Screen Actors

8 Must-Haves for a Self-Tape Home Studio

BY AMY RUSS via www.backstage.com Imagine you get an email from your agent tonight requesting a self-tape for a huge role that’s due first thing tomorrow morning. How do you react? Do you do your happy dance, confidently record at home with the correct equipment, and send your agent a professional quality self-tape ahead of the deadline? Or do you panic because you don’t have any lights (or other elements you need) and cobble something together that you’ll ultimately need to redo so your agent can submit it? If you’d react in the first way, well done! If you’d react in the second way, you need to up your self-tape game. A self-tape is crucial to your success as an actor and you need to be prepared when a last-minute request comes in. To make sure you’re ready when the requests come in, it’...

Steven Spielberg’s New WEST SIDE STORY Film Announces Open Casting Call

Here’s your chance to star in the highly anticipated new West Side Story film remake. Cindy Tolan Casting has put out an open call for the roles of Tony, Maria, Anita and Bernardo in the new take on the iconic movie musical. The previously announced project will feature a new adaptation by Angels in America Tony and Pulitzer winner Tony Kushner and direction by Oscar-winning film icon Steven Spielberg. Billed as a modern-day Romeo & Juliet, West Side Story follows two gangs who battle to control their turf on New York’s Upper West Side. The situation gets complicated when one gang member falls for a rival’s sister. West Side Story first opened on Broadway in 1957, going on to play 732 performances. Co-created by Arthur Laurents, Jerome Robbins, Leonard Bernstein and S...

“Meals 4 Monologues” Upcoming Events by Casting Society of America

Casting Society Cares (CSC), the nonprofit 501c3 charitable arm of the Casting Society of America (CSA), is holding “Meals 4 Monologues” events in various cities across the country. “Meals for Monologues” benefits local-area food banks while providing talent with the opportunity to perform for casting directors, agents, managers, directors, music directors, and others members of the entertainment industry. Upcoming Events & Where to find more information: November 19, 2017 – Los Angeles, CA  https://www.facebook.com/CSACastingSocietyCares/ and http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080944a4ab29a7f49-meals1 November 19, 2017 – Cleveland, OH Location: Cleveland’s Playhouse Square, 1501 Euclid Ave., Kennedy Theater, Cleveland, OH 44115 https://www.facebo...