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Backstage now offering free casting director submission labels


Actors who are familiar with Backstage know that it is one of the top resources out there for professional and aspiring actors. Now actors are being given the opportunity to receive a free subscription to Backstage Daily, and also receive a free set of casting director and talent agency mailing labels. Actors can use these labels to submit their headshots and resumes to top entertainment industry casting directors to be considered for films, television shows, and commercials that they are casting, and also to submit to top industry talent agencies for possible representation. The Backstage Daily email newsletter lists casting notices, auditions information, etc. Both are exclusively available when actors sign up by visiting http://goo.gl/nX8qDn

Tip: Actors are not located within the United States can simply leave the "State" drop-down box empty, and not choose a state.

Talent that is not familiar with Backstage can read about it at the following Wikipedia page - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Backstage_(magazine)

If the mailing labels are not received within a week, please contact the Backstage customer service team and let them know you have not received the labels - customers@backstage.com

2017 Toronto Actors Resource Guide eBook is now available!

The brand new 2017 Toronto Actors Resource Guide eBook is now available! This is the 22nd location in the series, and the eBook contains the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive resources available for actors in Ontario, Canada. There is now a very large amount of major studio feature films and network television series in production in Toronto. The Toronto Actors Resource Guide eBook includes the following information and documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent who would like to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in Toronto, Ontario and in Canada:

• Toronto Casting Directors
• Toronto Extras Casting Directors
• Toronto Talent Agents
• Toronto Acting Schools and Coaches
• Toronto Headshot Photographers
• General Talent Agent Information
• Miscellaneous Toronto Actor Resources
• Audition Tips
• How to make an Audition Video
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letter Casting Directors
• Sample Cover Letter Talent Agents
• Glossary of Entertainment Industry Terms
• Canadian Work Permit Overview
• Applying for a Work Permit outside Canada
• Canada Work Permit Information for Foreigners
• Canadian Document Checklist for a Work Permit
• Temporary Canadian Foreign Worker Program
• Canadian Application for Temporary Resident VISA
• Canadian Visa Photo Specifications
• Information for Parents of Child Performers
• Canadian Family Information Form
• Canadian Use of a Representative Form
• Guide To Canadian Child Labor Laws

You can now order your copy of the 2017 Toronto Actors Resource Guide eBook for $19.95 through Amazon Payments at the following - http://www.actorsresourceguides.com/toronto-actors-resource-guide-ebook.html

You can also now order using Square Cash (https://cash.me). My email address to send your payment through Square Cash is alan.baltes@gmail.com and my Square Cash username is $AlanBaltes. Simply enter "TORONTO" and your EMAIL ADDRESS in the "FOR" box when sending the $19.95 payment. I can also send a $19.95 payment request if you give me your email address or cell phone number. Contact me at alan.baltes@gmail.com if you would prefer a payment request with a link that you can use to pay.

Once payment is received, your eBook will be emailed to you.

ABC Family open casting call for Nicki Minaj Comedy



ABC Family is conducting a national talent search seeking an 11-13 year old girl to star in a new Nicki Minaj comedy series. The girl will play a young version of Minaj. The untitled single-camera half-hour project will focus on Minaj’s childhood in Queens and the personal and musical evolution that led to her eventual rise to stardom. Based the life of the entertainer, on The semi-autobiographical story of a young girl who emigrates from Trinidad and Tabago with her family to Queens, NY in the mid-90s, long before she would become known to millions as Nikki Minaj.
Shooting will take place in New York City beginning in January, 2016.

Talent Search Details

You must download the free official Disney Applause App here.

You can create a homemade audition video and upload that video on the Disney Applause App, or you can actually record the audition video directly with the app. Open the app and select “ABC Family’s Online Open Call” and follow instructions. Submission Deadline is November 15, 2015.

You can also mail in a headshot and resume, along with a link to your online audition video to the following:

Vickie Thomas Casting
9021 Melrose Ave., Ste. 200B
West Hollywood, CA 90069

All talent must be legally eligible to work in the state of New York and in the United States. The New York Actors Resource Guide eBook comes has the documents for adults, minors, and foreign talent to work as an actor or extra on film and television productions in New York and the United States:

• New York Child Performer Information Sheet
• New York Child Performer Permit Combined Application
• New York Child Performer Trust Accounts Information
• New York Verification of Satisfactory Academic Performance
• New York Child Performer Employer Certificate Combined Application
• USA Child Actor Work Permit Requirements - State Statues
• USA Immigration Work Permits and Visas
• USA Non-Immigrant Visa Application

In addition to the following New York Actors Resources:

• Audition Tips
• How To Make an Audition Video
• New York Casting Directors List
• New York Extras Casting Directors List
• New York Talent Agents List
• General Talent Agent Information
• New York Acting Classes List
• New York Headshot Photographers List
• Actors Unions
• Sample Actors Resume
• Sample Beginning Actors Resume
• Sample Cover Letters
• Entertainment Industry Terminology
• Miscellaneous New York Resources
• PDF Users Guides

All Actors Resource Guide eBooks are available here.