auditionconnection.com is a website that connects performers and their self-managed, online audition materials with the top casting directors, agents and theatres around the country. If you do not have your own website, we are an inexpensive, quick, maintenance-free option! You could have your own web address within minutes. If you DO have a website, you can link to it from your auditionconnection.com profile, and vice versa. Our site will pay for itself over and over in web-site maintenance and design fees alone -- AND with the money you'll save on postage. All this is to say nothing of the amazing casting possibilities through our searchable Performer's Database - accessible to approved Casting Members only - the top in the industry. We are also the only site of our kind that offers "Select Membership" which is why we boast such an impressive list of Casting Members. Check out our testimonials. We're certain you'll want our Casting Members to have access to your audition materials 24/7. You've got nothing to lose and so much to gain!
FOR ONE LOW PRICE, YOUR PROFILE WILL INCLUDE:
- Your resume
- Up to five headshots
- Up to six video auditions - full songs, monologues, arias or film reels (no longer than 4 minutes each, please)
- Up to ten mp3 audio files
- Your bio
- A photo gallery of up to 10 images
- A listing of upcoming appearances
- A blog
- You can edit and change your materials at any time. However, to ensure the level of professionalism required by our Casting Members, auditionconnection.com must approve each video that you upload before it is available to be viewed online.
WHO CAN ACCESS MY PROFILE?
Privacy is of utmost importance at auditionconnection.com. To ensure this, only approved auditionconnection.com Casting Members will have access to your profile through our database search.
You can select (and change at any time) a Friendly URL which you can give to anyone you like i.e. www.auditionconnection.com/yourname. That way, anyone you choose can view your profile and your profile only. This makes us a very economical way to be your website. You can purchase a domain such as www.yournamehere.com and through web forwarding, redirect your visitors to your Friendly URL on our site. Your Friendly URL can be VERY friendly (i.e. your first and last name) or it can be LESS friendly (i.e. a less obvious choice in case you don't want to give access to people who may figure out a friendly name based on your first and last name).
- You Friendly URL will automatically be assigned as www.auditionconnection.com/yourfirstnameyourlastname. You can change it very easily any time you like.
REMEMBER: You can choose your own level of security by deciding how "friendly" to make your Friendly URL.
- No actor can view another actor's profile (unless they have been given the Friendly URL).
This will ensure that no one else can "borrow" that special audition piece only you know about.
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost of becoming a Performing Member is only $10 per month
(less than 33 cents a day)
SIGN UP NOW AND RECEIVE THREE MONTHS
FOR ONLY $10 AND THE NEXT ENTIRE
YEAR FOR LESS THAN $100!
The first 500 members who sign up will get the first three months for only $10 (introductory period). That's about 11 cents per day as our thank you for becoming a charter member while we build both our Casting and Performer databases!
We use PayPal for all of our secure billing. If you are not familiar with PayPal, it is the most trusted service of its kind on the internet. You can either pay by credit card or with a PayPal account. If you do not have a PayPal account, there is no charge to set one up.
- Starting your fourth month (if you have not cancelled), PayPal will automatically charge you the regular subscription fee of either $10 per month (for monthly subscribers) or $96 for the next 12 months (paid in advance for yearly subscribers - a savings of $24 a year).
- Billing will automatically recur either monthly or annually until cancellation.
- Regardless of the plan you choose, if you cancel during the three month introductory period, you will be charged no more than the $10 introductory fee and you will have no further obligation.
- If you cancel after the three month introductory period, we cannot refund partial months (for monthly subscribers) or partial years (for yearly subscribers).
- You can convert from a monthly membership to a yearly membership at any time. To do so, email us at email@example.com
- There is no cost to upload audio files and videos if you use our built-in uploader converter.
- If you need us to upload videos for you, there is a $25 per video fee. Editing time is additional. For audio files, we charge $10 per song.
- We offer professional coaching (by NY director and site developer, Michael Unger) and video taping in a studio in New York for an additional fee.
- For information on uploading videos and coaching/taping fees, click here.
- To read testimonials from students who have worked with Michael Unger, click here.
- auditionconnection takes NO credit card information from you. We do all of our online billing through PayPal's secure system.
WAIT! THERE'S MORE - WE PAY YOU BACK!
If you are a yearly member and you recommend another performer who becomes a yearly member, you will receive $8 back as our thank you gift. That's right, we'll give you 8 bucks! You can receive up to 12 referral credits (that amounts to a full free year). Click here for more information on Referral Credits.
HOW DO PEOPLE CONTACT ME?
To ensure the privacy of each of our members, we have our own internal email system whereby you can receive audition requests and messages from our Casting Members without giving out your own contact information. Here's how it works:
You will get a notification at your regular email address that tells you to check your auditionconnection.com inbox.
You can reply to all inquiries through the auditionconnection.com email system - again, keeping your contact information private. We will never give out your personal contact information to anyone. You must choose to do so yourself when replying to an inquiry.
Even though we screen all Casting Members, use the resources available to you to ensure they are legitimate before replying or setting up a meeting.
THAT'S JUST THE BEGINNING...
OUR SEARCHABLE DATABASE IS WHAT MAKES auditionconnection.com SO UNIQUE AND POPULAR WITH THE CASTING COMMUNITY!
HOW DOES THE DATABASE WORK?
All of our Performing Members are included in a searchable database that is used by our Casting Members (unless you choose to opt out*). Casting Members include Theatres, Casting Directors, Artistic Directors, Agents, Producers, Directors, Choreographers, Authors, Commercial Producers, etc. who have been approved by auditionconnection.com as being established in their field. Click here for information on how we accept our Casting Members.
Casting Members can search for your profile by specifiying a wide variety of criteria. For instance, they can search by musical performers, non-musical performers, opera performers, film performers or any combination. They can also search by such items as age range, audition region, ethnic backgroud, vocal range, gender, performance experience, height, even hair and eye color, etc.
They can also search by roles you've played or special skills on your resume.
- They can search videos or audio files by a composer's or playwright's name.
- In an effort to "leave no actor behind" and assist in trying to find representation for everyone, Agents and Casting Directors can also search by actors who do not yet have agents.
WHAT IS A SELECT MEMBER?
- One thing that affords us such an impressive and dedicated list of Casting Members is that Performing Members with a certain level of talent and experience may at some time be chosen by auditionconnection.com as "Select Members."
- Casting Members can choose to search the entire database of Performers as well as search the subset of current Selected Members.
- Regardless of your Select Status, all of our Casting Members and your guests have access to your materials 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year - all over the world (pending internet access, of course).
- During the three-month introductory period, you will find out if you are a Select Member ONLY if you have uploaded non-film-reel videos in time for us to view them. We welcome film reels on your profile but in most cases we also require monologue, song or arias to evaluate Select Status.
- If you decide to cancel because you have not been granted Select Status (or for any other reason), you will be under no further obligation to auditionconnection.com beyond your current payment.
- Click here for more information on our cancellation policy.
- NOTE: All cancellations MUST go through your PayPal account. We can not be held responsible for any errors in the cancellation process as we hold absolutely NONE of your credit card information.
CAN I OPT OUT OF THE DATABASE SEARCHES*?
- Some performers may prefer to Opt Out from the database searches altogether and grant access only by Friendly URL. Members can change their Opt Out status at any time from the "Edit My Info" page.
- This option can be very useful for Choreographers, Directors, Filmakers, etc. who need a place to display their demo reels.
ONCE MY PAYMENT IS PROCESSED,
WHEN CAN I START USING THE SITE?
Immediately. Once your PayPal payment goes through (usually immediately) you will be a fully functioning Performing Member and you can upload pictures, resume information, videos, etc. You will also be included in Casting Member database searches. Make sure you upload your videos quickly as that is the best way to be noticed by our Casting Members.
All elements of your profile are self-managed and can be changed any time.
All videos must be approved by auditionconnection.com for appropriateness and picture & sound quality before they become accessible.
WHAT IF I DON'T WANT TO USE PAYPAL?
ALWAYS CHECK WITH YOUR INDUSTRY CONTACTS TO ENSURE THAT EVERY AUDITION FOR WHICH YOU ARE REQUESTED IS LEGITIMATE.
WE RESERVE THE RIGHT TO REFUSE MEMBERSHIP AND/OR VIDEO AND AUDIO SUBMISSIONS FOR ANY REASON.
WE ALSO RESERVE THE RIGHT TO CANCEL YOUR MEMBERSHIP AT ANY TIME
Nothing stated or implied shall indicate that auditionconnection.com guarantees job opportunities.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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