The NYC Actor Podcast: Real Time Casting’s Andrew Peters

Andrew Peters Skypes in from Australia to talk about his new online voiceover database and casting service Real Time Casting,  coining the phrase “The Psychology of Trust,” and even offers a little advice to AFTRA and SAG.

The NYC Actor Podcast is available to download or subscribe to at iTunes!

To learn more about Real Time Casting and to follow up with Andrew:

www.realtimecasting.com

View Angela Dee’s profile on RTC

Continued reading:

Charles “Bud” Tingwell

Lotas Productions

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About The NYC Actor

Angela Dee is a professional actress working in Film, Theatre, TV, Commercials and Voiceovers. She currently lives in New York. www.angeladee.com

7 Responses to “The NYC Actor Podcast: Real Time Casting’s Andrew Peters”

  1. Helpful info. Fortunate me I discovered your web site accidentally, and I am
    surprised why this accident did not happened earlier!
    I bookmarked it.

  2. Wow. First of all, I LOVED this podcast! What great information.

    As a union actor I’m excited to get in on the online submission process – something I’ve been left out of as the industry grows and shifts. Second, I love this comment conversation! Even if the original commenter is a bit harsh the fact that BOTH Andrew Peters and Jim Kennelly responded and offered their assistance is great. There are REAL people here trying to help make the industry a better place!

    If there are more tweaks to be made on the RTC site to make it work even better, then it’s probably a good thing that this conversation happened.

    LOVE THIS BLOG!!

  3. another NYC actor Reply March 7, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    Glad to see that Realtimecasting is acting proactively and moving toward making the platform more user friendly. Their quick reaction to my comment was encouraging and positive. Improving the search function is an important first step. However, a quick check shows problems still exist in parsing the search, whether by actor name or city.

    As I said above, the actors I know on Realtimecasting are already frustrated and disenchanted with it, but I am willing to give it some more time to prove why NYC actors should pay a fee to join what has yet to result in any auditions that I know of.

  4. We want to thank the actor who took the time to point out their difficulty with Real Time Casting. Being in the voice-over business, RTC and Lotas Productions are very good at listening. Over the past few months, honest feedback has helped RTC collect insight into specific issues that both excite or upset talents, voice agents and producers. We are committed to offering actionable ways to address any issue.
    Lotas Productions is actively involved with RTC to mentor a new generation of producers on how to search, hire and pay union voices for projects across evolving platforms.
    Moving forward, RTC hopes to form personal relationships within the voice-over community. In the new VO world RTC will offer a level of honesty that hasn’t been seen before. We are not in competition with one another here. Lotas and RTC are together because we know it’s generous to help your neighbors ideas get better. It is suggested that if you look at something and you have a better idea, that you generously give that idea to someone and make them better. Because if we all do that, we all win.

  5. Too Bad RealTimeCasting is a lame shell masquerading as a casting website.

    For starters, the search parameters are far too large – they launched a worldwide website (need a VO in Uganda?) without the infrastructure to even make the search work for individual cities like New York. if I cannot find VO performers i KNOW are on the site in NYC with a basic keyword search, there is a flaw in the search algorithm. Sometimes, I can’t even find actors by searching THEIR NAMES – even though I have cut and pasted their names FROM their RTC profiles before testing out the search.

    I personally know around 20 performers on the site, all of whom have trouble editing their profiles, and know of exactly ZERO actors who have even gotten an audition out of this jumbled mess of nothing. I have actors asking me why Lotas – a respectable Studio – would even sully their name by being affiliated with this incredibly misguided adventure. It is so bad, that I predict my agency will stop even recommending this farce of a web portal in the next 6 months.

    Quite simply, I am embarrassed for RealTimeCasting.
    Good Luck getting PAID subscribers to join what is right now, a FAR worse platform than Voice123 – and THAT is saying something.

    • I’m sorry to hear that!
      I believe it’s in BETA-mode at the moment and I’m sure they’re doing what they can to work out the kinks as quickly as possible. I’m sure you’d be able to contact them through the site and give them your feedback – it’d probably be welcomed.

      Fingers crossed it works out.

    • Wow, not quite the response I expected but it did throw up a few valid points, namely the search area. We had a close look and decided there were some improvements we could make and spent the day in there. We have now added a new field for city and have tuned the keywords, we are also now looking at a couple of ideas which arose from today, so thanks for the alert.

      We have found with issues managing profiles in most cases are pilot error but we are always only an email away and are more that willing to help in anyway we can and in some cases have done the uploads. So if anyone reading this needs help please get in touch.

      As far as casting we have, even in BETA stage, cast in the UK, Australia, USA and have had many auditions posted for jobs in the USA, Mexico and Australia.

      RTC was set up as a Global voice over directory promoting professional voice artists, agents and union with a belief in a strong community. This is why we are heading to New York and LA in May to talk with agents, the union, voice artists and potential clients. Send me an email at andrew@realtimecasting.com if you’d like to catch up while I’m there, also I would like to meet with your agent while in New York.

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