Auditions Blog Posts

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Dec 14, 2017

Conscious Auditioning (pt. 1)

Auditioning is a solitary process. You receive your sides and read them alone. You do the work of exploring the material as well as your own emotional mapping to find the most interesting intersection between you and the character alone…. Read More

Jul 24, 2017

‘The Most Important Element of an Audition’

In this Backstage video, casting director Benton Whitley spotlights what he believes to be the most important element of an audition: Confidence. He is half of the New York-based Stewart Whitley casting agency which seeks talent for national theater tours… Read More

Jun 21, 2017

Audition Tips from a Commercial Director

  Commercial directors are film directors who specialize in the creation of commercials. And they are among the professionals who are seated in the callback room ready to assess who’s best fit for a particular role. The commercial director’s opinion… Read More

Jun 14, 2017

Handling Audition-Room Mistakes

Mistakes are an inevitable part of life. Even the most prepared and experienced actors experience blunders at the most inopportune times–namely, the audition room. In this video, Casting Director Erica Arvold and Acting Coach Richard Warner discuss beneficial ways to… Read More

Jun 7, 2017

Casting Director Lucy Bevan’s Audition Room Tips

Acclaimed casting director Lucy Bevan boasts a long and impressive resume which includes casting for Maleficent, Cinderella, Jungle Book, and more recently Beauty and the Beast. Based in London, she selects talent for British independent films, theater, television as well as… Read More

Mar 16, 2017

How To Stand Out From A Crowd When Auditioning

Auditioning is one of the most difficult things you can do as an actor. Memorizing lines, standing in front of strangers, and pouring your heart out is a continually stressful process. However, it is a necessary evil in order to… Read More

Dec 17, 2016

Whole Body Auditioning

  During a recent meeting with some casting and film director friends about what actors needed to do to book work, two words were repeated again and again: Embodied and personal. It is no longer enough to play your idea… Read More

Dec 16, 2016

Awkward Auditions

The uplifting musical love story La La Land pulled in seven Golden Globe nominations earlier this week. The film is up for consideration for best picture, best director, and best actor and actress awards for its stars Ryan Gosling and… Read More

Nov 15, 2016

7 Ways TV Commercials Can Help Build Your Television and Film Career

TV Commercials are the fastest way to get on national television, make great residual income and begin building a recognizable brand in the TV/Film casting community. The Actors Search! When you do a National Commercial, due to the hundreds of… Read More

Nov 14, 2016

Casting Director David Rubin Reveals What He Looks for in Talent

In this PBS interview, Casting Director and Academy Governor David Rubin shares insights into how he makes casting decisions. Rubin’s casting resume includes a long impressive list of box office hits including Gravity, Men in Black, Hairspray, and The English… Read More

Oct 10, 2016

Audition with Confidence Using The Wallace Audition Technique

Actors who want to regard the auditioning room as a place that brings out the best in themselves as opposed to a “necessary evil” in the casting process will want to strongly consider attending Craig Wallace’s classes to learn The… Read More

Aug 21, 2016

The Acting Center Helps Actors Trust Their Instincts

One of the top-rated acting schools in Los Angeles is The Acting Center. It’s touted as “a new acting and improv school based on a rediscovered technique buried for the last 80 years.” Founded in 2006, the center’s television, film,… Read More

Aug 15, 2016

Ten Seconds – PT. 1 OF WHAT DIRECTORS LOOK FOR FROM ACTORS IN AUDITIONS

How long was your last audition – two minutes? If you were prepared with a driving intent, connected alive relationships, dynamic choices AND you started with a strong opening beat than, yes, it probably was 2 minutes. However, if your… Read More

Aug 14, 2016

Tips For Kids To Win Auditions

  You know the expression “kids say the darndest things”? This is where the spontaneous, organic personality of the child can win them the job. Interview questions are almost always asked when a child auditions for a commercial, TV show… Read More

Aug 1, 2016

Audition Tips from Casting Session Director Jeric Wilhelmsen

In a series from Keep It Real Acting‘s Callback Class videos, Casting Session Director Jeric Wilhelmsen shares a number of helpful insights with aspiring actors. Experienced session directors like Wilhelmsen operate the camera and give direction to potentially hundreds of actors… Read More