Between student films at colleges, local commercials and theater productions, and feature films drawn in by Massachusetts’ filming incentives, there is no shortage of acting work available in the Boston area. If you are interested in working as anything from an extra to a lead actor, here are some of the best sites to keep an eye on.
- Boston Casting
Boston Casting has been operating for 25 years, and is currently the largest casting company in New England. They have a database of over 100,000 actors and are instrumental in casting both principal roles and extras. Their website has a free talent application and their Facebook page is regularly updated with casting call information.
- New England Film
New England Film is an online magazine that covers all aspects of the film industry, with a special focus on what’s going on in New England each month. They have a free database of paid casting calls and volunteer casting calls, as well as screenwriting jobs and film crew opportunities.
- Auditions Free
Auditions Free is a nationwide database that has daily updates of audition opportunities and casting calls. Your search can be refined by the type of work you’re looking for and by the area in which you wish to work. As the name suggests, all of the information is completely free and easy to navigate.
- Project Casting
Project Casting has information on casting calls and other film jobs across the country. However, the jobs are only available in a list form and there is no way to search through the posts by job type or location, which is a downside.
- Be a Movie Extra
Be a Movie Extra is one of the largest collections of movie extra jobs online. Updated with new opportunities on a daily basis, the site is easy to navigate. Jobs can be searched based on location as well as based on the channel or company that is hiring.
- Casting Call Hub
Casting Call Hub has information on casting calls of all sorts, from movies and television to commercials and modeling. The postings can be split up based on type of work, television network, or location. A free subscription is also available for current information on opportunities in your area delivered straight to your inbox.
- CP Casting
CP Casting and Acting Studio offers both casting opportunities and acting classes. In addition to hosting open casting calls, they always welcome people to send in headshots and resumes that they will take into consideration.
For those who are more dedicated to the acting profession, Backstage is a website with a fee attached, ranging from $12 to $20 each month. Information is available to view for free concerning casting calls and auditions, but you must be a member in order to apply for a job.
- Movie X
Movie X is another site with a registration fee, although it is considerably less expensive. With packages ranging from $12 to $36 each year, the site offers casting call information and audition information on projects around the globe.