Casting Actors Cast

Casting Actors Cast

The Podcast for Actors from a New York Casting Director with Jeffrey Dreisbach... Show More

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March 4, 2021 21 min

One of the best things about being a Casting Director is the ability to affect an actor’s life in a positive way. When an actor books a role, there is no greater pleasure than to be part of that creative decision. In a similar way, I love doing this podcast/video or PODIO because some tip or suggestion or advise that I have offered has helped actors in ways I never thought possible. I received one such letter that I am excited to s...

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February 25, 2021 18 min

In this episode, I evaluate a new Self tape audition sent in by a Casting Actors Cast listner/viewer! You'll get immediate understanding of how a casting directors' first impression is to your submissions. Both technical choices and acting moments are evaluated for their effectiveness and impact.  Learn how you can get live feedback for your own auditions by submitting to castingactorscast@gmail.com or going to www.cast...

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February 18, 2021 18 min

Act Better!

So maybe the title of this episode caught your attention. Perhaps you’re thinking that there is some secret sauce to making your acting more appreciated by others and therefore feel more successful. Whatever the reason, I want to share some insights I’ve learned both as an actor and now as a casting director that will eliminate the need for you to ever hear “Act Better” from anyone…. including yourself! In this episode...

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February 11, 2021 21 min

WHEN DIRECTORS SAY THE WRONG THINGS…  It’s no mystery that directors/teachers/casting directors, can say the wrong thing to an actor sometimes. Whether it’s for auditions, stage, TV, Film or even voice acting, something might be said that you don’t understand or can’t relate to. What do you do about those weird, uncomfortable, confusing moments? Is there actually a way you can salvage a potentially negative situation into one that ...

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February 4, 2021 20 min

HOW TO MAKE A SLATE GREAT! “Hello, I’m Jeffrey Dreisbach?”…”What’s up, this is Jeff Dreisbach”…”Hi, I’m Jeffrey Dreisbach and I am reading for Hamlet…I am 6’2….on a good day!”. Your slate is the proverbial handshake and first impression we get from you. I have seen actors “loose out” because of a bad slate. No kidding! Let’s end the great slate debate and give you the right way to make your slate great on this episode of Casting Ac...

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January 28, 2021 20 min

“Lights, Camera, ACTION!”

Does this phrase make you nervous, excited, tense or maybe even happy? This phrase, when taken literally, is about you on a set, ready to act, ready to create through your character. As an actor, there is no better moment than hearing that phrase. Really. We’ll talk about that moment and also dissect the phrase into the perfect metaphor for your acting and your acting career. In this episode of Casting Ac...

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January 21, 2021 20 min

Very few things annoy me when I audition actors. I really enjoy the process and love to see accomplished talent show me how they would play the part. I have had actors faint, cry, mumble and explode…and that was before the actual audition! Here are some things I have experienced in auditions that are quite detrimental to the actor and can sabotage their chances of getting realistic consideration for booking a role. In other words…D...

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January 14, 2021 19 min

Acting Myths and Mistakes for 2021

Based on the questions Jeff's received over the past few years; it occurs to him that many actors seem to still be hanging on to misconceptions and untrue claims about being an actor. So, let’s clear the air on some of these weird untruths so we can launch the new year with a realistic perspective and clear eyed understanding of those acting myths and actor mistakes!

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January 7, 2021 22 min

Jeffrey kicks of this episode with the answers to questions you've wanted to hear about acting reels!

What are they? What are they for? Why are they necessary or are they?

Acting Reels are an important tool for the industry. Done right, it can open doors and accelerate a career. Poorly done, it can leave a bad impression of where you are in your career and set you back financially. Take time to think through the purpose of yo...

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December 31, 2020 20 min

Air Date: 12/31/2020

What About Acting in 2021?

What are the plans for your acting in 2021? What about making New Year resolutions? Might that help? Some actors think that planning your acting is wasted energy while others spend a lot of time making plans only to feel defeated in a short period of time... Jeffrey explores the value of looking forward with a clear view of what acting can mean for you in the New Year. Please consid...

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May 28, 2020 22 min

Actors are using the Zoom platform for their auditions and classes. Find out the common mistakes actors make using Zoom. There are several fixes, ideas and positive remedy's that will put you ahead of the rest. Jeffrey spells it all out in a clear, concise way so you can bloom....with Zoom? www.castingactorscast.com and Casting Actors Cast on YouTube!

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