Ask Me!: How do I find auditions?

QUESTION FROM: Maria
Hi I’m an 18 year old girl living in NYC and pursuing an acting career I’m also a student at Borough of Manhattan Community College. I’ve been searching nonstop online for any auditions for possible commercials, student films, short films or maybe even independent films and I haven’t found any. I know that maybe it isn’t a good idea looking for that sort of information online but I don’t know where to actually look afoot and I was wondering if you can help me with that. Do you know any websites that are good for me to look at? Or any website where I can post up my acting resume so any possible directors can contact me? Or just any places in NYC where I can go to look for auditions. I’ve been acting (mostly schools plays) every since elementary school and now that I’m 18 I wanna take the next level any advice or help will be appreciated thank you

Hey Maria,

Actually, searching online for auditions is a great thing to do… if you know where to look!

You should set up an account at Actors Access for sure. That is the best place online to find commercials, student and indie films, stage plays, etc. The more completely you fill out your profile the more likely you will be lead to the best, tailor-made auditions for you. You should know that all of the legitimate casting service on the web will require payment for their services. Actors access allows you to set up an account for free and they offer either a pay-per-submission system ($2) or a year membership ($68/year). Find out more about Actors Access by following this link: http://www.actorsaccess.com/content/learnmore/?view=benefits

Other places you can sign up for is Casting Networks and Backstage.com

I believe you must be 18 and older to sign up for all of these sites, so for younger actors you may need an adult to help set it up.

In addition you will need a credit card or paypal account.

I cannot speak for any other web services. But these three have done me well and come highly recommended – especially Actors Access.

Thanks for asking.

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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

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