gigs and racking up so many necessary expenses… actors have a lot to figure out come tax season – so NYCastings is here to help you. For example, did you know that you can deduct your ...
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2011 is the… Year of Perseverance! says agent Craig Holzberg, founder of Avalon Artists Group. Everyday is a new opportunity and it is about seizing the moment – not worrying about what happened in the past or being freaked out ...
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Every Great American Story needs a Great American Hero who the world will cheer for. So what does it take for your story to launch from an idea into a riveting tale that audiences will relate to?  It simply has ...
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Friendly – Helpful – Inspirational For actors looking for a place to connect with key industry people, The Filmmaker’s Connection is so much more than your typical networking event. It helps actors, producers and directors form teams, produce films and ...
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Good things come in 3’s – and so here’s some radiant news – for the last Top Ten Tips from NYCastings Top Booker of 2009… Lauren Francesca reveals her tips for nailing auditions. HER BIG SECRET WEAPON (drum roll please)… ...