Casting Essentials

Welcome to Casting Essentials! We tell you everything you need to know to get started and find success in showbiz.


How to Become Famous

Everyone wants to know how to become famous. We see people becoming famous everyday all over the web. Fame is now accessible to a much larger pool of talent, and that means YOU. The entertainment industry has changed a lot in the past decade. With the advent of new mediums like reality TV and web series, the way in which talent is being cast and becoming famous has been revolutionized. Now, you can submit and promote yourself online, and earn full wages without even having to give the 10% to an agent. You can earn all your money and your fame… all on your own!

How to Be an Actor

How do you become an actor if you are just breaking into acting with little to no experience? While it may seem daunting to go on acting auditions, ClaimFame can help you get started. Being an actor is both a skill and a business. You need to be smart as well as dedicated in order to make things happen.

How to Apply for Casting Calls

Here at ClaimFame we try to make things simple for you! That’s why on each casting call we have a “How to Apply” section that gives you specific instructions on how to apply to that individual casting call. As you can imagine, every casting call is a little different, so it’s important to follow all the specific instructions we give you!

How to Prepare for an Audition

In show business preparation is everything, especially if it’s preparation for an audition or casting call. You always want to be prepared for acting auditions and casting calls in order to be viewed as a professional who will be able to get the job done. Also, remember than anytime you step into any audition room you are there to create a relationship with the Casting Director. The Casting Director is not going to cast you if she does not like you! You’re not just there to get the job. You’re there to present yourself as your most professional self. So, let’s get you prepared!

How to Get a Good Headshot

You’ve heard it before: your headshot is your foot in the showbiz door! And it’s true: A good headshot is quite possibly one of the most important elements of the casting process. Sometimes Casting Directors will cast purely off of a headshot. It’s that important. And yet, our Casting Director friends report that, time and again, people apply for parts with nothing more than a selfie. And that’s a shame, they say, because it’s very hard to cast someone off of a selfie.

How to Be a Model

Have you ever wanted to strut your stuff on the runway? Being a model is easier than you think! Learn the ins and outs of the modeling industry, the best way to get pictures, and how to submit to agencies. Whether you’re a Heidi Klum or a Derek Zoolander, there’s a modeling job for you!

How to Be on Reality TV

Reality TV is one of the fastest growing genres on television. But it can sometimes be difficult to figure out how to get on these popular shows. Let ClaimFame take you behind the scenes of reality so you can be just like Kim, Khloe, or Kylie!

How to Make a Living As An Actor!

Being an actor doesn’t mean you have to be a waiter! There are so many creative ways to stay on budget while still pursuing your artistic dreams. Take a look at our exclusive tips and never worry about breaking the bank again!