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16 Audition Sites Every New Actor Should Know About

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Lorina L Wilson
Lorina L Wilson
6 months ago

Which site is good to use for babies

Hunter
Admin
6 months ago

Hi Lorina,
Great question! Honestly, you’re probably better contacting agents in your area who rep children. That’s such a highly specialize area, I’n not sure you’d find much on general audition postings. Just do a Google search for “acting agents for children (city)” Hope this helps!! 🙂

Lorina L Wilson
Lorina L Wilson
6 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

Yes, Thank you

Om Dhingra
Om Dhingra
6 months ago

Hi ! I live in India . Is there any way I could apply for US casting calls ? I would love to know if there’s a way.

Thank you

Hunter
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Om Dhingra

Hi! you can apply for anything you want…. but the question of course becomes shooting. Some companies will have the budget to fly you in and get temporary work papers, but not usually. Same in any country. They are usually looking for local hires. Hope this helps!

Om Dhingra
Om Dhingra
6 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

thank you

Hunter
Admin
6 months ago
Reply to  Om Dhingra

You’re welcome!! 😀

Maryam
Maryam
2 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

Hi, I have a question I did sign up free for backstage and all casting but I’m confused on which one I should pay for because I need one where they allow no experience people in like agh I can’t have it already like all of them say oh you need a resume/reel/and headshot I got nothing but a headshot like then how can I ever get an audition?

Hunter
Admin
2 months ago
Reply to  Maryam

Hi! Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. Yes! You do need more than just a headshot! You need some kind of resume…. watch the video at the top pf this page for more info on that + check out this article https://myactorguide.com/resume-template-what-to-include-on-an-actor-resume . I would also HIGHLY recommend that you buy the New Actors Resume Templates…. these will save you HOURS …. and make you look super professional. https://myactorguide.com/the-actor-shop#New-Actor-Resume-Starter-Pack

You can do it! It just takes a bit fo work 🙂

Krissy Shanran
6 months ago

Do I need an equity card to be in tv ads?

Hunter
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Krissy Shanran

Nope! Not at all! In fact 80% of commercials are shot non-union

Billybobjoe
5 months ago

I need to know if this website “Backstage” is real. Do you know anything about it?

Hunter
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  Billybobjoe

Backstage is very real! They’ve been around for at least 40 years – started out as a printed publication inn New York for Broadway actors to find work 🙂

James Doyle
James Doyle
5 months ago

How is What allcasting.com does any different then what castingtalent.com is doing?

Hunter
Admin
5 months ago
Reply to  James Doyle

I’m not a member of either site, and it’s been a while since I wrote this article so I’m not 100 sure, but I’m going to be going through and re-researching every site on this list. Anyone who claims to be free and is actually charging will be marked with that info so actors know!

IrisBautista
IrisBautista
4 months ago

Thank you I love this help. So kind

Hunter
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  IrisBautista

Awwww… you’re so welcome! I’ll be updating this soon so be sure to check back 🙂

Ammar
Ammar
4 months ago

should I write my real name or my stage name(the name I want to be called by)?

Hunter
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Ammar

Stage name. legal name will go on any contracts to get paid 🙂

Tiana
Tiana
4 months ago

What’s about for kids?

Hunter
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Tiana

There will be a lot of kids stuff on these sites, but honestly, you’re better off going with an agent who specializes in child actors. There are a lot of them around today and they’ll help you navigate the business as well 🙂

Abby
Abby
4 months ago

Good day,
When was the last time this list was updated? Asking because there are some sites mentioned, where you do have to pay for a profile/membership in order to apply for roles/auditions eg. Project casting, direct submit, just to name a few. Thank you.

Hunter
Admin
4 months ago
Reply to  Abby

Yes, I’ve noticed that just recently! Just updating it now. Thanks for your comment and your patience 🙂

shakyia
shakyia
4 months ago

Hi, i have a question. i was wonder if they have acting site for 13 years old girls

Hunter
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  shakyia

A lot of agents out there specifically for kids…. much better to go through one of them since there are very strict laws in the industry regarding child labor.:)

Tiuana
Tiuana
3 months ago
Reply to  Hunter

Do my mom have to pay for this acting audition per month or something

Hunter
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Tiuana

Yes, minors are not permitted to submit themselves. Parents need to be involved and yes there will be fees.

patrick healy
patrick healy
4 months ago

Auditions Free is terrible. I posted a casting call on Auditions Free, and got no responses! You’d be better off paying for backstage or Mandy.

Hunter
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  patrick healy

Thanks for sharing! Did you post the same casting call do Backstage and Mandy and get a different response?

Melissa
Melissa
3 months ago

How about Casting Agencies Directory? Is it good for actors?
https://www.castingagenciesdirectory.com

Hunter
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Melissa

Thanks for sharing! I’ll look through these!

Daisy
Daisy
3 months ago

Hello, I write scripts and I want to make them into movies, what site do you recommend? I’m really trying my best to be noticed by someone…

Hunter
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Daisy

Writing and selling scripts is a different profession. These sites are for scripts that have already been produced 🙂

Nicholas Clark
3 months ago

Hi Hunter! Great article. I think if there was one to remove from this list, it is Casting Networks — it used to be great for commercials; I’ve made some really amazing bookings using LACasting in the past. But now they’ve merged their sites together, deleted all previous media and headshots from user profiles(my own and others I’ve witnessed) as well as hiked the prices of LA Casting from $15/month to $21. I am a producer as well as an actor and I can assure you I will not be using LACasting anymore for my slated films and neither will the casting offices under my employment (I will retire any under contracts with CN). The #1 casting website to use at a far more affordable cost to the talent is Actors Access; and as you’ve mentioned AA uses BREAKDOWNS which is an AMAZING casting site for those of us in the industry. No surprises with this site, you get what you pay for and the quality of the submissions range from commercial to film to television. I hope any actors reading this will agree and SAVE THEIR MONEY by making the right choice! 🙂

Hunter
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Nicholas Clark

Hi Nicholas! Thanks for the feedback. Yes, I understand your frustrations with Casting Networks, but it is MANDATORY for all professional agents and agencies – no way around that one. Believe me, I’m not thrilled about the rate hikes either and especially since they did it during a global pandemic when 95% of actors were completely out of work and many film industry people going to food banks!! Really horrible thing to do. Actors Access / Breakdown Services on the other hand comped every free months to ease the financial strain.

As far as merging the sites, yes, they’ve “merged” them, but actors still have to pay more to have a profile in LA …. PLUS an additional profile fees for NYC, San Francisco and the the rest of the U.S. Yes, that’s right. If an actor wants to view breakdowns in each of those markets, the fees are additional. 🙄 Not my favorite company to deal with, but that’s business!

I really do appreciate the thoughtful comments! Please feel free to reach out anytime 🙂

Nicole Edwards
Nicole Edwards
3 months ago

Hi, I want my daughter to become an actor it been a dream and it all she talks about. But, I tight on money and can’t afford to get her an audition and websites you can recommend. I live in Paterson N.J 07501 so it’s really hard for us.

Last edited 3 months ago by Nicole Edwards
Hunter
Admin
3 months ago
Reply to  Nicole Edwards

Hi Nicole, I understand your frustrations. I grew up in a small town in Canada and had to work and save for years to get into the business and then move to LA. It’s tough, but where there’s a will there’s a way! You can do it! 😀

Amanda Contreras
Amanda Contreras
2 months ago

Hunter,

First of all, thank you for this amazing article! I do have a question about obtaining an agent in the US for a 9 y/o boy. We have had quite a few agencies say they want to represent him, but they want him to go to their zoom acting classes and camps… etc. He has a desire to act in the UK and US. As a mom, where do I start looking for him an agent that isn’t going to charge us just to walk through the door. We live in the US, in Indiana, but we can go anywhere we need to. ☺️

Thank you,

Amanda Contreras

Hunter
Admin
2 months ago

Hi Amanda! Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. NO… and agent should NOT charge you.They make money on commission NOT upfront fees!
There are agents who specifically represent children, so I would encourage you to seek those out, but not sure what’s available in your area.
Yes, I’d highly recommend acting lessons for a reputable acting studio, and often times a local teacher can help with the agent search. Definitely start local and build to get some experience and start to get resume credits. (You can find more on that here: https://myactorguide.com/resume-template-what-to-include-on-an-actor-resume
I hope this helps! Please feel free to reach out with any more questions. 🙂 Hunter

Lakhveer bawa
1 month ago

hi hunter, although the websites you mentioned are perfect for a US audience, I believe it would be great if you include the Indian section, as well as this article, which is pretty popular in india. Castkro is no 1 platform for acting and modelling aspirants in India
Find Acting Jobs And Acting Auditions From India | Castkro

Hunter
Admin
1 month ago
Reply to  Lakhveer bawa

Hi Lakhveer! Thanks for the feedback and for sharing the info. At this time the site focuses only on working in the US… lol! Big wide world out there and I just can’t keep up with every market. Maybe something to think about for the future though 🙂