Seattle Area Theatre/Film
Job Hotlines, Callboards,
& Online Talent Banks

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This page has three sections:
  1. Places to look for
    auditions and job calls


  2. Places to submit resumes and photos
    to Online Talent Banks and Crew books


  3. Listing of Combined / Unified / Regional Auditions


 

1

Web Sites, Newspapers and
Email Lists
with Audition Calls

 

 


Seattle Times
Newspaper Callboard
Printed every Thursday in the Seattle newspaper. Includes calls for actors, musicians, singers, dancers, and fine artists (painters, sculptors, photographers, etc.) Also available as a FAX, and as an email notice.
Seattle Times Auditions Web Page:
Seattle Times Callboard


SeattleActor.com
Audition Board
http://www.seattleactor.com /news/modules.php ?name=ANews
Arranged by genre - Stage, Film, Children's, etc... This site is a re-branding and upgrade to SeattleStage.com. Lots of great content and pretty graphics! Plus, from the perspective of the posting organizations, it's free - no fee or membership required to post auditions. Very nice. ( Except for the propensity to linkrot. Death to Linkrot!)

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) Online

A listing of this week's auditions in the TPS Auditions Database:
http://tpsonline.org /auditions /auddb.php?action=active_list
Mostly theatre calls, mostly for actors.
(Membership in TPS required to see details.)
If you want all details, you need to download 1 degree of links off of the audition home page, as well.

Performers Callboard
Email Listserv

Performers Callboard is a Yahoo Group email mailing list. Subscription info is available at both these sites: www.
performerscallboard.
com
PERFORMERS callboard Yahoo Group Home Page:
http://groups.yahoo
.com/ group/
PerformersCALLBOARD/

Foreground Background Email Listserv * New *  
Foreground Background is a great little Google Group email mailing list, managed by Denise Gibbs of Foreground Background LLC, specializing in background extras casting and casting in the Pacific Northwest for film, television, commercials, print, web, video and corporate industrials. Free. Link to join this mailing list: http://www.foregroundbackground .com/join.html

Northwest Film Forum Callboard * Updated! * formerly Wiggly World Studios job board

Upcoming film cast and crew calls. This has morphed from a web-based callboard to an email mailing list. Film project calls for cast and crew. More info and how to suscribe: http://www.nwfilmforum.org /live/collection/ resources/101

Washington State Film Office Jobline

Recorded information of jobs on film projects (206) 256-6155
Heads-up! Last time I called this number, it rang without being answered.

Oregon State Film Office Job Hotline * New link! *

http://oregonfilm.org/ resources/ jobhotline/
Heads-up! This link replaces the phone number that used to be on this list, which now rings to a phone tree for something else entirely. The data on this site looks a little stale, I'm adding the link but keeping an eye on it to see if it becomes more active soon...

Jobs Board at OneReel.org

http://onereel.org/ jobs/

Audition Calls on the Seattle Craig's List
Craig's List is an open forum that reminds me quite a lot of the old days of usenet news boards. There is only light moderation, so pretty much anything goes. I'm just saying, it's always important to check out any company posting an audition post to ensure your safety, but... well, you'll see! The folks on this board are not shy about speaking up when something even slightly hinky is posted, surfer beware! ::chuckle::

talent gigs:
http://seattle.
craigslist.org/tlg/

tv/film/video/radio jobs:
http://seattle.
craigslist.org/tfr/

art/media/design jobs:
http://seattle.
craigslist.org/med/

"etc" jobs: For some reason, some casting calls are posted here:
http://seattle.
craigslist.org/etc/


Seattle/Tacoma Craiglist Portal If you have spare time to check for more, Casting/Crew calls are sometimes placed in other places - check the "Jobs" areas and the "Gigs" areas not listed above:
http://seattle.
craigslist.org/


The Stranger Newspaper

http://classifieds.thestranger.com/
Auditions printed at the end of the performing arts schedule, you can pick up a free printed version of The Stranger at many bus stops and post offices around Seattle, and peruse their callboards while commuting home. :-} Their website has been revamped, so there is now a section for Arts Auditions / Casting. Extensive section in the classifieds for Music - Musicians Wanted, Musicians Available, Bands Wanted - including lots of calls for singers and instrumentalists in many genres. :-}

Seattle Weekly Newspaper

No theatre calls that I've found, but a respectable section in the classifieds for Music Musicians Wanted, Musicians Available, including lots of calls for singers and instrumentalists in many genres. :-} Plus, a nice guide of local open mikes for singers, poets, etc... including karaoke places. (Hey, wanna go brush up on some show tunes?) On the web at http://www.seattleweekly.com/

Actor's Equity Hotline

A local hotline listing casting calls for actors, dancers, singers, and stage managers.
Hotline phone number: 1-877-AEA-1913     ( 1-877-232-1913 )    
( Updated!! This Phone number has changed, this one is current as of January 2010. )
Online Equity Hotline - search for casting calls by type and region of the country:
http://www.actorsequity.org/ CastingCall/ castingcallhome.asp

Seattle Weekly Newspaper

No theatre calls that I've found, but a respectable section in the classifieds for Music Musicians Wanted, Musicians Available, including lots of calls for singers and instrumentalists in many genres. :-} Plus, a nice guide of local open mikes for singers, poets, etc... including karaoke places. (Hey, wanna go brush up on some show tunes?) On the web at http://www.seattleweekly.com/

Actors Access

* New *  
http://www.actorsaccess.com/
Nationwide breakdown services. Filter breakdowns by your location, playable age range, gender, etc. This one is the best, among all those available to actors in L.A and New York. It has breakdowns for many locations in the North American hemisphere, including L.A., New York, Chicago, Vancouver, Florida, and more. Not Seattle, though, not yet! ::crossing fingers:: Maybe someday! But this site is a must-join if you're going to L.A. for acting, even just for pilot season.

Backstage Magazine - casting calls

* New *  
http://www.backstage.com/ bso/index.jsp
Nationwide casting calls for theatre and film. Big sections for New York and L.A., smaller section for all other regional and touring calls.


Now Casting

* New *  
http://www.nowcasting.com/
Nationwide casting calls for theatre and film. Lower volume of L.A. breakdowns than Actors Access, but includes some TV shows not covered elsewhere. And, it has both a Seattle and a Portland category! And a nice set of resources for actors - such as complete listings of casting directors, a way to print out mailing labels for them, and maintain your own custom mailing lists of them, as well. Plus, a gallery of headshot photographers and more. :-}


Casting Networks
a.k.a. L.A. Casting

* New *  
http://www.lacasting.com/
Los Angeles casting calls for theatre and film. Lower volume of breakdowns than Actors Access, but higher volume than NOW Casting. And more commercials and indies per volume. Breakdowns on this system are usually also posted on Actors Access, and this system isn't nearly as friendly to use for the booking of appointments and so forth. They do maintain resources such as directories of casting directors, agents and managers in Los Angeles. and PDF files of mailing labels. This system also includes an internal sides service. Again, this system is for L.A. work only. Like, if you're going down for pilot season, that's the time to look at this site.


Artslynx Arts Jobs

http://www.artslynx.org/ jobs.htm


Mandy.com Casting callboard for film projects

http://www.mandy.com/ 1/cast.cfm?jt=usa
USA jobs for actors in TV, film, theatre, radio - very cool in that you can narrow it to your age and gender, region of the country, etc.


BoogieZone.com Dance Auditions Forum

http://www.boogiezone.com/ FORUM.asp?FORUM_ID=2&CAT_ID=8 &Forum_Title=Auditions
Apparently nationwide - jazz dancers, performance groups, hip-hop auditions, dance groups, etc.


Georgia Straight Auditions list
Vancouver, BC

http://www.straight.com/ classifieds/Callboard /Auditions


MyAuditions.com

http://www.myauditions.com/
For the Classical Music industry - nationwide job listings for professional instrumentalists and vocalists. Got a friend who's a French Horn or oboe player in need of work? Check it out!
As I add this link, there are a few open positions at Bellevue Philharmonic...


MyEntertainmentWorld.com

Film/TV Auditions
http://www.myentertainmentworld .com/mew/audition _film-tv.html
Stage Auditions
http://www.myentertainmentworld .com/mew/audition _stage.html
These are new links June 2005. Still checking the site out to see if it's legit. As I add this link, there is one Seattle Audition listed on the Stage section.


Portland Theatre Auditions


http://freecastingcall.com/ casting-calls/casting-calls -and-auditions-in -portland-or
Portland, Oregon - area theatre jobs.


AtlantaPerforms.biz Audition Callboard

http://www.atlantaperforms .biz/auditions.html






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Online Talent Banks

 

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) Members Database
These links aren't hot, so that my PDA doesn't try to download pages that don't have audition calls on them. http://www.
tpsonline.org/

Members can access the database of all members (actors, directors, singers, educators, casting directors, etc.) by following the Members Only link.

IndieClub.com Talent Boards:
http://www.indieclub.com/
Heads-up - possible linkrot alert! I recently had trouble finding the Talent Board secton of their site. I'm leaving this link for now, pending further research. If you know of a good link to it, please email me with it, eh?

Now Casting Talent Bank

* New *  
http://www.nowcasting.com/
Nationwide talent bank theatre and film. Upload your resume and headshots, fill in your profile, and get breakdowns for jobs all over the country, including Seattle, Portland, L.A., New York, Orlando, Chicago, and more. If you're going to L.A., this system has a lower volume of L.A. breakdowns than Actors Access, but includes some TV shows not covered elsewhere. And, it has both a Seattle and a Portland category! And a nice set of resources for actors - such as complete listings of casting directors, a way to print out mailing labels for them, and maintain your own custom mailing lists of them, as well. Plus, a gallery of headshot photographers and more. :-}


SAG iActor Online Casting Directory:
SAG Members Only
"iActor is the Screen Actors Guild’s online casting directory featuring exclusively SAG talent and offering casting professionals Station 12 cast clearance directly." http://www.sag.org /iactor-online-casting

Actors Access Talent Bank

* New *   http://www.actorsaccess.com/
North-American talent bank with associated breakdown services and sides services. Upload your headshots and resume, create a profile, and apparently all the legit casting directors in L.A. and New York use this system to find you. It's apparently the best, among all similar systems available to actors in L.A and New York. It has breakdowns for many locations in the North American hemisphere, including L.A., New York, Chicago, Florida, and Canadian locations like Vancouver, BC and Toronto. Not Seattle, though, not yet! ::crossing fingers:: Maybe someday!

Casting Networks Talent Bank
a.k.a. L.A. Casting

* New *  
http://www.lacasting.com/la_home.asp
For actors living and working in Los Angeles - talent bank and casting calls for theatre and film. Upload your resume and headshots, fill out your profile, get breakdowns based on your type, and submit yourself for acting jobs in the Southern California area, and those you're willing to travel for. Lower volume of breakdowns than Actors Access, but higher volume than NOW Casting. And more commercials and indies per volume. Breakdowns on this system are usually also posted on Actors Access, and this system isn't nearly as friendly to use for the booking of appointments and so forth. They do maintain resources such as directories of casting directors, agents and managers in Los Angeles. and PDF files of mailing labels. This system also includes an internal sides service. Again, this system is for L.A. work only. Like, if you're going down for pilot season, that's the time to look at this site.







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Combined / Unified / Regional Auditions:



Theatre
Puget Sound

Unified General Auditions

2010:
February 15-18

Details: www.tpsonline.org/ auditions/ tpsgenerals/


Portland Area Theatre Alliance (PATA)
Citywide Auditions
2010:
January 15-17

Details:
www.patagreenroom.org
/auditions/
auditions.php


Theatre Bay Area
Unified Auditions

2010:
January 29-31

Details: www.theatrebayarea.org/ programs/ auditions.jsp


Greater Boston
Theatre Alliance

StageSource General Auditions

Details: www.stagesource.org/ pages/1340_ stagesource_general _auditions.cfm


Atlanta Coalition
of
Performing Arts

Unified Auditions

2010: March 29-30
Details: www.
atlantaperforms.
biz/ home/ unifieds/ 2010_Unified_ Auditions.html




Florida Professional Theatres Association
Unified Auditions

2010: May 22-24
Vero Beach, FL

Details: www.fpta.net/ auditions.html


SETC -
Southeastern USA

Regional Combined Auditions

2010 Spring:
March 3-7
Lexington, KY

2010 Fall:
September
Charlotte, NC

Details: www.setc.org/ auditions/


Unified Professional Theatre Auditions
Memphis, TN

2010:
February 5-8

Details: www.upta.org


National Unified Auditions
for undergrad BFA Theatre Programs

2010:
New York: Jan 30&31
Chicago: Feb 1-3
Las Vegas: Feb 4
L.A.: Feb 6&7

Details: www
.unifiedauditions
.com


More combined regional theatre auditions:

Details: www
.redbirdstudio
.com/AWOL
/combaud.html

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