Some Frequently Asked Questions – Part I
We’ve been getting a ton of great questions and feedback from you guys, and so we thought we would paraphrase some of those questions into a central Q&A.
Q. Who are the casting directors reviewing our auditions?
Every single StarCast submission is reviewed by highly respected casting professionals who have worked on films made by Martin Scorsese and Robert Redford; written by Seth Rogen; starring John Krasinski, Steve Carell, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jake Gyllenhaal, Scarlett Johansson and many more. You can read about who they are on our About Us page: https://www.starcastauditions.com/about-starcast.
Q. Why are these casting directors taking the time to do this?
Everyone involved is very excited to participate in something so new and unprecedented—something that gives “access and opportunity to all,” as our Evaluation Chair likes to say. The casting directors signed on to allow truly talented actors their fair shot at the business. We like to think of ourselves as the Sundance for aspiring actors – an industry collaboration to help emerging artists get visibility. Unfortunately, Hollywood often boils down to who you know, not how talented you are. We’re setting out to give everyone their fair shake, regardless of their connections.
Q. How is this service different than other services out there?
From our writers to our casting directors to our founders, we’re an industry-led venture with the clout needed to get actors visibility. We’re the only service that guarantees you’ll be seen by respected casting professionals. With most services, you put up your reel and head shots or apply with thousands of other people for the same roles, and often never even get seen. We also don’t cast for specific roles. Our casting directors assess your acting ability and provide some feedback. The very best actors will be posted on our site and shared with industry professionals (talent reps, filmmakers, etc.) looking for new talent. Industry are excited about our service because it takes a lot of the work out of finding new actors, because we’ve already pre-screened our best performers and they know that they can really act. It’s a win-win.
Q. Can I audition from anywhere?
Yes. It’s all online, so you can literally audition from anywhere. New industry professionals sign up every day, and they’re from all over the map. We can’t guarantee that any opportunities that arise from using StarCast will be in your city. But if you are a best performer and industry professionals contact you for specific projects, it is of course up to you which you choose to travel to, or not. But keep in mind that if you want to be an actor, traveling to “location” will be a regular part of the gig.
Q. Can I sing?
We may eventually branch out to singing and other talents; but for now, just acting. If you become a best performer and are posted on our site, you may specify on your profile that you’re a singer/actor so that industry looking for that specific set of talents will know.
Q. Can I write my own scene?
No, you have to perform one of the official scenes on our site at https://www.starcastauditions.com/find-scripts. If you are a writer and would like to submit a scene for us to consider using on our site, email that scene to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Any specific questions on how to use the site can be directed to email@example.com. Also, see our Actors FAQ for a more complete list of FAQs: https://www.starcastauditions.com/actors.