What is a casting call and how can you earn extra cash by attending one

A casting call is a process whereby various people audition for parts in movies, plays, TV shows, and other roles in the entertainment sector. Casting calls can take any format that the casting director chooses. However, the vast majority of them either require you to prepare your monologue, skit, or musical performance. In other cases, you’re given a script, and you must recite some lines from it. Based on your performance you’re either picked for the role or rejected.

You can make money some money by attending casting calls and getting some acting/modeling jobs. It’s advisable to get an agent or sign up with a casting site. An agent might be more expensive so you may prefer to sign up for casting sites such as  Casting360.com, Kidcasting.com, and Backstage.com. When casting calls open up, you will be notified and can attend them if you feel you’re suitable for the role.

You should have a commercial headshot before applying for a role. A commercial headshot is a picture of you which shows your facial features. In many cases, you won’t even be considered if you don’t have a commercial headshot. If you’re a serious actor, you can apply for significant roles. If you just want to make some extra cash, and you’re not a serious actor you can go for roles as an extra or bit-part player. Needless to say, bigger roles pay more. However, you can make some extra money by being cast as an extra in a film. Extras get paid some pretty decent cash per day of shooting. Depending on how big the movie is you can get anywhere from a few bucks to $180 per day, which is not bad at all considering that your role is minimal. You also get to make connections with others in the business and as such you can widen your network and increase your potential to get more paying gigs in the future.

Keep in mind that there are a lot of scams out there associated with casting calls. It’s not uncommon to hear of con artists organizing a casting call for a fake movie. They may charge you to attend an audition. But since the film is not legitimate they end up taking your money and you in no way benefit. As such it’s advisable only to use longstanding and reliable casting agencies to secure auditions. You may also want to join the film actors union so that you get protection from various scams and legal situations. There are indeed legitimate casting calls which require you to pay, but if you’re not sure, or you’re not comfortable it’s better to avoid them. You don’t want to end up losing money when what you want to do is the opposite.

Photo Credit: © seandeburca – Fotolia.com

 

Disclosure: This post contains affilate links

Related Posts

The Beginner’s Guide to Publishing Online

 The Beginner’s Guide to Publishing Online Publishing online can be an amazing way to make money as long as you have the right guide and exposure. Making money from publishing is dependent upon the content, how you publish and how big the audience is that you have. There are some things that you should know […]

How To Save Money On Everything You Buy

How To Save Money On Everything You Buy There are two ways that people amass wealth. You either make a lot of money or you spend less money than you make. The latter is the most common way that people are assured of getting rich and remaining rich. It is a steady routine of little […]

How To Start A Job Board For Under $100

With the ever-growing adoption of technology, people are using the Internet more and more these days for job hunting. Job board websites are getting more popular because of this factor and there’s potential to make by running such a site. Following are some of the ways you can make money running a job board. How […]

7 Ways College Textbooks Could Leave You With More Money

Textbooks can be quite an expense for a college student. The problem is you can’t avoid textbooks since you need them to get through your courses. Following are some of the ways you can save money on college textbooks. Buy e-books Printed books are often more expensive that e-books. Many publishers offer e-book versions of […]

Get paid to look at stuff

  Earn cash for surveys (not points)  plus a $5 signup bonus at InboxDollars, one of the best legit survey sites around. Want to get paid for looking at stuff? Then check out the company we go look WeGoLook is dynamic field services and inspection company leveraging a sharing economy of 25,000+ Agents specializing in verifying […]

Search For Unpaid Back Wages

If you think that you are owed unpaid back wages held by the  US Department of Labor Wage and Hour Division there is a site where you can search. From the site:   The Wage and Hour Division (WHD) enforces some of our nation’s most comprehensive labor laws. When we find violations, we often recover […]

%d bloggers like this: