Welcome to the only directory created by and for Black actresses. There are hundreds of listings that include recommendations for your acting needs (like acting studios, coaches and photographers) and services for your everyday life (tax preparation, doctors, house sitters and more!) You can even search across locations or filter the list to find Black-owned, woman-owned, and Black woman-owned businesses. Watch this quick preview or get started below!
HOW TO SEARCH
ARE YOU A MEMBER WITH A YELLOW PAGES RECOMMENDATION?
Great, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. A member of the team will circle back to you for more details.
NOT A MEMBER? JOIN TODAY!
Unlock a streamlined membership for FREE or activate a subscription starting at $5/month. Every account includes access to our private community group of more than 1,200 actresses across the US and Canada. Learn more on our MEMBER PAGE!!
SHOULD I BECOME A HERE AND READY MEMBER?
Absolutely! If you are a Black actress, this is the group for you! We’re an inclusive community of focused artists that welcomes talent across all genres and experience levels. Where else can you go to get your questions answered, learn new skills and build relationships across state and virtuallines?
ALL HERE AND READY MEMBERSHIPS INCLUDE:
- STREAMLINED DATABASE PROFILE with headshot, link to your resume, location and union status
- UNLIMITED PROFILE CHANGES ALLOWED – Unlike other sites, you don’t have to pay a separate cost when you want to update your headshots or reel!]
- SPACE AVAILABLE ENTRY to member events and casting director workshops
PLUS ACCESS TO EXCLUSIVE PROGRAMMING AND INITIATIVES THAT INCLUDE:
- 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
HOW YOUR SUPPORT IS APPLIED TO THE COMMUNITY:
All membership funds go directly to Here and Ready costs like:
- Guest speaker coordination and fees
- Event preparation, design and planning
- Partner research and outreach
- Maintenance fees for Website, Airtable, Canva, etc.
- Compensating our fabulous team who keep socials, responses and outreach going
WHERE TO NEXT:
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 SITE WITH YOU SOON!