The Problems With Pay for Play

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While film actors still go to traditional auditions to score roles, they’re increasingly trying out in so-called workshops put on by casting directors. On any given day of the week, hundreds pay an entrance fee to hear some tips and be seen by casting directors. These aren’t billed as auditions because it’s illegal to ask actors to pay to audition. But that’s what’s happening, according to a story in the Hollywood Reporter.

Credits

Guest:
Gary Baum - Hollywood Reporter - @garymbaum

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Matt Holzman, Anna Scott, Jolie Myers, Christian Bordal, Laura Swisher