The Top 10 Casting Websites / Best Websites for Finding Actors

Posted by Grant Patten on Aug 18, 2021 6:50:28 AM

THE TOP 10 CASTING WEBSITES / BEST WEBSITES FOR FINDING ACTORSSource: Shutterstock 1122523979, royalty-free stock image

Finding the right talent is often one of the most challenging aspects of any film production. Thankfully, plenty of casting websites that can help producers fulfill these important production requirements are now available (some even for free). So, let’s do a resource round-up of some of the best websites for finding actors.

We’ll discuss, in no particular order:

  1. Backstage/Mandy
  2. CastCaller
  3. IMDbPro
  4. Actors Access
  5. Casting Frontier
  6. LACasting
  7. Casting Networks
  8. NYCastings
  9. AllCasting
  10. StarNow

 

Backstage and Mandy (acquired by Backstage)

Backstage: https://www.backstage.com/
Mandy: https://www.mandy.com/

Backstage is a leading freelancer marketplace connecting talent and content creators. In February 2021, it was announced that Backstage had acquired Mandy, which is another platform for connecting cast, crew, production services and creative pros.

Backstage allows producers to post casting calls and auditions in various popular cities, including New York, LA, Chicago, Seattle, Vancouver and Toronto.

 

CastCaller | free to post auditions and jobs

Website: https://castcaller.com/

Producers and casting directors can use CastCaller to find aspiring actors and models looking to build their recognition. It is free to list an audition or job.

The CastCaller website contains advanced search tools and application management to streamline the audition process.

CastCaller has thousands of people in LA, New York, Toronto, Vancouver, Miami, London and Atlanta who are ready to work.

 

IMDbPro / IMDb casting calls

Website: https://pro.imdb.com/

We would be remiss not to mention one of the oldest and largest databases on the Internet, IMDb. This long-standing movie database website has a professional user tier called IMDbPro.

Actors, producers, casting directors and other crew can post their resume and upload photos of themselves for a yearly membership fee. There is a 30-day free trial. IMDbPro also has a mobile app available on iOS and Android.

Note: You may check out Front Row Insurance’s IMDb page to see some of the many film productions that we have proudly insured over the years.

 

Actors Access / best website for acting auditions

Website: https://www.actorsaccess.com/

Actors Access by Breakdown Services (formed in 1971) releases over 43,000 projects per year throughout North America and maintains a database of over 845,000 actors.

Casting directors and producers can find talent using this platform. They need to post details about their project and the roles/characters they are casting; this is called a “Breakdown” on the platform.

Breakdown Services has offices in LA, New York, Vancouver and Toronto.

 

Casting Frontier / casting call websites

Website: https://castingfrontier.com/

Casting Frontier, based out of LA, is a digital talent casting platform for the entertainment industry.

Casting Frontier maintains one of the largest talent databases and casting call listing services in the US, with a focus on LA and New York. Casting Frontier’s software enables producers and casting agents to identify talent through virtual castings, live feeds and video submissions.

Casting Frontier also offers a useful solution called CF Cloud™ to automatically archive all of your audition sessions for unlimited and continual access.

 

LACasting / casting call website Los Angeles

Website: https://www.lacastinginc.com/

LACasting can be used to cast both principals and extras for feature and independent films, television, commercials, music videos, industrial videos and more.

They make the casting process easy for casting directors and producers by offering an online portal to view talent directly from photos and videos.

 

Casting Networks / sites similar to backstage

Website: https://www.castingnetworks.com/

Casting Networks’ FastCapture® software allows casting directors to release and organize multiple projects, manage submissions from talent and representatives, schedule auditions, share auditions with collaborators and book the right cast.

Casting calls can be posted on Casting Networks’ Casting Billboard®.

 

NYCastings / casting call website New York

Website: https://www.nycastings.com/

NYCastings is a casting notice listing service used by castings directors and producers to cast SAG-AFTRA, actors’ equity and non-union actors. Casting in NY, LA, Atlanta, Chicago, Miami, Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas and more.

Auditions, castings and open calls can be posted in various categories: film/TV/video, theatre, kids/teens, models, voice-overs, student films, dance and more.

 

AllCasting / the best casting call websites

Website: https://allcasting.com/

AllCasting allows casting professionals to find the right talent for their projects. AllCasting connects talent and casting professionals in minutes using unique technologies and features.

In the Lessons section, the AllCasting website also curates educational and news content, guiding both performers and professionals through the entertainment industry.

 

StarNow / casting call website Canada

Website: https://www.starnow.ca/

Casting professionals can list an audition or job for free on StarNow, manage applications, contact members and view member profiles in the Talent Directory.

Auditions, jobs and casting calls can be posted in various countries, including Canada, England, New Zealand and the US. Job categories include acting jobs, extras jobs, presenter jobs, dance jobs and more. Created in London, UK in 2004.

 

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Insurance for body parts for Actors, Models and Performers: What!

Posted by David Hamilton on Jan 9, 2019 2:51:29 PM

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Insuring body parts | Body Part Insurance | Body Insurance | HOW TO INSURE BODY PARTS?

Betty Grable was known as the "Girl with the Million-Dollar Legs" because that's what Fox Studios requested from Lloyd's of London for the Body Parts Insurance policy. Grable was once quoted to have said, "There are two reasons why I am successful in show business and I am standing on both of them." Grable knew her legs were something to be admired. Most ordinary people wouldn't need this type of insurance, but those who have careers based on their appearance or performance might need body part insurance coverage.

There are rumours that Jennifer Lopez insures her rear-end for a billion-bucks, although she denies it. Anyone with a body part that valuable shouldn't go around advertising it.

There are reports throughout the history of the entertainment business of celebrities insuring a variety of body parts.

body parts insuranceThe earliest reports of body part insurance come from the 1920s, when a policy insuring silent movie star Ben Turpin's signature crossed eyes from the risk of going straight was issued. It might seem odd anyone famous for crossed eyes could make it big in the first place but, the fact Turpin took out insurance protecting his asset is rather interesting.

Insurance is a contract binding an insurer to indemnify someone against a specific loss in return for a premium. There needs to be a value for the asset being insured and most of us generally think insurance would cover losses suffered from some kind of disaster. Well, when you think about it, celebrities need body part insurance if their asset is their own rump. What would they have if something happened back there? A disaster!

Bruce Springsteen was once reported to insure his voice for six million dollars and the truth is that had something gone wrong with the Boss's voice, it very well may have cost him the rest of his career and substantial future earning potential. When we consider what a movie star, singer or model has, it's not so strange to imagine that they may want to insure their future in the event something goes wrong. It's just too bad there isn't "No-Talent" Insurance for some of the celebrities.

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Filmmakers and Producers Insurance

Posted by David McLeish on Nov 5, 2018 12:18:55 PM

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You’re a prolific filmmaker with a full production slate. Like most creative people, you‘d rather focus on your work. The problem is that since each project requires its own insurance policy, it often feels like the more you work, the more time you have to spend dealing with insurance!

Worse, while you’ve always received good service from your broker, they don’t quite “get” what it is you do. It’s a hassle getting certificates for your vendors and cast and crew. Too many irrelevant questions are asked by the underwriter. When something unusual comes up like a drone shoot or stunts, there are delays. There has to be a better way.

Luckily, there is. Unlike most insurance professionals in Canada, we specialize in the business of entertainment insurance. It’s not just what we do, and what we’re good at; it’s what we’re passionate about.

Front Row Insurance Brokers is the largest entertainment insurance brokerage by premium volume in Canada, with offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal, Halifax, Nashville, Los Angeles, and New York.

In 2017, we insured over $4 billion of productions worldwide and wrote more than $45 million in film premium. The 38 dedicated film insurance staff in our Canadian offices are experts in TV and film production, so you know you’ll be dealing with someone who understands what you do. Even better, we have staff licensed in every province.

Filming in sunny Saskatchewan? No problem, we’ll get you covered. Perhaps most importantly, as part of our commitment to exceptional service, we will work hard to ensure that the money owed to you is paid if you ever need to make a claim under your policy.

Moreover, our excellent working relationship with the five major companies writing entertainment insurance in Canada ensures that you get more than just the best rates. It also affords us the opportunity to design studio programs which offer coverage tailored to the unique needs of your production slate. A studio program is a custom policy designed by the broker working in concert with the insurer. The advantage to you is that it’s designed around your specific production slate. You won’t have to pay for coverage you don’t require, and your policy will be customized for you by experts in entertainment insurance who understand your needs. Some examples of the benefits available under a studio program include:

  • No cast medicals required for film budgets under $15,000,000, rendering it unnecessary to schedule and attend tedious doctor exams, and saving you the $130 exam fee.
  • Automatic coverage for test shoots, promo shoots, pilots for budgets up to $50,000: no need to call us.
  • Quotations provided immediately for any new project. Rates locked for 12 months. Coverage can be activated and certificates issued on the same day for office rentals, payroll, etc.
  • Insurance wherever you film.

Let us leverage your production slate, combined with our premium volume, for your advantage. We pride ourselves on being the simplest line item on your budget—fast, without the drama.

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Film and TV Industry Workers’ Compensation Explained

Posted by Mike Groner on Jul 21, 2016 9:30:21 AM

Workers Compensation for Film Crews

Film & TV Industry Workers’ Compensation Explained

Crew members on film productions, short films, commercials, documentaries and music videos should always be covered by work comp insurance - the risk of going without is too great.

If you are a crew member working on a low- or micro-budget film production, you should always ask the producer if they have workers’ compensation coverage for the crew and general liability coverage for the production in general.

Workers comp. will provides benefits to workers injured on the job such as: medical costs, rehab costs and loss of future earnings all per the policy wording. In most states and provinces, the producer is obligated to provide coverage for any cast or crew who they hire. In some cases, coverage is arranged through a private entertainment insurance broker and in some cases it is arranged directly through the state or provincial agency responsible for providing workers’ comp.

The benefit to the producer is that once the injured crew member accepts the workers’ comp benefits, they usually waive the right to sue the producer. This is good insurance for the producer.

Sometimes, the insurance company or government workers’ comp agency will not provide coverage if the crew and cast are not being paid, as there is no way to determine loss of future earnings. For this reason, the producer should arrange to at least make nominal payments to cast and crew.

If you are a crew member who gets hurt on the job and there are no work comp benefits available to you, then you are faced with the prospect of suing the producer while recovering from your injuries - difficult and unpleasant, indeed.

Always ask the producer if you will be covered by workers’ comp even when volunteering on a short shoot in any capacity.

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Paddy And Nico And Key Person Insurance

Posted by Steve Beatty on Aug 7, 2015 3:47:56 PM

KEY PERSON INSURANCE

Britain’s Got Talent was thrown a curve ball when dance duo “Paddy and Nico” had to withdraw from the competition.

The sudden change occurred due to a rib injury sustained by Paddy during a rehearsal. Part of the novelty of the team was the fact that the female dance partner was so much older than her male counterpart. Let’s chat for a moment about all of the implications this has on event insurance and key person insurance in general.

Firstly when insuring these performers, it would have been cultureONE-image-perform-artssignificantly more expensive to cover Paddy. Aside from any age related pre-existing conditions, the risks involved in an older person dancing on a live show are far greater than those of a younger person in prime health. As we’ve seen, injuries can be serious and underwriters take this into account before ever assuming risk. With proper coverage in place, the key person insurance would have kicked in and taken care of medical expenses incurred due to Paddy’s involvement with the show.

In most cases involving key person insurance, part of the coverage is used to pay for a replacement with similar competence and experience. Since this is a reality TV show, however, replacing talent would undermine the competition element and would therefore not be possible. As a result, the duo simply withdrew from the show altogether.

While having a dance team so different in age added a fun and exciting element to the competition, it would certainly raise some red flags from a key person insurance standpoint.

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Cast Insurance For Live Performances

Posted by Steve Beatty on Jul 9, 2015 10:08:00 AM

CAST INSURANCE FOR LIVE PERFORMANCES

Cast insurance - woman actor

Here’s a scenario:

You successfully pitched the project, secured the financing, cast a couple of great lead actors in the roles and now you need to get all of the other pieces in place for the show. Of course you need some production insurance, and on this show you want some Cast Insurance on your two leads. They’re both integral to the show and it would bad for you and your investors if an injury, or worse, was to prevent one or both of them from appearing. It’s not a long run; scheduling will make it hard to extend it, so insurance is the way to go to cover the financial exposure of something going wrong with the actors.

You connect with the broker and he tells you a medical will be required on each actor. You think, “No problem - both are young and healthy”, but your contract with them doesn’t say anything about insurance. One of their agents pushes back, but in the end it’s agreed that the actor will see the doctor.

The medical is received, but … (as the reader, I’m sure you knew there was going to be a ‘but’ coming) … when the insurance company reviews it, they make note of a history of a medical condition that concerns them. The underwriter researches it and speaks with her company’s consulting physician and learns that the condition is exacerbated by stress and can really flair up if the person becomes fatigued. This is a rigorous and physical show with 6 shows a week. You begin to be concerned.

The insurers decide this is a risk they don’t want to insure. Now your concern elevates. The financial risk is high and, if the health condition becomes an issue, you will likely need to cancel the show as there won’t be time to re-cast and rehearse a new actor into the remaining scheduled performances.

As a broker, I have seen this scenario play out many times. So how can it be avoided? What are the steps a Producer can take to protect themselves from facing a major insurance policy exclusion that leaves them with a big financial exposure?

I recommend that Producers start thinking about Cast Insurance when they are budgeting their show. If you aren’t able to work the cost of understudies or swings into your budget, or if the success of the run could be affected by the loss of a lead-role actor, then you should be including Cast Insurance as a line item in your show budget.

CAST INSURANCE CONCERNS TO CONSIDER:

  • Put it in the contract. Your deal memos or engagement agreements should always address the insurability of the actor and should secure their consent to see an approved physician for a medical exam.
  • Talk to your lawyer. A pre-signed medical would be ideal, but this could leave you with a discrimination exposure if you decide not to hire based on the findings. It may be appropriate under certain circumstances, but talk to your lawyer before going down this path. Sometimes the process of negotiating the medical and insurability clause will open a discussion about something that could present an insurance issue.
  • Medical & health-related information obtained through a cast medical is extremely valuable. As Producer, you will be privy to information about conditions which could affect the actor and impact your show.
  • Cast Medical Insurance can exclude pre-existing health conditions, drug, alcohol & substance abuse, psychological disorders and performance issues such as voice or movement-related issues. If your financial risk is too high because of a health-related exclusion then you need to be able to rely on your contract with the actor to provide you with a remedy. Without the protection of a contract, you may have to accept the exposure of a policy exclusion.
  • Think about their family. The death of an immediate family member during the run will result in the actor needing to take time away from your show. How will you address this? Your insurance coverage can include Family Bereavement coverage to help deal with the costs of an unexpected cancellation, postponement or interruption.
  • Build a schedule that works. When faced with an insurance exclusion, think about how you can schedule your shows to allow time for the person to care for themselves or time for health-care support. Be sure that the actor can maintain their usual health protocols while on your show: their personal wellness is a priority.

Cast insurance can be a key component of managing the financial risks of a show. It can be used effectively to pay committed production expenses, reimburse pre-production costs and pay for sunk expenses such as media & marketing, and it can be used to pay additional costs associated with re-casting or re-scheduling shows. But, you need to have good information that enables you to develop a contingency plan for dealing with a problem if it occurs.

As with most things, information and communication are key to structuring a plan for managing cast-related risks, so open the dialogue early, build the insurance costs into your budget, and go out and cast those amazing actors in your show.

 

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Film production cast insurance and artists' hobbies/outside interests

Posted by David Hamilton on May 20, 2015 10:24:00 AM

FILM PRODUCTION CAST INSURANCE

FILM PRODUCTION CAST INSURANCE - FLYINGPhoto credit: Shutterstock Royalty-free stock photo ID: 502977010

Harrison Ford and film production insurance. These terms go together like peanut butter and nuclear warfare.

Han Solo is at it again. After being injured on the set of Star Wars, Ford was injured again in a minor plane crash in 2015. While flying his vintage plane, he experienced engine trouble and crashed on a Venice, California golf course. Hopefully, next time he'll have the decency to yell "FORE" before impact. How will his future film projects be affected? One thing's for sure, the insurance industry is taking note.

It has already been reported that insurance carriers associated with Ford’s future film projects may put it in writing that he is forbidden to fly recreationally so long as they carry the film production insurance on his movies.

Cast Insurance Coverage reimburses the production company for any extra expense or cost necessary to complete the principle photography of a covered production due to injury of any covered performer or director. However, most film insurance policies have an exclusion under the Cast Coverage for any covered cast member taking part in flying other than as a passenger. 

It is very important for a production to obtain details on their artists' hobbies/outside interests when signing them onto a project, as these types of policy exclusions can become very expensive issues down the line.

Lloyd's of London might be inclined to write a policy that would protect Ford even if he were to fly during production; however, the premiums would be above and beyond the cost of the primary film insurance package.

It looks like if Ford wants production insurance, he may have to stick to flying the Millennium Falcon on set. Don't fly, Harrison! Don't fly!

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-31759873

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Risk Assessments for Film Productions

Posted by David Hamilton on Nov 20, 2012 1:44:00 PM

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Most workplace injuries and diseases can be prevented by identifying and dealing with potential workplace hazards and unsafe work practices.

Q. When do you need to conduct a risk assessment?

A.  For each potentially hazardous activity or situation involved in your production. I.e.,

Conducting FILM PRODUCTION Risk Assessments – 3 basic steps

  1. Identify potential hazards and unsafe work practices
  2. Assess the risks associated with the potential hazards and/or unsafe work practices
  3. Deal with the potential hazards and/or unsafe work practices

Remember: Write your risk assessments down on paper; that way, they can be attached to call sheets and used as a reference in case they are needed at a later date.

A specialized film insurance broker is best able to present the risks associated with your film production to the film insurance underwriter to ensure you receive the best coverage and premium for your production.

Front Row Insurance Brokers are specialized Film Insurance Brokers. Please call us if you have any questions.

The above information is  based on WorkSafe – Focus on Safety – Safe Work Practices for Film and Television Production in B.C. (2001 edition)

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How a Specialized Film Insurance Broker can help your Production

Posted by David Hamilton on Apr 10, 2012 5:54:00 PM

How a film insurance broker helps

Film InsuranceA broker will help identify the risks associated with a production. Once the risks are identified, the risk can be transferred to an insurance company for a fee or premium. The film insurance broker negotiates the lowest possible premium and the broadest coverage available in the market place.

Unlike insurance agents - who work for the insurance company - insurance brokers work for the client. Insurance brokers are recognized by law as experts in insurance. Insurance brokers in Canada must pass a series of exams in order to be licensed and there is annual continuing education to maintain a license. Make sure your broker is licensed in the province that you are shooting your production or the production could be fined or subject to a surtax.

Insurance brokers owe a higher duty of care to their clients than an insurance agent. Brokers represent the interests of their clients, not the insurance companies. They offer professional advice in arranging insurance on behalf of their clients.

Since insurance brokers are considered under the law as professionals, they are responsible for their actions and can be sued for professional negligence if their advice is deemed to be faulty. All licensed brokers therefore need to carry professional Errors and Omissions coverage. You should ask your broker the limit of E&O that they cover: $1,000,000 may not be enough once defense costs are deducted from the limit.

The many roles of a film insurance broker include: 

  • Negotiate with the insurance companies on behalf of clients. There are four film insurance companies in Canada: an insurance broker must be familiar with what these companies offer so that the best price and coverage is procured for the producer.
  • Brokers facilitate claims - Because the broker works on behalf of the client, it is their duty to ensure that insurance companies pay the full amount of the claim that the client is entitled to.
  • The broker acts as a conduit for communication between the insurance company and the client. This includes providing certificates for banks, bonding companies and locations to evidence coverage allowing banks to release funds to the client, locations to be locked by the location manager and equipment to be rented.
  • Advise clients on ways to limit potential liabilities during production.
  • Review scope of the client's existing insurance policies to reveal gaps or deficiencies in the coverage.
  • Comprehensive examination of the clients production to assess the amount and type of insurance required. A broker will also help the client understand what coverage they have and do not have and they can explain any limits to the coverage.

It is important to deal with a broker that understands the specific language shown on film production policies. For this reason, it is strongly suggested that you seek out a specialized film insurance broker when you need insurance for your production.

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Cast Insurance: 5 Reasons to Use an Approved Cast Doctor

Posted by David Hamilton on Jul 10, 2011 10:12:00 AM

CAST INSURANCE

Doctors cast insuranceAn approved cast doctor will save a film producer time and money when obtaining film production insurance for a film production.

Cast insurance covers against extra expenditures incurred by the production caused by death, sickness, disability or kidnapping of insured cast members, director, DOP, or anyone else designated under cast coverage. Financiers and distributors will usually require cast insurance before they release funds. 

Five reasons why it is well worth the effort to seek out an experienced doctor that is familiar with cast exams:

  1. An approved doctor is trained to dig for more information when an actor is being evasive regarding a previous medical condition such as substance abuse or a bad back. This information is material to the insurance company and the producer as it will determine if the actor will be subject to additional premiums to become insurable.
  2. An approved doctor will not be bullied or awed by a celebrity actor: they obtain better information.
  3. An approved doctor knows what information a film insurance underwriter needs and provides it. There is less back and forth questioning which saves everyone time.
  4. An approved doctor always answers all the questions on the cast medical form which avoids delays.
  5. Last but not least, an approved doctor was approved in the first place because they have legible handwriting! 

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DICE Insurance

Third Party Property Damage

Crew Vehicles

Umbrella Vs. Excess Liability

Commercial General Liability

Negative Film / Videotape and Faulty Stock

Workers Comp

Cast Insurance

Extra Expense (EE)

Foreign Locations

Claims

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