Hollywood Casting and Film Launches National Casting Service, ‘Bringing Hollywood to Your Hometown’

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Los Angeles-Based Casting Studio Builds National Acting and Filmmaking Community

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Hollywood Casting and Film, the leading professional casting studio in Los Angeles that provides actors and aspiring filmmakers with the critical tools needed to discover and audition top talent, today announced that it’s bringing ‘Hollywood to Your Hometown’ with the launch of its national casting platform for actors and filmmakers across the country. By providing audition opportunities for actors throughout the U.S., Hollywood Casting and Film is ensuring filmmakers have access to the top talent, wherever they reside. The Los Angeles-based company is leveraging its success in Hollywood to create a thriving entertainment community comprised of actors and filmmakers in towns nationwide. Actors can now visit the national platform at http://www.hometowncastingandfilm.com to learn about audition opportunities in their local market and find out how to get involved in local productions.

All auditions are web-based, allowing actors to constantly audition for films from the comfort of their own home. The national platform provides actors the opportunity to film themselves on a camera, tablet or smartphone and easily upload their audition footage to the Hollywood Casting and Film database where it can be instantly viewed by filmmakers. Actors are able to sign up for a Pro Membership for $1.95 the first month, and as low as $9.95 per month thereafter to receive free casting notices for projects in their city and audition for projects online.

"Hollywood Casting and Film is leveraging our success in Los Angeles to bring acting and filmmaking opportunities to the top talent throughout the country,” said Vinay Bhagat, co-founder of Hollywood Casting and Film. “Over the years, we have learned one important lesson: while Hollywood remains the entertainment capital of the world, there are creative, passionate and talented people everywhere, just waiting for their chance in the spotlight. Rather than forcing these people to move to Hollywood for the chance to even audition, we’ve instead decided to bring this casting service to their hometown to allow them to audition for exciting film projects which can eventually provide a stepping stone to pursuing their career goals in Hollywood. Now artists anywhere in the country can hone their craft and forge relationships with other creative professionals in their communities.”

Recognizing the need to not only support actors located outside of the Los Angeles area, but to also expand the filmmaking industry to other markets, Hollywood Casting and Film’s service will bring local actors and filmmakers together in the same city or town to make short films, feature films, commercials or other projects. In addition, Hollywood Casting and Film will be producing its own short films by hiring local directors in select markets throughout the country, effectively bringing ‘Hollywood to Your Hometown.’ Taking the concept of community one step further, once projects are cast, all actors and filmmakers who are members of Hollywood Casting and Film will then have the opportunity to volunteer as crewmembers in roles ranging from scouts and prop masters to production assistants and makeup artists, constantly providing openings to work with creative professionals in the entertainment industry.

Hollywood Casting and Film works with entertainment industry veterans such as David Dean Bottrell, actor and director known for his work on Boston Legal, Hrach Titizian, actor and producer known for his work on The Men Who Stare at Goats and Homeland, and Leilani Downer, writer and producer known for her work on Growing Pains and The Fresh Prince of Bel-Aire. These advisors host classes and educational opportunities for HCandF actors as well as provide online feedback on members’ auditions. "As an advisor to Hollywood Casting and Film, I've used my experience writing and producing for hit TV shows to help the company develop quality content that will speak to actors and filmmakers everywhere," says Leilani Downer, writer and producer.

Hollywood Casting and Film opened its doors in 2012 with a mission of helping actors increase the number of quality auditions they receive for short films, feature films and commercials. Today, Hollywood Casting and Film is a top casting venue for independent and student filmmakers to find and audition top talent, while giving aspiring actors opportunities to find and audition for a wide variety of quality projects in a professional and safe environment.

For more information about Hollywood Casting and Film’s national platform and to find out how to get involved in your hometown, please visit: http://www.hometowncastingandfilm.com. Hollywood Casting and Film is currently hiring local filmmaking partners to produce original content in cities throughout the U.S. Filmmakers interested in the opportunity to work with Hollywood Casting and Film may visit the website for more information.

About Hollywood Casting and Film:
Hollywood Casting and Film provides free, professional casting space to aspiring filmmakers in the heart of Los Angeles. Since founding the Hollywood studio, Hollywood Casting and Film has created a loyal following of actors and filmmakers. Hollywood Casting and Film brings together the creative community by giving aspiring actors the opportunity to audition for feature films, short films and commercials, while giving independent filmmakers the opportunity to find and audition top talent in a professional, free casting studio. Adding to the success and credibility of Hollywood Casting and Film, the company has produced films with directors for television shows, such as NCIS, Band of Brothers, 90210, Pretty Little Liars, Once Upon a Time, Growing Pains, a Different World, Last Comic Standing, and many more. By providing a high-quality platform to launch acting careers, Hollywood Casting and Film has the ability to help those on both sides of the camera achieve success in the competitive Hollywood market. For more information, visit http://www.hollywoodcastingandfilm.com.

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