About auditions and casting calls
Auditions are vital to obtaining an acting role or a modeling job. Remember that it may take dozens--even hundreds--of auditions before you land the first role. The more auditions you go to, the better your odds of landing a role in a movie or commercial. You can never know which auditions will bring you success; therefore, you must appear for all auditions. Always remain positive and take advantage of every opportunity, especially in front of major entertainment networks.
Having an agent can help you make the right connections in the entertainment industry. But in most cases, a good agent will not consider an actor without professional experience. If you’re just beginning, we can help you find free auditions in your area and guide you through the entire audition process. Even if you have experience auditioning, we have tools and tips to improve your chances.
Types of Auditions for Actors and Audition Tips for Actors
Auditions for actors and other performers:
Feature Studio Films | Independent Films | DV Films | Student
Films | Short Films
Television Shows | Reality Shows | Music Videos | Mini-Series
Films | Documentaries | Commercials | Corporate Videos |
Broadway | Theater
Special Live Events | Extras | Background Actors
Auditions for performers that DO NOT belong to a union.
Union auditions (SAG, AFTRA, AEA)
Auditions for performers that belong to a performer's
General Tips for Auditions
- Always know the part or role you are auditioning for. Make sure you have the characteristics and talents required for the role.
- Arrive thirty minutes prior to the audition time; this will give you time to check-in, warm up, and check out your competition.
- Bring at least 2 photos and resumes. Professional headshots and acting portfolios are a plus. Photos should reflect your current physical likeness and should always be updated!
- DO NOT chew gum (all directors hate it). It makes it harder to understand when you are speaking or role playing.
- When attending callbacks, always wear the same attire you wore at the first audition. Try to do everything as you did the first time because it worked!
- Be confident, smile, always have a positive attitude.
- Act excited about everything you are asked to do.
Audition Tips for actors/improvisation
- Be prepared for improvisation.
- Different voice tones and accents are a plus.
- Prepare a dramatic and comedic monologue no more than two minutes in length.
- Please ask and note if the auditions are going to provide sides.
Fashion Runway | Designer Showcase
High Fashion Catalog | High Fashion Catalog Print
| Types of Auditions for Dancers and Audition Tips for Dancers
Auditions for dancers:
Music Videos | Musicals | Dance Competitions | Reality Competitions | Stage Shows | Live Events |Broadway | Theater |Background Dancers | Backup Dancers | Commercials | Film | Television
Audition Tips for Dancers
- Wear appropriate dance attire and dancing shoes.
- Arrive early so you’ll have plenty of time to warm up.
- If the audition requires singing, bring at least two selections of sheet music in legible condition; one up-tempo and one ballad. Be prepared to sing the best 16 bars.
| Types of Auditions for Singers and Audition Tips for Singers
Auditions for Singers:
Musicals | Singing Competitions | Reality Competitions | Stage Shows | Live Events | Broadway | Theater | Backup Singers | Commercials | Film | Television
Audition Tips for Singers
- Bring two selections of sheet music in legible condition; one up-tempo and one ballad.
- Be prepared to sing the best 16 bars.
- Know your vocal range.
- Your sheet music should have full musical notation in the key in which you will perform.
- Always dress appropriately, especially if the audition requires movement in a dance routine.