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    This Advice Will Change Your Life

    Marci Liroff wants you to view the entire audition process as a collaboration between filmmakers.

  • Advice

    Why Actors Shouldn't Lie on Their Resumes

    When any of us create falsehoods, the damage done is not in the moment of "gotcha." No, it’s your self-esteem that suffers a near-fatal blow.

  • Advice

    9 Counts of Kindness For Actors and Artists

    Actors, be kind to each other. You need each other’s support and sharing information and insight is not only kind of support you need. You need kindness—it’s a necessity to succeed in the long run.

  • Advice

    How Does the Casting Process Work?

    Many people have asked me lately, “How does the casting process work?” Actors are always curious about what goes on behind closed doors so here is my attempt to clarify the process for you.

  • News

    Casting Directors Excited by Academy Recognition

    The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Wednesday that its Board of Governors had approved the creation of a new branch for casting directors. The move has long been viewed as a crucial step toward a greater goal—the creation of an Academy Award category for casting.

  • Advice

    Don't Self-Sabotage at an Audition

    Self-sabotage is the worst form of punishment after, what you think, is a poor audition. You have worked way too hard on your career to be that cruel to yourself. Pick yourself up and nail it the next time.

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    Actors Flock to Party for HBO's 'Casting By'

    The July 29 premiere party at the HBO screening room for the documentary “Casting By” was a star-studded affair.

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    Academy Creates Casting Director Branch

    Are casting directors one step closer to getting their own Oscar category? The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced today that it has created an official branch for casting directors. For more than 30 years, casting directors have been able to join the academy as members at large, ...

  • Advice

    How to Get in Front of the Casting Director and Make the Most of It

    Marci Liroff breaks down the casting process and explains why you should never second guess the casting director.

  • News

    The Backstage Power Casting Directors Issue!

    For actors, the casting director is the biggest star there is, and with the upcoming release of HBO's "Casting By," we take a look at some of the industry's biggest names and asked them how they cast some high-profile projects!