What: Casting site

Expected pay: Not Applicable

Husl $core: $$

Requirements: None

Review: Now Casting’s free account allows you to upload photos and a resume, which is searchable by casting directors, agents and managers. You also get a NowCasting email address. Updating your resume on this site also updates it on the Online Players Directory and the NC Auditions Now site. The site will try to sell you on additional services, which range in price from $6 to $21 per month. We do not recommend these, since you can find free job listings at Playbill. However, there’s no downside to signing up with a free account — nor is their a downside to signing up with multiple free accounts on multiple sites. You can also open a free account at Actor’s Access

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What their users say: (Reviews are for the paid service)

“TOTAL WASTE OF TIME AND MONEY ! NOTHING FOR THE SOUTH EAST..OUTDATED NOTICES AND SLIM PICKINGS…I was with them for 4 or 5 years on the free account.I decided to up my account. I recently cancelled it altogether.  I called and talked to Richard. I wanted to get a refund for 2 months of having the updated profile . Not a lot of money for each month to have a reel up but there wasn’t anything in the East. (Maybe 5 notices?)They do not want to give a refund so I will take it up with my cc company. BASICALLY, don’t waste your time. Use Actors Access, or 800 casting, IMDB pro instead.”

“DO NOT PAY $11 OR $5 OR $21 OR $25 OR WHATEVER BS PLAN YOU THINK YOU MIGHT NEED. You don’t need it. Intact I feel like my time was wasted so badly they should pay me. Okay , so I don’t leave negative reviews. I don’t ask for refunds either , two things I’m doing now. I signed up for this “service” two days ago. They have like 10 casting notices. Most of them the “audition day” has passed. Three of them were posted in 2014. The site is useless. In the two days I’ve signed up I submitted to everything. No one responded or viewed. Okay , I wasn’t really expecting a crazy out pour of responses in such a short time but still, the break downs are old , and no one will read the submission bc the roles are freaking filled (in 2014).”

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