How the Internet Continues to Shape the Casting Process

Emma Roberts auditioned for “Scream 4” through Skype. Emma Stone submitted an online audition for “Easy A.” Director Arthur Laurents discovered Josefina Scaglione on YouTube for his 2009 Broadway revival of “West Side Story.”

From A-list actors to beginners, performers are using new technologies to audition and look for work. As the tech universe continues to change, new platforms and social media are making the casting process more accessible and casting information more available—to the benefit of actors and casting directors alike.

“We’re really at a first stage of really modifying and transforming the casting process,” says Yoktan Haddad, co-founder of the audition website Let It Cast. “By allowing actors to audition directly, you’re really leveraging the nature of the Internet, and for the first time really changing the casting process.”

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