casting director

Why Actors Should Make Their Own Content

A lot is being asked of actors these days. Due to the pandemic, most auditions are self-taped, meaning actors are required to film themselves rather than attend in-person auditions. At first glance, this could seem convenient for actors – and maybe ...
NYCastings Making an Actors Reel

A reel is a very important tool for an actor to have. It demonstrates their abilities as well as the way they come across on camera. Any working actor should either be working towards building their reel or revising it ...
NYCastings - Improv Class

There’s a well-documented history of comedic actors getting their start in improv. This includes SNL alumni like Will Ferrell and Tina Fey, as well as other icons like Jane Lynch. However, improv isn’t just for people trying to be funny ...
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Denise Chamian, CSA, is one of entertainment’s top Casting Directors. She has worked on some of the biggest movies and TV shows over the past three decades, including Top Gun: Maverick, Elvis (2022), Love, Simon, Saving Private Ryan, Miss Congeniality ...
Oscar Isaac in Dune

Award Winning Latinx Casting Director CARLA HOOL weighs in on what it’s like to cast Latinx actors in today’s entertainment world. She has been casting film and television for over 20 years. She has worked on films such as Coco, ...
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Throughout your acting career, you will experience many different phases. The first phase is the beginning, where you are full of hope and dreams of becoming a successful actor. You may have some success early on, but it is often ...
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My father taught me a very important lesson that he learned when he was a boy in school. It was about following the instructions. Very simple, yet why is it so hard to do and how can it affect you ...
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 not in, unless the casting notice states that this is ...
Casting Directors Krisha Bullock and Jamie Snow at the Heller Awards in 2020. Photo credit Willy Sanjuan and Jessica Sherman

Casting Directors Krisha Bullock and Jamie Snow of Bullock and Snow Casting give us an inside look at the way they cast talent. Specializing in children’s comedy television shows such as Nickelodeon’s iCarly and Victorious, Krisha and Jamie share what ...
Film Set - DirectSumit Casting 3

For this installment of ‘Advice From the Experts’, we met up in Los Angeles with a woman who really puts the ‘multi’ in multi-talented. Ellen Abrams, or Ellie as her friends call her, is a Casting Director, Acting Coach, Actress ...
DestinationCasting on DirectSubmit

From background actor to extras casting director, January Curry is the Atlanta powerhouse behind her own company, Destination Casting. Her first dip into the casting world was as a casting assistant for George Pierre where she quickly found her footing ...
Marin Hope Casting Director DirectSubmit

Marin Hope is a Los Angeles native and an experienced Casting Director who has put talent forward for theater, film, and TV projects for the past 10 years in both her hometown of L.A. and New York City, where she ...
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 ...
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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 to want to see your work. Also, agents and managers ...
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 acting terms that you hear often on set and on ...
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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 of people and companies looking to book and protect clients. ...
Rose Rosen Casting

All the interviews I’ve done thus far have been with agents and casting directors from the three major film industry markets- Los Angeles, New York and Atlanta. So speaking with casting director Rose Rosen, CSA, based in Tampa, Florida, was a ...
Richard Jordan Casting

Richard Jordan is a New York City-based casting director that has cast everything from viral music videos to commercials, voiceovers to indie films (and more). Although I’ve spoken to a few casting directors who were former actors, Mr. Jordan is ...
Kevin Kennison Casting

To properly equip yourself for the entertainment industry, you don’t just need a camera, a script, a degree, or a reel. You need versatility, you need the ups and the downs, and most importantly – according to Kevin Kennison of ...
Jaimie beebe casting

Jaimie Beebe is a Los Angeles-based casting director, who is just, well…fun. Filled with enthusiasm about her job, she is all about making the audition experience enjoyable, and genuinely wishes she could book everyone. Basically she’s the casting director next ...