ACTORS OF ALL LEVELS and experience can mail pictures and resumes to us directly. We accept submissions from all of the following: union actors including SAG, AFTRA, and AEA performers, non-union actors, talent agents and managers. Currently, we prefer actors to introduce themselves by sending a headshot and resume to our office by regular US Mail. We also recommend actors with any experience/training to sign up for NEActor.com. We find actors by looking through headshots we receive in the regular mail, and looking at NEActor.com.
To meet new people for speaking roles and background extra work, we often run OPEN CASTING CALLS. We’ve met thousands of new people this way and discovered many people who’ve then been hired for their FIRST ACTING JOB.
Actors just starting out often confuse the job of a Casting Director with that of a Talent Agent.
Representation is the job of the talent agent who handles the actors’ affairs and receives a commission for their service. It is important to understand that WE DO NOT REPRESENT ACTORS nor do we charge actors a fee to come to auditions or open casting calls at CP Casting.
Our clients are production companies, advertising agencies, TV & film studios, photographers, and other media professionals who pay us. As professional casting directors we present the best actors we know for each role without bias.
Actors are usually booked for work in speaking roles, after auditioning and selection by a director or producer or client. However, an actor could be booked directly from a headshot & resume for background extra or photographic work. When an actor is booked the producer pays their wages, not CP Casting.
CPC was first to create a local WORK AND EVENTS BOARD, which includes information about auditions, open casting calls, classes, and networking events. Actors are encouraged to sign up for our EMAIL BLAST free of charge.
Working with the local SAG-AFTRA office, CPC created a new opportunity to meet and audition union talent, through the CASTING DIRECTOR ACCESS. Union members have an additional chance to be seen for speaking roles.
We deeply care that actors who audition for us and who get jobs from our recommendation are informed, and have been given the space and the respect necessary to do their best work.
At CPC our happiest and proudest lines are “YOU GOT THE PART!”