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Theatre Masks

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

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This page has three sections:
* 1 *
Hotlines, Newspapers, Email Lists
and Web Sites with Audition Calls

(Places to look for Auditions and Job Calls)
* 2 *
Online Talent Banks and Crew books

(Places to host resumes and headshots,
and set up profiles for job submissions.)


* 3 *
Regional / Combined / Unified Auditions

(Right panel)

 


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Hotlines, Newspapers,
Email Lists and Web Sites
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:
http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/artsentertainment/callboard.html

SeattleActor.com Audition Board

http://www.seattleactor.com/news/modules.php?name=ANews
Arranged by genre - Stage, Film, Children's, etc... This site is the new and improved SeattleStage.com, and it was a fabulous upgrade (until they got linkrot a few years ago!) 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. There are auditions from TPS member organizations posted on the home page, and all sorts of timely discussions go on in the Message Boards. Fee-based membership in TPS is required in order to see details, and to use their online submission system. And to participate in the forums, and to promote your headshot and resume, and to search for collaborators for your next project, and to promote the show you're in. But hey, if you're a member, you can do all of that! :-}

Performers Callboard Email Listserv

Performers Callboard is a great little Yahoo Group email mailing list, managed by very nice folks, the parents of an actor in the Seattle area. Includes calls for theatre, film, festivals, etc. Calls for actors, musicians, crew, extras/background, you name it. Free, but email only, you do have to subscribe to the mailing list, there isn't a way to view the messages online without subscribing to the list. Well worth it, imho! More info on this list:
http://www.performerscallboard.com

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 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/ - for all sorts of gigs - actors, models, musicians, singers, you name it, someone's posting for it. Again, this is an open forum - check the postings out before responding, for your own safety!

  • tv/film/video/radio jobs: http://seattle.craigslist.org/tfr/ - more on the crew/ tech side for film and parties and many other events. Some folks do post talent calls here, though.

  • art/media/design jobs: http://seattle.craigslist.org/med/ calls for artists, photographers, graphics designers, print and experiential designs, User Interface Designers, etc.

  • "etc" jobs:For some reason, some casting calls are posted here:
    http://seattle.craigslist.org/etc/ - this is generally a catch-all area for anything that doesn't fit in other categories, but some confused folks do put casting calls here. I guess it's difficult to find the other areas, or they're trolling for non-experienced talents, or who knows what! ::chuckle:: Again, be safe!

  • 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

More Callboards - Regional and National

Ready to travel? More regional and national calls for actors and artists.

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/la_home.asp
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






More theatre job resources -

from the University of Washington Drama Library Drama Jobs Resources

Includes web links and lists of periodicals for theatre professionals available at the library


Equity Audition Document Library

Equity Audition Procedures

Rules and regs for calling and attending Equity auditions in Chicago, LA and New York. How to make an appointment, who can make an appointment, how to cancel an appt and how long you have to explain the reason, etc. Per the union contracts.


 


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Online Talent Banks


 

Theatre Puget Sound (TPS) Members Database

http://www.tpsonline.org/
Members can access the database of all members (actors, directors, singers, educators, casting directors, etc.) by following the Our Memberslink.

IndieClub.com Talent Boards:

http://www.indieclub.com/
Heads-up - the deal with this site is that the links in it don't work logically unless you're logged in. It's free to subscribe and get an account, but your account will go inactive if you don't log in every 6 months or so, hence my issues with it since I was away in L.A. for longer than that. :-} It's easy to "wake up" your account so everything works again, it isn't so easy to figure out that's what you need to do! The site is pending redesign, I hope it goes well for them. :-} Meanwhile, I'm back up and loaded my new headshots in and so forth. Oh, and you do have to become a paying member to see the details of paying gigs on this system.

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. :-} Basic membership and listing yourself in teh system is free. Subscription fee for everything else.

SAG iActor Online Casting Directory:

* New *  
* * 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! Subscription required to use this system.

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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