Audition Tips

You should approach an audition in the same way you approach a date. Both have the potential to turn into something big and fulfilling. But if you approach a first date with the expectation of instantly falling madly in love and finding your soulmate, the other person on that date is going to pick up on your intensity and that’ll be a turnoff. By fixating on the big potential gains that you could reap, you come off as a bit creepy, and trying to force something that you have no reason to expect. In an audition, you run the same risk. If all you are thinking about going into an audition is what the payoffs could be or the opportunities that will come, you are missing the opportunity to enjoy the material you have then and there, and casting directors will notice.
In an audition, just like on a date, you will do the best if you look like you are happy to be there, enjoy the process (in spite of, or even because of the weirdness of the whole situation), and engage in the present with who you are with and what you are doing with them.

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  • Michelle Danner answers the question, “Am I Too Old To Start Acting?”

Audition Resources

Casting Resources

  • Actors Access – your starting point for taking control of your career. Uniquely tied to your representative’s information about you.

  • Casting Networks – Casting Networks, Inc. is a software company dedicated to providing business solutions for entertainment professionals. By creating tools for communication, scheduling, media management, marketing, career development, and talent scouting, we are streamlining some of the most complex processes facing the industry and creating an environment that will make it easier for these professionals to find work and get their jobs done.

  • Now Casting – Now Casting is a premier online casting database used by industry professionals all over the globe. We pioneered many of the concepts that have become common in online casting.

  • Casting Frontier – We are proud to serve everyone in the Casting Industry including Actors, Agents, Casting Directors and their clients. Casting Frontier empowers talent with comprehensive digital profiles that look great, and give them the best possible chance to acquire work; we empower Casting Directors with unprecedented on-demand digital scheduling and posting tools; and we empower Talent Agents with full control over the maintenance of their rosters and unparalleled audition tracking.

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  • Backstage West – For more than 50 years, Backstage has been the most trusted place for actors to find career advice and casting information. Today, the Backstage brand signifies something greater than simply casting notices: Backstage is a place where actors, singers and dancers can connect with the greater performing arts community.


  • samuel French – We seek to build upon our long history of excellence in being the dramatic literature resource for the worldwide theatrical community and raise the curtain on future generations who, with our support, will bring the positive influence of theatre to people throughout the world.

  • Script City – Script City has the largest selection of all your favorite movie and television scripts. We have titles from Hollywood’s golden era all the way up to the most current films and television shows. All scripts are in their original screenplay format for your script writing education and collection.

  • The Internet Movie Script Database – The web’s largest movie script ressource. We have the biggest collection of movie scripts available anywhere on the web. Our site lets you read or download movie scripts for free. All of our scripts are in HTML format so you can read them right in your web browser. You won’t need any additional software to enjoy our great selection of free movie scripts.

  • SimplyScripts – links to hundreds of free, downloadable scripts,movie scripts, screenplays, and transcripts of current, classic and maybe a few soon-to-be-released movies, television, anime, unproduced and radio shows. A screenwriter’s resource. See below for what is new on the site or click on a script category!

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