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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. ...
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 ...
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. ...
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So, you live in Small Town, USA and want to make it to the Big City. How do you do it? There are numerous steps and options. But let’s start with voice lessons, acting class, dance class, auditioning, networking, and ...
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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 ...
Casting Actors Now

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. To do this, the Talent submits their Resume through this ...
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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 ...
childwranglers

The experience of children on set, whether it’s for print, film or TV, can be very overwhelming for the children, parents / guardians and crew. Child wranglers, also known as baby wranglers, are there to help bring a happy and ...
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Lately there’s been an influx of Broadway actors coming to television and screen actors going to Broadway.  Think NBC’s Smash, FOX’s Glee and Matthew Broderick. So just what is it about these entertainers that make us want more?  They’re double ...
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Child performers have long been a part of scary film and television entertainment. Remember actress Linda Blair from the 1973 movie The Exorcist? How about Haley Joel Osment from 1999’s The Sixth Sense? Or Danny Lloyd, who played Jack Nicholson’s ...
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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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Sandra Palmeri breaks through – and – breaks down barriers. HEAR YE – Get ready to believe that it’s never too late to go after your dreams…. because this year’s Top Booker for NYCastings has only 3 years of acting ...
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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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Meeting a Talent Agent for the first time can feel momentous, as if you should genuflect or feel devoutly grateful but, “We are all just pieces of a puzzle,” shares Bloc’s Legit Talent Agent Jim Daly. “When that show finally ...
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Looming in front of you, that giant white poster board holds the copy for your commercial audition. The magical words you’ll need to convey with both accuracy and honesty. Don’t worry! Renowned commercial casting director – Joan Lynn – breaks ...
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Pen in hand, you are about to sign a contract for your latest acting gig as so many questions pop into your head…  Is this contract worded fairly? How will my image be used, exactly? Should I really sign away ...
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What a HUGE dilemma… Do you join a union as soon as possible or when you have to? Joining a union has many upsides – higher paying gigs, union protection and that much needed health insurance! Yet, joining also means ...
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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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As we head full force into award season, celebrities are whittling down their waist lines AND their short list of who to thank during acceptance speeches – because every moment and word counts when actors present themselves. If an actor ...
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Shining with energy, passion and an empowering purpose – legendary acting coach, actress and writer Susan Batson knows how to turn any actor into a golden character. It’s an eclectic process. It’s like a science, shares Susan Batson. Basically and ...