Call Sheet - iPhone App FAQ
Call Sheet is now available as an iPhone app, called Call Sheet: Casting & Agency Contacts by Back Stage. The app is available in Apple's iTunes store (www.tinyurl.com/CallSheetApp) and is compatible with the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. The app includes contact details for casting directors, talent agents and agencies, talent managers, production companies, and acting schools.
iPhone App FAQ:
1) How do I use this app?
Click on the options at the bottom of the screen to view listings for casting directors, agents, managers, production companies, or acting schools. Then use the California, New York, and Regional tabs on each screen to see all of the available listings for each area. Then quickly scroll through the results. You can also type in keywords to filter the results down further within each tab. Click the star next to each listing to make it a favorite. Click the star at the top of the main landing pages to see all of your favorites for that page.
2) What is Call Sheet?
Please visit our Call Sheet FAQ at http://tinyurl.com/CallSheetFAQ for more info about the Call Sheet print and online editions.
3) Can I call anyone I want?
Please use discretion before calling casting directors, agents, managers, and production companies. Most these industry professionals will not accept unsolicited calls from actors that do not know. If they haven't asked you to contact them, then do your research first and then contact only the companies and individuals that you think are the best fit for you. Be polite and professional and have your questions carefully prepared before you call.
4) Can I visit the offices I find in Call Sheet?
You should only visit the offices of casting directors, agents, managers, and production companies if they've invited you to visit their offices meeting, interview, or audition or if they've asked you to drop off your materials. Most of these industry professionals will be very displeased if you show up at their offices uninvited. If you haven't been invited to visit their offices, then we recommend using the addresses in Call Sheet for mailing your headshots, resumes, reels, comp cards, and post cards to these offices, when appropriate.
5) Do you have mailing labels available?
Yes! Visit http://tinyurl.com/CastingMailingLabels for a list of the PDF mailing label files we currently have available for purchase. These mailing labels will make it easy for you to send your headshots, resumes, and other promotional materials to lots of casting directors and agents.
6) What do the abbreviations and acronyms in Call Sheet mean?!
The following is a key to some of the most commonly used abbreviations in Call Sheet's listings.
AAAA: Associated Actors and Artists of America (4 A’s)
ACTRA: Association of Canadian Television & Radio Artists
AFM: American Federation of Musicians
AFTRA: American Federation of Television & Radio Artists
AGMA: American Guild of Musical Artists
AGVA: American Guild of Variety Artists
ASCAP: American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
CSA: Casting Society of America
CCDA: Commercial Casting Directors Association of Los Angeles
D = Demo Reel (video reels, audio reels, show reels, sizzle reels, etc.)
DGA: Directors Guild of America
Equity (or AEA): Actors’ Equity Association
GIAA: Guild of Italian American Actors (Italian Actors Union)
H = Headshot
H/R/D = Headshots, Resumes, and/or Demo Reels
H/R = Headshots and Resumes (abbreviated as "pix & résumés in Back Stage's casting notices)
HOLA: Hispanic Organization of Latin Actors
IATSE: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees
ICG: International Cinematographers Guild
NATR: National Association of Talent Representatives
NC = No phone calls (when "NC" appears in a listing, it means the company does not want to receive unsolicited calls)
ND = No drop-offs of headshots or other unsolicited material; no visits (when "ND" appears in a listing, it means the company does not want you to visit their office uninvited)
R = Resume
SAG: Screen Actors Guild
SSDC: Society of Stage Directors & Choreographers
VO = Voice-Over
WGA: Writers Guild of America
7) Where can I download the Call Sheet iPhone App?
Visit the iTunes store and search for Call Sheet by Back Stage, or click here to preview and download the Call Sheet App.
8) How can I report an error or bug, offer feedback, or get more assistance?
Contact Back Stage at www.backstage.com/castinghelp or email email@example.com.
For more info about Call Sheet, including contact details, visit http://tinyurl.com/CallSheetFAQ.