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Resources and Networking Advice for Actors and Extras

Finding Jobs

Actors can learn about casting calls and projects scheduled to shoot by checking the Film Commission’s Jobs/Casting Call Page. This page frequently gives an address where headshots and resumes can be submitted.

Please note:  We post information about productions when requested. When a production is ready to solicit resumes or head shots, information is provided on the pages below.

Film commissions cannot release information until authorized by the production. Inundating out-of-state productions with job inquiries before they are ready can cause a company to lean toward another area. Most production companies do not hire local cast/crew until they have determined their locations and made other decisions — after which, things move rather quickly.

The casting call job listings include information on features, TV movies, series and other projects in production or pre-production, that have already chosen Texas locations and have asked for the information to be posted on our site.

The Casting Call Page does not always tell what roles are being cast. This information is sometimes circulated to talent agents, so it is in your interest to try to gain the performing experience and exposure that can interest agents and casting directors in you.

If you do not have an agent, the next best thing is to get your headshot and resume in the files of casting directors. They do not represent talent, but are hired by production companies to find actors for roles (usually starting with agencies). Some casting directors specialize in casting “extras.”

If interested in becoming an extra, you may also want to register with the local company Legacy Casting:

   www.legacycasting.com/legacy-actors/register

Also follow Legacy Casting on social media:
   www.facebook.com/legacycasting
   Twitter:@legacycasting
   Instagram: @legacy_casting

Networking

Networking at various industry meetings and events is a good way to make yourself known in the community.  Also find individuals and companies listed in the production directories.

Industry Related Resources
Advertising Organizations
Dallas Area Industry Organizations
Educational Programs
Film Festivals
National Industry Organizations
Environmental Media Association’s Green Production Guidelines
Trade Publications and Websites
Transportation and Travel
Unions and Guilds

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