Mistaken Identity: Do you know what the Casting Director looks like?

THE BOURNE IDENTITY, unlike the movie, mistaken identity is not life or death… although it can feel like it. Do you know who’s auditioning you, not just their name, but their face? Like the movie, you are at a disadvantage, the c.d.. knows what you look like. Eventhough it’s not necessary to put a face to a name of the person giving you an audition, it’s not in your best interest to assume with blind confidence you know which person is the casting director. Is it the person in the room behind the camera? Is it the person who may pop their head in the room and interrupt your audition? Is it the person that walks through the lobby with a look of self-importance as they head to one of the sessions? Or is it that person on the other end of the phone who rings in after your first take and tells the camera operator something cryptic before your second take? Guess what? It could be any one of these people or none of them. Continue reading

Welcome to The Actors’ Network Blog

Welcome to The Actors’ Network blog. You have just stepped into a whole new world. Since 1991 TAN, as we will refer to ourselves throughout this blog, has been a unique pioneer, leader, and beacon for the professional performer within and beyond Los Angeles. While we certainly applaud the performer, performances, and the art of our profession, the reality is: a huge percentage of this profession is a business.

The TAN blog is dedicated to assisting your understanding of common acting obstacles as well as to increase your knowledge, awareness and understanding of the professional acting world as it is in Hollywood. However, do know that a large percentage of the information and perspective you will receive from our blog is applicable in your city too.

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Kevin E. West (President/Founder)