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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the ACF?
The Actors' Career Fair is an opportunity for actors to advance their careers. Actors can take advantage of informational sessions, career-advancing services, and the opportunity to meet peers and industry professionals.

What can I do at the ACF?
You can
-drop off up to 20 headshots to be delivered;
-audition with casting professionals;
-attend a seminar;
-meet actor-related vendors; and
-meet other actors.

Who can attend the ACF?
Everyone! This is an open event that allows entertainers to network and learn.

Where does the ACF take place?
At Shetler 54, 244-250 W. 54th St., 12th Floor, New York, NY.

What are drop-offs?
You can drop off up to 20 headshots with résumés attached and NOT in an envelope to be personally delivered by us to the casting professionals. Your 20 headshots go to a combination of agents and casting directors.

How much does it cost to drop off my headshots and résumé?
Just $10. That is cheaper than if you did a mass mailing yourself, and a lot more time efficient.

Are the drop-off bins different at every Actors' Career Fair?
Yes they are. So you are hitting virtually all of NYC with your headshot if you attend every month.

What is the seminar about?
Like the drop-off bins, the seminar topic changes at every ACF. Even though we may have a speaker who has attended before, they most likely will not be speaking about the same topic. Hence, it is all new!

How much does it cost to attend the seminars?
If you preregister, the cost is $25 to attend the seminars AND that includes the drop-offs and one audition! It is $30 at the door.

How do I get to reserve a spot to audition?
You reserve your spot with your casting professional of choice by preregistering via PayPal.

I know I receive one audition if I sign up to attend the seminars. Can I audition for more than one casting professional?
Yes, you may. You just need to preregister for that person's auditions by clicking the appropriate PayPal link on our ACF page. It is $25 for each additional agent you register for.

What do I need to do after I pay online with PayPal? Nothing. Unless you hear from us, plan to attend at 6:00PM. We will have your name at our box office the day of the ACF.

What if I preregister and then have to cancel?
Here is the policy.
We need 24 hours' notice for any cancellation. You must e-mail BIGBreakNY by no later than 6 P.M. on the Monday before the ACF to inform us of your cancellation. You will be issued a credit for the next ACF drop-offs and seminars only. If you wish to audition for a casting professional you must preregister for them. We regret to inform you that there are no exceptions to this.

Do I have to preregister?
If you wish you audition, yes. Each casting pro can see only 15 people. Which means once the auditions are full, we cannot accept anymore individuals to audition. You are still welcome to preregister for our seminars, however. Please be advised that admission to the seminars will be $30 at the door.

If I can't attend, can I mail you my headshots to distribute?
Of course! The cost is $13. Please e-mail us to let us know that you plan on sending them by mail. You can preregister via PayPal or send us a check or money order. If sending a check or money order, please let us know before you send it, so we can give you instructions.

What if I have more questions that were not in this FAQ?
E-mail Info@BIGBreakNY.com.