Welcome to the Here and Ready transition website. Thanks to a grant from the LISC of Los Angeles and activist Tamika D. Mallory, we are in the final stages of production on our upgraded talent database website. Once launched, the site will become a hub for our members and for anyone in the business to discover and hire Black actresses free of charge.
FOR NOW, WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO:
Current members or anyone who needs to transfer from Patreon
I’m new! I’d like to unlock access to Here and Ready
I’m a casting director here and ready to discover or hire a Black actress
WHO WE ARE
Here and Ready is a networking collective and resource group on a mission to increase visibility and industry access for Black actresses.
MORE ABOUT HERE AND READY:
Here and Ready was started in the fall of 2019 as a private group for Black actresses, the goal was simple: create a safe space to share resources and openly dialogue about our specific needs and challenges. Sparked by word of mouth and stay at home closures, the group exploded and the mission expanded.
Across 2020 and 2021, we worked to increase visibility and industry access for our members while continuing to act as a networking and resource collective. Programs included casting director workshops, skill enrichment seminars and private meet and greet events with the Casting Society of America’s Equity in Entertainment Committee. We also launched a public database website for anyone seeking Black actressses the ability to quickly discover and hire talent as well as post casting notices for free!
Now, thanks to a grant from Tamika D. Mallory and the city of Los Angeles, a new Here and Ready website is on the way. This public database website will upgrade the visitor’s user-experience to quickly refine searches, watch demo reels and directly contact talent. We continue to maintain the Here and Ready private Facebook group and suppot our community of more than 1,200 Black actresses across the US, Canada and the UK. These efforts are supported through our monthly memberships which unlock benefits and discounts, donations and grants.
JOIN OUR ACTIVE, SUPPORTIVE AND EXCLUSIVE COMMUNITY OF MORE THAN 1,200 BLACK ACTRESSES ACROSS THE US, CANADA AND UK!
EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMS AND INITIATIVES INCLUDING:
- EVENT CALENDAR with WORKSHOPS, LUNCH AND LEARNS with Industry Guests, The Ask a Black Actress Q&A SERIES and 1-on-1 Casting Director MEET AND GREETS
- “AND ACTION” NEWSLETTER and BLOG shared with our nationwide industry list of professionals from film, tv and theater
- The Black Actress Yellow Pages an additional directory of classes, businesses, products and classes recommended by our members
- Moderate the HERE AND READY FACEBOOK GROUP a private space created to support our more than 1,200 members
- ARCHIVE LIBRARY OF PAST SEMINARS
- CASTING JOB BOARD – free submissions for all
Subscription memberships start at $5/month or you can unlock access to our private community group and a streamlined membership for FREE!!
WHERE TO NEXT:
DID YOU HAVE A PROFILE ON OUR OLD SITE?:
Well, now it’s time to activate your profile for this new system! Doing so will give you access to our Black Actress Yellow pages, our replay library of past workshops, and the ability to register for current seminars! Please use your old email address and password to log-in. Should you run into any issues, please let us know.
Ready to activate your profile – CLICK HERE
NEW TO HERE AND READY?:
If you are NEW to Here and Ready and want to activate a profile, that’s fabulous! Our subscription memberships start at $5/month or you can unlock a streamlined profile for FREE!
To explore all of our member benefits and ways to support Here and Ready CLICK HERE
LET ME KNOW WHEN THE NEW SITE IS LIVE:
Here and Ready
Here and Ready is a nationwide networking collective on a mission to increase visibility and industry access for Black actresses. No need to look. We’re here and ready.
THIS IS ONLY OUR TRANSITION WEBSITE. WE LOOK FORWARD TO SHARING THE COMPLETED SIGHT WITH YOU SOON!