When speaking with casting directors, we've been told that the BEST way to meet them - is to audition for them! There are casting calls all the time. PUT YOURSELF OUT THERE. It's a numbers game. Submit! Submit! Submit! Here's a list of great places to find auditions, with some notes on each:
THE TOP SITES ARE THESE TWO: If you go nowhere else, either or both of these will lead you to the professional people in the business:
You wouldn't know it by looking at it, but 'Actors Access' is the #1 most professional of all the casting sites. It's truly where the casting directors go - especially for anything filmed (film, tv, ads, etc). At the time of this writing, $68/year.
Then next most important casting site is BackStage. You'll also find good theater castings here as well. Pricing starts at $12.50 per month.
THERE ARE MANY OTHER PLACES:
A newer site to the world of casting that has come up in recent years. $25/yearly free + $14.95 monthly payment if you want to submit (and who doesn't?).
PLAYBILL - FREE
A lot of professional theater listings, and a smattering of everything else.
As the name says, it's centered around New York, but also has calls all over. As of the time of this writing, it's $7.50/month for annual billing.
Basic service is free. But to submit it's $76/year and up ($12.99/month).
Known for its crew listings, Mandy has recently come up in the world of castings as it was formerly known as 'Casting Call Pro'.
As the name suggests, this site is all about Reality Shows. But also Hosting gigs, Commercials, etc.
CRAIGS LIST - FREE
Sure, there's a lot of junk here, but also some interesting smaller projects.
FACEBOOK GROUPS - FREE
There are TONS of groups for actors. It's very random casting, but you'll find stuff!
CASTING ELITE - FREE
Honestly, we don't know this one. As far as we can tell, this is free. We welcome your feedback!
We're not sure if this is worth it or not. It's $4.99/month if you sign up for 6 months. It's very big in Australia.
CAST IT TALENT
Again, we don't know this one well. They have a free account which seems to have a submission fee, and a $19/month ($15 if yearly) that we wonder if it's worth it since more established sites exist.
If you're seeking to work as a background player, these are great services to look into:
CENTRAL CASTING - FREE
Extras/Background Casting for 90 years.
GRANT WILFLEY CASTING - FREE
These are all sites that have had a lot of discussion about their credibility. We are open to a rebuttal on these. We are going by what we've heard and read: