I often get asked what resources I use as an actor. Here are a few:
- Actors Access – it is $2 per submission or you pay around $60/70 for a year subscription to showfax and all of your submissions are free. This one has the most legit stuff – it is basically the actors version of what the agents use. Not everything released to agents is on here, but some of the stuff is.
- NYCastings – also a small fee per year.
- CNC – this one is free – join the yahoo group and you will get emails with casting notices.
- Casting Networks – this one is $5 per month. Mostly student films and extra work. I personally don’t use this site anymore, but did find it useful when I was getting started.
- Playbill – free – go to “job listings” (left side) and scroll down to sort by only “performer” listings. Mostly (if not all) theatre work.
For knowing what is going on in the biz:
- Actor Genie – an app you download for your phone. Provides information on projects that are currently casting; contact information for Casting Directors, Agents, and Managers; as well as a variety of other useful tips. They have a free version, though the full version is only $10 and has more features and info.
- Casting About – Around $45/year (per city – separate subscriptions required for NY and LA). Lists projects that are casting as well as contact information for the casting offices).
- IMDB Pro – The most expensive at $16 a month, but has lots of info.