Is it Actually Possible to Self-Tape By Yourself?

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Becoming an Audition Monitor?
I was wondering how one might become an audition monitor for EPAs. I thought I remembered finding something online about needing to be an Equity member to be considered (I’m EMC), but I can’t seem to find the source again.” —SpecialSkillsSection

Changing agency? 
“I am so frustrated! I am signed with BMG models L.A. I have been with them a few years now and there has been so much turn over. Is this normal? I finally felt like I was clicking with their commercial agent and they let her go! This is their third or fourth commercial change since I’ve been there. I have no connection with the theatrical agent. I honestly don’t even know if she submits me. Is it worth staying? Help!” —Yrnxtact

Doing self-tapes? 
“Hey, just curious how other people do their self-tapes, in terms of location, finding a reader, etc. I feel like I’ve been getting more and more self-tape requests lately (don’t get me started), and I used to have my boyfriend help me, but newly single and all that isn’t so much an option. Curious how others get it done. I’d love to not have to pay for a studio every single time!” —climbinguphilldaddy

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Casey Mink
Casey Mink is the senior staff writer at Backstage. When she's not writing about television, film, or theater, she is definitely somewhere watching it.
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