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3 Ways to Audition for a TV Show

3 Ways to Audition for a TV Show

Leslie Kahn, MFA

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This article was co-authored by Leslie Kahn, MFA. Leslie Kahn is an acting teacher and coach based in Los Angeles, California. She is the founder and owner of Leslie Kahn & Company, Actor Training, which focuses on preparing actors for employment in film, television and theatre. With over 30 years of experience, Ms. Kahn has trained hundreds of actors who have become household names. She also pursued a BFA program in acting at Marymount Manhattan College, and has worked in television as well as in New York and regional theater. Leslie has a BFA from New York University and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama. This article has been viewed 235,578 times.

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To audition for a TV show, start by getting a professional headshot so you have something to help the directors remember you. Then, search a website like playbill.com or backstage.com for open casting calls in the city closest to where you live. Even if it’s a small part, go to auditions to get the experience and exposure the casting director will be looking for. Additionally, join an acting union to receive networking opportunities and be eligible for union auditions. If you need more help, consider hiring an agent to help you get auditions. Read on for advice on how to use social media to develop a digital presence as an actor!

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