Frequently Asked Questions

Here and Ready is a talent database of Black Actresses designed to help you quickly discover and hire talent across the country. We are also an active community group of more than 900 actresses advocating for our visibility.

– Search for talent across the United States and Canada by age range, notable skills, representation and union status
– View resumes and and watch reels
– Directly communicate with talent via email
– Submit a casting breakdown for a direct response from our members

No, the Here and Ready site is free to access. Whether you’re the Vice President of Casting for an entire television network or an emerging filmmaker seeking talent for your first feature, we are #hereandready to build relationships at all levels! You can also click here to submit a casting page.

Your email will be sent directly to the actress or their representative.

Breakdowns and casting inquiries are automatically shared to Here and Ready members.

The site is updated once a week. We also have a monthly “And Action” newsletter that highlights the acting and creative wins of our talented community. Sign up for it HERE.

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Requests for collaborations, cross-promotions and words of encouragement are always welcome. Should you have any trouble reaching the talent, we’re here and ready to help.