Commercial Auditions

Commercial Auditions

Auditioning for commercials is a very specific skill set. Learn the tips and techniques to book them.

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Commercial Auditions
  • How Is My Resume Important For Commercial Casting?

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    Do resumes matter to commercial casting directors?
    Will a commercial agent care about my resume?
    Do I list my previous commercials on my resume?
    How do I represent ...

  • How Are Commercial Auditions Different To Theatrical?

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    What can I expect from a commercial audition?
    I'm going to my first commercial audition, what should I prepare?
    Who is casting commercials?
    What kind of direction s...

  • Why Are There More Non Union Commercial Auditions Than There Used To Be?

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    Why isn't SAG stopping all these non-union actors taking our jobs?
    Why is SAG not helping its union actors again the rise of non-union jobs?
    Why are non-union ads t...

  • Can I Say No To A Commercial Audition?

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    Can I say no to commercials I don't like?
    Can I turn down brands I disagree with?
    I don't feel like going to a commercial audition, is that OK?
    I hate commercial au...

  • What Are The Downfalls Of Doing Non-Union Commercials?

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    Are non-union commercials dangerous?
    Will I be looked after on non-union commercials?
    Will I be safe on non-union commercial?
    Why am I being paid so little on a non...

  • How Many Commercials Auditions Should I Expect A Month?

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    Am I going out for commercial casting enough?
    Is my agent getting my out enough commercially?
    How many times do other actors go out commercially?
    How many auditions...

  • How Many People Are Seen For A SAG-AFTRA Commercial?

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    How many people am I competing against in order to book this commercial?
    What is the range of people being seen for each role on an ad?
    How many are calling in for ...

  • How Can I Get My Agent To Put Me Up For More Comedic Commercials?

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    Who tends to get seen for comedy castings in the commercial work?
    What training attracts a commercial casting director?
    How can I convince my agent I'm funny for co...

  • Are Their Certain Products I Should Avoid Auditioning For Because Of My Image?

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    What ads should I not do?
    Should I avoid sanitary products?
    Should I not to alcohol campaigns?
    Should I avoid gambling ad campaigns?
    Is fast food commercials a bad ...

  • My Agent Called For A Same Day Commercial Audtion But I'm Working! Help!

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    I'm not available for auditions, will my commercial casting drop me?
    My work hours aren't flexible, is this a problem for commercial castings?
    Will my agent be mad ...

  • Without a Script, How Can I Prep For A Commercial Audition?

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    How do I prep for a commercial audition without a script?
    How can I be ready for a commercial audition?
    What kind of pre-audition work should i do for a commercial ...

  • My Agent Has Sent Me In For A Brand I've Already Done A Commercial for...?

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    Is it good or bad if I've worked for this brand before?
    Do I disclose that I've done this series of spots before?
    Is it in my favor if I've worked for this brand pr...

  • Why Is Casting Asking Me To Hold Up My Hands To Camera?

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    How important is the hands shot at a commercial audition?
    What is casting looking for in the shot of my hands?
    I have a tattoo on my hand, is that bad?
    What do I do...

  • Can I Paraphrase In A Commercial Audition? I Only Got The Script When I Arrived!

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    Can I ask casting if I can improvise in my commercial casting?
    Do I have to follow the script on the board in the room at my commercial casting?
    Do I have to cold r...

  • I'm Allergic To The Food I Need To Eat In This Commercial, Should I Lie?

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    Will allergies be bad for my commercial career?
    Should I hide my allergies from casting?
    Will my agent be mad if I'm allergic to the product?
    I already told my age...

  • I'm Vegetarian & My Agent Wants Me To Go For A Meat Product TVC, What Do I Do?

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    I don't eat meat do I have to eat meat in a commercial casting?
    Will my agent fire me if I tell them I won't go out for fast food commercials?
    Do I need to eat real...

  • Am I Required To Take My Clothes Off In A Commercial Audition?

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    Do I have to go to bathing suit for commercial auditions?
    Do I have to talk me shirt off for an audition?
    Do I have to go down to speedos for commercial auditions?
    ...

  • Should I Wear The Same Costume I Wore To My First Audition For The Callback?

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    Do I keep a consistency of look through my auditions?
    Should I keep the same clothes from audition to call back?
    Should I change my look for my call back?
    Am I expe...

  • How Should I Dress For A Commercial Audition?

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    Will they tell me what t swear for a commercial audition?
    What does casual mean on a commercial casting notice?
    What is upscale casual for a commercial mean?
    How fo...

  • What Colors & Patterns Should I Avoid Wearing In Commercial Auditions?

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    Can I wear stripes to an audition?
    Why can't I wear horizontal stripes to an audition?
    My shirts has a logo on it is that OK for a commercial casting?
    Should I just...

  • My Agent Has Asked Me To Bring Friends To My Audition? Help!

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    Why would Casting want me to bring my friends to an audition?
    Do I have to bring friends to an audition if asked?
    Who do I bring to a commercial casting if I'm aske...

  • I Am Running Late For My Commercial Auditon... Who Do I Call?

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    If I'm running late, do I call casting?
    Do I call my agent if I'm running late?
    I'm running late, is there any point going to the commercial casting now?
    Will I be ...

  • I Feel Like I'm Wrong For This Audition, Should I Cancel?

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    Why am I going in for this commercial, I'm wrong for it!
    Why is the casting director bringing me in against type?
    Is it a waste of time to go to a commercial casting wh...

  • The Wait Time For This Commercial Audition Is An Hour, Is This Normal?

    With Shaan Sharma, Storytellers Conservatory, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
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    Why do I have to wait so long at a commercial audition?
    Why are commercial casting offices always such a long wait?
    What is the maximum time I should wait at a comm...