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Carrie T.

16 November 2019

I was on the fence about signing up with Uncut but I'm so glad I took a chance. It's been a game changer! They've booked me a lot of work in the short time I've been with them and on really high caliber projects I couldn't have gotten myself. Everyone I've interacted with there has been really nice, helpful and professional. Their online calendar system is organized and easy to use. They even give you an option to say you have "possible all day availability" where they will text you before they book you which in my case has been a life saver since I do freelance catering gigs as well. Anytime I have had a question, they are really quick to respond and even go out of their way to get me answers. I highly recommend them! More...

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Alex S.

10 November 2019

It's been about a year since I signed up with Uncut Casting. The staff there is extremely phenomenal and they really do care about you. I've gotten tons of work with them and I highly recommend them! More...

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Lana M.

21 September 2019

Uncut is truly a hidden gem in this industry. I really would like to recommend Uncut for many reasons, most important one being how they treat you and your career. Jacques is the owner and he is an amazing guy who really cares about his clients.  I decided to give them a try based on the very positive reviews and I have to say -- I am SO GLAD I made the decision to finally just sign up. Going into their Culver City office to sign up was super easy. Everyone that works here is super nice, genuine, and always helps you out with any questions you might have. I love that I can update my own pictures, since my look varies every month or so -- even slightly -- I like to keep my pics as current as possible. The website is super easy to use to do just that and more..Seriously, the best $150 (one time entrance fee), I have ever spent when I signed up. They also don't charge monthly fees, which is pretty sweet. I know sometimes it seems weird to have to pay a fee, but it's is totally worth it if you are serious about making money doing background work. After a few days of signing up, I got booked and ever since then,  they have booked me on gigs I know I couldn't have booked on my own.  Of all the extras casting companies I've tried, this one seems to be pretty amazing.  Wish I had discovered them sooner!!An excellent resource and absolutely exceeded my expectations in every way.  If you are thinking of signing up, I truly do urge you to do so!!Thank you, Uncut!! You Rock! More...

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Rachel Golden

8 September 2019

Uncut casting has been super helpful in getting me work and have always been professional. Just got booked on Perry Mason! I’ve got to work lots of fun jobs. The website is also very easy to use. You can keep your schedule up to date on the website and they work around that for you. The booking fees are also very reasonable. I would suggest checking this place out. More...

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Mike Bud

26 August 2019

They get me booked kaezl

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Kristie Kim

17 July 2019

I joined Uncut and got gigs right away. The staff communicated with me well through email and text. I recommend Uncut because it gives opportunities that are fast and fun.

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Sherease O.

29 May 2019

I have been a member for almost a year! Great staff! They always put me on higher paying jobs. I appreciate them and look forward to the busier season! Thank you Uncut Casting!

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Wayne Grant

25 May 2019

Very Awesome place

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Khadijah B.

9 May 2019

I really like uncut casting. I've read a couple of bad reviews on them before I signed up but I decided to take a chance and see what they were about. Best decision I've ever made. The staff is very helpful, very nice, they get back to you right away, and very organized. I definitely would recommend uncut casting.  Just give them a chance More...

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Kristie K.

1 May 2019

I got called in, scheduled an orientation, and got signed up with Uncut! A week after, I was called in for an audition for hair modeling. I have been receiving upcoming events and auditions for Uncut every week or every 2 weeks ever since. More...

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Kaseem Booker

8 April 2019

My first agency

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Adam M. Quaglino

8 March 2019

Very Professional Staff! I had a great first experience and would recommend to friends and family.

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Frank Sanders

8 March 2019

Almost immediately after signing up with them they started getting my name out there for work. I’ve already signed on for a spot on Greys Anatomy which is kind of insane considering how much time I’ve been with another larger name service whic I won’t mention, and said other service has gotten me nothing so far. The employees are all kind and professional but more importantly they got me work! More...

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RICKY BARNES

8 March 2019

Grateful for the team effort...

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Abigail Nolte

8 March 2019

Great booking service. Only pay when you work! Just booked an awesome music video at a higher rate with a big celebrity. Staff is helpful and willing to answer your calls. They work with a variety of casting directors so the work is varied and interesting. Since signing up I've done photo shoots, stand in work, tv, film and a music video. More...

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Troy Dillinger

8 March 2019

Uncut's sign up process was easy and there's no monthly membership fee. After the signup, you only pay when you work. Last week when things were slow for everyone I know, Uncut booked me on a tv show, a short film, and on a big name higher-rate project as well. They also frequently contact me by text about other short notice bookings and about other non-BG gigs that are great sources of income.Super friendly and professional as well. More...

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Frank S.

24 February 2019

I signed onto them for extra work a short while ago. All the people in the office were real friendly and professional which isn't a given in this business. Almost immediately they started finding work for me and in no time I got booked on Greys Anatomy. I'm writing this review just after so I'm certain in no time it'll keep getting better. Unlike some of the other casting services, this one actually gives a damn about its clients. More...

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David C

8 February 2019

Very friendly staff and very helpful

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Erick G

8 November 2018

You get what you pay for and you work based on your availability. I have been with Uncut for about 4 months and they are fair...if you're available then they'll book you. Zero complaints from me. As my availability calendar goes up so do the number of gigs worked for them. There's not much so say about them. I'm not sure why the negative reviews come from, maybe from people who do not understand their rules very well. More...

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Michael Larkin

8 November 2018

Thank You !

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Erick G.

22 October 2018

I've been with Uncut for about half a year so I'm speaking from a short experience so far, but nonetheless, great service they provide. You will be booked based on your availability and the more you're available the more gigs you will book. Often times people misread instructions or don't read rules very well and it creates confusion for both the company and the person (you). I make sure I read everything given to me by uncut and by the production company and everything has rolled smoothly so far. No issues. Like I previously said, when I'm available I'm booked. If I'm not available I'm not booked. I'm not sure why people have a hard time understanding that or they lack communication or reading skills. But enough about that, I am very happy with them. Great work from the whole uncut casting team! They have booked me pretty consistently based on availability. As of November I am becoming more available so hopefully they book me more and more because it's a pleasure working with them! More...

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Louis Fasanaro

8 October 2018

Professional.

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Maka Inmadze

8 October 2018

Awesome! i registered just 2 weeks ago and i've already got a job. it was perfect. i'm pretty satisfied with collaboration with Uncut. i'm Going to another job this week as well. thank you that you make me feel good, because it was my dream to work in this field. Try them and never regret guys! More...

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Fletcher W.

21 September 2018

Uncut Casting just booked me 12 days on a major motion picture.  I also owe my Union eligibility to them.  Before joining, I only had one SAG voucher.  They set me up with the opportunities to gain the additional two vouchers that I needed.  Plus, their team treats everyone like an individual.  It is so refreshing to work with people who know who you are and have your best interest in mind.  Uncut has been there for me every step of the way and I am genuinely appreciative of the work they have done on my behalf. More...

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Maka Imnadze

12 September 2018

I’ve just registered, have no experience with them but according the first meeting i have pretty good impression and hope i’ll have a good experience with them and find interesting jobs. That’s really interesting that it is my first step in this industry and it will be amassing to me if uncut casting is the first who helps me to realize my hole life dreams. More...

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Marjorie M.

11 September 2018

I went to Uncut the other day cause I am thinking about getting work again as a actor. JQ and his staff have given me so much attention, I feel very flattered.  I really feel like this company cares. That's unusual in this business. Four stars. More...

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Georgeo Benitez

8 September 2018

I just joined last week, haven't got booked 'yet. But I'm excited from reviews and clients I've met on Set.Pierce and Melissa are Super Nice! and very professional hopefully the the rest of the Staff and Owners are the same, looking forward to work soon and give it my best shot! More...

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Helen Marie

8 September 2018

Almighty it's in your hands and your guidance if it be so to work together with Uncut. Let it be so! (grateful)

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Andy B.

13 August 2018

I first starting with Uncut with very limited availability (college took up more time than expected) and did not get book due to this issue for the first 3 months. I emailed management which led to Jacques, the owner, to respond back and he was very professional, explained that he could give me a refund, but also mentioned the opportunities I'd have if I stayed with him. I am very happy that I did. I've gotten 4 different jobs since then where one was also on Union voucher. Jacques and the staff at Uncut are a very professional team and seem to genuinely care about their talent. They also have very organized website which is easy to navigate through. Can't wait for future bookings! Thanks Uncut!- Andres Bastidas More...

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Jozi Yanes

10 August 2018

I have nothing but love for the company staff. They are really awesome in terms of of team work, and their customer service is solid work. I'm even considering upgrading my plan to premium if possible.

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Greg Patterson

8 August 2018

I joined UnCut in March and have been happy with them. They booked my first background job quickly. Recently I did body double work and had a great experience. UnCut was very professional as usual and they answer questions very promptly. The owner called my phone to make sure the job went smoothly and was a good listener. More...

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Jo Haskin

8 August 2018

I recently signed up with Uncut Casting and I worked on the new Julia Roberts Amazon series "Homecoming" and HBO's "Big Little Lies!" Two top notch shows my first two times out. Your personal calendar is easy to navigate and the process for booking confirmation is very easy. Professional company, reasonable fees and they will get you work! More...

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8 August 2018

Hooked me up with SAG job my first go around! The experience was amazing, the staff are very professional. Much gratitude to UnCut Casting!

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Toni M.

11 July 2018

The   Web  Site  for this  service  is  so  Organized.  Impressive Toni  Trenton

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Aleksandr Bible

10 July 2018

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Karina Nistal

8 July 2018

I've been with Uncut for more than two years and I have to say this was one of my best discoveries and smartest moves I've made. They work really hard to provide opportunities for working actors - union and nonunion. I am currently non-union and received my first union voucher with them. I have had steady work with them even on slow seasons. Of course they encourage you to sign up with Central Casting and Jeff Olan but for a beginner's mark they are a pretty good one. The first job will pay for your initial fees and they only take a small percentage from every job - NO MONTHLY FEES like other agencies. I highly recommend them! More...

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Viktoria Vinyarska

8 July 2018

I have been a client at Uncut for about three years and I absolutely love the service they provide. The casting directors are extremely nice and work hard to get their talent booked. I definitely recommend Uncut Casting! More...

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Vita-Viktoria V.

25 June 2018

I have been working with Uncut for about three years, and I couldn't be more pleased with the service. The casting directors are extremely nice and work hard to get their talent booked. I definitely recommend anyone who is in the field, to apply! More...

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Ronnie James

19 June 2018

Aloha! Outstanding Service That Being Said, we are at Your Service Broadcasting to 50 States 196 Countries Now Airing on Airport Television ✈️ ROKU and Comcast National. We Have a Video Intro Script for Your Talent. We are The Galaxy Global Television Network LLC More...

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Valerie Sebestyen

12 June 2018

I appreciate how responsive and clear Uncut Casting is with their communication. �

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Khadijah J

8 June 2018

I've had many bookings. Jacques is was extremely helpful with some issues I had and he quickly got them resolved. I would greatly recommend to sign up because you're issues don't go unseen. Love this service!☺️

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Johnny Munguia

8 June 2018

Uncut Casting Sevices is a legitimate casting service. I signed up with them and it was fast and easy. They took a few photos of me and a few days later I was booked. The best experience I’ve had onset thanks to Uncut was working on “How to get away with Murder”. I’ve worked on other sets thanks to Uncut but this was the best one for me personally. Thanks everyone at Uncut! I look forward to future bookings. Sincerely - John Munguia More...

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Andres Barrero

8 June 2018

I have been with Uncut Casting for less than a year and I am happy with the results. The website is user friendly, and managing my availability is very easy. They have booked me on great jobs for background, featured and even lead roles. More...

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Christina Carabajal

8 June 2018

Mostly what I want to comment on was the top notch customer service!!! Jacques is so generous! I ended up receiving a full refund for a charge they weren't required to refund. And the staff went above and beyond! It's hard to find good customer service in this city, but I was pleasantly surprised for the first time in a long time! Great work guys! Thank you for your integrity. It definitely will be remembered. More...

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Soraya

8 June 2018

Very understanding and helping people, book a lot of work

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Daniel Embry

8 June 2018

Jacques (the owner) is very helpful and goes out of his way to assist with any questions that may arise.This is a top tier organization, very reliable in finding nice commercial gigs.

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Oscar Gonzalez

8 June 2018

Sarah and the team are really awesome they have helped get me a few jobs in the past year i am really grateful for the effort they do.

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Delia G.

17 April 2018

The Casting Directors are very professional and very nice. I have booked a lot of great shows through them. I Would recommend uncut casting to all of my friends.

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Satya P.

17 April 2018

Uncut is the only TV and Film background agency I will work with. I have loved Uncut since I first started working with them 3 years ago. They are very friendly, supportive and truly care about their talent and clients. These guys are like family,  I know I can call Jacques, Pearce and Sara to discuss anything. They work very hard to get their talent booked. If you are not working it is because things are slow or clients are going for different looks. That  doesn't mean they are still not submitting you to jobs even. Though we are not hearing from them as much as we want, they are still working for us.  It all works in cycles sometimes it is busier than other times!They have booked me on so many jobs which have varied from background, featured, stand-in, photo-doubling and even commercial background work. They are connected with many casting agencies and directors. Central and Jeff Olan Casting also. I am a professional actor so not only am I able to earn money while working their jobs but I am able to be on set which helps me do well during my auditions and when I book principal work.All the jobs they have sent me have been good experiences for me.  As on any set, at times things may get stressful which is out of anyone's control, it is up to you to always be a professional no matter what issue arises. They do their part and you must do yours like any business or personal relationship. Show up on time, do your job with a smile on your face then go home.  It is what you choose to make of the career path you have chosen. There is a calendar that you can update as often as you need to. Never an issue when you need to take time off and when you return.  When you are ready to book in again they are right there to start working for you again. Even when I am booked out, if a casting director specifically requests me, UnCut will call me and ask me if I want the job instead of just telling the director no. They give me the option. If you are looking for a background agency, I would definitely go with the this one!!Thank you, Uncut!!!Love you guys!! More...

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Stewart Coleman

19 March 2018

A service that keeps their word! I am impressed and thankful. Without question, if your Uncut Casting your in the right place.

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Josh James

19 January 2018

Thank God for Uncut. Their commercial bookings have been very helpful. I hope they take all of (corrupt, imo) Commercial Extras clients so more people get a fair shake to book commercial bg!

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Karina N.

3 January 2018

I have been with Uncut for about a year and a half. I have not been signing in as regularly as I should but they have helped me get some incredible jobs. I enjoy background acting a lot and intend to explore more possibilities this year so I'm hoping Uncut can help me earn my vouchers! They are very professional, very informative, and will work with you as long as you're responsible and on top of it. I'm glad I found them! More...

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JE B.

18 August 2017

Submitted to my first ever extra casting and did not get That job but someone at Uncut found and booked me for a better and even higher profile commercial on the first attempt!  Thanks Jacques and Co! More to come. More...

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Georgina M.

10 August 2017

The quality of work, the treatment and the respect on each job I have booked with Uncut has made it such a pleasure to work. I had heard some horror stories regarding other companies. They are very fast to respond via phone, email or text whenever I have a question or issue. They are so fair and understanding, you only pay commission on jobs you book. The website is so easy to use and I love how flexible it is with my schedule and availability. It is such a fun and interesting way to see how it all works on set, and get paid (and fed) for it. I highly recommend Uncut Casting Services. More...

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Lisa C.

31 July 2017

Hi, so this company will book you, be mindful of hiatus. They are definitely willing to work with you, so don't hesitate to call. Compared to other companies, you only pay when you are booked. More...

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Genisys T.

30 July 2017

I have been with them for a little over a year now and appreciate their service. They communicate very well and answer all questions and concerns. Their site is easy to use and update your schedule. Oh yeah- and they get you some great casting opportunities. Work has been pretty solid and I appreciate the opportunity to choose whether or not to do audience work as well. More...

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Kylie W.

25 July 2017

I've been with uncut for about 3 years now and they're great. I get booked for some pretty cool things that I couldn't get myself. Very friendly and always are here to help. Make sure to stay on it and update your calendar so they can get you booked! More...

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Tito T.

13 July 2017

Good company and customer service give it a shot if you want to make extra money but I suggest you wear a good outfit to have your picture  taken and always smile.

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Tell Double

8 June 2017

I have been working with this agency for the last 3-Years and I must say they are definetly one of the most adequate casting agencies around. I have had the pleasure of being a casted talent with multiple Commercial Film and Print productions for top brands such as; Verizon, Coors Light and Dr. Pepper. I have also worked on popular shows such as; Grey's Anatomy, How To Get Away With Murder and many others! As a talent of Uncut Casting, I have learned so many hands-on tools about the Entertainment Production Industry that would of took me ages to learn in school (not to mention countless dollars LOL!). Uncut Casting is definitely one of Hollywood's premiere casting agencies. Dream B.I.G.Martell Edwards-Uncut Casting More...

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Derek Colin

8 June 2017

I have to say that Uncut Casting is, Great. I was with Uncut Casting About 5 years ago and i booked many Gigs TV, and Film, I Enjoyed the Casting Company so much i never forgot about them. Especially , Jacques, (The Owner). He was really great with keeping in contact with me and submitting me for work, up until i had to move to Dallas Texas. Now that i am currently back in Los Angeles, 5 years later. I reached out to one of the Casting agents today and set my appointment for Monday the 13th, i will be registering and signing up for one of their best packages. And look forward to staying with Uncut Casting for years to come. I Highly Recommend Uncut Casting Services, & Thank you. More...

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Elijah Effron

8 June 2017

Just getting started so far so good. Absolutely

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Andrew Bonds

4 June 2017

If you're looking to get work as background talent in Los Angeles or sometimes featured talent, Uncut is where to go. Whenever I open up my schedule, they're usually able to book me. If you're looking to get into the industry, submit yourself through other sites, but if you need some paid background work, I always recommend Uncut to people I meet. Additionally, they're super easy to work with and I feel they're legitimately concerned for my career in the long run. I've also had an emergency in the past and they were super understanding and were able to help me get out of a booking. Great team and highly recommended. But again, if you are serious about being an actor, submit yourself on other projects because this kind of work (more often than not) you will not put on your resume. If you're looking to be on set, get paid for a day's work, and network with other aspiring actors, email or call them! More...

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Nancy Jo Perdue

4 June 2017

I've been with Uncut for a couple of years now. It's working for me.

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Pereyra Jorgé

26 April 2017

Very Professional and Friendly with accommodating you to find work!

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Casey S.

13 April 2017

Uncut casting is a great service that can submit you to good projects and keep you working.  Their website is very easy to use and they work hard to get you submitted.  I think its a great idea for all actors looking to do extra work to be registered with Uncut More...

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Michael Ejercito

7 March 2017

They were quick and to the point when I went to register yesterday.

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Sabrina C.

15 February 2017

I love Uncut Casting!!! I have been with other Background agencies before as Non-Union talent and they get me out the most. They also book me better commercial scale background work whereas other companies didn't. I am now only with Uncut they are the BEST!!! More...

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Marilyn Monrovia

25 January 2017

One day I worked a commercial as concert patron. I think I spotted Keith Richards working on the set behind the scenes.

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Kevin R.

21 January 2017

Pay once a year, work on my own projects and a day job. Put full availability and usually get work. They don't book as often as other companies but I'm not here to do background so they fill my need and usually help when I'm in need. Audience work isn't worth it especially if you need to Uber more often than not. I'd definitely recommend to my acting friends, not my soley background folks. More...

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Eric F.

17 January 2017

Uncut has a great staff and they will book you if you want to work. I've been on some amazing shows and commercials thanks the Uncut! Two thumbs up!

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Lisa C.

12 January 2017

uncut casting is awesome! They have great follow through and communication with fun great jobs!! They submitted me for a great print job that I booked!  I couldn't be happier!xoLisa

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Tory C.

21 December 2016

Lisa and the whole crew are extremely helpful. I was hesitant on joining a call in service but finally decided to try out uncut. I am union so theres not as much work but the crew took me in and sure enough I get booked on a awesome set and I got bumped up to a higher rate as well. Nothing but great service is what I experienced so far. Thanks uncut and the whole team!!! More...

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Raymond R.

5 November 2016

Much love and Aloha, for LA UNCUT! I moved to L.A. almost three years ago from Oahu, Hawaii and have worked with this company ever since. I have had an amazing experience with them, and have grown very close with the staff. They're very consistent at finding their clients work, and they are great at working with the clients availability. Jaques is simply amazing, keeping contact with me on jobs, aswell as always treating me with the upmost respect. I have felt very welcome here, and it's kept me representing them proudly! More...

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Winston F.

5 October 2016

I have been with Uncut for years now and have had great experience. They have always kept up on potential jobs and submitting me. I look forward to staying with them and continuing my career in the industry. Great sevice !! More...

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Frank M.

13 August 2016

I have been with Uncut Casting since March 19th of 2016 and I have been very pleased with how determined and hard working they are at getting me booked for production. I used to belong to "Print Models Network" during the 2000's and I have to say "Uncut Casting" has been just as consistent in the amount of work they get me just like the previous casting management service I had previously with background work, help with acting classes and even ways to get to auditions. Their website alone is rich in information on how to get into show business whether as an actor or just to learn about the industry in other ways which is good. Now with the advancement of online interactions for booking, production information and availability; Uncut Casting takes full advantage by letting oneself interact with them for fast and accurate bookings with 100% accuracy. Something which was not as easy a long time ago. This makes bookings like a piece of cake but with the professionalism attached to it. Makes flexibility easy with their availability calendar going for up to a month with options of either being available, booked, out of town and etc. On a daily bases. I have been very happy with the commercials, shows and movies they have gotten me on and they really want to ensure that both production and talent are very satisfied with the end results. They even got me work with Central Casting which is highly saturated with background talent competing for work through telephone calls constantly being busy from high volume submissions. The only thing is that background talent should be very professional on set and always be on time (15 minutes earlier). I'm very satisfied with Uncut Casting and am happy I chose their Gold Premium Service. I give them 5 Stars all the way! More...

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Stephanie M.

26 July 2016

Uncut casting has been such a wonderful experience for me. The staff is always so helpful and are always there to help you if you have any questions. They get back to you right away with any inqiries you may have, which is so rare for companies nowadays, especially since they have so many people registered with them; it makes you feel like you're a valued member which is always a bonus. All in all, just a great casting service to be a part of. More...

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Lisa Gaines

25 July 2016

Thank you for the work on HTGAWM! It was a great gig!

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Paola A.

23 July 2016

Great service! They help you get auditions and book you constantly. Booked me on my first commercial and I had such an amazing time on set. Worked with great people. If you are looking for a consist work come here they also work with your schedule. More...

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Viet P.

8 June 2016

Great talent agency! They have been very accommodating and understanding to my schedule and what I need and prefer. Very responsive and quick to help out whenever I needed it. I would strongly recommend them since they are convenient and easy to work with! More...

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Kingslee Kuiper

8 June 2016

I've been with Uncut for 8 to 10 months and have worked on movies, television, and reality shows. The website is easy to use and updating availability is quick and easy. The staff is friendly and always there for your needs. It feels good to know a casting company is there for you. More...

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Kaveh F.

2 May 2016

I have been with Uncut for more than two months now, and have been getting singed for work almost every week. They are one of the best casting agencies that I've worked with. Uncut's staff are committed professionals, technology savvy and efficient (they have an online calendar for you to mark your schedule as either available or unavailable and help you to keep track of your booked jobs), super responsive to their talent, and overall on top of their game. I strongly recommend working with Uncut Casting, they also have outstanding work ethics. More...

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Christopher S.

29 April 2016

I have been with Uncut for almost a year now and I have had nothing but great experiences. The people are great and definitely don't mind working with you.  Within 6 months of working, I had already received my SAG voucher. I would definitely suggest this place to other people looking for background work as well as people looking for a place to get started. More...

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Anna D.

6 April 2016

I had to move very short notice due to my husband's relocation and the managers were so understanding and have me a refund. That's as so kind and considerate I would definitely recommend them. More...

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E C.

9 February 2016

I managed to work as a full time Background Actor with Uncut. The staff is very professional and they work around the schedule that you set. It's pretty simple to register as a background actor through Central Casting, but it's hard to actually find jobs. Uncut Casting will get you those jobs from Central, and more from other casting companies in Los Angeles. More...

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Jason S.

6 February 2016

I just worked a shift and wanted to express my gratitude for having your company booking me. It was really a professional set up and even the booking process was easy to follow. I'm starting out as an actor so I get pretty anxious and have fallen for a couple of shady incidents already so I was pretty skeptical. However if only I got this for uncut I'm satisfied already so it could only go up for me. Thanks again. More...

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Priscilla R.

5 January 2016

I love Uncut! They are really sweet people and very professional. I have been booked a lot.They are very understanding and so easy to talk to which to me is a tremendous plus.It's good to have a great booking company with good jobs that you can talk to instead ofhaving people that are so strict they are not human. Of course give them the respect backand be professional, on time and show up is a good thing as an actor.I am looking forward to working with Uncut in 2016! Cheers to a new year!Priscilla Roman More...

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Jennifer N.

28 December 2015

Uncut casting started booking me on many TV Shows and Print Jobs within 48 hours of signing.  I have loved working on all the different Studios in LA.  The best part about Uncut for me is their online calendar where I can choose when to make myself available.  This freedom allows me time to audition and except additional acting jobs.Thank you Uncut! More...

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Rafael Amadeu Lima

5 December 2015

I got my first union voucher on a pilot. The crew was very friendly and I had a great time on set. Thanks Uncut!

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Miles D.

18 November 2015

Uncut is probably the best casting service in LA. They keep you working constantly, everything is built around your schedule, and they genuinely care. What I love most about them is that even more than the fact that they book me pretty often, they truly understand the actor's life. They know that we're probably juggling a million different things outside of the work we do for them and they are incredibly understanding. It's sad, but that's just a rare thing in this city. But all-in-all, Uncut is the gold standard for background. It's just that simple. More...

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Melissa Y.

9 November 2015

Uncut is great! There are very professional and get me as much work as I want. I booked on my own and changed my availability and they asked me if I still wanted consideration for a commercial shoot on the same day I booked myself. I told them yes since what I booked was lower pay and at night. Jacque asked me to standby and not cancel my gig just in case. Turns out the commercial shoot was cancel anyways. It is only $85 one time fee a year and $10 per booking. $8 for work booked eight hours or less rate. This service is great if you are a master at booking yourself and want a break from doing all the work. If you're lazy, then yes you might want to consider a calling service, lol and maybe go for the Gold Membership. I unfortunately had to cancel for a bereavement and they were understanding and empathy even when they thought they never received my voicemail from the emergency line. They just checked it again and confirmed my canceling.If I choose to continue getting background work, then I would definitely renew next year! This is one of the cheaper and better calling services especially when you are good at getting through the hotlines and finding work yourself.Please do give it a try! More...

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Mandy M.

26 October 2015

Just wanted to thank Uncut for continuing to be so awesome!  They keep me busy working with some huge TV shows and commercials! They are always great with communication and very personable. Great learning experience and a fun way to make money. You want the work..they will get it for you! Looking forward to my future with Uncut Casting! More...

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Paula B.

5 October 2015

I have been with Uncut a few months and they have kept me busy. Every time I have been booked through them I work on great shows and usually end up with OT. Which means great checks! :) Thanks Uncut team! More...

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Kurt B.

29 September 2015

I was only with unCut for a few months but during that time they were more than accommodating. Jacques in particular was very pleasant to work with and patiently worked with my crazy schedule. He found more than a couple great opportunities for me that I had to turn down due to other commitments. I would definitely give unCut a shot, especially since they can get you on some of the shows that Central Casting doesn't work with. More...

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Ekaterina B.

15 August 2015

I worked with different casting companies but LA Uncut always remains number one on my list of preferences. They are up to date on everything. I've been with them for about three years already, that's how long ago I moved to Los Angeles.  They are very responsible, always double check my availability if I didn't log in for a while. I changed my credit card several times during this time and when it didn't go thru their system, they always notified me and gave me a chance to update it instead of charging the fee. Uncut hosts fun down time events for its members and the whole team is very friendly and polite when it comes to phone, email or text communication. The key to be selected for most of the jobs is to log in, log in, and log in again! Once you manage to do so, LA Uncut will take care of the rest for you. I've got two of my Union vouchers with them as well. They are the best. More...

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Adam D.

13 August 2015

Uncut books me A LOT! They're straightforward and easy to work with. As long as you're ontop of keeping your schedule up to date, they'll book you all the time. They communicate well and are very responsive. Thank You to Jacques and the rest of the crew over there. Keep up the great work! More...

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Victor M. Smith

12 August 2015

I've heard good things about uncut I'm going to give them a try:-)

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Beatriz C.

15 July 2015

Pleasure working with Jacques and the crew. Keep your status updated and be on time and you'll get a lot of work... Communication, communication...

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Brian L.

9 July 2015

Jocque has been the best...non-union and SAG. Uncut was instrumental in qualifing me as a SAG member.Thanks Uncut! Brian Leng

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Bethany C.

26 June 2015

I have been with Uncut for 6 months now. The first few months I worked a fair amount, a handful of times a month, consistently. I was nervous coming into the "slow season" during the summer tho, afraid I wouldn't be able to get much work, but Uncut has had me on 7 sets in the last 2 weeks alone! I usually get my details at a decent time, and on the rare occasion it is late they call and make sure I received everything I need! They've always been helpful with any questions I have or special requests for jobs. I love being able to go on a set and work, and by the time I get off set and check my phone I'm booked for another job! It really makes my life easier knowing they are helping me make money. I look forward to continuing to work with Uncut, and I really appreciate Jacques and everyone else's effort into getting me on so many jobs! More...

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Megan L.

19 June 2015

The team at Uncut goes above and beyond for their talent. They are great at booking me on shows. They also provide me with opportunities to further my acting career beyond background work. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to hire a calling service! More...

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Greg B.

9 June 2015

Uncut really put the hours in for their actors. Jacque is great and really cares about getting everyone work. I'd recommend Uncut to anybody that's wanting to get into extra and acting work. They don't require monthly dues either, so it's much more convenient if you don't get as much work, but they do take a small amount from each check. This works out a lot better compared to how much other booking companies charge. More...

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Bonnie Glee

8 June 2015

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Gary Brass

8 June 2015

Having recently signed up with Uncut Casting I am pleased with the results. Their website is easy to use, and managing my availability has never been easier. The staff are helpful and friendly, and Jacques (the owner) is a great guy.They have booked me on some awesome jobs and even got me my first stand-in gig, which I have been trying for years to get on my own. Thank you Uncut Casting! More...

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Stephanie M.

18 May 2015

I'm currently 8mo pregnant and I registered with Uncut last Friday (3days ago). I know, I've taken a great leap of faith to get bookings. It's three days later and I just got booked for an 8MO Pregnant Role in a Jim Carrey Movie, "Bad Batch"!!! First SAG Union gig finally achieved thanks to Uncut Casting! AMAZING! Just 2 more SAG vouchers after this and I'm way closer to my acting career goal! I look forward to more wonderful achievements with this team. They're awesome! More...

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Annie S.

14 May 2015

I've been with Uncut since late February 2014. They got me as much non-union background work as I wanted on such hit shows as Parks & Recreation and two episodes each on The Newsroom and Kingdom aka Navy Street. Last time I did that one I got bumped up to union, which paid more than double and helped me get my SAG card. When I first signed up I sprung for the $150 Gold membership to save money on future booking fees and to help me be near the top of their list for gigs. The other way to stay on their radar is by logging onto their website and updating your availability... often. I do it almost every day and it's helped a lot. That way they see you're serious about wanting to work and that you have a professional attitude about it. If you're non-union, of course you'll get more background work, but Jacques and the staff are continuing to promote me for union gigs as well. Lastly, I just want to say how grateful I am to Jacques and the great Uncut staff for all the work they've given me over the past 14 months. It's been a real blast and I've learned a lot. And... they are consummate pros! They work their butts off to get you work and I've been completely happy with them. I would definitely recommend them to anyone who wants to work great background gigs without having to try to beat the rush at Central Casting. I rarely get work directly from Central even though I submit quite a lot, because there are so many other people competing for the same jobs. More...

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Zane Hubbard

16 April 2015

Awesome staff & very professional. They're always doing their best to keep me working.

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Heather D.

2 April 2015

The absolute best Calling Service there is. I'm actually with Central Casting working Background and needed a calling service. I'm not able to take or make calls on set. I made an appointment with Jaques from Uncut to get registered. Met the people of Uncut and everyone there is super awesome and nice.  They work with all of the Casting Companies out there to get you booked.  I signed up for Uncut Casting and that very night I received a text that said I was booked on Grey's Anatomy the following day!!!  Then after that, they got me on Ray Donovan!!!  They really work hard to get you booked. Also, being able to receive a text that says you are booked on a job while on set is amazing!!!  I've only been with them a little less than a month and they've kept me working. These people are wonderful!!!  If you have any doubts of which calling company to go with, get registered with Uncut. You will be glad you did.  You will be working regularly. And, unlike any other calling company, you will not get lost in the myriad of Background. You will be represented with Uncut. I am so glad I registered with them. More...

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Don C.

25 March 2015

Jacques was very understanding about some blown communications on my part. I really appreciate that they will work with you and give another chance. Class act guys!

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Tony W.

12 March 2015

Very professional, they always respond quickly to emails.  They go the extra mile to get you booked!

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Dominic L.

9 March 2015

Jacques and the Uncut staff are on point. His professionalism and deep contacts in the industry make any new or seasoned talent's experience with them very fluid. You really get the sense that he takes what he does seriously from the get go. His strong ties to Commercial casting, tv casting and film-video casting directors bring a wide range of jobs to you and really make it possible to expand your horizon and skill set. And should you tire of relentlessy booking yourself, with Uncut, they want to see you moving forward ($$$)  and so they encourage and focus on providing you with opportunity to read for a Agent or a audition for speaking roles. In short, they are more than just background!! In just 4 short months Ive done 2 commercials and background in 2 major tv shows not including jobs I was offered but couldnt do because of schedule constraints. My most recent job was a speaking role which I received by self-audition, thanks to Uncut's avante-garde approach to booking and their innovative understanding of  talent and how they are hired in this business. Also, there are many perks with Uncut: they offer discounts on training, headdhots, demo reels and provide a host of opportunities to network with established talent in their office and through cool in-house concepts such as their 'Youtube' series and recent 'Game of Thrones' forum. Believe me, Casting Directors and Agents are looking at all of this because for them it is a opportunity to find that one look or talent that is hidden in the haystack. UnCut puts the 'I' in innovation and they are definitely going places. Whether you are looking for background work, representation, a chance to read, or your own place as a SAG principle, go with Jacques and Uncut as your booking agent. You will be happy you did and then you can put him on your thank you list at the Oscars or Golden Globes when you get there because in this town its about who you know! More...

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Victoria E.

12 February 2015

Uncut casting has been wonderful! The first job they booked me in was Print! It was an amazing experience! They even wished me luck the day of the shoot. I'm happy I decided to sign with them. They really do care about you. More...

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Araksi A.

4 February 2015

Uncut Casting has gone above and beyond in the extras casting world for such talented extras as my self, and has been professional, friendly, and efficient more than even expected when it comes too helping finding work. The value you get for your money would be rated A+!  ! And if you get lucky they could even make you famouse!  my favorite thing about uncut casting besides all that is their cute website on launcut.com, I rate them 5star's on Yelp! -araksi asli More...

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Satya Persaud

29 January 2015

Very professional, honest, straight forward and VERY NICE!! Looking forward to working with them! Great group!!

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Nikochka Y.

7 January 2015

Great agency , very professional and friendly crew . I'm a non Union and they booked me for couple SAG jobs . Been with them for a while and really happy with my calling service. Would defiantly recommend to a friend . More...

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Marilyn M.

27 December 2014

I am new to UNCUT.  They seem like they are on their game.  Let's see how it goes.

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Anthony Roebuck

4 December 2014

Uncut casting one word awesome

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Yana T.

14 November 2014

I signed with Uncut this summer and they booked me for very nice jobs since then. I got to work as a lead in a music video, few featured roles in music videos and films. Jacques, Lindsey and Talin are great! They work hard to book us and always very nice and professional. I got 3 union vouchers since I started to work with Uncut and now able to join SAG.I highly recommend Uncut for beginner actors, it's a great way to get familiar with the industry and gain experience. More...

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Alexia L.

3 November 2014

I signed up with Uncut back in 2010 and just this week cancelled my membership because I'm transitioning careers.  Overall, it was a cool experience working with them.  I didn't get booked a whole lot, but that was because there are other things in my life that sometimes took priority - plus I have a very specific look.  But I have a lot of fun memories of being on set, most recently for the NWA biopic coming out next year.  It's easy money, the terms are straightforward, and the online availability system is super-simple.  There's definitely no harm in signing up with these guys. More...

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Jozi Yanes

13 October 2014

I have nothing but love for the company staff. They are really awesome in terms of of team work, and their customer service is solid work. I'm even considering upgrading my plan to premium if possible. More...

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Helen D.

5 September 2014

I first signed up with Uncut about five years ago and I was always very happy with the amount of work they got for me. When I was in between jobs (the 9 to 5 kind), they were booking me left and right for commercials,TV shows, movies ....and audience work when things are slower. Regardless, I was working so much and on set so often that I made a ton of valuable connections. And had lots of fun in the process!After I got a full time job, it was harder for me to garner the energy to keep with the background acting biz so I stopped doing it for a while. I reregistered with them recently because I've given serious thoughts to being a working actor. And I'm sooooo pleased that they developed a way for extras (oops, background professionals lol) to manage our availability and profile online! It's so easy and convenient.For me, I chose to pay the one time $75 registration fee and Uncut takes a commission from every job they book you on. All specified during orientation (that's when you come in to register) so make sure you ask about anything you're unsure about. They're somewhat good with answering your concerns but you can also read the paperwork, it is pretty straightforward. I've always recommended Uncut. They've gotten me onto many movie, TV show and commercial sets. Without them, I'd be going to unpaid auditions all day. I love what they've been doing for this aspect of my life.In retrospect, though, Jacques n his staff could be friendlier, less jaded, more patient n professional with their clients. Especially with inquiries. Seemed they've a high turnover, since I often found myself dealing with newbies who had little or no idea. Kinda annoying, that's why no five stars. Joey's List is a better booking service. No personal ego, just straight up business arrangements. More...

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Alexander A.

3 September 2014

I have been a gold level member of Uncut Casting for a few months, and am very satisfied with the amount of work that they book me on.  The first month I was booked as a stand-in for a feature film and I worked for over 23 days on that production - it was an awesome experience!  Never would've happened without the Uncut team taking a chance with a newcomer to their service.I appreciate the level of commitment and contact the staff have with me while they are arranging the details of the gig - whatever it may be.The website is easy to update my personal information, photos and availability schedule.  There are many booking services in LA but Uncut provides a great service for a fair price - not something I found with competitors others told me about. More...

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Cynthia Morehouse

18 August 2014

I'm thinking of trying this!

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Jewelene Richardson

14 August 2014

I definitely want to sign up and since I have been in this business and tried only one calling service and It wasnt that great, Im ready again to get movin.

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Jazell Young

14 August 2014

Just signed today. Time to work, let's get it........

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Scott Guenthard

9 August 2014

Lisa at uncut casting will work her butt off for you.

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Randi K.

7 August 2014

Uncut Casting is quite the catch when it comes to a professional and personable call-in service.  I found out about Uncut Casting through a working actor and after seeing him book multiple high profile shows like Grey's Anatomy and feature films, I knew I had to sign up.  After signing up, within a week, I was booked on a feature film and I've had at least one gig and/or an audition a week from this casting company since I joined in June (minus any week that I was unavailable).  This is honestly one of the most hard-working casting agencies I have encountered in LA and Talin and Jaques are always doing their best to get me out on-set.  Jaques and Talin are personable, professional, and sweet. They are working for you, and they work hard, but just like any business, you also have to make it easy for them to get you booked.  By being up to date and truthful about your availability and profile, but also being accessible via phone, text, or email at any time of day or night, Uncut will go above and beyond to get you onset and I can say this last bit with confidence because I am living proof: I worked on the TV show Navy Street today by being available last minute which I booked through Uncut.  Take note LA.  Keep in mind, this industry runs on its own time, not yours, but Uncut does its best to accommodate all of its talent by making it convenient to update availability online and Jaques and Talin are understanding.  I love the fact that they follow up and communicate with me about bookings and possible job leads all the time! Uncut Casting is the best casting company out there and I highly recommend this casting company to any serious actor in town! More...

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Ron M.

18 July 2014

I've been with LA Uncut Casting for several months now. I've only been in the acting  business for just under a year and I've been very fortunate in getting jobs both as background and principal. Uncut Casting has been instrumental in providing me with work. I signed up for the gold level, which, according to the company gives me higher priority for submissions than the bronze level, but not as high as the platinum level. At first, I did not receive much work from Uncut, but then this business is either feast or famine, which anyone who has been in it for any amount of time well knows. I have been very fortunate. I have booked a lot of work on my own through the breakdown services, but Uncut has been there for me as well. My bookings through Uncut have been increasing on a regular basis now. All they ask of you is that you report to set on time, check in with them via text message to report that you are, in fact, on time, and be professional when you are on set. Keep in mind that you are not only representing yourself, but you are representing Uncut as well.Uncut gave me my first exposure to some of the top rated television shows in the industry and it's been greatly appreciated. Jacques has been delightful to work with. To those who have had problems with him, quite honestly it's probably a situation where they simply did not communicate with him. Jacques is an easy guy to talk to and it's been my experience that he is very fair in dealing with the actors. Treat him with respect and you will get respect in return.I have truly had no problems with Uncut and I've enjoyed working with their staff. I find them to be very professional and I have recommended them to other actors I have met on various sets, whether Uncut placed me in that job or not. I think that once you prove yourself to be reliable and dependable, you will see that your bookings increase, at least to the extent they are able to book you. I highly recommend them. More...

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Jane E S.

17 July 2014

Uncut Casting Services have a strong professional work ethic and if you have the same attitude then you'll have a great working business relationship with this pro-active booking agency. If you are not a pro-active professional, consistent, reliable actor then perhaps this agency is not for you. Show business is fickle - some weeks it's very slow then it picks up and off you go again with back-to-back jobs. I'm currently rehearsing a play and my schedule changes. When I get a booking from Uncut and I'm not rehearsing I will work on those jobs. I have a couple of professional goals I'm working towards and Uncut Casting Services is helping me realize them. Remain flexible and professional and you'll get booked with Uncut Casting Services. More...

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Jasmin T.

16 July 2014

I signed up with Uncut 3 weeks ago. I am on summer vacation from school, and am in LA until late August. I was looking for temporary employment for the summer, so I decided to return to background acting (which I had prior experience doing several years ago). I am non-union. As this is currently my only job, my availability has been almost completely open. They have booked me on two commercials and one movie so far. The commercials are higher pay, which makes me happy. I like that Uncut has you submit your availability online on your account. It's fast and easy. They also record which jobs they have submitted you for so you can view those on your account as well. They seem to be very hard at work submitting me for as many different jobs as they can. In the past I have been with different calling services. Though these other services got me booked more often, Uncut seems to be getting me booked on higher-paying jobs (more on 135/12 versus the standard 72/8), which is good. Uncut service is satisfactory so far. The Uncut employees behave professionally. Since it is such a short time since my registration with them, this review stands as preliminary. I will follow up in late August to give yelpers my final report and rating of Uncut. More...

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Devin M.

25 June 2014

I was referred to Uncut Casting a few years ago by a family friend.  While attending a community college in West Los Angeles, I found the service to be very convenient and accommodating to my busy schedule.  It also gave me the opportunity to see both sides of film production while learning about the craft in elementary film courses.  Not to mention it put some money in my pocket to live on and the productions always feed you well!  During this time, I was on the set of The Social Network, a Gatorade commercial and many more.  Each day shed light on different aspects of the art, which had me amped to do my best, on and off the set. Sure, there were some days that dragged on, but that's the productions fault and it just meant overtime to sit around, read a book, meet new people, etc.  Not to bad, eh?  All of these positive experiences solidified my pursuit to work in the entertainment industry.The initial interview process was very professional and clear.   I met Jacques in his old office space in Santa Monica.  We talked a bit and he took the time to listen to all my questions.  I had some reserve since I have a speech disability caused by a neurological disorder.  We sat for about an hour and he assured me that there would be no problems as long as I updated my availability schedule regularly, showed up on time, followed directions, didn't interrupt the production crew and had a positive attitude.  I've never had a problem on set and never stress out as a result.  Any time I updated my availability schedule, I would have a gig lined up in a matter of a days without having to call Central Casting and so forth.  I've met some great people and contacts on sets, plus the flexibility is very fitting for my bat crazy lifestyle.When I transferred to a college on the outskirts of the 30-mile Studio Zone, I emailed Jacques and asked to resign.  His staff did so promptly without any questions.  Fast-forward to present time.  After graduating film school in Long Beach and moving back to the Westside, I thought it would be fun to return to the set as a background performer while I looked the perfect job in the entertainment industry.  It was great to see Jacques and the company growth over the last few years.  Tallin and the rest of the staff are wonderful.  I was just on the set of The Newsroom Season 3 and can't wait to see what I'm booked on next.  If you're looking for a great casting service managed by people looking out for your best interest, Uncut Casting is a reliable service. More...

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M H.

24 June 2014

It's so refreshing to find someone (or some business) who actually stands behind their word in such rough (and dishonest) times we live in, and never insinuate any "fine print" or "hidden text" of any sort. What you see with that agency is exactly what you get.Jacques and Tallin at Uncut Casting were such wonderful hosts at the initial meeting. They conducted themselves in a professional manner, and were able to answer every single question with efficiency and patience. That, of course, is beside the excellent presentation they provided firsthand, which explained quite a lot about their business.Shortly after that initial meeting, Uncut proved that they kept their part of the deal with precision. I got two jobs through the agency in the very first week, and they were able to address all my concerns with the same warmth and patience they showed since day one. I highly recommend them as a representative, if you're eager and serious enough about what you do, they will certainly present you in the best way possible.Kindly,Mohab More...

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Emma M.

23 June 2014

Only recently have I joined Uncut. I have worked about 2 gigs with them so far, and have already covered the registration fee and the additional $10 they take for every gig. Still waiting on one of my checks, but that's the payroll for the show--not Uncut. Great communication system and easy. Looking forward to working more with these guys. More...

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Vitto O.

4 June 2014

I've had a few different background talent booking agencies from small to large and Uncut is by far the most professional. All the other bg agencies I've used had some of the rudest people I've dealt with in business. The team at Uncut has always been professional and courteous. They've worked with me to handle any issues I had and booked me on some of the best gigs. I appreciate great customer service, so I must say Uncut is top notch! More...

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Brandon B.

29 May 2014

LA Uncut has been a wonderful gate way for me as I made my trek across the country to pursue acting on screen.  My current experience with performing has been from the stand point of live stage musicals and plays. I decided to move to the LA area and learn more about the TV/film/commercials aspect of performing.  I knew I had to start somewhere and began by looking into background and extra work to get some hands on experience with how being behind a camera differs from being on stage.  I saw Uncut's listing on backstage.com and decided to find out more info about them.Before making the phone call to go meet in person I did my due diligence of searching for reviews online.  Like any business you are going to find good reviews and bad reviews, but I was pleased to see that Jacques personally responded to those who had poorly reviewed the company.  This shows character and a willingness to improve.  Like a coin there are always two sides to every story and hearing from both sides helps provide insight.I have now been with Uncut for not even a full month and they have already helped in finding me some wonderful opportunities to experience what happens behind the lens.  I have been able to portray a cop on a shoot for TV series, a restaurant patron for a feature film, a zombie-like character for a music video and most recently a bigger opportunity to play a feature character in a re-enactment for a series on about Hurricanes for the weather channel.  Jacques personally called me about this opportunity to give me the heads up and then called me back to say the casting company had chosen me!This industry has it's ups and downs, highs and lows, and is very difficult for some to understand.  The first thing is to just start getting out there and get yourself as much exposure as possible.  Uncut helps make that a reality and even tells you what you can do to increase your chances of being selected.  They want you to succeed, but that's not going to happen with work on your part as well. Keep your profile and availability updated, be on time when you are booked, bring everything that is asked of you plus a couple extras, and act professional when on a set.  Also know that you aren't always going to be selected and this has nothing to do with Uncut.  Casting directors and companies are looking for very specific things from your hair color to what size shoe you wear.Uncut is very up front about who they are, what they do and will even make accommodations for those that need assistance.  Ask questions and educate yourself first.  Don't always take someone else's word for gold and understand that mistakes/miscommunications can happen.  It's how you deal with them afterward that shows who you truly are.  Jacques and Uncut have proven to me that they are dedicated to helping me succeed.  That's my opinion and obviously others have shared theirs as well.  If you really want to know what Uncut is all about then set up a time to get registered and ask your own questions. More...

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Geena B.

23 May 2014

LA Uncut casting is a professional and personable call-in service. The amount of work you get is based on how much you put into it; if you are updating your availability on a consistent basis, reliable, on time and maintain professionalism when booked, you will find yourself with plenty of work. Sure, there are slow periods, but before you know it it will pick up again and you will be working like crazy. That's just how the industry works. Sometimes there will be a production that wants to recall it's extras for a week, two weeks or even a month. If you are paying your dues by updating your availability, keeping your profile filled out thoroughly and up to date, they will do whatever they can to help you get work.There are three tiers of membership; each have a one time (not once a month or once a year) larger up-front payment. I am on the premium membership which means that though I had to pay $250 up front, I am one of the top priorities to get booked (given that I am reliable and showing that I want to work). Jaques is really just the bees knees; he just gets it. He appreciates communication and is willing to put in extra effort for you if you put in your own earnest work and ensure open lines of communication. Like many working actors, I have "real" jobs that I have to work at sometimes, and there have been times when I needed to take a short hiatus for this reason. Sometimes availability can change on short notice, and it is important to make Uncut aware of this as soon as you know what your schedule is looking like. If you do this, they will do their best to get you booked on gigs even if you are only available one or two days that week. They also appreciate hearing what you like and what you don't like--constructive criticism is welcome as they are always looking for ways to make your experience better. My advice is to keep in mind that this is primarily an extras call in service; they are NOT your agent or your manager. They do, however, in their reputable industry connections come upon auditions for larger paying gigs and more "featured" work, and if you are in the premium membership like me you are eligible for these opportunities. But just keep in mind that if you are looking to become famous by joining Uncut, thinking that they will magically do your work for you, you are probably in the wrong line of work. A service like uncut can be a stepping stone to learning the ins and outs of the business, surrounding you constantly with opportunities to work around professionals, networking with other working actors like you. When uncut gets me an audition I look at it as an added bonus. To wrap it up, Uncut is pretty awesome as far as call in services go, and I've worked on some pretty awesome movies and tv shows, including recently HBO's Newsroom and stand-in (slightly higher rate than background) on a feature film. I would encourage any actor serious about making a living in this town to join. Jaques and Talin make up the dream team that is Uncut--the next player could be you! More...

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Dennis H.

18 May 2014

Have only been with the company less than a month (which is why I'm only giving it 4 instead of 5, but that could go up) but I already have my first gig tomorrow.  Jacques and company were very friendly and helpful.  They made me feel comfortable and clearly explained the process, who they were and how they do what they do.  A great place!! More...

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Morgan R.

16 May 2014

I've been working with Uncut for 2 months now, and I work at least once a month (which is great for union) and I  hear they book much more for non-union, so you guys should SIGN UP pronto :)! JQ and Talin are cool, funny, professional and a pleasure to work with. I highly recommend giving them a try! More...

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Anna G.

15 May 2014

I love Uncut Casting! They are booking me! That's awesome! I'm really exited! I love being on set! Its good work! Thank you guys! You are the BEST!

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Jeanne C.

13 May 2014

I registered with them just last May and since have worked on many movies, always nice productions and always paid right away.  They have even gotten me booked on print jobs and commercials.  Jacques and Talin work very hard and are really nice.  They got me onto General Hospital and I've worked probably over 20 days on this soap just since last May.  I'm deeply appreciative to have such a professional company representing me and getting me out there.  To those negative comments on here....I've worked with people who are never happy and complain about everything.... that may be why you are not getting booked which is not Uncut's fault.  They'll get you there but you need to take the responsibility to get yourself back by being on time, prepared and positive like any other job demands.It's a wonderful thing, being on a set and learning first hand about this precious business...let's not take it for granted.Thank you Jacques and Talin for keeping me booked.Jeanne Carr More...

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Kisses O.

13 May 2014

This place is great for background! They book you on cool projects and I would say by far one of the best BG agencies in town they are legit Background agency with friendly staff and consistent work. check them out! :)

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Kasturi A.

6 May 2014

Best Casting Agency I've been with! I've been with Uncut Casting for only a couple months now and I have been booked for various jobs! I've also been booked for multiple jobs consecutively! Unlike many other casting services you do not have to call in to submit yourself to a project! Jaq and Talin always call you to verify receipt of booking and to make sure you have the proper information before shoot day! They are very thorough. Not to mention, the money I spent on registration I got right back days later working a Nokia Money Penny Commercial. I'm so glad I signed up with Uncut, and to put icing on the cake they've just got me booked on a job that provides me with a SAG voucher tomorrow! :) Definitely made my day! I couldn't be Happier!!! Also, if you have other talents make sure to let them know! I noted that I was a professional dancer and they got me booked on a dance video starring Alan Ritchson from the movie Hunger Games! It was one of my most memorable and fun filled on-set experiences! I'd give 10 stars to UCS if that option were available! More...

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Karl C.

24 April 2014

I can't say enough about the experience I have had with Uncut Casting.  Within a few weeks of registering I was booked on Castle, Greys Anatomy and Mad Men, which took care of qualifying for SAG almost immediately.  Jaq and Talin are friendly, professional, and are very quick to follow up to any inquiry I have made.  This has been an easy relationship that has paid off quite well very quickly.  I couldn't be more pleased. More...

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Mike M.

16 April 2014

I have been registered with Uncut for some time now and they are some of the most hardest working and honest individuals I have come across in the entertainment industry. They are expert at getting you those hiring paying jobs, they booked for a commercial for $342 tomorrow, very nice work indeed.  They have consistently got me work on General Hospital and I am eternally grateful for the opportunities Uncut has provided me. Talin and Jaq are indefatigable, always looking for opportunities beyond background work. They have booked me for speaking parts in videos and gotten me auditions which turned into bookings. Thanks so much Uncut Casting, you are true More...

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Jay T.

11 April 2014

I have been registered with Uncut Casting since 2011.They have booked me on three SAG Background jobs over the years - one of them was for a  SAG commercial and two were for  SAG films. Union rate commercials are hard to book so I was very happy when I got that call! And on the last film we all made crazy $ because we were on the set for  over 18 hours!! Talk about OVERTIME pay! THAT was a nice check :)So they may not book me that often - but when they have it has been lucrative!Thank you Uncut Casting - I hope to be booked again soon!Jay More...

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Ian B.

9 April 2014

I love uncut! The staff is so friendly and really looks out for you. Yes, there is a one time fee to register, but with one non-union job (which they booked me for within a week) you make your cash right back! Central casting is cool, but you have to call in to check what projects are open and decide what your best for. As a working actor traveling for auditions and working a side job, having Uncut to take out that time consuming process is well worth the $10/project. Not to mention, the Uncut team has great relations with tons of casting departments that trust them when booking talent, giving their clients an inside track. I couldn't ask for a better booking agency! More...

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Frezno Frez

27 March 2014

Cut out ALL THE BS.... USE UNCUT..!!!!!!!!

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Joseph W.

25 March 2014

I am a member of SAG/AFTRA and have been with Uncut casting for over a year. They handle my booking with professionalism and have booked me on many great shows as well as industrial s and photo shoots.  I am extremely happy with their service and would recommend them to anyone looking for a booking service. There are many scam companies out there but Uncut is not one of them...I look forward to being with them for many years to come.Joseph Wilsonimdb.com/name/nm4128617 More...

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Amy H.

23 March 2014

I have been with uncut casting for several years . I like that they charge less than many of the other services out there and that they actually guarantee work.  I also tend to get better opportunities such as auditions, higher rate and more featured jobs with uncut. They are very friendly and take the time to get to know their talent and care about providing valuable opportunities for their people.  I highly suggest them to any actor looking for a service that is able to promote their talent. More...

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Nicholas Jeffrey

31 August 2013

Come back from vacation for one day, and the peeps at uncut have me booked already!! Thanks guys!

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Sandey Lock

29 August 2013

Uncut Casting is great!!

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Sybil Taylor

6 August 2013

Good things....

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Oren Siegel

1 August 2013

Thanks for the bookings. You are all fantastic at Uncut

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Mobin M Khan

29 July 2013

Keep up the good works!!

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Christina F.

22 July 2013

Uncut Casting Services is by far the best Background Agency that I have come across in Los Angeles. I have been doing background work with Background Agencies since 2008. I have worked with Aaron from Aatmo Biz, Kelly from Reel Talent, Lisa from Cut Above Casting, Jeff Olan Casting, and of course, Central Casting.  All of these background agencies are legitimate, however, each of them has taken a serious position in life that ultimately, doesn't help an aspiring non-union actor get ahead. All the background agencies in LA simply don't get into the politics of helping non-union actors change their status in the industry from Non-Union to gaining SAG Eligibility.If you are a non-union actor, and, you are serious about being considered for larger project opportunities, SAG payment standards, SAG Benefits, Pension Plan, and SAG Kraft Services, you seriously need professional assistance to help you get there. The LA Background agencies do not help. They send you out as a non-union actor and tell you to work your magic. You are literally in a lottery pool searching for SAG Vouchers and Taft Hartley's. Just like the Powerball, you do hear of lottery winners, but, what about the 100 Million people that played the same game? You need to be with a service that will look out for you and also be concerned with the advancement of your career. That's where Uncut Casting Services come in.I signed up with Uncut as a Platinum Member on April 27, 2013. The cast over there is great. Talin and Jaq.  I spoke with both Talin and Jaq and expressed how very important it is for me to receive assistance gaining SAG Eligibility. I was booked on non-union projects for a few weeks, and then, bam! I received my first SAG Voucher through Uncut Casting Services on "Love That Girl" starring Tatiana Ali. I met the Executive Producers, Bentley Kyle Evans who also produced Martin and the Jamie Foxx Show. I had the time of my life. That cast was really great and the set was just pure fun to be on. A few short weeks later, Uncut Casting Services booked me on a SAG project Webisode, and the producer said the project would actually TAFT HARTLEY me, which makes me, considered eligible to join the UNION.Step one to getting into SAG, is not a small step. It's HUGE! You can get stuck doing background work as a non-union actor year in and year out until you figure you need a real job. When you work background as a non-union actor, you get paid a measly $64.00 for 8 hours. When you are working on a SAG Voucher as a SAG Actor, your rate changes to a whopping $145.00 for 8 hours. And it gets higher from there depending on projects. That is a huge difference, that could mean your half of the rent if you worked a few days like that.So between April 27 and July 17, in 2  1/2 months, I can now move on and begin thinking about what my next step is to pay my SAG Fee. This is great. It's progress in the industry. As a platinum member with Uncut Casting Services, you're going to see progress.  Progress means paychecks.Thanks Jaq! More...

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Barbara Stransky

25 June 2013

Thanks Uncut Casting for booking me on the Michael Mann Project!!! It was a very long and rewarding day! :)

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Vince Lasalvia

4 June 2013

hanks guys for the latest jobs , last but not least yesterday's shoot on Pretty Little Liars, just me and a little girl .. that was actually a name credit, cool stuff :) More...

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James S.

17 May 2013

I'm not sure if it is appropriate to review a place i employ, but here goes. I have found the staff at launcut to be professional and have provided me with jobs on some of the highest rated TV shows and movies. True, i don't get to work every day or even every week, but that is more the decision of casting agents than the casting service, i believe. It is a niche in the whole of the indusrty and i feel confident that they submit me as often as possible. The status and use of non-union "talent" has been adjusted downward in my opinion due to the last contract that allowed a flood of "civilians": that otherwise had no interest in actual acting as a living and more like a hobby. So, i cannot hold LAUNCUT responsible for my lack of jobs. I truly believe that they are doing the best they can in a cutthroat business. Also, i am NOT charged if i do not work, so it isn't as tho i'm throwing my money away. We ALL would like to work more, but if you aren't just right for the part, then i believe it is more a result of the casting company, rather than the casting "service".  Regars, james sheppard  (sag name adam sheppard) More...

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Mark V.

14 May 2013

Uncut is a smaller boutique booking service and some looks I would assume work more than others.  They are known more for upscale talent but do get work for character types too.  Many people I meet on set don't believe in paying a monthly fee for a booking service. More power to those people if they don't mind putting the time and effort to get themselves booked. I personally love having a service find me work. They may not book you 7 days a week but I do feel they have more quality than quantity. Hope this helps! More...

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Max W.

8 May 2013

The team at Uncut saves me a lot of effort by booking me for work I would have to otherwise spend hours on the phone to get. They are upfront about their practices and the staff creates a friendly and constructive environment for new actors. This is a service and it's important to realize what you are getting in return for your booking fees. Read the contracts and understand the relationship before you sign up! More...

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Michelle H.

6 May 2013

Ive always been interested in getting into acting and any sort of extra work. My friend recommended Uncut to me so i figured I'd might as well sign up and i absolutely love this service! The staff is super friendly and they were accommodating to my schedule and were incredibly helpful with any questions i had seeing that I'm pretty new to all this. Within like 2 weeks they got me booked when i really needed the extra cash and just the fact that they're so nice and helpful over the phone and that i didn't have to wait in a crazy long line makes uncut definitely worth it More...

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Justin T.

30 April 2013

Uncut has been upfront, honest and helpful to me from the start.  They helped kick off my career in Hollywood.  I am not a super star yet, but I always get consistent gigs from uncut when I show available.  Thank you.

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Mona R.

1 February 2013

If you're looking for a cool & hip company that cares about getting people booked, even though it's the entertainment industry & consistent work isn't realistic for anyone, THIS company does EVERYTHING they can to get you booked as long as you follow their system. I have Uncut to thank for my SAG membership :) Plus they tend to get featured work some of the other services don't get. More...

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