Casting Blog Posts

Oct 3, 2017

Find your next casting or production location

The process of finding suitable venues for producing and shooting in Los Angeles can be time-consuming, tedious, and riddled with problems. One great option to empower filmmakers in this quest is Peerspace. Instead of driving around or spending hours scouring the… 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

May 31, 2017

Casting Director Jeff Greenberg Reflects on His Casting Adventures

Emmy-winning casting director, Jeff Greenberg recently shared a number of intriguing stories about the stars he cast–and didn’t cast–over the past 30 years of his prolific career. Greenberg is best known for his work on Frasier, Modern Family, Cheers, Wings,… Read More

Feb 14, 2017

How To Break Free From Typecasting

Important questions actors should ask themselves are: What is my type? What are the parts that I would readily be cast for? Am I the girl next door, am I an Action hero, am I a sensual leading lady, am… 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 15, 2016

Do You Have An Acting Approach?

What do you do when you first approach a script? Think about it. What’s going through your head? Are you thinking, “How should I say this?” Or maybe it’s, “I have no idea what they want from me. I wish… 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

Commercials – A Slice Of Life

  Hundreds of years ago (well maybe it just seems that long ago) I moved to Los Angeles to be an actress and a singer. Like most people, I was told the way to become an actress and get a… Read More

Sep 14, 2016

Choosing an Acting Class – Part 2

In the last article I wrote about the difference between traditional scene study classes and classes that emphasize more experiential training. Whatever kind of class you are considering you should evaluate how critiques are handled. When a scene, exercise, or… 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 17, 2016

What’s so Special about those Skills?

Most actors list some “special skills” on their resumes, but have you ever stopped to think about how this information actually helps casting know if they should call you in? Do your special skills tell us anything useful? I can… 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

Jul 19, 2016

Availability & The Working Actor

Are you available? Wait. Before you answer, you might want to read the entire blog. Every actor I meet tells me they are 100% available to audition and to work. But then when some of them get the call, they… Read More

Jul 12, 2016

What to wear to an audition

The number one question we hear when actors come in for private acting coaching or to our acting school in Los Angeles is, “What do I wear to an audition?” The best way to answer this question is by first… Read More