By Rosheen Fatima
Looking for auditions? Here’s a list of websites featuring Malaysian auditions.
ACTORS ASIA DATABASE
With over 1,200 members, Actors Asia Database is by far the most professional of these websites. A SG$150 joining fee includes 12 months’ access to the site, where you will be allowed to upload four photos, your resume and contact details, as well as have access to audition calls and upgrading courses. With auditions from production companies in Malaysia, Singapore, the Philippines, Indonesia and even some from the US and Australia, Actors Asia Database focuses more on print and TV commercials.
Do you have Facebook? No? Well you should because Facebook is one of the easiest places to look around and see what auditions are out there. Just join theatre groups, theatres and the like and you‘ll be able to see any auditions they post on their page. Fast and easy, their Facebook pages are usually more up-to-date than the official company websites.
A website for crew work more than acting, auditions on Felix Entertainment are updated by individuals and are then approved by website management. While this makes the postings slow to be updated, it is worth the wait for those preferring work behind the scenes. Postings tend to lean heavily towards film work rather than stage.
With auditions posted by registered users, ranging from corporations to individuals, the variety of auditions available here range from singing, acting, modelling and even auditions for band mates. Auditions are updated fairly regularly, especially during the middle of the year.
THE STAGE CALLS
Maintained and updated by Nick Dorian and Aronil – two dabblers in the local performing arts scene – The Stage Calls categorises their auditions according to theatre, commercials, TV shows, voice and movies. Though it is rarely updated, they do tend to catch the occasional audition that other sites miss. Perhaps due to them being industry insiders?