ana asked in Arts & HumanitiesTheatre & Acting · 2 months ago

is this possible to get online casting?

3 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Legitimate online casting sites might list casting calls for things like student films or small, non-union independent films.  Some online casting sites are more of a rip-off listing out-of-date auditions and various scams.  You and your parents need to be very careful.

    Mainstream movie and TV production companies don’t hold open auditions where anyone can send in a video and hope to be discovered.  That’s not how the industry works.  It’s show BUSINESS not some lottery or game show.

    For most professional work you have to be invited to audition, usually through an agent.    Basically a production company hires a casting director (CD) to find qualified actors to audition.  The CD contacts agents to let them know what they are looking for.  Then agents submit actors for a job. To submit means to send the CD the actor’s headshot and resume listing the actor’s training, experience, special skills and links to a show reel demonstrating an actor’s previous screen work.  If the CD is interested, they contact the agent about having the actor audition for the role.

    Now the submission can be done online.  Auditions can also be done online - especially with COVID.  But movies and TV shows are not having open casting where anyone can just submit things.

  • Cogito
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    Yes, some casting is now done online due to the COVID situation.

    But as there's very little filming or theatre work happening at the moment, it's rare.

    If you have a really good agent, they might be able to get you an online audition, but that would probably only happen after the casting director has viewed your show-reel and resume/CV and is extremely impressed.

  • Anonymous
    2 months ago

    For amateur films, student films, indies, local theater productions and the likes - sure. Along with scams.

    For actual, professional jobs? No. Those are only found through (the best) agents. And no legit agent would even consider taking on amateurs or beginners, only highly-trained and highly-experienced talented people with a strong resume to back it all up, which takes about a decade to build and which you build by getting leading parts in amateur films, student films, indies, local theater productions and the likes.

    Either way, you can't really do anything right now, what with the COVID-19.

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