At 1:06 pm today, someone at my Dallas agent’s office sent an email informing all actors on the roster about the availability of talent meetings with a well known casting director in the South. These aren’t auditions, but the CD created space for 30 total actors over the course of four days in October. How much time do you think you would have had to make a decision? Continue reading
A change happened when I signed with my Dallas agent five years ago this month. It marked a turning point in my career when I began auditioning more often for film and television roles. Unlike commercial auditions, the film & TV ones required a taped audition sent to my agent who then submitted it to a casting director. All these years later, I probably do more taped auditions than live ones any given month, and the experience has brought me to some important discoveries.
If you’re just getting into the business, the idea of recording an audition might seem daunting. So I’m going to mentally step back in time and reflect on what I wish I knew then. I’ll come up with a list of 10 important discoveries I have made regarding the virtual auditions, especially ones that caught me totally by surprise. Continue reading