casting director

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, ...
NYCastings Black Mantis Auquaman

Being an actor is one of the most exciting journeys anyone can ever choose to embark upon. At the same time, it can be one of the most frustrating. Like a quarter flipped into the air waiting to hit the ...
Meredith Marciano

In this episode Aaron talks to Meredith Marciano of Amerifilm casting about her long career, what a Casting Director really does, stories from hit films and how Actors can find success working with Casting Directors.
Reaching Out To An Agent Or Casting Director

As we all know, the acting business is jam-packed with a whole lot of actors who are all trying to book a tiny amount of available roles. In such a crowded field, getting yourself noticed and marketing yourself is a ...
Surviving Show Business w/ Ken Lazer

In this episode of Surviving Show Business we talk to Ken Lazer, of Ken Lazer Casting – covering things like how actors can stand out, how to have a killer audition, SAG-AFTRA, Non-Union or SAG-AFTRA Fi-Core, how the casting process ...
Voiceover Casting

It’s hard get a handle on all the various mythical, magical, and downright wacky fictional landscapes veteran voiceover casting director Dawn Hershey-Lopes has helped voice actors to inhabit over the years. Coming from humble roots starting out as a receptionist ...
Michael Donovan Casting Director

New York native and L.A. transplant Michael Donovan has been involved in show business for a very long time. In fact, reading his CV, you start to wonder if the guy ever sleeps. His recent four Artios award nominations brings ...
LA Acting Auditions

Most of the time, casting directors have very specific areas they focus on: commercial, film, or television, for instance. Especially when it comes to voiceover versus on-camera work, most CDs do one or other — rarely both. But Terry Berland ...