There has never been a better and easier time in history for a younger or older, gay or straight, black, Asian, Hispanic, female, trans or even just an average white actor to be proactive about their career, their contacts, their tools of representation, and how and when they meet and network with those who can help them move further in their careers. This book comes from seventeen seasons running a theater company in New York City, working with many of the best actors around the world, many other years as a working actor in film and theater in both Los Angeles and New York City, years spent in rehearsal rooms and on TV and film sets, many additional times casting shows and/or assisting in casting for television, voice work, film and stage. The changing trends in reality TV and foreign TV now shape what casting directors search for in the United States.