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Upcoming Events Sponsored by Casting Networks members only

The First & Third Tuesday of Each Month!
Casting Networks Industry Mixer
The First & Third Tuesday of Each Month!

Join the staff of Casting Networks for a meet and greet cocktail party. 

New Members and Veterans- come to our social!

  • When May 6th and May 20th 2008
  • Where: The Sunset Trocadero, 8280 Sunset Blvd. 

but you are welcome to stay as long as you like. Come and socialize with other members and have some drinks on us! No Casting Director or Talent Agent is scheduled to attend this event but you never know who might drop by. This is a great way to mingle with other actors and find out what is happening in Los Angeles.

To RSVP, go to the Direct Cast section at, look for the most recent industry mixer and submit your Casting Networks profile.

*Mixers may be cancelled at any time due to holidays, space availability etc. We recommend checking the Direct Cast board to confirm that the event is taking place prior to attending.


May 31 , 2008

Free Inside The Industry Seminar
Special Guest: Casting Director, Stuart Stone
10:30am - 12:00pm

Emmy and Cleo Award Winning Casting Director STUART STONE began his career as an actor, but soon realized his true calling was commercial casting. After years of learning his trade with some of the best in the business, Stuart began his own casting company - Stuart Stone Casting. Stuart has been casting for over 12 years and has cast hundreds of television commercials and booked thousands of actors. Stuart casts union and non-union commercials as well as Voice-overs, Film, Print and Television.

To reserve your space in this free seminar you must pick up a ticket at the Casting Networks main office location (6671 Sunset Blvd.) Look for seminar information to be posted on our Direct Cast page in the near future to find out when tickets will be available for pick up. The exact location in Hollywood will be provided on the ticket. Space is limited!!!

  • Sign in begins at 10:00am. The seminar will begin promptly at 10:30am.
  • This is a 90-minute seminar.

CNI's Inside The Industry Seminars take place on the last Saturday of each month (excluding holiday weekends). All seminar details will be posted in the Direct Cast section of the website. We recommend reviewing the Direct Cast posting before attending (the morning of the seminar) in case there are any last minute cancellations or changes.

The presence of a member of the entertainment community in no way is the promise or guarantee of employment.


Ask Megan
by Megan Foley

I just spotted your Q/A's on LA Casting, what a neat idea! Thanks for your time and expertise. I was at a commercial audition the other day and I mixed up the lines. Is it ever okay to ask for another take? What about at a callback when there are producers in the room?

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Meet John Lacy
“Behind the Camera; Talking to a Session Operator”
by Patricia Tallman

John Lacy has been a commercial casting session operator for 7 years ... He also directed commercial advertising campaigns for ESPN, COMCAST, UPN (CW) and SUBWAY. John has been a working actor in Los Angeles for 20 years...

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   Tip of the Month

Keep your profile Fit.

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Click here dearies.

Dear Donna Marie –

... As an actor, I feel I am in a very weird point in my career. I cannot fit into a specific age range and I think it is starting to affect my ability to get work. I am used to playing early-30’s type characters, but now I am almost 42!
... I don’t really look 42 and I don’t really look 30 anymore, either.

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