show business

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Jimmy Kimmel, Oprah Winfrey, Faruq Tauheed, Ellen DeGeneres, David Letterman, James Corden. Do you recognize all of the above names as television show hosts? You betcha’! We spun the Wheel of Fortune and it landed on Faruq Tauheed! Yes, THE ...
Actor-Sterotypes

One of the primary stepping stones that most actors have from a very young age, and what often drives us to pursue a career in acting is imagination. We were the kids who loved to play dress up, who created ...
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 ...
gay pride

Since the Arts & The LGBTQ Community go hand in hand, we want to say that NYCastings and it’s staff Love Free Love, and we love supporting everyone in all that you do! Get out this weekend and celebrate!! See a calendar ...
The Passage

Child actor Saniyya Sidney has a heavy message to deliver. Working non-stop, she still has time to share her thoughts on how Hollywood can be more diverse so roles are more inclusive. You’ll recognize Saniyya from the Oscar nominated films ...
Actors in Acting

You’ve got the jitters and your head is spinning, yet you’re not sick. You know there’s something going on but you can’t explain it. You feel helpless because whatever it is, it’s driving you crazy. … And then you go ...
Actors booking out

As with any job, frustration is a big part of show business. Being an agent comes with many frustrations, but one of the most under-the-radar frustrations is when a client forgets to book out. Booking out is when you tell ...
indie film set

Recently I posted a list of things most actors probably wish they had known when they were just getting started. But as the list developed I realized I was really going to need to list more than five. There are ...
making it

Nowadays it seems we live in a fame-obsessed world. So often I hear people exclaim, “Wow, he’s really made it!” after learning of a job that will offer fame and fortune in return. While these jobs are, of course, something ...
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Jason George and Chandra Wilson in Grey’s Anatomy Photo by Mitch Haaseth / ABC Jason George has been in show business since the late 1990’s. This explains why he’s such a seasoned actor. But even with a resume taller than ...
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To hell with 15min of fame! For those hoping to build and maintain an acting career, here are 6 tips to help you achieve this kind of longevity – from the legendary Penn & Teller and acclaimed Director Adam Rifkin. ...
DirectSubmit - Join 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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For part two of our Top Ten Tips from NYCastings Top Booker – Lauren Francesca – we delve into the importance of marketing and networking. When it comes to marketing yourself, Lauren believes it comes down to common sense. “One ...
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In a time of discretion, regulations and racial tension, Hugh M. Hefner built an empire without borders or boundaries. Some may call him a genius. Others, a gluttonous instigator. Either way, Hugh Hefner is undoubtedly – a mastermind of self-invention. ...
dup bros

As a writer/director team, Jay and Mark Duplass create smart, witty, relationship driven films for audiences that want to laugh, cry, grimace and applaud – all at the same time. They start by writing a tight script, building a unique,  ...
getfunnyfast

  If you want to succeed in the comedy biz you need to “get as funny as you can as fast as you can,” says Andy Engel, New Talent Director Comix.  Andy Engel has over eighteen years of experience producing ...
reel experience

Actor Joanne Baron shares her first hand knowledge of video auditioning Like a shooting star, Joanne Baron often finds herself traveling a great distance for acting gigs. Yet no matter where she lands, Joanne has to keep up with the ...
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Strickman-Ripps, Inc. Casting + Research shares how to get REAL acting gigs Countless companies rely on testimonials, market research, and man-on-the-street interviews to help sell their products and services. This demand for engaging people means another opportunity for actors to ...
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Need your acting resume printed out fast? NYCastings has an app for that! NYCastings.com organizes your profile information into a PDF format so you can print it from anywhere. To best use this tool, here’s a quick overview on how ...
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At The New York Horror Film Festival, I had killer conversations with several directors and got to speak face to face with a man who played Jason Voorhees! Straight from their twisted minds, I got secret advice on how actors ...