BOOK IT SELF TAPES

Putting yourself on tape can be stressful. And it's really hard to do well when you're on your own. Now you're not! We put actors on tape for tv/film, theater, commercials, industrials, slate shots, and more.

Our at-home set up is industry-approved by casting directors and agents alike. We truly love working with other actors to get the best take, and have the experience to back it up.  Check out our bios and testimonials below, and don't hesitate to email us with any questions. We can't wait to work with you!

-Maddie and Julie

Email us for questions and bookings at bookitselftapes@gmail.com

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Maddie Mahoney is an actor, writer, and producer. She has been self-taping fellow actors for two years, and loves working on getting great takes. She has also worked as a producer on the late-night comedy show Serials at The Flea Theater, has produced multiple shorts and web series, and has three projects currently in development. She’s been voted a Top Teacher of 2018 by Lessons.com, and was a TA for on-camera auditioning at NYU Tisch Stonestreet.

MADDIE

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Julie Balefsky is a producer, writer, and actress. Julie has served as the showrunner's assistant on popular television shows such as Netflix' Orange is the New Black and Showtime's Ray Donovan. With a BFA in Acting from NYU/Tisch, plus her experiences working in talent representation at Don Buchwald & Associates and in casting, Julie has a 360 degree view of the entertainment industry as a whole. 

JULIE

Co-Star Session - $35

  • Up to 30 minutes

  • Appropriate for under-5 or co-star roles

  • Edited and sent via WeTransfer

  • Coaching included if desired

Guest Star Session - $50

  • Up to 45 minutes

  • Appropriate for guest star, recurring guest star, or supporting roles

  • Edited and sent via WeTransfer

  • Coaching included if desired

Need More Time?

​Ask us about our Extended Sessions

Perfect for lead roles and series regulars.

WHAT ACTORS SAY

Peter M.

I've used Maddie for multiple auditions-- she has helped me prepare sides and monologues with insight, depth and always encourages me to approach each take as another opportunity to reveal something about the character. Would highly recommend for audition coaching!

Maddie has helped me work on numerous auditions, giving perceptive advice and especially helping me bring out the humor of the material. Her cut-to-the-chase honesty and surprising insights allow me to feel confident in my preparation each and every time.

Taping with Julie is AMAZING! She is not only knowledgeable about acting as a craft, but because of her experiences working on television shows, she knows exactly what casting directors are looking for in the audition. She works with you moment to moment to keep the audition organic, and most importantly, she is fun! 

Ryan M.

Amanda T.

Zac P.

Maddie is wonderful at what she does. Not only does she have a great procedure to efficiently film sides but she is a wonderful reader! She always reminds me that what we do for a living is fun and the joy that should be found in self taping. 

Jenna K.

Maddie provides a relaxed environment with great lighting. She is your reader, your director if you want it, silent taping partner if you need it, and all around quality camera operator. And on top of it all she spent extra time dealing with my quirky computer so I could receive my downloads. I highly recommend her!

Xiomara C.

Maddie helped me record an audition tape and she was amazing. So accommodating and helpful. She even gave me some direction to make sure I was putting out the best material. I highly recommend!