3 Ways to Get More Film and Television Auditions

Backstage University offers professional actors weekly opportunities to boost their contacts and improve their auditioning skills. Coming up next week, work on-camera with an associate from one of New York’s biggest casting offices, perform a song or monologue for a busy boutique agent, and meet with a powerhouse office known for major feature film projects.

Coming up Monday, Aug. 3, we are welcoming Telsey & Co. casting associate Conrad Woolfe for an on-camera intensive. Telsey is one of New York’s largest, oldest, and most respected offices, with recent credits including Meryl Streep’s upcoming “Ricki and the Flash” and “A Most Violent Year” starring Jessica Chastain and Oscar Isaac. Woolfe is a first-time guest at Backstage University and will be working with actors on their on-camera audition technique. Find out what you’re doing right (and what you can improve) with this major New York office.

On Tuesday, Aug. 4, senior agent Dustin Flores of the Mine will be seeing songs or monologues in a seminar setting, and offering his professional advice and feedback. Flores is a very hands-on agent with a number of steadily working clients on Broadway, in national tours, and on major network and cable television shows. This is an excellent opportunity to do what you do best and learn from a top New York agent.

On Wednesday, Aug. 5, BU is offering another opportunity to work on-camera with a one-night intensive from Ryan Tymensky of Susan Shopmaker Casting. This indie casting office has been in the business for over 20 years, casting dozens of award-winning films including “Martha Marcy May Marlene” and “That Awkward Moment.” Casting associate Ryan Tymensky will work with actors on-camera on pre-assigned material, and will answer all questions about the film casting process.

Want to find more opportunities like this? Read about Backstage University here!