Becky Ann Baker chats about Nightfire, her career and why she’s had staying power, audition tips and why she hates self-tapes.
Chelsea Rendon chats about the last season of Vida, her audition for Mari and how director David Ayer introduced her to acting teacher Ivana Chubbuck.
Actor David Harbour recognizes that trying to become a professional actor is, even at its best, a “humiliating” process.
Some Casting Directors Do’s: Common Sense, Respect for the Space, and Leaving Props at Home
Gadot revealed what happened when she first attended a screen test for Batman v Superman director, Zach Snyder
“I like to be totally memorized because if you’re not fully memorized, you can’t really make choices.” – Matt Shively on Auditioning
What should you do if your audition sides include talking on the phone?
“Auditions are like a blind date for the casting director and the actor. The audition starts the minute you walk in the room” – Casting Director Bernie Telsey
Remember: It’s about how hard you tried during the audition. If you tried as hard as you could, no one can take that away from you.
“I worked on 12 pilots this year and most of the series regular roles went to working actors who auditioned.” – Casting Director Jessica Daniels
Interview: Casting Director Robert Ulrich on Discovering Unknown Actors and Tips on Self-Taping Auditions
“Even if I know the character well, I pre-read fifty people or at least a great deal of people, sometimes even for a one line role” – Casting Director Robert Ulrich
Interview: Talent Manager/Producer Geoffrey Soffer on Finding Actors, Self-Taping Audition Tips and More!
Geoffrey Soffer talks about his transition to talent mangement/producing, discovering new talent and what to avoid when doing a self tape audition
James: “You know when a role’s yours”
Bob Odenkirk and the ‘Nebraska’ Cast Offer Up Audition Tips: “An audition is a chance to act that day”
Having the audition preparation you need to land the role will help to launch your acting career.
Interview: Casting Director Heidi Levitt talks ‘The Artist’, What She Finds in Successful Actors and Her App, ActorGenie
Heidi: “I want an actor who is willing to work the long haul and not just looking for success immediately”
Benson Simmonds tells us that quality and more
Do you know how to conduct yourself in the final stages of winning a role?
The most important thing to remember when auditioning for any role is that only one person will get it. That one person could be you.