How To Make An Acting Showreel

By Castings and Auditions, Film and Television

What is a showreel? It is a consolidated video clip of your acting work. It a collection of your best acting bits. It is a showcase of your acting style and range. What kinds of scenes are included in acting showreels? Essentially, showreels are made up of two kinds of scenes – monologues (acting solo in a scene) and two-handers (where you are acting opposite another actor in the scene). These scenes can come from film, television, or commercial work. How long should a showreel be? Average of 3 minutes. Why do I need a showreel? Casting Directors want to…

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Top 9 Actor Showreel Companies in Sydney

By Castings and Auditions, Film and Television

We are excited to share with you this list of some of Sydney’s Top Actor Showreel Companies.  This list is a resource to help you get started on your research journey. Enjoy! The Top 9 Actor Showreel Companies in Sydney (in no particular order) Before you get started on this list, READ OUR FAQ’S HERE ABOUT ACTOR SHOWREELS 1. Showreels Australia | Sydney NSW “Our research tells us that (Casting Directors) want to find talent they can cast. Simple as that. Talent that they can cast. If they can’t see you (because the clip is too dark); can’t hear your natural…

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Why a Highlighter is an Actor’s Worst Enemy

By Castings and Auditions, Film and Television, Theatre
Actors, lend us your highlighters! ('cause they're a hinderance and you don't need 'em). What's the first thing you do when you get given a script or an audition side? You get out your highlighters and highlight your character's lines. Highlighting is good, yes, because it makes it easier to navigate your lines during rehearsal. The lines are 'highlighted' and stand out more and therefore make it easier for you to learn them. But we're going to let you in on a little secret... An audition is not about your lines. In fact, it's not about lines at all. Acting...
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Top Acting Agencies Brisbane

By Castings and Auditions
So you have your headshots and showreel ready to go? You feel confident that your body of work is strong enough to be put against the country's best? Then you're ready to approach some Acting Agencies for representation. Before you take a browse through these Acting Agencies websites, it might be a good idea to understand where an Acting Agent fits into the bigger picture. Check out this article that'll make the casting process much clearer for you: An Actors Guide to the Casting Process. List of the Best Acting Agents in Brisbane AED Management Agency 888 BMEG Agency Creme...
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Top 12 Sydney Headshot Photographers

By Castings and Auditions

Although your smartphones can take some pretty shmick pics these days, there’s nothing like a professional photographer – one with years of experience working with lights and faces – to take that new headshot of yours. We are excited to share with you this list of some of Sydney’s top headshot photographers. Of course, there are others that are not featured in this list. This list is merely a resource to help you get started on your headshot photographer research. Enjoy! Before you approach these photographers, make sure to… 1. KNOW THY REASON Why are you getting the headshots in…

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Top Acting Agencies Melbourne

Top Acting Agencies Melbourne

By Castings and Auditions
So you have your headshots and showreel ready to go? You feel confident that your body of work is strong enough to be put against the country's best? Then you're ready to approach some Acting Agencies for representation. Before you take a browse through these Acting Agencies websites, it might be a good idea to understand where an Acting Agent fits into the bigger picture. Check out this article that'll make the casting process much clearer for you: Actors Guide to the Casting Process. List of Top Acting Agents in Melbourne (in alphabetical order): Active Artists Management Aran Michael Management BGM...
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PAC heads Youth Comedy Night at Riverside

By Events and Community, imPACt

PAC will be teaming up with City of Parramatta Council and Sydney Story Factory to hold a Youth Comedy Night at Riverside Theatres Parramatta on Tuesday 24 April 2018. The event – taking place as part of National Youth Week 2018 – will see 10 young comics aged 16-15 from Western Sydney performing a comedic act based on the theme Discrimination is No Joke! The night will be hosted by stand-up comedian Makedonka Stoilova and will award a lucky winner and runner ups up to $250 in prizes. PAC’s co-founder and Creative Director, Nisrine Amine, as well as Matt Roden…

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Top Acting Agencies Sydney

By Castings and Auditions
So you have your headshots and showreel ready to go? You feel confident that your body of work is strong enough to be put against the country's best? Then you're ready to approach some Acting Agencies for representation. Before you take a browse through these Acting Agencies websites, it might be a good idea to understand where an Acting Agent fits into the bigger picture. Check out this article that'll make the casting process much clearer for you: Actors Guide to the Casting Process. List of the Best Acting Agents in Sydney Atelier Management Benchmark Creative Connect Talent Creative Representation Focus...
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Top Casting Directors Melbourne

Top Casting Directors Melbourne

By Castings and Auditions
You asked for it, so here it is. Our best attempt at a Map of Melbourne Casting Directors. If you are a Sydney or Brisbane-based actor, it might be a good idea to make a connection with these Casting Directors - given that is it very common for interstate castings. Please note: - It might be wise for your agent to get in contact with them. - If you don't have an agent, give the Casting Director a call first and ask if it's ok to submit your showreel and headshot. - Don't bother approaching them if you're unwilling and/or...
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Top Casting Directors Sydney

Top Casting Agents Sydney

By Castings and Auditions
Here is a handy little map of the main Casting Directors in Sydney. Out of the 16 listed here, how many would you say know about you? Speak to your Agent or if you don't have an Agent, contact the Casting Directors directly to seek advice on how to begin building relationships with them. Remember: They can't cast you if they don't know you. So make yourself known to these Casting Directors in a professional and respectful way and you never know, that next opportunity might be your perfect fit. Best Casting Agents in Sydney Peta Einberg Mullinars Fountainhead Mitchell...
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