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How To Secure Your Future On The Stage

Posted June 24th, 2009 at 08:51am

If you’ve ever followed the work of theater directors, you may notice that they often work with many of the same actors repeatedly. Whether you’re an actor, dancer, singer or model, it’s important to remember that cultivating relationships with decision makers in the entertainment industry is paramount to career longevity. If a successful director takes a liking to you, that could mean steady work for you for years to come.

So how do you make an impression on a director to help solidify your position and success in the industry? Here are a few tips:


  • Try to memorize your lines before your first rehearsal. There’s no better way to blow a director away than by showing him or her that you’ve come prepared and ready to work.


  • Always be on time (and preferably early.) I know I always stress this and you probably think I sound like a broken record, but in the entertainment industry time is money and there’s no such thing as being fashionably late.


  • Come to rehearsal prepared to take notes. You can use a pencil to mark up your script or bring an extra notebook. Sometimes it’s difficult to remember all of the notes that the director will give, or changes in blocking, so make sure you write them down. And be sure to review these notes often so that they sink in.


  • Be courteous of the staff and crew during rehearsal. Unnecessary chatter can be frustrating and distracting to others in the theater, so when you’re not rehearsing one of your scenes, stay focused so you’ll be ready to tackle your scene when it’s your turn.


One of the last rules of thumb is to always take great care of your costume and your props. Most costume directors will require that you leave your costume at the theater, however sometimes actors become absent-minded and may take a costume or prop home with them accidentally. I once had a friend who not only took a part of his costume home (a Starbucks apron) but also promptly lost it. He spent the next day driving to various Starbucks locations trying to buy an apron from one of the baristas. While it may sound like a funny story now - trust me - it was no laughing matter.


Are you ready to use these tips to impress theater directors and ensure a long-lasting, and successful career on the stage? Visit http://StarSearchCasting.com today and check out our casting calls for theater auditions in your area and abroad. Good luck!


Scam Watch - Fatal Photo Shoots

Posted June 06th, 2009 at 10:26am

In 1992, 21-year old model Kimberly Pandelios told her husband that she was meeting with a photographer. However the man who'd led her to believe he was a photographer was actually a registered sex offender who lured Pandelios into the Angeles National Forest where he sexually assaulted and killed her. Kimberly was probably a lot like many young, aspiring models. She was beautiful, vibrant and eager to take on the world. She'd had some success modeling swimwear and lingerie when she'd discovered a model-wanted ad in a local weekly newspaper. She had hoped the opportunity would help her make some headway in her career. Instead, she met a tragic end. Unfortunately, this story is not an uncommon one. And it doesn't just happen to new models. Linda Sobek, a former Raiders cheerleader and Playboy model met a similar fate when she left her home to attend a photo shoot. In her case, the photographer who killed her was at the time a reputable photographer who had actually amassed a small fortune and some fame and who's work had appeared in many automotive magazines. We often discuss the growing number of Internet scams that constantly target aspiring models, but one Star Search Casting member recently discussed the importance of remaining aware of the dangers that face models in the real world as well. Every day people reach out to aspiring models on the street, in stores, or through newspaper or online classifieds with legitimate offers. However, there are also criminals who use these same methods to lure models with malicious intent. To avoid becoming the victim of dangerous crime, always remember to: * Ask for references from photographers, agents or other industry professionals before agreeing to work with them. * Take a friend or family member with you to photo shoots and meetings with agents, photographers or other industry professionals, especially if you've not worked with them in the past and you have not secured the job through a reputable agency. * Be cautious of applying to blind ads in newspapers or online. If you choose to apply to these ads, be sure to thoroughly research the agency or photographer that you will be meeting with. * And last but not least, always go with your instincts. Intuition is one of the most powerful resources you have to protect you from dangerous situations. Therefore don't get involved with a project or an agency if you have a bad feeling about it. For more information on scams and crimes affecting aspiring models, singers, actors and dancers, log on to http://StarSearchCasting.com daily and review our entertainment industry Scam Watch.

List of my profiles ;)

Posted November 08th, 2008 at 11:35am

This is a list of the sites I am on:

1. http://paperstacker.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
2. http://community.urbanretrolifestyle.com/p...arsearchcasting
3. http://ghettobrothers.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
4. http://www.dipinthemix.com/profile/starsearchcasting
5. http://developer.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
6. http://www.kevjumba.com/profile/starsearchcasting
7. http://jodee.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
8. http://www.davidchoimusic.com/profile/starsearchcasting
9. http://www.shimmycocopuffsss.com/profile/starsearchcasting
10. http://community.happyslip.com/profile/starsearchcasting
11. http://fez.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
12. http://playa.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
13. http://sarabear.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
14. http://singlove40.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
15. http://johnz.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
16. http://ucsoccer.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
17. http://emos.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
18. http://sp.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
19. http://thebaddestout.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
20. http://www.kevinmichael.com/profile/starsearchcasting
21. http://americansuperstarmag.flux.com/profi...arsearchcasting
22. http://bambam.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
23. http://community.twitchfilm.net/profile/starsearchcasting
24. http://getrich.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
25. http://badboi.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
26. http://www.addictedtorock.com/profile/starsearchcasting
27. http://www.hardknock.tv/profile/starsearchcasting
28. http://teeswag.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
29. http://queenboybenz.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
30. http://www.bruceirons.com/profile/starsearchcasting
31. http://rally.travispastrana.com/profile/starsearchcasting
32. http://kdthatruth.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
33. http://flip.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
34. http://brenda.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
35. http://abydos.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
36. http://dtprecords.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
37. http://community.shadyrecords.com/profile/starsearchcasting
38. http://starsearchcasting.flux.com/profile/...ecastingnetwork
39. http://community.shadyrecords.com/profile/...ecastingnetwork
40. http://community.mtvtr3s.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
41. http://community.3hive.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
42. http://www.50cent.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
43. http://www.adamjonesfmx.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
44. http://community.ateaseweb.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
45. http://community.artsucks.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
46. http://community.jackassworld.com/profile/...ecastingnetwork
47. http://community.bigstereo.net/profile/elitecastingnetwork
48. http://www.chadreedracing.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
49. http://rubberbandboy7.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
50. http://www.buckylasekskate.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
51. http://www.halfwaytohazard.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
52. http://community.vh1classic.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
53. http://community.atom.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
54. http://community.colbertnation.com/profile...ecastingnetwork
55. http://www.sk8site.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
56. http://developer.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
57. http://community.subterraneanblog.com/prof...ecastingnetwork
58. http://community.tankfarmfuturesounds.com/...ecastingnetwork
59. http://community.happiestgaycouple.com/pro...ecastingnetwork
60. http://community.i4u.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
61. http://community.jaunted.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
62. http://www.johnhopkins21.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
63. http://community.liljononline.com/profile/...ecastingnetwork
64. http://community.thehobbitsite.com/profile...ecastingnetwork
65. http://community.manandwife.tv/profile/elitecastingnetwork
66. http://community.vh1.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
67. http://community.meathaus.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
68. http://www.mimsmusic.net/profile/elitecastingnetwork
69. http://community.jholiday.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
70. http://community.rapbasement.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
71. http://community.sherylcrow.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
72. http://community.dubcnn.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
73. http://www.eddiewall.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
74. http://community.egotastic.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
75. http://community.esmeeworld.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
76. http://www.davemirra.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
77. http://www.dane-reynolds.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
78. http://community.tricesworld.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
79. http://www.ryansheckler.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
mega_shok.gif . http://www.scarykidssociety.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
81. http://www.ohnonotstereo.net/profile/elitecastingnetwork
82. http://community.popbytes.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
83. http://www.pcdmusic.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
84. http://www.ryanguettler.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
85. http://www.ryannyquist.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
86. http://community.cashmoney-records.com/pro...ecastingnetwork
87. http://youcanwin.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
88. http://babyace.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
89. http://community.atom.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
90. http://dtprecords.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
91. http://queenboybenz.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
92. http://sarabear.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
93. http://106andpark.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
94. http://www.tagworld.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
95. http://mickeymouse.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
96. http://fromfirsttolast.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
97. http://maryondatopmodel.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
98. http://community.divareport.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
99. http://www.angelboi.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
100. http://wtfunk.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
101. http://jobros.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
102. http://community.girliciousmusic.com/profi...ecastingnetwork
103. http://soundtrack.mtv.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
104. http://community.x17online.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
105. http://liltwistlilza.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
106. http://diamond-boy.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
107. http://realistpeople.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
108. http://josip.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
109. http://sexmoneyattitudes.flux.com/profile/...ecastingnetwork
110. http://www.wallflowers.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
111. http://community.whoateallthepies.tv/profi...ecastingnetwork
112. http://www.ysabellabrave.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
113. http://www.nateadams.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
114. http://community.nikeskateboarding.org/pro...ecastingnetwork
115. http://moto.travispastrana.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
116. http://community.theplugg.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
117. http://www.shaolintempleofboom.com/profile...ecastingnetwork
118. http://www.realworlddailies.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
119. http://www.myterrapin.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
120. http://d-s-g.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
121. http://community.urbanretrolifestyle.com/p...ecastingnetwork
122. http://paperstacker.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
123. http://community.blender.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
124. http://fourfour.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
125. http://hollywoodtuna.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
126. http://ghettobrothers.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
127. http://www.dipinthemix.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
128. http://www.kevjumba.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
129. http://jodee.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
130. http://www.davidchoimusic.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
131. http://theq.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
132. http://majesty.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
133. http://theybf.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
134. http://freshy-fresh.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
135. http://www.playarabbit.biz/profile/elitecastingnetwork
136. http://community.tokiohotel-us.com/profile...ecastingnetwork
137. http://dboy.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
138. http://ctprince.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
139. http://vipstatusevents.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
140. http://www.daddyyankeecustom.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
141. http://community.pitbullmusic.com/profile/...ecastingnetwork
142. http://903806.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
143. http://twsanctuary.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
144. http://josipondeck.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
145. http://ashleesimpson.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
146. http://protestthehero.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
147. http://watchbmx.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
148. http://broadwayk.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
149. http://shawnswifey.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
150. http://nballin.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
151. http://fez.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
152. http://playa.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
153. http://community.happyslip.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
154. http://www.shimmycocopuffsss.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
155. http://singlove40.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
156. http://johnz.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
157. http://ucsoccer.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
158. http://forum.thedailyshow.com/tds/profile?user.id=5982
159. http://emos.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
160. http://sp.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
161. http://thebaddestout.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
162. http://www.kevinmichael.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
163. http://americansuperstarmag.flux.com/profi...ecastingnetwork
164. http://bambam.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
165. http://rally.travispastrana.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
166. http://www.bruceirons.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
167. http://teeswag.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
168. http://www.hardknock.tv/profile/elitecastingnetwork
169. http://www.addictedtorock.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
170. http://badboi.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
171. http://getrich.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
172. http://community.twitchfilm.net/profile/elitecastingnetwork
173. http://abydos.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
174. http://brenda.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
175. http://flip.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
176. http://kdthatruth.flux.com/profile/elitecastingnetwork
177. http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community/starsearchcasting
178. http://www.myspace.com/EliteCastingNetwork
179. http://www.icq.com/people/about_me.php?uin=10200993
180. http://profiles.yahoo.com/sscecn
181. http://www.trustlink.org/BusinessProfile.a...VsniLkQxfeK+w==
182. http://starsearchcasting.multiply.com
183. http://Jon.EliteCastingNetwork.com
184. http://www.icq.com/whitepages/wwp.php?uin=10200993
185. http://starsearchcasting.spaces.live.com
186. http://www.aimpages.com/mrjpcool/profile.html
187. http://www.tagged.com/StarSearchCasting
188. http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=502903683
189. http://starsearchcasting.wordpress.com
190. http://starsearchcasting.hi5.com
191. http://dreamhollywoodjob.blogspot.com
192. http://www.websitegrader.com/wsgid/1539057/default.aspx
193. http://www.propeller.com/member/starsearchcasting
194. http://pressroom.prlog.org/starsearchcasting/
195. http://www.simpy.com/user/mrjpcool
196. http://www.technorati.com/people/technorati/mrjpcool
197. http://www.elitecastingnetwork.com/forum/blog/jon/index.php
198. http://www.1888pressrelease.com/star-searc...company-pr.html
199. http://www.starsearchcasting.com/forums/blog/jon/index.php
200. http://blog.myspace.com/elitecastingnetwork
201. http://realworldcasting.mtv.com/people/mrjpcool/blogs
202. http://blogrovr.com/fetching/starsearchcasting/
203. http://bebo.com/starsearchcasting
204. http://groups.google.com/group/starsearchcasting
205. http://profiles.friendster.com/starsearchcasting
206. http://www.websitegrader.com/wsgid/1539085/default.aspx
207. http://reunion.com/blogs.do?uid=1269931
208. http://realworldcasting.mtv.com/people/mrjpcool
209. http://www.zoominfo.com/Search/CompanyDeta...mp;cs=QFGyEC3YQ
210. http://www.nextornot.com/mrjpcool
211. http://www.iamonmtv.com/fan/1729/blog/listing
212. http://digg.com/users/mrjpcool
213. http://del.icio.us/mrjpcool
214. http://newsroom.eworldwire.com/newsroom/312506
215. http://optfor.net/user/view/history/login/mrjpcool
216. http://www.orkut.com/Profile.aspx?uid=548791650884562325
217. http://flickr.com/people/starsearchcasting
218. http://starsearchcasting.piczo.com
219. http://weblog.xanga.com/mrjpcool
220. http://www.bbbonline.org/cks.asp?id=1050419191358
221. http://www.asianave.com/mrjpcool
222. http://reddit.com/user/mrjpcool
223. http://www.furl.net/member/mrjpcool
224. http://meetme.hotornot.com/r/?emid=OMEES8K
225. http://starsearchcasting.wordpress.com
226. http://twitter.com/mrjpcool
227. http://my.mashable.com/starsearchcasting
228. http://www.bloglines.com/public/mrjpcool
229. http://sites.google.com/site/starsearchcastingcom
230. http://www.blinklist.com/mrjpcool
231. http://journals.aol.com/mrjpcool/casting-c...isney-auditions
232. http://360.yahoo.com/sscecn
233. http://www.perfspot.com/starsearchcasting
234. http://mrjpcool.livejournal.com
235. http://ma.gnolia.com/people/mrjpcool/bookmarks
236. http://faves.com/users/mrjpcool
237. http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/members/starsearchcasting
238. http://www.zoominfo.com/Search/CompanyDeta...mp;cs=QCCYpTDik
239. http://claimid.com/starsearchcasting
240. http://www.mybloglog.com/buzz/community/elitecastingnetwork
241. http://mrjpcool.stumbleupon.com
242. http://www.youtube.com/i875834
243. http://blogs.ebay.com/mrjpcool
244. http://9rules.com/my/jonathanparker
245. http://mrjpcool.tabulas.com
246. http://starsearchcasting.vox.com
247. http://knol.google.com/k/jonathan-parker/jonathan-parker
248. http://www.blogcatalog.com/user/mrjpcool
249. http://bloggerparty.com/user/mrjpcool
250. http://pickupartist2casting.com/people/mrjpcool
251. http://www.spicypage.com/search.cfm?sectio...profile_id=7888
252. http://www.rojo.com/mojo/50534372
253. http://www.linkedin.com/in/starsearchcasting
254. http://www.ziggs.com/apps/profile/bio.aspx?uid=41437
255. http://thebiz.variety.com/people/starsearchcasting
256. http://www.trustlink.org/Profile.aspx?ProfileID=8g6Ct5VyZB4=
257. http://myworld.ebay.com/mrjpcool
258. http://www.spurl.net/discover/user/mrjpcoo...ing.myplaxo.com
259. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Jonathan+Par...ributed-a230657
260. http://parisbff.com/people/mrjpcool
261. http://hubpages.com/profile/mrjpcool
262. http://www.migente.com/starsearchcasting
263. http://www.last.fm/user/mrjpcool
264. http://www.metroflog.com/mrjpcool
265. http://www.realworlddailies.com/profile/starsearchcasting
266. http://www.santabarbara.bbb.org/BBBWeb/For...mpanyID=6001494
267. http://www.xing.com/profile/Jonathan_Parker2
268. http://mrjpcool.BraveWeblog.com
269. http://www.zoominfo.com/search/PersonDetai...sonID=848553007
270. http://www.ideamarketers.com/library/profi...?writerid=51163
271. http://author.artilib.org/Parker_Jonathan
272. http://www.meetup.com/members/7819666/
273. http://members.nowpublic.com/mrjpcool
274. http://upcoming.yahoo.com/user/275560/
275. http://friendfeed.com/starsearchcasting
276. http://mrjpcool.yelp.com
277. http://starsearchcasting.tumblr.com
278. http://www.utterz.com/mrjpcool/profile
279. http://community.vh1.com/profile/starsearchcasting
280. http://www.google.com/reader/shared/10294148515135217235
281. http://mrjpcool.buzznet.com/user/profile
282. http://www.mister-wong.com/user/mrjpcool/
283. http://www.protopage.com/starsearchcasting
284. http://www.shyftr.com/profile/mrjpcool
285. http://www.yourminis.com/yourminis/mrjpcoo...arsearchcasting
286. http://www.alesti.org/?public=mrjpcool
287. http://social.zune.net/member/GoofyMrJPCool
288. http://winksite.mobi/mrjpcool/ssc
289. http://www.podnova.com/profile/mrjpcool/
290. http://www.hubdog.com/u/mrjpcool
291. http://www.newsisfree.com/showpage.php?use...page=1221640523
292. http://elitecastingnetwork.blogspot.com
293. http://starsearchcasting.blogs.friendster.com
294. http://www.flurry.com/people/mrjpcool
295. http://plurk.com/redeemByURL?from_uid=3167...1767400&s=1
296. http://pownce.com/starsearchcasting
297. http://www.mixx.com/users/starsearchcasting
298. http://www.dzone.com/links/users/shared/336877.html
299. http://www.bibsonomy.org/user/mrjpcool
300. http://www.furl.net/member/mrjpcool
301. http://www.ibegin.com/users/mrjpcool
302. http://www.bedroomtv.com/cast/mrjpcool
303. http://www.folkd.com/user/mrjpcool
304. http://www.thefreelibrary.com/Jonathan+Par...ributed-a230657
305. http://clipmarks.com/clipper/starsearchcasting
306. http://community.mtvtr3s.com/profile/starsearchcasting
307. http://community.colbertnation.com/profile/starsearchcasting
308. http://community.jackassworld.com/profile/starsearchcasting
309. http://community.vh1classic.com/profile/starsearchcasting
310. http://community.mtv.com/profile/starsearchcasting
311. http://community.atom.com/profile/starsearchcasting
312. http://community.vh1.com/profile/starsearchcasting
313. http://starsearchcasting.flux.com/profile/starsearchcasting
314. http://community.3hive.com/profile/starsearchcasting
315. http://www.50cent.com/profile/starsearchcasting
316. http://www.adamjonesfmx.com/profile/starsearchcasting
317. http://community.ateaseweb.com/profile/starsearchcasting
318. http://community.artsucks.com/profile/starsearchcasting
319. http://community.bigstereo.net/profile/starsearchcasting
320. http://www.chadreedracing.com/profile/starsearchcasting
321. http://www.flavorofloveworld.com/profile/starsearchcasting
322. http://www.buckylasekskate.com/profile/starsearchcasting
323. http://www.hernameisnicole.com/profile/starsearchcasting
324. http://www.halfwaytohazard.com/profile/starsearchcasting
325. http://community.esmeeworld.com/profile/starsearchcasting
326. http://community.egotastic.com/profile/starsearchcasting
327. http://www.eddiewall.com/profile/starsearchcasting
328. http://community.dubcnn.com/profile/starsearchcasting
329. http://www.davemirra.com/profile/starsearchcasting
330. http://www.dane-reynolds.com/profile/starsearchcasting
331. http://community.tricesworld.com/profile/starsearchcasting
332. http://community.sherylcrow.com/profile/starsearchcasting
333. http://community.rapbasement.com/profile/starsearchcasting
334. http://community.jholiday.com/profile/starsearchcasting
335. http://www.mimsmusic.net/profile/starsearchcasting
336. http://community.meathaus.com/profile/starsearchcasting
337. http://community.manandwife.tv/profile/starsearchcasting
338. http://community.thehobbitsite.com/profile/starsearchcasting
339. http://community.liljononline.com/profile/starsearchcasting
340. http://www.johnhopkins21.com/profile/starsearchcasting
341. http://community.jaunted.com/profile/starsearchcasting
342. http://community.i4u.com/profile/starsearchcasting
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StarSearchCasting.com Web Pages Now Available in 25 Languages

Posted September 30th, 2008 at 09:42am


Catering to its nearly 266,000 members located on six continents, Star Search Casting uses Google gadgets to help its growing number of international users translate web pages instantly.

Since its launch in 1998, Star Search Casting has quickly become the leading casting website in the United States. Moreover, as it’s popularity increased among U.S. users, the website soon welcomed a growing number of international users, and now caters to Star Search Casting members based on six continents. In an effort to maintain its commitment to actors, dancers, singers and models in all areas of the world, Star Search Casting has now added the Google Gadget’s Translate feature to help Star Search Casting member access casting calls and other resources in 25 languages.

The number of singers, actors, dancers and models from other countries who use our website is constantly growing,” says Jonathan Parker, founder of Star Search Casting. “We hope that the translation tool will make it easier for users whose first language isn’t English to access the information, tools and resources on our website.”

Both Google and Star Search Casting are known for providing cutting-edge, innovative web applications and tools for its web visitors. Google’s Translate tool helps webmasters cater to multilingual web visitors, without having to maintain multiple multilingual websites. Actors, models, singers and dancers who access the Star Search Casting website can use the tool to translate text in a number of languages including French, German, Japanese, Korean, Italian and Spanish.

By catering to a global base of singers, dancers, actors and models, Star Search Casting helps casting directors and other entertainment industry professionals scout talent all over the world. Additionally, Star Search Casting is opening the doors for performers in the U.S. to seize opportunities in other countries.

There are exciting opportunities to dance, sing, act and model all across the globe and our website is helping aspiring entertainers open their eyes to a world of possibilities,” says Parker. “We’ve gotten emails from American performers who have landed jobs in Asia, and Asian performers who’ve landed jobs in the U.S. so there’s definitely a global exchange of talent and it’s exciting to be apart of it.”

To view Star Search Casting’s database of talent from all over the world or to use the Google translation tool to view the website’s pages in one of 25 different languages, visit http://StarSearchCasting.com.

How To Get The Attention Of New Designers Pt 2.

Posted August 23rd, 2008 at 10:40am

Jonathan Parker starsearchcasting.com elitecastingnetwork.com

Previously we began talking about what you need to know to book a job with a new designer. For expert advice, we interviewed Ivory Narvell, founder of the Miss Spokesmodel International modeling competition and designer of ReignSuit, a new line of swimwear launching this year. Ivory Narvell has worked with lots of models, including Dani Evans from America's Next Top Model and was more than happy to give our members and us the scoop on how they can grab the attention of new designers.

When we interviewed Ivory Narvell, she gave us so much great advice that we decided to create a list of the top tips Ivory shared with us during her interview. Check out these tips below. We're sure they'll be extremely helpful in your quest to land jobs modeling with new designers.

Top Tips from Ivory Narvell, fashion designer and runway coach:

  • Always be on time - if not early. Time is money and no one likes to wait on a model.

  • Know what you really want to do in this industry and where you fit in.

  • Learn as many skills as you can. Even if you are considered too short for most agencies to hire you for a fashion show, perfect your runway walk anyway. You never know what opportunities may arise.

  • Don't get discouraged if you're experiencing lots of rejection. Different designers want different things from models. You'll get your shot.

  • Know the ins and outs of the industry so that when a designer or agency approaches you about a job, you can discuss the opportunity intelligently. There are a lot of girls who have a great look but don't get booked because they don't appear to take the industry seriously.

  • Even if you do not have a professional portfolio, make sure you have snap shots of yourself, preferably with no make up. Also have full body shots because designers will need to see your body type.

  • When you're taking your photos, always make sure there is proper lighting and never over-exaggerate when posing.

Special thanks to Ivory Narvell for sharing her expert advice with us. Ready to put Ivory's advice to the test? Visit http://StarSearchCasting.com for casting calls from designers and agencies, plus a whole lot more!

How To Get The Attention Of New Designers Pt 1.

Posted August 10th, 2008 at 04:31am

While you may have to have quite a bit of experience (or a lucky break) before you're able to land a job modeling major fashion brands like Gucci or Calvin Klein, there are tons of new designers out there who are looking for models just like you. Often up and coming designers have great ideas, innovative designs and superb collections, but small budgets. Therefore new designers often look for new models that are willing to work for experience, or a smaller fee than more experienced models. That's where you come in.

So what does it take to get the attention of new designers and book a job modeling their latest clothing lines? For the answer, I caught up with Ivory Narvell to get the inside scoop. Ivory Narvell has worked in the industry as a runway coach and stylist and now she's launching ReignSuit, her new line of swimwear. She's helped lots of new models, including Dani Evans (America's Next Model) on their road towards fame as the founder of the Miss Spokesmodel International modeling competition. Here's what Ivory had to say

Jon: What characteristics do you look for in models when selecting them to model your designs?

Ivory: As a swimwear designer I look for someone with a naturally fit body. Proportion is very important too. For fit models, their measurements must match our sizing charts. For runway models, they must have a great runway walk. For print models, again proportion is a must. Additionally, they must be able to pose well, have great skin and take direction.

Jon: What advice would you give to models who are submitting their photos for consideration to work with designers?

Ivory: It can be a tough industry and not everyone will love you, so it's important that you develop thick skin. However, while you may not be the right model for one job, keep going and stay positive because you might be the right model for the next job.

Jon: There's so much competition in the industry. What measures can new models take to standout and get designers to notice them?

Ivory: After a model call, make sure you follow up with a thank you letter by mail. I recall an instance when a model who wasn't very memorable sent me a thank you letter after a casting call. While she didn't get the job initially, because she sent the letter which made her instantly standout, I booked her at a later time.

Wow, what great advice! If you want to read more advice from Ivory Narvell, log in tomorrow for more great tips. Ivory gave us a lot more information, so make sure you read tomorrow's blog. For more information on modeling jobs and casting calls available on our website, visit http://StarSearchCasting.com and check out our auditions page.


Could You Be The Next Ryan Seacrest Or Kelly Ripa?

Posted July 13th, 2008 at 08:42am


If you're a fan of reality television, then you've probably noticed that quite a few actors, singers, dancers and models are jumping on the bandwagon and taking jobs as on-air personalities and television show hosts. These jobs offer great opportunities for visibility and exposure, and can help make actors household names.

To land a job as a television host or on-air personality, you have to be charismatic, engaging and be able to get people excited about the information you're presenting or the show you're hosting. If you consider yourself to be well spoken, articulate and confident then you would probably make a great host or on-air personality. Some well-known on-air personalities and television hosts include Ryan Seacrest (American Idol) and Sugar Ray lead singer, Mark McGrath (Extra). Another great example is Kelly Ripa. She started in the business as a soap opera actress, and now she's the host of one of the most successful television morning shows, Live with Regis and Kelly.

Carmen Cecilia Limardo, known more fondly as "CC" is a Star Search Casting member and an experienced television host. She's worked in the industry since 1993 and has been an on-air correspondent on shows appearing on Univision and Telemundo as well as the host of the sports, music and comedy show, Thunderbox. CC has a dynamic voice, and this attribute has largely contributed to her success. In addition to helping her land great jobs as a television host, she's also done voiceovers for commercials for Marshall's, Burger King, US Airways, Disney, Dunkin Donuts, McDonald's and tons of other popular U.S. brands.

We've had lots of casting calls on our websites for on-air personalities and hosts. When casting directors post these auditions, they often use words like charming, dashing and confident to describe the type of talent they are looking for. Does that sound like you? If so, you could be well on your way to launching a career as a successful television host!

So what are you waiting for? Visit www.StarSearchCasting.com today to search for casting calls for television hosts and on-air personalities. And in the meantime, if you want to get experience as a television host, public access channels are a great way to get your feet wet. Contact your local cable company to learn more about hosting opportunities on existing shows or starting your own show. Good luck!

Elite Casting Network Exposes The Latest Entertainment Frauds & Scams

Posted July 08th, 2008 at 10:55am


As the number of entertainment scams targeting aspiring actors, singers, dancers and models escalate, and scammers become more sophisticated in their methods, it can be tricky to identify the difference between a scam and a legitimate opportunity. In response to the growing number of modeling scam victims, Elite Casting Network ( www.EliteCastingNetwork.com ), in addition to becoming the number one casting website, has also become the leading provider of up-to-date information on the latest entertainment industry scams. Elite Casting Network educates users on how to spot a scam; actively monitors all site activity to prevent members from becoming the victim of popular internet scams; and encourages members to report suspicious activities and warn others if they've uncovered a scam.

"Our members use our site not only because they know they'll get access to valuable casting opportunities, but also because they know our website is a safe environment that's actively monitored to prevent scammers from taking advantage of them," says Jonathan Parker, CEO of Elite Casting Network, Inc. "In addition to making sure that the site is safe, we also try to educate our members on how to spot a scam. Many Internet users think that if a site or service charges money that it's automatically a scam, but this is one of the most misleading pieces of advice circulating the web. More accurately, if the site or service asks for money but only accepts cash or money orders, that's an immediate red flag."

The staff at Elite Casting Network is very knowledgeable of scamming trends and it's this knowledge that helps to keep the site and its members safe. Elite Casting Network staff members regularly and routinely updates its members on the latest industry scams. When members log in to their website, the Entertainment Scam Alert section provides instant updates on the most recent scammer activity targeting aspiring actors, dancers, models and actors. Additionally Elite Casting Network staff members post information about these scams in the site's forums to make sure members are informed and aware of potential scams. Many of these posts occur within 24-48 hours of the scam's first appearance on the internet.

In response to escalating Internet scams, the staff at Elite Casting Network monitors all of the messages on the site regularly to ensure the safety of its members. Additionally when members access their messages, Elite Casting Network provides their members with an option at the top of each message to flag the message if they encounter spam or abuse.

Elite Casting Network members also work to keep the site safe, and to keep fellow members from falling victim to Internet scams. Elite Casting Network members are encouraged to post information about acting scams in the site's forums if they encounter a scam or have become the victim of a scam. The forums are also a great way for members to learn more information about how to spot and avoid popular scams & frauds.

All of these measures combined help to combat over 90% of scam attempts on the Elite Casting Network website. For more information on the latest entertainment industry related scams, log on to http://www.EliteCastingNetwork.com visit the online community for up-to-date, comprehensive information, tools and tips on how to avoid and spot modeling scams today.

www.FabulousFlashcast.com Modeling Scam Run by Carl Carranza

Posted July 03rd, 2008 at 10:36am

www.FabulousFlashcast.com Modeling Scam Fraud

I didn't write this but I found it so I thought people would be interested:

I contacted http://www.fabulousflashcast.com after I saw their casting call posted on another site. Then I started doing some digging and found a lot of bad information about them. They used to have a website called http://www.flashcastkids.com but scammed a lot of people so they changed their site to http://www.fabulousflashcast.com. Flashcast still post fake Auditions all over the web on places like craigslist. The Better Business Bureau gives them an 'F' rating which is the lowest possible score. This is what the BBB said about Flashcast:

"On December 18, 2001, we were advised by the company that they would no longer respond to the complaints presented by the Bureau.

On July 24, 2001, the Los Angeles City Attorney filed a 14 count misdemeanor action against the company and its principal, Carl Carranza. The complaint alleged in part, that the defendants made misleading statements in print ads, verbally, and on their website.

On May 17, 2002, Flashcast, and its principal, Carl Carranza, were convicted of 10 counts of using false and misleading advertising in violation of the California Business & Professions code. The company and Mr. Carranza were placed on probation for 36 months and ordered to pay a fine of $4,050.00. They were also ordered to include a statement listing any fees charged, including monthly fees, in all of their advertisements. Anyone seeing an ad that does not contain the fee information is asked to contact Mark Lambert, Deputy Los Angeles City Attorney at (213) 978-8070."

This is their address:

Fabulous Flashcast

3575 Cahuenga Blvd West, Suite 120
Universal City, CA 90068

(323) 969-9006

Has anyone else dealt with this company?

Here are some things I found in google:

1. Business Owner Carl Ken Carranza and his Universal City-based company Flashcast were convicted last week on 10 counts of false advertising and could face a total of $60,000 in fees and up to five years of jail time. Sentencing will take place on June 19. To read more go here: http://www.allbusiness.com/services/amusement-recreation-services/4380114-1.html

2. I worked for Flashcast almost ten years ago and I'm shocked by the fact that they are still in business. We were told to lie to potential clients and when they were called back because their child was 'cute' (ALL WERE CALLED BACK!), the head 'Casting Director' would tell the parents that they were auditioning for Huggies, Pampers, and other well-known companies even though they were not. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/093/RipOff0093945.htm#126469

3. Carl Carranza, Flashcast Kids and Flashcast Companies, Inc. has stooped to fraud and deception again. One would have thought Carranza learned his lesson after being convicted on May 17, 2002 of 10 counts of fraud and false and misleading advertising, and was forced to pay thousands in fines (he was also sentenced to three years probation). to read more go to: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/105/RipOff0105343.htm

4. They advertise what looks like an audition in the industry and then they sell what they call their 'computerized casting service.' So you go there, you audition, they don't tell you about a fee. Then if you're called back (everyone gets called back if Carl Carranza thinks he can get money out of them), they tell you at that point that you have to make your decision right then. There's an initial fee of around $495, and you're obligated for the next two years to send them 20 photos, plus a $50-a-month fee. That's $1,200 over two years, plus the initial $500 registration, plus the cost of 20 photos per month. to read more go here: http://www.allbusiness.com/services/amusement-recreation-services/4380693-1.html

5. The case against Flashcast Entertainment is based on a 14-count complaint against owner Carl Ken Carranza and Deborah Elton Haugen charging them of being an unlawful job-listing service as well as falsely advertising in the LA Weekly and on the company's own website, www.flashcastkids.com & www.FabulousFlashcast.com. To read more go here: http://www.easybackgroundcheck.com/news/10.html

6. I recently signed with Flashcast and parted with $1500 in order to do so. These fraudsters need to be stopped! To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/232/RipOff0232900.htm

7. They kept her mighty busy with more compliments and questions and fake interest, to keep her from reading all of their safety net legal stuff and small print. After signing away her life, she was asked for her identification and credit card for "verification purposes". These people will tell you anything to get your money. To read more go here: http://www.pissedconsumer.com/consumer-reviews/professional/flashcast-%11-carl-caranzaaddress%3a3575-cahuenga-blvd-(also%2c--review-%11-service%11professional-2007040897697.html

8. On top of paying $1500 and still no modeling jobs not even one, my daughter has worked with other companies and clothing lines where they have never asked for a dime. Carl Carranza and Fabolous Flashcast are total scammers. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/260/RipOff0260231.htm

9. Company works from a very official looking office in LA in not a bad area and goes to every length to convince clients that everything is legit. Suspicion is raised by the mountain of very similar looking referral letters printed in the same font almost and the robotic but convincing sales pitch of two employees. Carl Carranza posts fake success stories all over the web trying to build credibility for himself. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/032/RipOff0032559.htm

10. Hard to believe that Carl Carranza and Fabolous Flashcast / Flashcast Kids are still in business, despite the numerous warnings on the Internet and the convictions for FRAUD. Carl Carranza has mastered the art of lying to your face to get your money. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/090/RipOff0090062.htm

11. When Brad was about 6 months old, we got suckered into a uniquely Los Angeles scam by 'Fabolous Flashcast', where we paid $500 for nothing. To read more go here: http://parentingfrontline.blogspot.com/2008/03/march-madness.html

12. We are recent victims of his fraudulent practice and are filing a case against him. Mr. Carranza's scams include illegal advance fee requests, pretense for being a legitimate practice, and use of hardball sales and emotional tactics to acquire money from intelligent and innocent parents. Carl Carranza and needs to be shut down for good. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/132/RipOff0132815.htm

13. Then, we were asked to meet with the CEO and he was very positive about the kids. He then goes through what the company does and talks quickly about a fee of $1500. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/132/RipOff0132815.htm#156769

14. Flashcast kids company is a total rip off... they will fool you to pay money and then they never respond to you ever again... it happened to me and my family. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/093/RipOff0093344.htm#58066

15. Can you believe this company still going on and on? Ripping off parents like us and using our child as a way of getting their money. Flashcast will steal your money and you get nothing for it. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/093/RipOff0093344.htm

16. Don't pay Fabulous Flashcast - http://www.fabulousflashcast.com anything! They are a complete scam company who posts fake modeling jobs for kids in order to get your money! Just do a check on craigs list and you will find they post the same fake auditions over and over. The owner of Flashcast is Carl Ken Carranza who is a convicted criminal. To read more go here: http://www.complaintsboard.com/complaints/fabulous-flashcast-c76710.html

17. One look at their terrible website and you can tell they are a scam: http://www.fabulousflashcast.com/welcome.html

18. My complaint is against flashcast which is a fraud and scam, this company when you first arrive have you sit in a playroom, where there are pictures of kids that so called modeled for carl caranza. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/260/RipOff0260231.htm

19. Because of the nature of their business, they can say anything they want, and blame their lack of performance and unfulfilled promises on the industry, your child, etc., and hide behind their small print. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/242/RipOff0242913.htm

20. The Fabulous Flashcast scam continues even after CEO Carl Carranza is convicted of fraud. To read more go here: http://www.starsearchcasting.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=137820

21. Flashcast cunningly fools eager parents into believing that their kids might be future stars and commands a large fee upfront. Company is allegedly trying to find modeling work for clients babies and commands a large fee up front. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/032/RipOff0032559.htm

22. I was also scammed. I paid $1500.00 almost a year ago and have only had one casting call that wasn't even for babies! To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/001/RipOff0001927.htm#208336

23. This company is a total rip-off. Yes, something has to be done, to keep other parents from being deceived. They pretend to be a legitimate company but they are far from being a true casting company. 24. I too have been riped off. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/093/RipOff0093945.htm

25. I have been working for Carl Carranza for many years. It is very difficult when we were ordered to give the customer misleading information just to get them to sign the contract. Of course to keep our job we had to do what we had to do. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/093/RipOff0093945.htm#58065

26. I hope you can contact me regarding the jerk Carl Carranza. I will be taking him to small claims court and was wondering if you could be of any assistance to me. Carl has ripped off one too many parents. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/093/RipOff0093945.htm#59860

27. Convicted criminal and CEO of Fabulous Flashcast ( http://www.FabulousFlashcast.com ) Carl Carranza is still scamming hopeful parents who want to get their kids into modeling. To read more go here: http://www.elitecastingnetwork.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=99805

28. Carl Carranza and Debra were very nice in all of the pre-contract meetings (even though Carl reminded me of a smarmy car salesman), but once I signed the paper I was like the invisible woman and they would never return my calls. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/105/RipOff0105343.htm#69300

29. Carl Carranza is a crook. He's been convicted of fraud and false advertising, he's violated court orders by weaseling around his responsibility to advertise his prices by using third-party websites to sell his services. He's lied as to how long Flashcast has been in business. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/105/RipOff0105343.htm#69801

30. Flashcast kids company is a total rip off... they will fool you to pay money and then they never respond to you ever again... it happened to me and my family.. and many more parent that still keep going there... so somebody please HELP ME!!! LET'S TAKE ACTION against this company to prevent it from happening to many other parent. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/093/RipOff0093344.htm#58066

31. Late last month, he filed complaints against two Los Angeles County companies, claiming they were illegally doing business in the entertainment industry. One, Flashcast Companies Inc. To read more go here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m5072/is_33_23/ai_77757924

32. Be careful, they are a serious scam. They have you pay, then stick your kid's file in a drawer doing nothing for the child until you complain. To read more go here: http://en.allexperts.com/q/Careers-Acting-Performing-1479/f_4696878.htm

33. Half of their site is dedicated to telling you that everyone from the Better Business Bureau to Rip-off Report is also a scam. Fabulous Flashcast attacks anyone who reveals their scam. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/346/RipOff0346190.htm

34. Beware of Mr. Carl Carranza's child modeling scam. We are recent victims of his fraudulent practice and are filing a case against him. Mr. Carranza's scams include illegal advance fee requests, pretense for being a legitimate practice, and use of hardball sales and emotional tactics to acquire money from intelligent and innocent parents. To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/132/RipOff0132815.htm

35. The specific things that they say they will do are1) help you get an agent for your child (2) help you post your child on a casting website and (3) 'guide' you as a newcomer to the world of baby/kids modeling. My problem with Flashcast is that they barely do those few things for you, if they do anything at all - and for $1500 I expected a lot more. In fact there are many casting sites I can enroll on myself, I can search for my own agent, and I can read the endless information on the web about how to get into the entertainment business all by myself and save $1500! To read more go here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/0/232/RipOff0232900.htm

This is an example of the fake auditions they post all over the web. The first thing that tips you off about this scam is when they say "Stable Parents! Financial stability is a must!". Hmm sounds like they want people who can pay them a lot of money!

Flashcast posts casting calls like this all over the web:

"All Ages, Sizes and Types! w/Fabulous Stable Parents! Financial stability is a must!

Modeling! TV Commercials! Films!

College Tuition!

Established Company, in biz OVER 20 YEARS in Los Angeles w/ impeccable references!

Pls email a regular snapshot ASAP to newfaces@fabulousflashcast.com 24 hours!

For more information on our one of a kind service, please go to www.fabulousflashcast.com



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Are You Ready To Live On The Edge?

Posted May 27th, 2008 at 09:35am

UntitledIf you've been checking out our casting calls then you know that there are a variety of jobs out there available to aspiring actors and actresses. If you're considering breaking into the entertainment industry, and you're athletic, adventurous and you're looking for a bit of excitement, then a career as a stunt person might just be the job for you! I don't know about you but I love action films and I've always wondered what it's like for actors like Jackie Chan (Rush Hour) and Matt Damon (The Bourne Ultimatum) who've starred in some of the most exciting films to hit the box office. I've always been even more curious to learn about the stunt doubles who've worked alongside them handling the more dangerous stunts - everything from jumping off of buildings to high speed car chases that end in a fiery crash. Mark Bedell is a Star Search Casting member who's seen the action firsthand! Mark Bedell, like many of our members is a multi-talented actor who has really worked hard to make a name for himself in the entertainment business. He has worked as an actor in nearly 20 projects, including roles on the popular soap opera Passions. In addition to his acting work, he's worked as a stunt coordinator and stunt performer on more than 20 projects. Talk about an adrenaline rush! While a career as a stunt person can be action-packed as well as lucrative, it's important to point out that there are lots of dangers and risks involved. You may suffer from muscle strain, sprains, broken bones, concussions and other minor and sometimes major injuries. Serious injuries, in addition to being painful, can also lead to loss of current and future jobs. If you still think you might enjoy a career as a stunt person, then it's important that you develop a list of skills to help you land a job. Stunt people often have taken classes to learn a variety of skills and talents such as martial arts, horseback riding, fencing and scuba diving among other useful skills. Stunt people also often spend a great amount of time in the gym because it's important that they remain in shape to help them deal with the challenges of the job, as well as ward off injury. Even if you don't think you're cut out for the intensive demands of film and television stunts, it's important that all actors and actresses stay in tip-top shape. While directors turn to stunt specialists for much of the stunt work done in films, you may still be required to throw a punch in a scene or engage in rigorous physical activity. Recently a friend of mine was required to perform a stunt in a pool in an independent film. He had a great time doing it, and was filled with pride once it was complete. To learn more about the variety of jobs that are available to you in the entertainment industry, whether you're interested in becoming a stunt person, or something a bit less risky, visit our auditions page at http://www.StarSearchCasting.com today and explore jobs that would be perfect for you.

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