Posted by Alan Kaye
The scene is familiar from endless films-about-films. A narrow corridor is packed with nubile young things feverishly reading over pages or reapplying make-up. Our heroine arrives late and forces her way through the throng, a script clutched in one hand and meagre belongings spilling from the other.
Once inside the audition room, she’s confronted by a panel of unsmiling faces who gradually turn to her with a laser-like focus when she begins to perform and her talent is revealed. That’s the way it’s always been, and the way it always will be, right?
Well, maybe not. Thanks to current and future technology, you can lose the corridor and the competitors and replace them with a computer screen, because in the future most auditions will take place via video chat.
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