Acting : PSA: Beware of Casting Workshops by Eldonie Mason

Eldonie Mason

PSA: Beware of Casting Workshops

Although there are legitimate classes out there that will teach actors valuable skills, there have been an explosion of pay to play TV acting audition workshops in Los Angeles. This has led the city attorney to investigate these workshops. It is important to note that in California, it is illegal to pay for the prospect of employment. So before you sign up for one of those workshops, consider this: if the promises they are making appears too good to be true, they probably are. Read more at

L.A. City Attorney Investigating Casting Workshops Amid Pay-to-Play Controversy (Exclusive)
L.A. City Attorney Investigating Casting Workshops Amid Pay-to-Play Controversy (Exclusive)
The Los Angeles City Attorney's Office has initiated a probe of television's proliferating pay-to-play TV acting auditions, according to the Casting Society of America. In an email to its members July…
Tomasz Mieczkowski

Thanks for sharing Eldonie.

Eldonie Mason

You're welcome! Much success to you

Regina Lee

My 2 cents as a producer and former studio exec who hopes that new actors are given the opportunity to meet active Casting Directors who can create opportunities for those actors to enter the marketplace: Scams are 100% abusive and should not be tolerated. On the other hand, proper workshops that are educational are a great gateway to future work. If you haven't already done so, take 3 minutes to read about CSA's guidelines defining a proper educational casting working. Always choose wisely when spending your hard-earned dollar!

Eldonie Mason

Sage advice Regina

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