How do you find actors for commercials?


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Find actors for commercials and similar projects by posting an ad on classifieds sites such as Craigslist.org or by searching through actor listings on sites such as GigSalad.com or ExtrasNI.com, as of 2015. Many modeling and acting agencies also accept inquiries for casting needs on specific projects.

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Making a posting in the Talent category of the Gigs section on the Craigslist page for a particular city can connect directors or casting agents with actors in the area. This section features listings for various short-term performance and modeling jobs. The listing should include information about the commercial, the requirements of the actor or actress and compensation. The ad also needs to include some form of contact information.

Sites such as GigSalad.com and ExtrasNI.com allow aspiring actors to post pictures and resumes so that a casting agent or director can browse through profiles and select the right person for a role. Since the sites include pictures of its users, it makes it easy for the casting agent to quickly identify the person with the appropriate appearance for the commercial. When contacting an agency to fill a role, you should include as much information as possible about the job. Remember that agencies charge a fee for filling the role.

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