Many casting offices no longer call in actors for “pre-read” auditions. Instead, they request self-tape submissions as the first step in the casting process. Some actors opt to hire a production company to shoot their auditions. But if you’re receiving frequent... READ
I’ll just come out and say it. A consistent issue I see when actors come in for an audition is that they lack confidence. It’s a little surprising to me, as the actor stereotype can be just the opposite. Actors are self-assured, ready for anything, secure, even cocky,... READ
It’s possible you’re one of the 4,733,340 people currently following GloZell Green on YouTube. Or maybe you know her from her work in “Trolls,” “Ralph Breaks the Internet” or “The Wedding Ringer.” Green spoke with Casting Networks to share a bit of her journey from... READ
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... READ
Commercial headshots is well-covered ground. After looking at a slew of headshots myself and talking/listening to countless commercial actors, there seems to be two camps on the topic: the believers in the power of the headshot and the non-believers. OK, there may be... READ
In the course of your acting career, you may need an entertainment attorney for one reason or another. You might need assistance in reviewing a contract, for instance, or need help if there was a breach of an existing contract. If you find yourself needing an... READ
There is endless advice to be had when it comes to auditioning. How to pick the right material, how to show off your personality, how to seal the deal. But one thing I haven’t found actors talk about that much is stamina in the audition room. When it comes to long... READ
If you’re a member of the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA), it’s likely you’re familiar with the major benefits the union offers like its contracts and collective bargaining power as well as its healthcare and... READ
The relationship between an actor and his or her talent rep is just like any other: both parties have to work to establish and maintain it. But many actors feel unsure of how to foster the best possible relationship with their agents and managers. If you fall into... READ
Whether you’re a novice or have some experience under your belt, if it’s improv you want to pursue, then you need to find the right place to learn. The following top improv schools in LA overlap in many ways, but each has its own distinct approach and... READ
The Birthday Cake is based on an original story by Jim Giannopoulos, who co-wrote the script with Shiloh Fernandez and Diomedes Raul Bermudez. Lorraine Bracco, Ashley Benson, and David Mazouz round out the pic's ensemble cast.
Michael Shannon (Revolutionary Road) has signed on for a key role in HBO’s pilot about the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers. Shannon will play Jerry Buss, majority owner of the Lakers during a period highlighted by the team’s Showtime era during the 1980s. The Untitled Showtime Lakers Project (fka Showtime) is set to start production next month.