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The Best Casting Websites For Actresses & Fashion Models | Audition Websites Casting Actresses & Fashion Models For Acting Jobs & Fashion Modeling Jobs

The Best Casting Websites For Actresses & Fashion Models. Audition Websites Casting Actresses & Fashion Models For Acting Jobs & Fashion Modeling Jobs.
The Best Casting Websites For Actresses & Fashion Models. Audition Websites Casting Actresses & Fashion Models For Acting Jobs & Fashion Modeling Jobs.

Casting websites have forever changed the casting and audition process for actresses and fashion models that are looking to get acting roles in the movie and television industry (including leading acting roles in television commercials).

It used to be that aspiring actresses would take their headshots (professional photograph with basic actress information including an acting resume on the back of the photograph) with them to casting offices, not quite sure what to expect. However, thanks to the wonders of technology, actresses that have no talent agency (acting agency or modeling agency) representation now have an abundance of online resources to find legitimate casting opportunities.

Below is a look at some of the best casting websites (including some free casting websites) for actresses and fashion models that unfortunately do not yet have acting agency representation or modeling agency representation:

1. Backstage

Backstage is the #1 casting website for actresses and fashion models that would like to get acting roles in television commercials, television shows, music videos with famous singers, and movies with famous actresses. It is the best casting website for actresses and fashion models that are not represented by a talent agency (acting agency or a fashion modeling agency).

Backstage has an incredible actress and casting director database for finding new and experienced actresses quickly and efficiently, packaged as an easy to use one-stop casting website for actresses and fashion models that would like to get acting roles in television commercials, television shows, music videos with famous singers, and movies with famous actresses.

Casting directors can filter actresses and fashion models by age, location, and even union status. But Backstage also acts as a kind of casting tool for actresses. Casting directors can post an acting job, and immediately it will get seen by approximately 250,000 actresses and actors looking for high quality acting jobs. Casting directors can then message and manage their actress and talent selections all in the Backstage website. In summary, Backstage is great for actresses looking to find acting jobs while they wait to get scouted by an acting agency or a fashion modeling agency that also focuses on the television and movie industry.

2. Actors Access

Actors Access is a casting website built around the breakdown. A breakdown is a notice that casting offices release to acting agents and talent agencies containing important information about a specific production. This breakdown includes a synopsis (a brief summary of the plot of a novel, motion picture, play, etc.), character descriptions, proposed locations, and the most important people involved in the production. In other words, Actors Access is a top casting website for casting breakdowns for actresses and fashion models.

Actors Access is owned by Breakdown Services, one of the premier breakdown distributors in the acting industry. Because of this, Actors Access is one of the best casting websites for not just casting directors, but also for actresses and fashion models that do not have talent agency (acting agency or modeling agency) representation. In other words, Actors Access offers almost every service an actress, fashion model, and casting director could want including the ability for actresses and fashion models to upload and update acting resumes, actress headshots, and acting reels.

3. Casting Networks

Casting Networks began as a software company with the objective of making the casting process a lot simpler for casting directors, actresses, and fashion models. Casting Networks wanted to make the casting process a lot easier and they basically tried to achieve that by being one of the first casting websites to put the entire casting process online a little after the beginning of the century.

With the ability to easily add and customize actress profiles, and with fast and easy access to new acting jobs posted daily (or almost daily) through their talent casting portal, this casting website is consistently used by actresses and fashion models without talent agency (acting agency or modeling agency) representation.

Casting Networks is easily one of the best casting websites for actresses and fashion models that would like to get acting jobs in the television and movie industry. In addition, Casting Networks is also great for actresses and fashion models that would like to get acting roles in television commercials and music videos featuring famous singers and musicians.

It is also important to note that for acting jobs where casting directors on Casting Networks (and similar casting websites for actresses) are searching for beautiful women for television commercials and music videos, fashion models with acting experience will usually have a unique advantage in getting booked for those acting jobs over actresses that are not fashion models. In other words, being a fashion model (which basically means being beautiful) with acting experience can be a very powerful combination for getting acting jobs in the television and movie industry.

Casting Networks does offer a free account for actresses and fashion models, but there is a catch. In order to register for free with Casting Networks, you must have talent agency (acting agency or modeling agency) representation. Without talent agency representation, there is an annual fee for actresses and fashion models. Why? To be honest, we have no idea, but probably to make sure that talent that is on their casting website is really serious about getting acting jobs in the television and movie industry.

4. Playbill

One of the joys of going to the theater, besides the performance, is being handed one of those beautiful yellow production pamphlets. If you love going to the theater, you are probably aware of Playbill and it’s yellow pamphlets, but Playbill provides so much more to actresses, specially for actresses in New York City.

Playbill is a casting website for actresses with free theater information and daily updates on acting auditions and acting jobs. Although the Playbill website doesn’t have a submission portal for actresses and actors, most of the theater listings do provide contact information for the production teams. In addition, Playbill checks their theater postings thoroughly, so you know that the acting job that you are applying for is legitimate.

5. Mandy

Of all the best free casting websites for actresses, Mandy (along with Spotlight and Backstage) are probably the best known casting websites for actresses in the United Kingdom (Mandy also has acting jobs in the United States). With several thousand daily live job postings for actresses and other industry professionals, the Mandy casting website is a useful resource for casting opportunities for actresses and fashion models without talent agency (acting agency or modeling agency) representation.

The Mandy casting website is also one of the most versatile casting websites on this list, simply because their casting website is not just for actresses, but also for fashion models (with acting experience), dancers, singers, musicians, screenwriters, and production crews.

In summary, Mandy is a casting website that actresses and people in the entertainment industry can use to get real time access to the latest acting auditions, film jobs, television productions, stage jobs, voice-over work, auditions for dancers and singers, jobs in music, child acting auditions, and casting calls for television extras (including extras for motion pictures).

6. Casting Frontier

When discussing the best free casting websites for actresses, one should mention Casting Frontier. Casting Frontier posts dozens of great open acting roles for actresses every day connecting actresses and fashion models (that have been trained in acting and would like to get acting jobs) with casting directors and television producers. Actresses, fashion models, and other performers can apply to open acting jobs and auditions for casting in films, television shows, television commercials, and music videos featuring famous singers and musicians.

Casting frontier allows actresses and fashion models to submit to casting calls and acting auditions in Los Angeles, New York City, and nationwide. Showcase your acting talent, post your acting portfolio and headshots online, and submit your acting profile in order to get acting auditions with casting directors.

7. NYCastings

For actresses and fashion models (that have been trained in acting and would like to get acting jobs) that live in the New York City area, NYCastings can be considered a useful casting website for acting jobs. Besides offering actresses and fashion models the ability to search for acting jobs, post acting resumes, and view casting notices, the NYCastings website also provides actresses and fashion models with a talent agency (acting agency) directory, industry news for actresses, and even offers acting classes for actresses. There is also an advice section for actresses where contributors discuss things related to the acting industry such as how to get the best headshots for actresses in New York City, actress release forms, and breaking down a script for actresses.

NYCastings allows actresses, fashion models, singers, and dancers of all ages to submit themselves (or through their legal guardian for minors) to film casting calls, television casting calls, theater casting calls, print casting calls, and commercial casting calls with casting directors in New York City, in addition to being able to submit your acting resume and acting portfolio to talent agencies (acting agencies) nationwide.

Union and non-union acting jobs are listed on NYCastings making this a great casting website for New York City actresses that are not yet part of the Screen Actors Guild – American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) – the major labor union for actresses and actors in the United States.

8. iActor Online Casting

SAG-AFTRA provides a service called iActor Online Casting which is an online casting service that provides a free, easy to use database of SAG-AFTRA actresses and actors to qualified casting professionals. When casting directors are casting for their next television or film production, they use iActor Online Casting to easily view SAG-AFTRA union members. iActor Online Casting is the only casting website for actresses that exclusively features SAG-AFTRA actresses and actors, and assists casting directors and producers with Station 12 actress clearance (this is covered in our more advanced acting for actresses articles).

Available to all casting directors working on SAG-AFTRA signatory productions, iActor Online Casting allows casting directors to search for SAG-AFTRA actresses and view their headshots, acting resumes, and acting portfolios by any combination of terms, such as ethnicity, special skills, or acting credits. With iActor Online Casting, SAG-AFTRA makes its approximately 160,000 members available to top casting directors.

It is no secret that top talent agents (acting agents) and casting directors prefer to use SAG-AFTRA actresses. iActor Online Casting tends to be one of the first stops for industry productions that require professional actresses, and through SAG-AFTRA membership, actresses gain a significant advantage compared to non-union actresses. Because of this unique advantage for SAG-AFTRA actresses to get the best acting jobs in the television and movie industry, it is extremely important for new actresses to spend time looking into SAG-AFTRA membership eligibility (this is also covered in our more advanced acting for actresses articles).

How To Do A Successful Fashion Modeling Photo Shoot | Beautiful Photography With Supermodels, Famous Fashion Models, Photographers, Fashion Stylists, Hair Stylists, & Makeup Artists

How To Do A Successful Fashion Modeling Photo Shoot. Beautiful Photography With Supermodels, Famous Fashion Models, Photographers, Fashion Stylists, Hair Stylists, & Makeup Artists.
How To Do A Successful Fashion Modeling Photo Shoot. Beautiful Photography With Supermodels, Famous Fashion Models, Photographers, Fashion Stylists, Hair Stylists, & Makeup Artists.

Above: The Secrets Of A Successful Cover Photo Shoot: The Beautiful Harper’s Bazaar Russia Cover With Supermodel Lily Aldridge.

Unlike filming for a television commercial or a video shoot, the fashion clothes for a fashion magazine editorial photo shoot (such as for Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, or Vogue magazine) only need to fit on whatever side of you the camera can actually see while you are posing for the pictures. This is because the amazing team of world class and sometimes famous photographers, fashion stylists, hair stylists, and makeup artists put a lot of effort into making these gorgeous photos look effortless, but don’t be fooled!

Supermodels, photographers, fashion stylists, hair stylists, makeup artists, and everyone else involved in a fashion editorial photo shoot (there can easily be several dozen people involved for world class fashion editorial photo shoots) will do whatever it takes to get that perfect photographic shot by being as creative as possible (inventing new dress closures, being set adrift on a lake or the ocean with very few nautical skills, etc.).

Above: A Day In The Beautiful Life Of A Supermodel: Fashion Photo Shoot Preparation. Dutch Supermodel & Famous Fashion Model Sanne Vloet Getting Ready With Lilly Pulitzer Hair Stylists & Makeup Artists. Supermodel Sanne Vloet Successfully Modeling On Set For Fashion Brand Lilly Pulitzer.

Have you ever wondered what happens on photo shoot days and how a supermodel or a famous fashion model prepares for a fashion modeling job? It takes a lot of work to become a successful fashion model or supermodel – from proper planning the night before (such as having an appropriate dinner and getting enough sleep) to having a good light breakfast the morning of the photo shoot, in order to make the day as perfect and flawless as possible for both the fashion model and the client (photographers, fashion stylists, hair stylists, and makeup artists).

“It’s not about being the best. It’s about being better than you were yesterday.”

Who Owns Your Photo? Who Owns Your Fashion Modeling Photos? Photography Copyright Infringement & Can A Monkey Own Your Pictures?

Who Owns Your Photo? Who Owns Your Fashion Modeling Photos? Photography Copyright Infringement & Who Owns Your Pictures?
Who Owns Your Photo? Who Owns Your Fashion Modeling Photos? Photography Copyright Infringement & Who Owns Your Pictures?

Above: Who Owns Your Photo? Who Owns Your Fashion Modeling Photos? Photography Copyright Infringement & Can A Monkey Own Your Pictures? For example, the beautiful image shown above was properly licensed from the fashion photographer through the photography agency that licenses the photographer’s intellectual property.

Who Owns Your Photo? Who Owns Your Fashion Modeling Photos? Photography Copyright Infringement & Can A Monkey Own Your Pictures?

You may have heard about the dispute of copyright ownership over a selfie taken by a macaque (a monkey). The wildlife photographer who owned the camera claimed ownership when a website published the photo without his permission.

Under United States intellectual property law, copyright in a photograph is the property of the person who presses the shutter on the camera – not the person who owns the camera, and not even the person in the photo (even if you are a fashion model). Unless a written agreement or fashion modeling contract exists that makes the photo a work made for hire, any person you ask to take your fashion modeling picture (basically a photograph of you) with your camera owns the copyright in that photo, and not you. How many of us have those beautiful fashion modeling photos on our cameras or cell phones? Selfies appear to be a better idea and the smart choice instead of asking a friend or stranger to take your in the moment fashion modeling picture, but do monkeys own copyrights?

The answer is: “No, monkeys do not own copyrights.” The United States Copyright Office issued a document in December 2014 reiterating that it will not register works produced by nature, animals, or plants. According to the United States Copyright Office, a photograph of the beautiful you (or anything or anyone else) taken by a monkey or any other animal is unprotected intellectual property. The monkey selfie falls into the public domain and may be used by anyone without permission from the photographer that owned the camera.

So maybe the answer to owning those beautiful vacation photos of yourself is a drone? The United States Copyright Act states that copyright protection continues to exist in original works of authorship that are made either directly or with the aid of a machine or device. Copyright in photos from a drone operated directly by a human most likely are owned by that human, but make absolutely sure that you do not program the drone to operate without you.

Fashion Modeling In The Snow & How To Model In The Snow Like Beautiful Supermodels | Famous Fashion Models Modeling In The Snow

Above: Fashion Modeling In The Snow & How To Model In The Snow Like Beautiful Supermodels | Famous Fashion Models Modeling In The Snow.

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24 Hours With Famous Actress Singer Fashion Model Hailee Steinfeld

Above: 24 Hours With Beautiful Actress Singer Fashion Model Hailee Steinfeld.

Who Is Hailee Steinfeld?

Beautiful actress, singer, and fashion model Hailee Steinfeld was born and raised in Los Angeles, southern California, where she began her acting career at age eight. Hailee Steinfeld earned a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award nomination for her acting role as tough teen Mattie Ross in 2010’s True Grit when she was just 14 years old. A string of movie roles, including the 2013 hits Begin Again and Enders Game, precluded her from joining the Pitch Perfect musical franchise in 2015. After singing a cappella in Pitch Perfect 2, singer Hailee Steinfeld landed a record deal, released an EP titled Haiz (an extended play record, often referred to as an EP, is a musical recording that contains more tracks than a single, but is usually unqualified as an album or LP), and saw two of her music singles (2015’s “Love Myself” and 2016’s “Starving”) go platinum. Actress Hailee Steinfeld, who earned a Golden Globe nomination for her role as teen Nadine Byrd in 2016’s The Edge of Seventeen, went on to star in the 2018 Transformers movie Bumblebee.

Above: 24 Hours With Beautiful Actress Singer Fashion Model Hailee Steinfeld.

Famous actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld was born in Los Angeles, southern California, to parents Cheri (an interior designer) and fitness trainer Pete Steinfeld on December 11, 1996. Actress Hailee Steinfeld began acting when she was eight years old, and has said that she caught the acting bug from watching her cousin (Emmy winner True O’Brien) star in television commercials. However, Hailee Steinfeld’s mom insisted that her daughter take acting lessons for a year before she was allowed to begin auditioning for acting jobs. After studying at Cynthia Bain’s Young Actor Studio, actress Hailee Steinfeld landed her first acting agent when she was only nine years old, and began appearing in television commercials, including a Kmart clothing advertisement.

About ZARZAR MODELS

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How Supermodels & Famous Fashion Models Get Hair & Makeup Ready In The Mornings | Supermodel Hair Styling, Morning Makeup Tips, Skin Care Morning Routines, & Fashion Modeling Beauty Secrets

Above: How Supermodels & Famous Fashion Models Get Hair & Makeup Ready In The Mornings | Supermodel Hair Styling, Morning Makeup Tips, Skin Care Morning Routines, & Fashion Modeling Beauty Secrets.

Above: How Supermodels & Famous Fashion Models Get Hair & Makeup Ready In The Mornings | Supermodel Hair Styling, Morning Makeup Tips, Skin Care Morning Routines, & Fashion Modeling Beauty Secrets.

What Is The Met Gala? Is The Met Gala The Most Important Fashion Event Of The Year? Beautiful Supermodels & Fashion Models, Met Gala Hair Styles, Met Gala Makeup Looks, & Met Gala Evening Gowns

Above: What Is The Met Gala? Is The Met Gala The Most Important Fashion Event Of The Year? Beautiful Supermodels & Fashion Models, Met Gala Hair Styles, Met Gala Makeup Looks, & Met Gala Evening Gowns.

Generally referred to as “fashion’s biggest night out” by supermodels, famous fashion models, and almost anyone involved in the fashion industry, the Met Gala is a pinnacle of iconic fashion style. A fundraising benefit for the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, the event welcomes celebrity stars, supermodels, famous fashion models, fashion designers, and fashion industry titans.

The Met Gala, formally called the Costume Institute Gala and also known as the Met Ball, is an annual fundraising gala for the benefit of the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. It marks the opening of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit.

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The 2019 Met Gala was set for Monday May 6 (the Met Gala is generally held annually on the first Monday of May), and as the world waited to see what the celebrity guests, supermodels, and famous fashion models would wear on the red carpet, it is worth refreshing your memory on all the pertinent details regarding the most famous red carpet event in the world of high fashion. The Met Ball or Met Gala is the fashion world equivalent of the Oscars, an evening when fashion designers, supermodels, and Hollywood stars (specially famous actresses) convene in the year’s most famous fashion event wearing and showing the most beautiful and stunning hair styles, makeup looks, and designer evening gowns. The Met Gala has been a long standing fashion event and storied grand affair since its founding in the year 1948.

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What Is The Met Gala?

The Met Gala is the Super Bowl of fashion. On the first Monday in May of every year, almost everyone who is anyone in the world of fashion comes to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the annual fundraising gala celebrating the Costume Institute’s magnificent new exhibition on a changing theme. The Met Gala started in 1948, and over the decades, it has become a grand affair – the party of the year. The one other constant in the Met Gala is the red carpet fashion event. There is nothing quite like the Met Gala in the entire world, and it is vital and exciting to be a part of such a beautiful fashion event.

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Who Gets Invited To The Met Gala?

The world’s best achievers in the areas of music, film, Broadway, and fashion, as well as famous people and personalities, are generally invited to the Met Gala. The Met Gala guest list changes every year.

What Is The Dress Code For The Met Gala?

The Met Gala dress code varies each year depending on that year’s theme.

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What Is The Met Gala & Why Is Everyone Always Super Excited About It?

The most exclusive and glamorous event in the fashion calendar is not only a huge night for showing extremely beautiful and expensive designer gowns and evening dresses, but for fashion fundraising too. The Met Gala is a fundraiser dedicated to New York City’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute (the Met Gala was founded in 1948 by publicist Eleanor Lambert in order to encourage donations from New York’s high society).

Who Chairs The Met Gala Event Each Year?

Other than Anna Wintour (the American Vogue’s editor-in-chief who has been a chair member of the museum’s gala since 1995), each year the event brings honorary chair members. The late Karl Lagerfeld and Gianni Versace were the first fashion designers chosen to co-chair the Met Gala fashion event in the year 1995.

Since then, among the many fashion designers and fashion insiders, the Met Gala has also made room for celebrities (and even royalty) to participate: Caroline Princess of Hanover was a chair of the 2005 Met Gala, Beyoncé was a chair member in the 2013 Met Gala, and the 2019 Met Gala had Rihanna, Amal Clooney, and Donatella Versace co-chairing the Met Gala (Donatella Versace was also a sponsor of the 2019 Met Gala exhibition).

The 2019 Met Gala had Anna Wintour co-hosting with famous singer Lady Gaga, fashion designer Alessandro Michele, singer Harry Styles, and legendary tennis player Serena Williams.

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Why Does The Met Gala Have A Theme?

The Met Gala also marks the opening night of the Costume Institute’s annual fashion exhibit. The theme of the exhibition sets the tone for the event and invitees have to dress accordingly.

In addition to extremely beautiful designer gowns and stunning evening dresses, you can also expect a large number of fashion photographers, dozens of bodyguards, and a lot of people (mostly fashion assistants) running around to make the evening dresses and beautiful gowns look picture perfect.

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How Much Do The Met Gala Tickets Cost?

It reportedly cost $30,000.00 United States dollars for a ticket to attend the 2019 Met Gala event. However, that’s just the beginning of all the costs associated with the approximate $3.5 million dollar event (women wearing $2 million dollar jewelry and men wearing $2,000 tuxedos is very common for such a prestigious fashion event).

About ZARZAR MODELS

ZARZAR MODELS is one of the top modeling agencies for women in the United States representing models in print fashion editorials, high fashion runway, film, television commercials, and promotions. The agency represents top models in all of the major fashion cities and counties including Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, Hollywood, Orange County Southern California, San Diego, San Francisco, Las Vegas, Phoenix, Miami, New York, London, Paris, Milan, Sao Paulo, and Tokyo and recruits and represents models throughout the world through its global fashion and modeling network.

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