casting director

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 ...
Donna Morong-DirectSubmit

Donna Morong is an award-winning Los Angeles-based Casting Director. Highlights of her incredible career include fifteen years as a casting executive at The Walt Disney Company, where as part of a team, she cast a list of major stars including ...
Jym Benzing Casting

Jym Benzing is an incredibly successful casting director and producer, with high-profile clients like Estée Lauder, MAC Cosmetics, Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar – to name of few (his actual bio is many more paragraphs long, check it out here: jymbenzing.com/about). ...
Shadow  Casting

Written by: Kayla Klatzkin Auditions are part of an actor’s life. As a writer who’s also an actress, getting to talk with a casting director is a unique opportunity to learn from the perspective of the person at the other ...
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 industry from the perspective of the actor. And while that ...
NYCastings 2020 Acting Audition Goals

Well, we’re fully immersed in the doldrums season around the holidays where most everybody is in recovery from the overindulgence of Thanksgiving and already gearing up for the next big holiday. It’s really easy right about now to just rest ...
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 - 5 Casting Director Tips

They say it isn’t what you know, but who you know in this business of show. Although that is an old and overused sentiment, it continues to be true. And it only makes sense that show business would be a ...
NYCastings-BodyMovment

“Fie, fie upon her! There’s language in her eye, her cheek, her lip,  Nay, her foot speaks; her wanton spirits look out  At every joint and motive of her body.” — William Shakespeare There is of course no one who ...
Improv Class

As dedicated actors, we all know the importance of constantly challenging ourselves. We try new things, delve into art forms we haven’t previously explored, and of course we’re always on the lookout for new classes to take. And while no ...
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 ...
ImprovinActing

As actors, what brings many of us joy in the work is that sense of riding a dragon when you step on stage or in front of the camera. No, that wasn’t a backhanded Game of Thrones reference, (although, did ...
NYCastings - Actors - How Sellable are you?

How To Make It Easier For CDs And Agents To Pitch You To Producers And Directors! So, look. We all have our own reasons why we fell in love with acting. It’s very likely you love to perform, you love ...
NewtoActing-NYCastings

Newer actors face a terrible dilemma that’s familiar to anyone who has ever searched for a job just out of school in this era of late capitalism. It can be summed up like this imaginary job ad: “Entry level positions ...
TransgenderActor

Let’s face it, it’s a traumatic time to be alive. With threats of the Cold War with Russia starting up again, a sagging economy, and a lack of good-paying jobs even as rents continue to increase, it’s tough out there ...
Actors Looks

Most of us actors get in the game and stick with it because we love what we do. (If you’re not in it for the love of acting, you might want to rethink your career choice!) We spend countless hours ...
RitaPowers-NYCastings

This crazy Business of Show that we all know and love is a lot of things. But if there’s one thing we’re not short of, it’s people who lie right to your face. There’s acting in a role – pretending ...
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.   B. The Casting Director sees the Talent’s complete Multi-Media Profile ...
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, ...