Okay, you do not understand how long I’ve been waiting to release this video. Some backstory first: We love casting workshops, but especially doing casting workshops effectively. This means crafting your target list, researching the shows you want to be on, and knowing what offices you should be getting in front of. It’s that last part that is crucial, and the best resource out there is CastingAbout.com. CastingAbout compiles every casting office (including theatrical/film, commercials, theatre) in LA and NYC, with what project they currently are casting, as well as which casting director, associate and assistant, are on each project. Using Acting Resource Guru and CastingAbout in tandem is one of the strongest marketing combinations you can do.

This is why I’m super excited to share this episode of GuruTips! We got to sit down with the creators of CastingAbout, Blair Hickey and Brian Wold, in the Breakdown Services headquarters, and share not only how this website started, but everything you should know about the casting process. Plus, we’re bringing Blair and Brian back for the next two weeks to share even more pro-tips on how you can make yourself stand out to casting!

We love working with CastingAbout, and know that our members love using this amazing resource, so we got you a deal!

You can get yourself a week of CastingAbout absolutely FREE by going to CastingAbout.com/guru!

Now it’s YOUR turn to win! First subscribe to our YouTube channel and then let us know in the comments how you plan to use CastingAbout! We’re giving away some amazing ARG prizes! (Last week we gave away TWO free copies of The Hollywood Survival Guide to Carla and Kelly P! You two rule!)

And I know that you have lots of questions, so I want to make it easy for you to get them answered. Do you have a burning question that you want me to answer in Guru Tips For Actors? Email us your questions and we’ll address it in a future #GuruTips episode!

Notice my new hairstyle? 😉

Ajarae Coleman | Acting Resource Guru

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Ajarae is an actress and entrepreneur living in Los Angeles. She founded Workshop Guru in 2012, which expanded into Acting Resource Guru in 2017, to help actors save time and money on classes and workshops, and give them a powerful voice by publishing anonymous actor reviews of acting schools, casting directors, talent agencies and management companies. You can see Ajarae on shows like ABC’s SCANDAL, REVENGE, PRIVATE PRACTICE, and THE CATCH, CBS’s THE McCARTHYS, 2 BROKE GIRLS, and NCIS: NEW ORLEANS, NBC’s DAYS OF OUR LIVES, TNT’s PERCEPTION, I'M SORRY on TruTV, and more. She raised over $17,000 and co-created an action comedy television show called SMACK Unit, currently has national commercials running, and has cultivated rewarding relationships with her agents and manager.

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