As expat actors we can get busy in our host countries. However, while attempting to gain experience we should remember that opportunity can knock from any door. At times, that door can be a different nation or territory. Remember, it doesn't hurt our chances to find methods to branch out. Today's post?
Why enCAST Is An Asset For The Expat Thespian
Online Property - Making ourselves visible online, for decision makers to find us, is crucial as expat actors. This is why enCAST is perfect. It provides you an additional avenue for online property ownership. Giving you, the actor, one more place to add your head-shots, resume, demo reels etc. Having another online database to advertise your portfolio works as a tool in your acting toolbox, because the easier it is for the industry to find us, the easier it is to get cast. As performers we live in a realm of possibilities, so why not increase our odds with more online property.
Less Expensive - This is the part you can't beat! With other databases being anything from $20 a month to $150 a year just to apply for a casting, enCAST surpasses them by providing a FREE registration option — which allows you to apply to non-paid & expenses only castings — to tiered monthly subscriptions, where you can apply to ALL suitable castings. All castings are valuable to the expat actor, giving you chances to engage in your craft, build your portfolio and network. One month subscription with enCAST is less than $11 and six months less than $36! The monetary advantages alone are a major asset to your career, not to mention your pocket.
Additional Countries - enCAST is European based and most castings require you be in a specific European country for auditions. However, I've seen castings for Japan & Hong Kong. Now, we can't always afford to travel the world, but there are multiple locations in close proximity, providing us with opportunities. Wherever you're location as an expat actor remember you have additional neighboring countries. Travel to these countries for training, auditions & filming during weekends, vacations or negotiated times. Don't let opportunities pass you by because you're only focused on your host country.
Sure enCAST is mostly serviced in European countries, but don't let that deter you. The key to being successful, in my opinion, is to find your 'YES' in what may seem like an obstacle... Expat Thespian!
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