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We've collected many interesting articles which can hopefully help you on your way as an actor, model, singer, dancer, extra and so on.

We will regularly add new articles and guides.

If you have got any suggestions for articles, we'd very much like to hear from you.


How To Practise Lines With Your Child

Thursday d. 17 September 2020 - For actors
Does your child dream of becoming an actor, but finds it difficult to concentrate when rehearsing lines? Here are a few tips that can help.
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The Benefits Of Being A Minority In The Casting Industry

Thursday d. 17 September 2020 - For everyone
Is it hard to get jobs as a minority or are there benefits to being different? In this article, we will address the realities in the casting world.
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Can I Become A Model If I Have Acne?

Thursday d. 17 September 2020 - For models
We've all seen the models in commercials that have such beautiful skin, no birthmarks (unless it’s a perfect size and in the perfect spot), no bags under their eyes, and not a single pimple. But what if you suffer from acne or get pimples regularly? Does that mean you have to say goodbye to a modelling career? We discuss the realities and options here.
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60+ - Do I Still Have A Chance?

Thursday d. 17 September 2020 - For everyone
You know more about retirement payments than student loans. Your hair has been grey for a while, and you have the physical characteristics of a life well-lived. Although your birth certificate shows you’ve entered the modelling game late, it doesn’t mean you’ve lost. On the contrary, over-60 models and Extras are becoming more and more popular.
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Find Your Playing Age

Thursday d. 17 September 2020 - For actors
Have you seen the coolest casting notice and just HAVE to try out, but you're not quite the right age? We have good news — you could be considered for the job after all. Keep reading to find out what ages you can play as an actor.
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How To Improvise As An Actor

Tuesday d. 8 September 2020 - For actors
It may sound straightforward, but it’s not as easy as you might think. In fact, it’s one of the most difficult techniques an actor can learn. Here are some tips and tricks on how to learn improvisation.
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What Should I Pack For A Casting Session?

Thursday d. 20 August 2020 - For actors
Are you confused about what to bring to an audition? Use our packing list below to make sure you don’t forget anything in the future. Here’s a handy list of what to pack for your next audition.
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Can I Become A Model If I Have Braces?

Thursday d. 20 August 2020 - For models
The other day, Maria wrote to us and asked if it’s possible to become a model if you have braces. We thought it was such a good question that we would like to share our answer with the rest of you. So here it is.
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How To Smile With Your Eyes

Thursday d. 20 August 2020 - For models
One of the secrets behind a good picture is to smile with your eyes. Or “smize” as Tyra Banks called it in America’s Next Top Model. Here are a few tricks to help you learn to smile with your eyes.
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What Is Dubbing?

Friday d. 7 August 2020 - For actors
Dubbing can be challenging even for the most seasoned dubbing professionals. It takes the ability to portray characters based on their behaviours, responses and interactions with other characters. But what is dubbing really?
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How To Become An Actor With No Experience

Friday d. 7 August 2020 - For actors
Would you like to become an actor, but have never tried it before? You can easily become an actor, even if you have little or no experience. It’s never too late to begin. Here’s how to get started.
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How to Use Instagram As An Actor

Thursday d. 6 August 2020 - For actors
Are you looking for an effective way to promote yourself as an actor? Have you considered Instagram as an option, but aren’t sure how to use it effectively? Keep reading to learn about Instagram’s potential for actors.
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How to Become a Fitness Model

Thursday d. 6 August 2020 - For models
Do you dream of a career as a fitness model?
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How To Become A TV Host

Tuesday d. 9 June 2020 - For everyone
Do you think you could do a better job than the hosts you watch? Onlinecasting frequently has listings for anyone interested in becoming a TV host. In addition to asking the right questions and enjoying to talk, what else does it take to be a really good TV host?
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Are You Ready To Become a Hair Model?

Thursday d. 4 June 2020 - For models
Are you're ready to turn your sad locks into a stylish, modern hairstyle? Why not become a hair model?
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How To Improve Line Memorization

Thursday d. 4 June 2020 - For actors
You’ve tried this: You’re on the stage, or in front of the camera, and then suddenly your inner voice shouts, "What am I supposed to say? Why can't I remember? Come on, remember it now!", and you watch as your fellow actors look at you concerned. Here are our suggestions on how to improve line memorization.
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Tips From a Former Model

Tuesday d. 26 May 2020 - For models
Backed by years of industry experience, here are some tips to becoming a better model.
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How To Position Yourself In Front Of The Camera

Tuesday d. 26 May 2020 - For models
You have just been booked for your first photoshoot as a model. Of course, you are very pleased, but then anxiety starts to set in. We hope that the following helps ease your nerves. You can also use these tips to create great pictures for your Onlinecasting profile and land even more auditions.
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What do you do as an extra?

Tuesday d. 26 May 2020 - For extras
Would you like to be in a movie? A real movie with an advertising budget and famous actors? It's actually not as impossible as it may sound.
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How To Become a Child Model?

Tuesday d. 26 May 2020 - For models
Most parents are probably a little curious about whether their son or daughter has what it takes to become a child model. Hopeful parents even send us pictures of their babies. Keep reading to learn what it takes to become a child model.
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Learn to Cry On Command

Tuesday d. 26 May 2020 - For actors
Actors in both film and theater can often end up with a role that requires them to cry on command. Mastering this technique and showing compelling signs of sadness is very difficult. We have listed ten methods that should help you get your tears flowing in any role.
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Could My Child Be A Model?

Monday d. 18 May 2020 - For models
Modeling agencies are not just looking at your child's appearance. It is important that during a photo or video shoot that your child can remain behaved, patient, follow directions, and sit still.
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Improve Your Onlinecasting Profile

Monday d. 18 May 2020 - For everyone
Use this checklist for tips and tricks to improve your online casting profile.
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Can I Be a Hand Model?

Monday d. 18 May 2020 - For models
Hand modelling is a profession that can lead to many more opportunities. They are used in advertisements for products such as; jewelry, lotions, nail care, etc. Here is our guide to see what it takes to be a hand model.
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How to Make a Good Showreel

Monday d. 18 May 2020 - For actors
In short, a Showreel is a video presentation of yourself and your acting abilities. This is probably best compared to a resume, providing examples of your previous work. A showreel also presents your talents and positive qualities that can be offered to a production. As mentioned before, all of the presentation is expressed through a video, rather than on paper. Here is some helpful advice on how to make your showreel look great.
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Preparing a Strong Application for Auditions

Monday d. 18 May 2020 - For everyone
When online casting sends out an audition notice for a casting call you would like to attend, you must send in an application to the casting department or Director.
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Can I Become A Model If I Have Tattoos?

Friday d. 15 May 2020 - For models
Over the last 30 years, the modelling industry has changed tremendously. Now many different people can become models - even if you have tattoos. Read here for what to pay attention to.
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How to Become a Plus-Size Model

Friday d. 15 May 2020 - For models
Here's everything you need to know about becoming a model with curves.
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Unprofessional And Deceitful Casting Agents

Saturday d. 30 April 2016 - For everyone
In this article you can read about what to do if you feel uncomfortable with a casting agent, and what Onlinecasting is doing to ensure your safety.
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Nudity and castings

Saturday d. 30 April 2016 - For models
Sometimes it happens that we post a casting requiring nudity. Read our recommendations about the subject of nudity here.
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Why do I need a VIP profile?

Friday d. 18 March 2016 - For everyone
Given that it is free to have a normal profile on Onlinecasting, and I can still use most of the features on Onlinecasting - why should I then upgrade to a VIP profile?
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How to take a good picture of yourself

Friday d. 23 May 2014 - For models
Taking a good photo of yourself: a few basics to help you get the perfect shot.
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Tips On How To Look Thinner On Pictures

Friday d. 23 May 2014 - For everyone
When it comes to taking pictures, most of the people are concerned because of the fact that they look overweight in the photos.
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Tips To Be A Better Extra

Friday d. 23 May 2014 - For extras
Do not do to complain about the long hours of waiting.
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How to look taller in pictures

Friday d. 23 May 2014 - For everyone
As much as we would like to change our height, it is impossible to do so. Most people view it as an impediment to style. Here are tips on how to look taller on pictures.
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How to prepare for a casting?

Friday d. 23 May 2014 - For everyone
A casting is your big chance to be seen and get heard by directors and producers - and to show them your abilities as an actor or TV star.
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