Getting started in acting some times is a little confusing. I feel like it can be the story of which comes first the chicken or the egg. The most important thing for beginning actors is to get experience and to make money. Everybody’s got to eat. So in this blog we will discuss the many different ways to submit yourself to online casting sites without needing an agent.
When it comes to online submissions for actors it boils down to a few casting. Most of them are monthly subscriptions. They will also charge you for additional items such as uploading photos. So it’s good to have all your photos and info ready before you sign up for these sites.
Backstage is not only a place to submit yourself for acting jobs but is also a valuable place to find resources to help you become a better actor. They have interesting articles under the sections of News and Advice and great acting tips under Acting 101. For only $12.50 a month this website is definitely a great value for beginning to intermediate actors.
Actor’s Access http://www.actorsaccess.com/
Actor’s Access has been around for as long as I can remember. I use to hear about how it was a good place to build your acting reel with new directors or a great place to build your resume. Over the year’s it seems Actor’s Access has become more about real jobs than building your reel. I always ask my clients about which casting sites are working the best for them. In the past couple years I’ve been hearing great things about Actor’s Access. Seems to be strictly a casting website. So you will not get all those tips and articles, but you might find your next role in a feature film. Looks like you can set up a free account and submit for each job for only a $2 transaction fee or you can become an annual member through a separate site called showfax.com for only $68 dollars a year for unlimited submissions.
LA Casting https://home.lacasting.com/
LA Castings has always been a great place to submit yourself. I definitely suggest you set up an account here. Not only is it a great place to submit yourself for jobs but it also has valuable resources to find classes, workshops and seminars. At $14.95 per month, a $25 set up fee and the additional cost for uploading extra photos and such, it seems LA Castings will be the most expensive casting site. Usually in life and especially in Hollywood you get what you pay for. If I had to choose one casting site I would definitely go LA Casting.