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2 More Companies Will Provide Buzzy Roles

15 hours ago

The upcoming foray into scripted development by technology companies such as Microsoft and Yahoo could mean increased opportunity for new talent. Established performers such as Kevin Spacey, who stars on Netflix’s “House of Cards,” and John Goodman, who anchors the cast of Amazon Studios’ “Alpha House,” have so far dominated the attention paid to the casts on the new-platform series. But some young performers have been able to further their careers from their turns on, say, “Betas.” Karan Soni, for instance, has gone on to book other television and film roles despite the Amazon series being canceled after one season. “I think the new scripted series on platforms like the Sony PlayStation, Xbox, Yahoo, Hulu, and Amazon are a great way for newcomers, as well as established talent, to gain exposure,” said Alyssa Weisberg, who cast “Betas” and consulted on other Amazon projects. “All of these platforms have great content in development and production. »

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Money Well Spent Or Scam?

17 hours ago

Parents of child actors often face a dilemma: Shell out thousands of dollars on classes, showcases, and headshots for their progeny, or sweat a missed opportunity. But determining if talent services companies are legitimate is a challenge. Negative reviews online or through the Better Business Bureau are countered by the companies’ own glowing testimonials from parents whose child got his or her “big break.” Parents’ hopeful ambition, coupled with radio and billboard advertising, is often how talent services companies attract clients. Their advertising routinely features open-call auditions in cities like Phoenix or Miami, where little sustained film and television production takes place. Parents bring their children in to audition before “judges,” some of whom may or may not have an affiliation with Disney or Nickelodeon. Later, they’re asked to return for a “callback” where they’re invited to pay to join and then marketed services such as conferences, headshots, »

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10 Gifs That Perfectly Explain How You Feel After a Long Day of Rehearsal

18 hours ago

              Must…go…home. You need something from me? No, no…not right now.  You got a cat? Cool. Oh, please, tell me the cute thing she did today.  Who needs a bed when I have this perfectly amazing floor?  Baths, you know? They’re just the best.  You know what’s better than baths, though? Wine.  You know what’s better than wine, though?!  Tell me I can, and I’ll go to City Hall right now. Right Now.  But seriously, today was great. This show is awesome.  I get to do it all again tomorrow? In five hours? Great, yeah…that’s amazing…  »

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Now Casting ‘Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

20 hours ago

20th Century Fox is currently seeking talent for the Tim Burton-directed feature film, “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children,” or “Miss P.” Based on the young adult novel of the same name, the story tells “the tale of a boy who, following a horrific family tragedy, follows clues that take him to an abandoned orphanage on a Welsh island.” Professional pay will be provided, and the lead role of Jacob is being cast. Looking at the history of Tim Burton films, there’s a great chance you’ll be working alongside some incredibly talented actors. Submissions are welcome from anywhere in the world, and the film will begin shooting in London this August. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »

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L.A. Now Casting ‘#love’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

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Sophie Webb Films is currently seeking both union and nonunion talent for the feature film, “#love.” This film tells the story of “a group of twenty somethings looking for love, which turns the romcom genre on its head, by favoring friendship over romantic love.” This is a paid gig for union actors. For nonunion actors, this is an excellent opportunity to add to your demo reel practice your acting. Several roles are being cast, and submissions are welcome from the Los Angeles area. The film will shoot in L.A. this summer. For more details, check out the casting notice for “#love” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Los Angeles audition listings! »

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16 Famous Sally Bowles

15 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome…to a celebration of all the great women who've played Sally Bowles since “Cabaret” first debuted on Broadway 1966. The latest revival opens April 24, with Oscar nominee Michelle Williams adding her name to the list, but until then, let's remember all the Sallys of yesteryear... Jill Haworth Though songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb lobbied for a young Liza Minnelli to play Sally Bowles in the Broadway premiere, director Hal Prince thought she was too talented to be believable working in a dive like the Kit Kat Klub. So the beautiful Jill Haworth became the first singing Sally Bowles, making her Broadway debut in the 1966 production. Just a year prior to the production, Haworth gave us one of her most memorable performances in 1965’s “In Harm’s Way.” Little did we know what was coming that next year! But, of course, the role of Sally needed a reliable and equally talented standby, »

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17 Famous Sally Bowles

15 April 2014 10:00 AM, PDT

Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome…to a celebration of all the great women who've played Sally Bowles since “Cabaret” first debuted on Broadway 1966. The latest revival opens April 24, with Oscar nominee Michelle Williams adding her name to the list, but until then, let's remember all the Sallys of yesteryear... Jill Haworth Though songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb lobbied for a young Liza Minnelli to play Sally Bowles in the Broadway premiere, director Hal Prince thought she was too talented to be believable working in a dive like the Kit Kat Klub. So the beautiful Jill Haworth became the first singing Sally Bowles, making her Broadway debut in the 1966 production. Just a year prior to the production, Haworth gave us one of her most memorable performances in 1965’s “In Harm’s Way.” Little did we know what was coming that next year! But, of course, the role of Sally needed a reliable and equally talented standby, »

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Now Casting ‘My Favorite Daniel’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

15 April 2014 7:21 AM, PDT

Gunnunderson Inc. is currently seeking talent for its feature film, “My Favorite Daniel.” This film tells the story of  the “rise and fall of the relationship between Toby and Daniel, two gay men in Los Angeles. Toby begins as a male escort but quickly leaves this scandalous life behind when he meets Daniel, an older gentleman who Toby finds himself fascinated with.” Naturally, conflict arrises and “love is put to the test as these men try to discover who they are and what makes them happy in this crazy complicated life.” Several roles are being cast, and some nudity might be required. Submissions are welcome nationwide/worldwide. For more details, check out the casting notice for “My Favorite Daniel” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »

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L.A. Now Casting ‘Touring Man’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

15 April 2014 7:14 AM, PDT

Leanometry LLC is currently seeking talent for its short film, “Touring Man.”  The film tells the story of a “hapless rockabilly cover singer who wants to reconcile with his estranged daughter with a special performance.” For a better idea of what this film will be, the producer says it’s “The Wrestler” meets “Walk the Line.” This is a paid gig, and a few roles are being cast. Submissions should be submitted from the Los Angeles area before May 3. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Touring Man” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Los Angeles audition listings! »

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L.A. Now Casting ‘Little Shop of Horrors’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

14 April 2014 8:38 AM, PDT

The Costa Mesa Playhouse is currently seeking talent for its production of “Little Shop of Horrors.”  Several characters are being cast for this show, famous for songs including “Suddenly, Seymour,” “Somewhere That’s Green,” “Skid Row (Downtown),” and many, many more. Auditions are being held today, April 14, and tomorrow April 15 in Costa Mesa, Calif., so there’s no time to waste!  For more details, check out the casting notice for “Little Shop of Horrors” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our Los Angeles audition listings! »

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Now Casting Tours of ‘Disney’s Beauty and the Beast’ and Other Upcoming Auditions

14 April 2014 7:18 AM, PDT

NETworks is currently seeking talent for the national and internationals tours of “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast.” All of your favorite classic characters are being cast for these tours, including Belle, Beast, Gaston, Lumiere, and many others. The tour is currently running, and will continue into 2015, but the closing date has yet to be decided. All roles are paid, and only non-Equity performers will be hired. Auditions are being held today, April 14, tomorrow, April 15, and April 17 in NYC. For more details, check out the casting notice for “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” here, and be sure to check out the rest of our audition listings! »

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SAG-aftra, AMPTP Set May 5 for Talks

13 April 2014 5:16 PM, PDT

SAG-AFTRA finalized its negotiating package this weekend as it gears up to start talks with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers May 5. The actors’ union is the last of the major Hollywood labor groups to sit down with the AMPTP; the Directors Guild of America and the Writers Guild of America having already reached deals. Both negotiations were cordial—at least in public—and concluded with plenty of time before the guilds' respective contracts with the producers expired. SAG-AFTRA's TV/theatrical contracts are set to expire June 30. After its national board meeting wrapped April 13, SAG-AFTRA said it approved a proposal packages for the 2014 Television Animation Agreement, the Basic Cable Live Action agreement and Basic Cable Television Animation agreement. It didn’t release any more details, only saying that union President Ken Howard will chair the basic cable negotiating committee with Executive Director David White serving as chief negotiator. »

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