About StarNow

About StarNow

The founders: Nigel, Jamie and Cameron

London, 2004. Three Kiwi expats (handsome lads named Cameron, Jamie and Nigel) are chatting with their friend, Erica, who is struggling to find work as an actress. After bouncing around a few ideas, a lightbulb goes off: the world needs a website to help Erica, and others, get cast. Boom! StarNow is born.

The goal behind StarNow was to connect talent with casting professionals, and allow them to apply to castings. Fast forward to today, and StarNow is the leading auditions and jobs website for actors & extras, models, dancers, photographers, crew, stylists, and musicians. Pretty cool for an idea that stemmed from helping a mate land some work!

The boys brought in a team of brilliant minds (if we may say so ourselves) who have helped grow StarNow to over four million members worldwide. We work with some of the industry's top players, with dominant market positions in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand, together with a growing market position in the USA, Canada, Ireland, and South Africa.

We're building the best talent community on Earth, and we'd love you to join us and be a part of it!

How does StarNow work?

Casting professionals can list an audition or job for free on StarNow, manage applications and contact members online, and also check out member profiles in our Talent Directory.

Talent can sign up for free and create a basic profile. For a small monthly fee, they can upgrade your membership and:

  • Apply to unlimited auditions and jobs.
  • Appear in the Talent Directory.
  • Add more photos, videos, and audio to their profile.

Your safety and success is our success

The entertainment industry is incredibly fun and exciting to take part in. It's also a world where you need to be sure opportunities are genuine and safe.

Our number one value is: 'Our members' safety and success is our success'. This means trust and safety is our number one priority. There's nothing more important to us than making sure our community is a fun, safe environment.

We have a dedicated team checking our casting calls, messages and photos, and sophisticated software to screen and flag concerning content. We're accredited members of Netsafe and communicate with organisations including OCEANZ, ACORN, CEOP, and local police agencies. Members can also report any content of concern - our team reviews every report.

We'd love you to check out our Trust & Safety advice in our Help section, especially our online and audition safety tips.

Stay in the loop

For regular information and updates about StarNow, you can: