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.
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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!