Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Secret To Getting MORE Auditions - Insider tips from 30 Casting Directors, Agents and Managers!

25 Ways To Get MORE Auditions!
By Talent Manager Wendy Alane Wright

Every day actors ask me this question: "How Can I Get More Auditions?" The majority of actors I speak to feel they are just not "getting out enough" with their agents. Or they don't have an agent and they need MORE auditions. These 25 insider tips will help you get more auditions and make you more marketable to potential employers!
You should also know it is possible to get more auditions without an agent. You simply have to know what to do.

I am going to give you very specific advice for actors who want to increase their auditions. Assuming you already have trained extensively at becoming an actor, this advice won't be for the lazy actor. It will take WORK, but it works! 
And you are worth it.

I interviewed a bunch of my personal industry friends to give you the REAL information you need. I find that successful people are very willing to help new actors succeed. Don’t be intimidated by Casting Directors, Agents or Managers. We love actors; that’s why we do what we do.
If you want to learn HOW to get more auditions this book is a MUST READ for every actor - "25 WAYS TO GET MORE AUDITIONS - with Insider tips from 30 Casting Directors, Agents and Managers."!untitled/cktc
These answers are the REAL deal. In this book you will hear from people who hire actors EVERY SINGLE DAY. Take their advice to heart and put it into action. You CAN have a successful acting career. You just need to know what to do! 

Here are just a few Pros sharing their advice....
Chris Gehrt -  Casting Director 

Wendy, I think the two biggest ways to get more auditions are REPETITION and TRUST.  Always be performing, whether it be plays, stand up, sketch or Internet videos. Work begets more work. If a Casting Director is on the fence about calling you in, they're more likely to take a chance on you when they know you are taking this seriously by performing in mediums that aren't necessary for money or fame. Plus if you're constantly performing your resume will speak for itself.  

Actors are always told to promote themselves, which can sometimes make them appear like desperate car salesmen. The confidence you'll get from always performing will make you appear less desperate which in turn will make people in the industry take you more seriously. And at the end of the day, have fun with it because people like to be around people that are not a pain in the ass.  

Chris has worked in casting on 50 TV and film projects including Sons Of Anarchy, Teen Wolf and It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.

Mark Atteberry - Working Actor

Wendy my advice to actors is always "persist." Nothing will get actors more work than simply keeping at it; working harder than everyone else and never giving up. And, I am a big fan of self-producing and creating your own work. That old adage of "work begets work" is so true. The more work you create for yourself the more work you'll get. I did a series of four short films with my very talented friends a few years back and it has led to tons of legit work for us all. All four films won at festivals, one got me a "Best Actor in a Leading Role" award and one went viral and got 40 million hits! That one is now being made into a feature film (Butterfly Circus). Spending several weekends with finds creating exciting work for ourselves has brought me more auditions and work than submitting to Actor's Access, doing Casting Director Workshops and sending out post cards could ever do combined. "Always be working" is my motto.

Mark has acted in 38 Film and TV projects including: Scandal, Bones, Grey’s Anatomy, The Newsroom. The Mentalist, Criminal Minds, Dexter, Young & The Restless, Gone Girl and 24. He also has one of the best TYPE classes in the business located in Los Angeles called:


Melissa Skoff - Casting Director

My best advice is to get into an excellent class, be around actors, get a great reel up online, stay on top of your agent, and look your best. The more actors make themselves visible to the casting community, be it through actual film and TV bookings, plays, online media channels, mingling, etc., the better chance they have. But the ultimate criteria is, when you go into an audition or are asked to put yourself on tape, or whatever, how good really is your audition? Do you think out of the box? Did you give the character enough substance to stand out from other actors' auditions? Ultimately, it comes down to the impression one makes in the room. Casting people don't forget a great audition, whether or not you book the role. If not here, then hopefully something else that comes up will give
you another opportunity. Remember, you can always improve your cold readings and prepared readings. And a good buzz is always a great thing! 

Melissa has worked on 84 TV and Film projects including Soul Man, 18 Again!, Deep Star 6, Back To School, JAG, Quantum Leap, Dukes of Hazzard, and Police Academy; Mission to Moscow.

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Amy Jo Berman – Casting Director  (Yes we know eachother:)


Wendy, I tell actors if you want to get more auditions (which assumes you're already getting some but want MORE), then get REALLY good at knocking their socks off anytime you get any opportunity to audition. An actor is much more likely to have someone who knows and likes you bring you back again and again, than get in for the first time for someone who doesn’t know you at all. Leverage that relationship you already have by making sure you have extremely competitive auditioning skills. Great auditions make Casting Directors want to give you more audition opportunities.

As HBO’s Vice President of Casting, Amy worked on dozens of critically acclaimed, award-winning projects including John Adams, Recount, Game of Thrones, Angels in America, The Pacific, Elizabeth I, Grey Gardens, Rome, Boardwalk Empire and Game Change. To learn more from Amy please visit:


There are so many INDUSTRY PROS in this ebook sharing their insider advice ++ PLUS 25 of my own SECRET tips that I use to help my signed actors get more jobs in TV and Film. 

Don't wait you... need to get informed! Download the BOOK Here and start getting MORE AUDITIONS NOW. $10
When you follow the advice in this ebook you will be amazed by the results you can get.

After you read it and start APPLYING what it says to do email me at and let me know the projects you are booking! I will share them on my social media. I love success stories... especially ones I help create :)

See you on the RED CARPET!

Wendy Alane Wright

Talent Manager
WAW Entertainment 

Friday, April 17, 2015

85 Fun Things To Do While You Are In LA For Pilot Season

Wendy Alane Wright is a Hollywood Talent Manager with WAW Entertainment. Her clients have appeared in numerous national commercials, movies, webisodes, short films, and on television networks such as ABC, NBC, Comedy Central, BIO, Lifetime, plus many more. Previous to being a Manager and a Talent Agent at Burn Down Entertainment, she assisted many high profile Managers, Agents and Publicists in the careers of Neil Patrick Harris, Johnny Galecki, Sarah Michelle Geller, The Four Tops, The Bee Gees, Meatloaf, Whoopi Goldberg, Steve Guttenberg, The Cranberries Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand, Kenny Rogers, and Neil Diamond. Wendy is also a Recording Artist, Actress, Author and Music Producer all  giving her a 360-degree perspective of the industry.

If you are in LA for Pilot Season you have probably left your family and friends back home in your home state. That's always hard to be away from your loved ones and part of the sacrifice we make to help our children's dreams come true.

Since you have some time out here in this beautiful state of California, take advantage of it! Here are some MUST see places you can visit in between auditions and acting classes.

California is full of beautiful scenery, out door activities, interesting towns and cities in every direction you drive, these are my favorites which I separated by area.
Universal City Walk
Magic Castle
North Hollywood
Chinatown/Thai Town
Museum of History
Getty Center
Griffith Observatory
LA Zoo
Dodgers Games
Theatres on Santa Monica
Downtown LA
LA Live
Science Museum/Space Shuttle
Beverly Hills
Marina Del Rey
Santa Monica Pier Carnival
Pasadena Old Town
Eaton Canyon
Manhattan Beach, Seal Beach, Redondo Beach 

Mission Inn
Riley’s Apple Orchard
Lake Arrowhead
Big Bear
Palm Springs
Desert Hot Springs

Newport Beach
Laguna Beach
Disney Land
Knotts Berry Farm
Medieval Times
Dana Point
San Clemente
Disney California Adventure
Antiques in Orange

Presidential Library
Filmore Train Ride

Santa Barbara
Hearst Castle

San Francisco
Sequoia Redwoods
Mill Valley
Santa Cruz
Winchester Mystery House
Shasta Cascade

Old Town San Diego
San Diego Zoo
Wild Animal Park
Sea World
La Jolla
Lake San Marcos

Aquarium Of the Pacific LB
Long Beach
Queen Mary
Cruises from Long Beach

Mammoth Lakes
Lake Tahoe

LAS VEGAS and of course HAWAII:)

Any of these places and activities will make for a fun day for you and your family. Being in LA for pilot season can be a lot of work and stress so...remember to have a lot of fun too!! You deserve it!
See you on the Red Carpet!

Wendy Alane Wright
Talent Manager

Sunday, April 12, 2015

25 Ways To Get MORE Auditions!

Wendy Alane Wright is a Hollywood talent manager and the president of WAW Entertainment. Her clients have appeared on television networks such as ABC, NBC, TNT, CBS, Comedy Central, BIO, Lifetime, and more. They have booked TV shows including “Modern Family,” “Blackish,” “Extant,” “The Colony,” “Animal Kingdom,” “My Haunted House,” and “Henry Danger,” as well as hundreds of commercials for major spots including Shutterfly, Mercedes, Visa, Taco Bell, Honda, Legos, Hot Wheels, and many more. Prior to being a manager and a talent agent at Burn Down Entertainment, Wright assisted many high profile managers, agents, and publicists. For 20 years she was a recording artist, actor, and music producer, and is now the author of five books called, “Secrets of a Hollywood Talent Manager.” Wright teaches the business of acting all over the country and is on the faculty of schools including the New York Studio for Stage and Screen in North Carolina and LA Acting Academy in Phoenix, Arizona. For years she has appeared in numerous magazines, and on radio shows and talk shows including “The Oprah Winfrey Show.”
 Wendy is also a Recording Artist, Actress, Author and Music Producer all  giving her a 360-degree perspective of the industry.

25 Ways To Get MORE Auditions!

Every day actors ask me this question: "How Can I Get More Auditions?" The majority of actors I speak to feel they are just not "getting out enough" with their agents. It also possible to get more a audtions without an agent. But you have to know what to do.

I have some very specific advice for actors who want to increase their auditions. Assuming you already have trained extensively at becoming an actor, this advice won't be for the lazy actor. It will take WORK.

1) Do outstanding work in short films that go to Sundance.

2) Get exposure through commercials. (Did you know Spielberg watches commercials to find new actors?)

3) Produce your own Webseries and short films.

4) Raise enough money to cast name actors. Collaborate on other actors projects.

5) Build real relationships with writers, directors, producers you work with.

6) Be a reader in various casting offices.

7) Send a VERY strong acting clip and cover letter to directors you want to work with - mail it to the Directors Guild Of America which will forward the mail onto their members.

8) Nurture the relationships you make, be of service on other peoples projects.

9) Produce and star in a play that gets incredible reviews and delivers industry turn out. Invite CDs to attend.

10)  Know your type and be sure your acting clips on Actors Access match your type. Whatever your top 3 types are, be sure you have a clip that showcases each one so your agent has them to submit with.

11) Every 3 months ask your agent for your Talent Report which shows what you have been submitted for.

12) Your headshots must be outstanding. Try various pictures until you find ones CDs respond to.

13) When presenting scenes go to Showfax and look for something that was a scene for a guest star or a film that wasn’t too popular. Pick a scene that isn’t a famous scene.

14) Pitch your own projects to Networks.

15) Make people find and come to you, instead of begging them to see you.

16) Empower others, lift everybody else up on every project you work on. Be the kind of person people want to work with, again and again.

17) Produce a YouTube channel with great content that showcases your work and brings massive viewership.

18) Build up your Twitter / social media following.

19) Stay in touch with the CDs that do call you in for any auditions.

20) Use EVERY opportunity to market yourself always add your demo reel link in your correspondence. The more people who see your work and are familiar with it the better. You never know who is watching.

21) CDs are also building a career of longevity. A CD may remember your work for years and
call you in to audition years after they initially saw you.

22) Try to get in front of the top CDs like Janet Hirshenson and Jane Jenkins. People who can put you in projects that get watched.

23) KNOW it may take 10+ years of doing quality work and building solid relationships.

24) Upload Great Acting clips that show your type so you, your agents and or manager can use it to submit you with.

25) Ask your friends who are signed with great agents or managers to introduce you to their representatives who may be able to get you more auditions.

Time, Time, Time. Do what you can control. This business take time, perseverance, delivering solid work all the time, every time, and something very important that you can't control...LUCK.

The fact is this is a very hard business to get successful in. There is so much competition. In addition to being a very highly skilled actor, you must be highly adept at marketing and networking. Forget about pipe dreams and overnight success. In this business slow and steady wins the race. Good luck!

Wendy Alane Wright

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