Each week I audition for and submit to a variety of projects, from film to TV to web series to VO jobs. Some opportunities come from agents, some from referrals (including one this week from a client in the Dominican Republic!), a few from networking, and some I seek out.
And occasionally, like last night, I participate in what’s called “generals,” where a group of people audition to be part of a database for future projects. Talent buyers view/listen to the submissions, and either cast directly from those (which is very nice) or ask for an audition from a script specific to the project at hand. I’ve noticed that more potential clients are creating their own databases, instead of only relying on casting or talent agencies or even Craigslist to provide talent.
Over the years, you’d think I’d have gotten used to not hearing, waiting to hear, etc. That getting called in to one of the big three casting agencies would be old hat. But every audition is new and full of possibilities.