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Find Out What Roles Your Special Skills Can Land You

June 9, 2013

Sylvester Stallone in Rocky 2 trying to catch a chicken

An aspiring actor named Sam had been the captain of his high school football team. Hoping to broaden his avenues into the business, he added these specific sporting skills to his resume. “What I got really surprised me,” Sam said. “Producers were looking for a young guy who could run around and catch a chicken–which is not easy to do by the way!” In fact, Sam’s football experience helped him land a recurring role in a popular weekly series…and it all started with his ability to catch a cagey chicken.

Lenka had some modeling experience in the Czech Republic. A few of her photos made it into a clothing catalog, and she’d once walked the runway in a local clothing designer’s fashion show. Aspiring to become an actress in America, she added her cat-walking skills to her resume. Good thing she did: she landed the principle role in a national hair-removal lotion commercial. Casting directors were looking for a young woman who knew how to showcase her legs and found what they were looking for in Lenka. “That role gave me the confidence I needed to move on in the business,” Lenka said.

What special skills do you have? Do you consider yourself a Nerf basketball champion like Bart does? Bart listed this specific skill on his special skills form and this caught the eye of casting directors looking for someone who could toss crumpled paper into a waste basket with deadly accuracy. Bart turned out to be the Michael Jordan of that particular skill.

Casting Frontier wants to match you up with commercial executives who are looking for your unique abilities. Which of your special skills will get you called into your next audition? And you need not judge your abilities too harshly; Casting Frontier’s Special Skill Wizard offers the ability to check off if you’re a beginner, intermediate, or advanced in any particular capability. Just make sure to assess yourself honestly to assure you get called in for roles that match your actual ability.

Actors can immediately increase the chances of being called in for auditions based on specific skill requirements they already have. So let Casting Frontier assist you in the process. All you need to do is populate your Special Skills Wizard in your Casting Frontier profile. The more skills you list, the more likely you will get an audition.

And, as an added incentive, Casting Frontier is offering a 15% discount on a yearly Premium profile (limited time $42.50) and yearly Premium Plus profile (limited time $59.50) as soon as you have filled out your special skills.* And just by filling out your Special Skills Wizard, you can call (323) 300-6129 Mon. – Fri. 9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. PST to be entered into a raffle. Prizes include: a Premium or Premium Plus upgrade, two free Dodger tickets, and a free photo shoot (3 looks) at our state-of-the-art digital photo studio. This offer will expire June 15, 2013.

So remember to give yourself the credit you deserve. Fill out your Special Skill Wizard today! Give yourself every chance you can to get discovered and achieve your acting goals.

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* The 15% off credit offer is valid for a 12-month term. Valid for first-time Premium upgrades only and requires 12-month commitment to a Premium or Premium Plus profile. This offer cannot be used in conjunction with other coupons, discounts, or other special offers. To be eligible for the 15% discount, talent must log into their Casting Frontier profile, add multiple special skills to multiple categories and save the changes. Your subscription will renew at a standard rate after the 12-month term has expired. Offer expires 06/15/13 at 11:59 p.m..