Blair Hickey & Brian Wold

Blair Hickey & Brian Wold

Blair Hickey has been a working actor for over 25 years, starting with stage and daytime TV work in New York, then continuing in Los Angeles, appearing primarily in television and commercials. Highlighted credits include The Big Bang Theory, NCIS:LA, Heroes, Medium, How I Met Your Mother, Ghost Whisperer, Ally Mcbeal, The Practice and Chicago Hope.

www.CastingAbout.com

Brian Wold is an internet and website consultant with almost three decades of experience, specializing in public relations, marketing and business communications. Combining their skills and expertise, Blair and Brian created CastingAbout, the online casting and production guide for professional actors. In 2009, CastingAbout was acquired by Breakdown Services, where both continue to work as managers and industry speakers.

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Blair Hickey & Brian Wold
  • Meet Brian Wold & Blair Hickey: Founders Of Casting About

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    Who is Blair Hickey?
    Who is Brian Wold?
    What is Casting About?
    Can you tell me what Casting About is all about?
    What does Casting About do?
    Should I Join Casting About?

  • Should I Approach or Network With Directors On Social Media Before My Audition?

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    Can I contact a director before I meet them?
    Should I pre-ward casting that I'm about to meet them?
    Should I email a director that I'm excited to meet them?
    Can I build a relationship with a director prior to auditioni...

  • I Don't Have Representation - What Can I Do?

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    I don't have representation but I know which Casting Director is casting this role I'm perfect for - what can I do?
    Can I communicate directly with casting?
    How do I be professional without representation?
    I don't have...

  • How Can I Maximize My Actors Access Profile?

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    Any tips on improving my actors access profile?
    How can I make my actors access profile stand out?
    What are features of a great actors access profile?
    How can my actors access profile be better?
    How to improve my actor...

  • Where Does Casting About Get It's Information?

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    Where does Casting About get info from?
    How does Casting About stay up to date?
    Where does Casting About get its information from?
    Where does Casting About draw its information from?
    Where do you find all the info to k...

  • What Is The Best Way To Market Yourself As An Actor (And Brand)?

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    How do I market myself as an actor?
    How can I improve the marketing of myself?
    How do I make my branding better?
    What is branding for an actor?
    Any tips on marketing myself to casting?
    How can actors market myself?
    Any...

  • What is CastingAbout & How Does It Relate To Actors Access.

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    What is CastingAbout and how does it relate to Actors Access?
    Is CastingAbout the same as Actors Access?
    How does CastingAbout correlate with CastingAbout?
    Is CastingAbout linked to Actors Access?
    What is the differen...

  • Will Casting Directors Respond To Messages On Twitter, Instagram or Facebook?

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    Can I message casting on twitter?
    Can I use instagram to connect with casting?
    Can I DM casting?
    Can I send message on FB to casting directors?
    Can I tweet @ casting?

  • Should I Call A Casting Office If I Have Their Number? Or Drop By?

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    Should I call a casting office if I have their number? Or drop by if I have their address?
    How should I contact casting?
    Can I randomly call casting?
    Can I phone casting about auditions?
    Can I drop my the casting offic...

  • How Do Actors Use Casting About For Mailings?

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    What does Casting About do?
    What info does Casting About have?
    What can Casting About do for me?
    How can Casting About help with mailings?
    What is Casting About used for?

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  • Can I Email A Casting Director If I Have Their Address?

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    Can I email casting?
    Can I spam casting?
    Can I send e-newsletters to casting directors?
    How many times per week can I send emails to casting directors?
    Is it OK to email casting directors?

  • What Sized Mailing Labels Are Best To Use On Casting About?

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    What mailing labels should I buy?
    What mailing label are compatible with Casting About?
    Where do I get mailing labels?
    What are mailing labels?
    What are mailing labels for?

  • How Often Should I Contact A Casting Office?

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    When should I send a postcard?
    How frequently should I contact casting?
    What reason would I have to to reach out to casting?
    Should I specific in my mail outs?
    What can I offer casting?
    Should I be reaching out regular...

  • Should I Address Mailings To The Casting Director, Associate, Or Assistant?

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    Do I mail the casting assistant?
    Do I mail the casting associate?
    Do I mail the casting director?
    Who do I mail at the casting office?
    Who should I mail at the casting office?

  • Should I Send One Promo Mailing Per Office Or One For Every Staff Member?

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    Who should I target at a casting office?
    Should I mail the associate?
    Should I mail the casting director?
    Should I mail the assistant?
    Can I invite the casting directors office to my show?

  • How Does A Casting Director Review Submissions on Breakdowns?

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    What is Breakdown Express?
    Who sees the submissions?
    How does Casting see submissions for roles?
    What is the process of reviewing submissions?
    How am I seen by casting after submission?

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  • What Is A Breakdown?

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    What is a breakdown on actors access?
    What does breakdown mean?
    Can you tell me what a break down is?
    What is in a breakdown?
    Is a breakdown important?
    What does a breakdown mean?
    What's a breakdown?
    What does the wo...

  • What Is An Actors Slate On Actors Access & Do I Need One?

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    Do I have to have an actor's slate on Actor Access?
    What is in an actor's slate?
    Does casting watch actor's slates?
    Why do I need an actor's slate?
    Do experienced actors need actor slates?
    Do slates for actors make a d...

  • How Do I Make My Mailings More Effective?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
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    What are mailings?
    How do I do mailings?
    Will casting respond to mailings?
    How can my mailing stand out?
    What should be on my mailing?

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  • What Does It Mean To Market Yourself As An Actor?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
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    What is actor marketing?
    How can I be better at marketing?
    What is marketing?
    Why do actors need to market myself?
    What do I market as an actor?

  • Is It Ok To Drop Off Headshot & Gift To A Casting Director's Office?

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    Is it ok to drop off my headshot and a gift to introduce myself to a casting directors office?
    Is it cool to rock up to a casting director's office?
    Can I bring casting food and coffee as a surprise?
    Can I drop by cast...

  • How Is A Breakdown Created & Released?

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    What is a breakdown?
    Where does a breakdown go?
    Who gets breakdowns?
    Can I get breakdowns?
    What is in a breakdown?
    Can you explain the creation and release of a casting breakdown?
    How are breakdowns distributed?
    What i...

  • How Will I Receive Audition Appointments On Actors Access?

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    What is Cmail?
    How do I get my audition details via Actors Access?
    How will I know when my audition is?
    How do I know when I have Cmail?
    Ho do I get Cmail?
    How will I know when I get an audition on Actors Access?
    On Ac...

  • What Is The Process Of Updating My Representation On Actors Access?

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    How do I change my agent on AA?
    What do I do about my photos once I change rep on Actors Access?
    How do I update my management on AA?
    Can I update my agent details on AA?
    How do I use my current photos with my new agen...