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How to Impress a Casting Director

How to Impress a Casting Director

The casting director is hired to bring in a select number of actors to audition for specific roles so that an agency or production company’s creative team can later decide which actor or actors will be booked. Impressing the casting director, therefore, becomes...
Why Are Commercial Auditions so Last Minute?

Why Are Commercial Auditions so Last Minute?

Everything about commercials is fast. After all, an entire story is told in a minute or less. The shoots are quick, usually one day if it takes place at one location. Production also takes place quickly, which affects you, the actor and your schedule. To understand...
Where to Find Inspiration for a Fulfilling Acting Career

Where to Find Inspiration for a Fulfilling Acting Career

Acting is a fickle business with no job security or guarantees. The desire to pursue it is in your blood; it’s a calling. To stay in it, you have to believe and keep on believing, and at times you need to find ways to get inspired. The first source of inspiration can...
Who Are the Commercial Booking Decision-Makers?

Who Are the Commercial Booking Decision-Makers?

As an actor, the casting director is the one obvious person on the front line whose attention you’re striving to get. The casting director is regarded as the gatekeeper, responsible for selecting the right people out of perhaps thousands who auditioned for the role. ...
Six Tips for Nailing Your Audition in Under a Minute

Six Tips for Nailing Your Audition in Under a Minute

It’s quite a feat to deliver an unforgettable audition in under a minute, but that’s exactly what you have to do in a commercial audition as well as in any short dramatic scene for a film or TV show where you may have only one to five lines. Your main goal in such...
What is a Casting Director Looking For?

What is a Casting Director Looking For?

I like reading blogs about the industry.  I wish I had time to read them all.  A blog that comes up on occasion, not written by a casting director, tries to solve the big mystery of “What Is A Casting Director Looking For?”  The question always revolves in and around...