Looking at casting calls can be overwhelming. The acting equivalent of the job application, it can often seem confusing and hard to understand. Luckily, ClaimFame is here to help! We make it easy and convenient to apply to hundreds of casting calls and audition notices. Every casting call is different, so let’s take a look at the different ways to apply for acting, modeling, and many other entertainment jobs.
- Quick Submit
One of the benefits of being a ClaimFame Pro member is our Quick Submit feature. By using Quick Submit, you can apply to casting calls directly from the posting on ClaimFame.com. No finicky attachments, no worrying about file formats, and no incomprehensible instructions. Your data will be pulled directly from your profile! Once you’ve finished filling out your info, uploading a picture, and making sure your resume is up on your page, you can apply to many different audition notices with one click.
Quick Submit makes applying to casting calls quick and easy, but many casting directors may still ask you to email your information to them. This is the most popular way for productions to find performers, which is great because of the ease and simplicity that email provides. It’s important to identify exactly what you should be sending however. Does the casting call ask for both a headshot and a resume? Do you need to provide a video? Check and double check that everything is correct! There’s no taking back an email when you hit send. You can avoid many of these hassles by using Quick Submit, so you can be sure the right info is getting to the right people!
- Snail Mail
Sometimes, casting calls will ask you to send your info via the postal system. That’s right, stamps and envelopes. Make sure to print out your headshot on high quality paper, and size your resume to fit cleanly on the back of your picture. But because of this higher time commitment, less people will end up applying! Put in the extra effort and stand out from the crowd!
- Open Calls
Productions will occasionally hold open calls, or open auditions that anyone can show up and tryout for. Going to open calls can be the most proactive way to get seen by casting directors. You don’t have to sit around and hope that a production calls you in. Show up and get seen! These events will draw a crowd, and long lines and waits are the norm. This can be annoying, but you will meet new friends and connections. Open calls can be drawn-out, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be fun!
Applying to casting calls is the first step on the road to stardom. It might seem scary, but you can’t get cast without putting yourself out there. Start exploring ClaimFame’s library of audition notices today, and get your face in front of the people who need to see it!