Hollywood

NYCastings - actors playing real people

It’s Oscar season again, and Austin Butler’s buzz-worthy performance in Elvis has caused me to revisit a question I ask myself every year: why does Hollywood have such an adoration for actors playing real people? In a vacuum, there’s nothing ...
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, ...
Director giving cameraman scene direction.

Ladies, have you ever thought about becoming a Director? I have a bullet point list below of reasons to ask yourself to see if it’s the right move for you, but before we get to that, take a sip of ...
NYCastings-UKActing

We’re all different, we actors. Especially when it comes to the creative industries, everybody carves out their own path. No two roads are exactly the same when it comes to becoming a working actor – some of us start out ...
NYCastings Chris Browning

From Westworld to Sons of Anarchy to getting his hand chopped off by Denzel Washington in The Book of Eli, Bosch regular Chris Browning has seen it all. While little kids have the luxury of dreaming about being a huge ...
Casting Director Pixie Monroe

Often when we think of the acting business, especially the Hollywood variety, it’s easy to fall into the trap of thinking everyone is completely self-obsessed. Sometimes it seems like it’s all “me, me, me,” with everyone only thinking about their ...
Actors at audition

If you’ve been acting long enough, I’m sure you’ve heard the expression: “ There is no acting without auditioning.” The goal for all of us is to get to a place where we don’t have to audition but can be ...
Talent Agents

When coming to LA to be an actor, the first thing you need to do is get an agent. The trouble most new talent run into is that most agents want experience, and getting experience without an agent very difficult. ...
Choose an Acting Agent

I can remember when I first moved to Los Angeles about seven years ago and all I could think about was getting an agent. Let’s just say the excitement trumped the actual result.  Amidst all of the joy behind signing ...
Acting in Hollywood

Everyone knows that Hollywood is the mecca when it comes to a career in the entertainment business. That’s why 50,000 people moved to Los Angeles in the last year, many in hopes of being discovered and making it big in ...