Places to look for auditions and casting calls?
I live in Charlotte, North Carolina, which has just barely enough work to be considered a "market". There aren't that much open calls around here but I'm trying to find anything I can. I'm very serious about acting, I have an audition for a talent agency scheduled for next week, but I want to do as much as I can on my own. Please dont give me ideas like craigslist and local theaters because I know of those already. I need some new places to look though because I dont like not being proactive but I just haven't discovered enough resources to be satisfied. I do have quite a bit of resources, but I want to get every little thing I can. so please help!
My question was pretty easy to understand...i am aware that talent agencies are a good source but i want to do as much as i can on my own too i dont get whats difficult about that
- MUALv 57 years agoBest Answer
actually, charlotte is a decent beginner market (for commercial and theater work), Raleigh is a better bet, and Wilmington is a hub.
the areas where you are looking are the best options for open calls, at the moment. I will attach nc links, along with some Wilmington "dayplayer on indie/extras casting for SAG feature" sites, run by friends of mine. and I know, extra work is not acting, and should not go on your resume', but I am including those links, just in case you, or one of your friends is interested in extra work on big-budget shows.
you really do need an agent to get auditions for the good (paying) stuff, but don't discount student films as a way to pad your resume' and gain experience. UNCSA in Winston-Salem has an excellent film department, and are almost always casting for student films.
the people who keep demanding that you have to enroll in an acting school, in order to even be considered for representation are answering from their perspective in the UK. I have repeatedly informed them that in America, some of their advice is blatantly wrong, but it's like talking to a tree. having said that, unless you're the most naturally talented guy in America, or you have an extremely impressive resume' and reel,you will probably need some lessons, though small group or private classes are fine. no film/tv/commercial agent, in America, expects every person who submits to have a 4 year degree in drama. it's the fast track to bankruptcy, stage training and acting for camera are two completely different disciplines, and it's NOT a prerequisite...that's just ridiculous, and the exception, not the rule.
by the way...if the agency signs you, you still owe your agent the 10% (union), 20% (nonunion) commission on your pay, even if you find and book the job independently of the agent. here's some links you may not already have.
good luck.Source(s): I work in the film/tv industry, though I travel sometimes, I am based out of NC, my son is a working SAG-eligible actor
- Anonymous7 years ago
Ok Dont Try To Be Actor At All From What I Know You Suck And Thank You Very Much I Have A Little More Experience In Acting So Just Don't Try With Your Negative Attitude
- LizLv 77 years ago
The people who have the information about auditions are the acting agents. So if you want to know about auditions and casting calls you need to have an acting agent working for you.
I can't see why anyone would audition for a talent agency when they wanted to act and there are agents who work for actors. Your question doesn't make sense to me.
Write an acting CV including all of your training, the acting school that you studied etc and go and see an acting agent.
- mcclennanLv 43 years ago
that's not how appearing works. you do not in user-friendly terms get get entry to to auditions, and open casting calls are in lots of circumstances scams or exposure stunts. you will not get auditions with out an agent. yet once you haven't got any guidance (appearing instructions) or adventure, then you extremely extremely do not want an agent. So in case you adore appearing (and are not searching for "popularity"), then basically wait. enroll in as many appearing instructions as conceivable, and get into community theatre -- audition for each community play available to you. wreck a leg :)!
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- CogitoLv 77 years ago
The trouble is that there are hardly any open calls nowadays - they just waste the production company's time and money.
All you'll find will be amateur stuff and scams.
The way that professional actors find auditions is through an agent and to get a good agent who will get you lots of auditions to apply for, you'll have to live closer to the action.
Actors have to live close to the TV and movie studios or to theatres - and that's where the agents are too.
Once you're living somewhere suitable, and have an agent, you'll get quite enough opportunities to be 'pro-active' - you'll be applying for the auditions your agent tell you about, you'll be learning lines and monologues, and you'll be working long hours at your 'day job' just to afford your rent and living expenses.