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Model For The Online Boutique Shop District 858

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Shop District 858, a new online boutique, is looking for fabulous and fierce models for a promotional photo shoot! Casting agents are looking for 5 male and female models that are tall, fit, and camera ready to appear on this new site! Shop District 858 will feature accessories as well as apparel. Show off your fierce modeling skills and be a part of this unique start up business. Submit your modeling portfolio to Shop District 858!

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Extra Extra - Land a Role on HBO’s “Boardwalk Empire”

The acclaimed HBO series Boardwalk Empire is looking for extras and you could get cast! Producers and casting directors are looking for a wide array of character actors to appear on camera! All talent must be willing to change their look to fit the 1920’s theme of the show. TheCast.tv can already see you in a flapper dress or zoot suit making the rounds in Atlantic City! Land an extra role on Boardwalk Empire!

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Get Fired Up on Charlie Sheen’s “Anger Management”

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The show that is relaunching the career of Charlie Sheen is casting actors to appear in an upcoming episode! Anger Management, the much talked about series starring Charlie Sheen and Selma Blair, is casting actors and actresses between the ages of 30 and 75 for guest starring roles! Lindsay Lohan recently made headlines after filming a cameo and getting into some trouble on set for stealing her wardrobe! The series, which airs on FX, is a hybrid sitcom that dares to be edgy when it comes to comedy. Your chance to apply for a role is running out. Submit your headshot and resume today for the opportunity to be featured on Anger Management.

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What Every Actor Should Know About Creating a Web Series:

 

How would you like to have complete control over your lines, your blocking, your wardrobe, your co-stars, and everything else you face when entering into a new acting project? With today’s technology, not only are all of these things possible, but the cost of doing so is lower than ever previously imagined. Now you can create and release a web series (or a web show or an online series) for very little money out-of-pocket using just a smartphone and some basic editing software. Though this isn’t generally considered the best way to make money, it can be a great way to gain experience and broaden your exposure. It’s also a good networking tool!

The first and most important task in creating a successful web series is getting your hands on a top-notch script. Whether you write it yourself or hire a writer, a good script is crucial. First, you need to decide what you want to say with this web series and how you want to say it. The most successful web projects have been fictional, and this is probably the best choice for an actor looking to demonstrate his or her acting abilities. Though one popular web series created by and starring Lisa Kudrow, called Web Therapy, began as a series of improvisations, this might be harder to master in the beginning—so scripted fiction might be the best route for those still starting out.

Another important factor in deciding what the web series will be about is the medium itself. Because this medium is still growing and is yet undefinable, there is a need for and an opportunity to create extremely unique, niche content. If the online audience wanted something typical, they would tune into prime time TV to find it. Instead, one of the main reasons people turn to the web for video content is to see something different and unique. They want to find content that is exclusive to the web. Similarly, people don’t expect Abrams-level production value on the web, so try to live within your means. YouTube isn’t Cannes, so don’t spend like it is. If you have a good story, people won’t care that you don’t have CGI. Limit your imagination to what’s feasible, and only include scenes that drive the plot forward. If you keep this in mind, all you’ll really need to get off the ground is a smartphone video-recorder and some basic software like iMovie or Windows Movie Maker.

Just as in any other movie, who you cast will inevitably have an effect on the outcome of the project. That’s why it’s important for you, the creator, to respect your cast and develop a plan with a quick turnaround time. A lot of actors are willing to work for free on these kinds of projects if they think they can get it produced relatively quickly and can add something to their reels. If you respect your actors, they’ll probably be willing to come back to work for you again in the future.

It’s a lot easier to respect your cast if you’re not tearing your hair out over technical problems or schedule conflicts, so remember to be organized. Have a plan, make a budget, and keep a schedule. If you’re the creator of a web series, everyone is going to be looking to you for direction, including your actors. If a bunch of people are contributing to your production for free, either out of the goodness of their hearts or to gain some experience, respect their contribution and try not to take advantage. If you say you’re going to begin filming at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, try not to go more than 10-15 minutes past that. Chances are the people you’re working with have jobs or outside commitments that require their time as well, so do everything in your power to properly manage time spent on-set and you’ll probably make your cast and crew much happier for it.

Next, you need to choose a platform like YouTube or Vimeo to host your web series. It’s probably best to choose one platform and stick with it versus trying to upload all these videos on a bunch of different platforms. Using one platform will give you better, more substantial data as to who is viewing your web series and how often. This information will become more valuable as your series gains traction, and it might be especially valuable to anyone looking to make money off your series in the future.

Lastly, it is important to market your web series where you think interested people can find it. Ask yourself: Who’s my audience? Be as specific as possible. If you were someone who wanted to watch your web series, where would you hang out online? Find out, and then go to them. Write a press release, make a website landing page for the project, pick up a domain name that is specific to your project, and dive into social media. Try not to overwhelm people with a lot of similar-sounding promotions. Be creative! Get people engaged by finding interesting ways to intersect your series with things that may already have grabbed their attention. For example, if there was a major news story involving a psychoanalyst, Lisa Kudrow could tie that into her Web Therapy promotion (if it’s appropriate). You might even consider reaching out to bloggers who are interested in your subject. Don’t be afraid to ask your friends, family, cast, and crew to help you promote this. Most of them would probably be happy to help!

When done right, a web series can be a great tool for actors to showcase their talents as well as make new connections in the industry. It could also be a good way to develop or expand upon a loyal fanbase, and it’s all relatively cheap and easy to produce. So, what’s stopping you from becoming the star of your very own series?

 

 

 

Kids Casting Call for BAMtheatre’s “Shrek”

Kids casting call for BAMtheatre’s production of Shrek! Everyone’s favorite ogre will be live on stage and is looking for youngsters to join in the production! Casting directors are looking for kids ages 6 to 18 to bring this musical to life. Shrek is based on the Oscar winning DreamWorks film. This lively production features a variety of characters including; a handsome prince, a feisty princess, a back talking donkey, and a cookie with some attitude. Shrek showcases your favorite fairy-tale characters in a whole new light! Casting directors are ready to bring your child on-board. Apply for a role in Shrek!

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How to Make the Right First Impression

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When you walk into a room, you want people to take notice! First impressions are everything in the entertainment business and TheCast.TV wants you to make the most of them! Learn valuable tips on wowing your audience from Coaching Director Robert Galinsky’s latest video!

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7 Tips for Acing Your Online Auditions


Many casting and entertainment companies are turning to video chat tools like Skype to interview or audition out-of-towners. For casting directors confined to cities like New York and L.A., Skype can be a great substitute for face-to-face communication. Actors should be aware of these resources and feel comfortable using them if they are to participate in online auditions, because the auditions are live so the need to deliver a great performance will be as high as ever.

Here are a few tips that will help you excel in your online audition & impress your casting director:

Be Safe. If something seems too good to be true, it probably is. It’s important to know whether or not an online audition is a scam. If the person asking for an audition is asking for money, using poor grammar and spelling, or offering something generic or vague with no specific details (“role in thriller”), then it’s probably a scam and should be avoided. Try sticking to notable online casting agencies or services you trust.

Understand the Recording Features. More often than not, the casting director will ask you to send him or her a link of the recording, so it is important to know how to use the software prior to the audition. A lot of recordings are downloaded by the casting directors, and that is how your audition will be presented to the producers who will consider you for a role. Thus, any flaws in the recording will have a direct effect on the impression you give. If you’re using Skype, take some time prior to the audition to play around with it to make sure you understand how it works.

Do a Test-Run. Because it is the actor’s responsibility to record the audition, it is usually beneficial to do a test-run before audition day to ensure the quality of the recording. It is crucial to test the lighting and the sound to make sure the casting directors will be able to see and hear you clearly. For example, if the lighting is bad, and the casting director can’t see what you look like, it is less likely you’ll get cast. A Test-Run won’t take long, and it will greatly increase your chances of nailing your audition.

Understand Your Frame. If your camera cuts off at a certain point, that’s something you’ll want to make a note of pre-audition. If you begin your performance sitting down, then stand up for dramatic effect, you want to make sure your head doesn’t get cut off because you didn’t position the camera properly. Know how your audition will be framed ahead of time, and you’ll be able to avoid that awkward faux-pas.

Watch What You Wear. Most actors know and understand that what they wear to an audition should be dictated by what role they’re auditioning for. Actors usually want to steer clear of logos and flashy patterns that detract from the performance, so actors should be mindful of what they wear for online auditions. You should know in-advance how your wardrobe will appear in the recording, how certain colors show up on-camera, and what angles are flattering to you. This can all be done in the Test-Run stage. Click here to learn more about what to wear on an audition.

Stay Energized. Actors seem to forget to maintain a high energy level when auditioning via Skype because the casting directors are not physically in front of them. You need to think as if they are, and treat the audition as if it is face-to-face. If you lose your enthusiasm, chances are your casting directors will as well.

Relax. With a face-to-face audition, it’s easier for a casting director to connect (or not) instantaneously with an actor. With an online audition, it becomes a little bit more difficult, but that shouldn’t stop you from trying to obtain that same kind of friendly connection with those on the other side of the Skype call. If you’re not comfortable during your audition, your casting directors probably won’t be either. So try to remember to relax, and things will go a lot more smoothly.

While it might take some time for certain actors to get accustomed to the idea of an online audition, these simple tips should provide some guidance in the right direction. Remembering that the circumstances for online auditions are  a little different than for face-to-face auditions will be a big help, but actors should also keep in mind that at the end of the day, an audition is an audition. So a compelling performance will always be a must!

Land an Extra Role in Chris Rock’s “Finally Famous”

Chris Rock is ready to return to the big screen. After a hiatus from film, the funny man is gearing up for his latest comedy, Finally Famous, which he wrote, will direct and star! Rock has been focused on his stand up routines since his 2009 film Good Hair. Rock is casting extras for Finally Famous and you could be one! Filming starts in June and this is a great opportunity to see one of the most talented performers in action! Submit your headshot and resume for an extra role in Finally Famous!

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Male Guest Stars Wanted on ABC’s “Scandal”

Olivia Pope is one of the top dogs in D.C. Known for solving the problems of top dignitaries, politicians, and celebrities in the nations capital, she is the go to girl when something needs to be “fixed”. After leaving her coveted role as the White House Communications Director, Olivia now runs her own crisis-management firm, but still has close ties to the Oval Office. The acclaimed series, Scandal, starring Kerry Washington (Pope) is looking for two guest stars for an upcoming episode! Casting directors are looking for a male in his 40’s to play MARCUS, a bureaucrat and BOB a 30 something who is good looking and wholesome. Could this be you? Submit your headshot and resume for a chance to play a “gladiator in a suit” on ABC’s hit drama Scandal!

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