Bonnie Zane (Interview)

Bonnie Zane (Interview)

Bonnie Zane is the casting director of 74 TV shows over the last 25 years. After starting as a casting Associate on the Larry Sanders show, her first Full Casting Director Credit was 90’s hit series Mad about You.

She followed that up with popular programs including News radio, Sports night and the Drew Carey show and 134 episodes of the wildly popular Suits.

A two time Primetime Emmy Award Nominee, 9 time CSA Artios award nominee and two time winner. She’s One half of Zane/Pilsbury Casting, its a pleasure to welcome to the site, the brilliant Bonnie Zane.

Bonnie Zane (Interview)
  • Do You Ask For Headshots & Resumes In Hardcopy?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Do I need a hard cop of a headshot at Bonnie Zane’s office?
    Do I need hard copy of a resume when I go to Bonnie Zane’s office?
    Does Bonnie Zane require hard copies of photo and resume?
    Does Bonnie Zane require hard copi...

  • What Backdrop Colors Do You Prefer In A Self Tape?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    What backdrop colors are best for self tapes?
    For self tapes, what backdrop color should I choose?
    Is blue best for self tapes?
    Is a grey background best for self tapes auditions?
    What color is best for backdrops?
    For m...

  • How Do You Feel About Actors Shaking Hands At An Audition?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Can I shake hands with casting?
    Will casting expect me to shake hands with them at an audition?
    Do I shake hands at auditions?
    Should I hand shake with casting?
    Can I shake hands with a casting director?
    Am I expected t...

  • Where Do You Find Readers For Your Audition Sessions?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Where do you look for readers?
    Who read for your actors in auditions?
    At auditions, who is the reader?
    Can I be a reader for your auditions?
    Where can I regifted to be a reader for auditions at CD offices?
    Do you look f...

  • Does SAG-AFTRA vs SAG-AFTRA Eligible Make A Difference?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Does SAG-AFTRA eligible carry the same weight as SAG-AFTRA membership?
    Do you view SAG-AFTRA eligible differently to SAG-AFTRA membership?
    What does SAG-AFTRA eligible mean?
    Do you view SAG-AFTRA eligibility differently...

  • Which Props (If Any) Are Appropriate In Auditions?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Can I bring props to an audition?
    Who provides props at an audition?
    What props should I bring to a casting?
    What props can I use at a casting?
    What props is OK to bring to casting?
    What props aren't too much in an audi...

  • Do You Like Actors To Wear Costumes Or Dress The Part?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Should I dress in full costume at a casting?
    Can I costume for an audition?
    Should I wear full costume at a casting?
    At a casting, can I go full costume?
    Would you recommend, full costume at an audition?
    At an audition,...

  • When, If Ever, Can Actors Improvise Or Paraphrase In Auditions?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Can actors improv in audition?
    Can I add a button at the end of my audition?
    Can I paraphrase in auditions?
    Can I improvise in my audition?
    How much can I paraphrase in auditions?
    Do I have to follow the script exactly ...

  • How Important Is It To Be Off Book In An Audition?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Is it important to be off book at an audition?
    Is off book important in an audition?
    Do you expect actors to be off book in an audition?
    Should actors be off book at auditions?
    In castings, can I read the lines?
    Can I r...

  • Do You Ever Watch Unsolicited Self Tapes Sent By Representation?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Would you watch a tape you didn't ask sent by agents?
    Would you want a tape that you didn't ask for if it was sent by an agent you trusted?
    Do you watch tapes sent by management if you didn't request them?
    If an actor'...

  • Have You Hired An Actor From An Unsolicited Self Tape?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Do you remember hiring from an unsolicited self tape?
    Do unsolicited tapes work?
    Do actors book from unsolicited self tapes?
    Can I book by sending an unasked for tape to casting?
    Would you ever book me if my tape is uns...

  • What Do You See Seasoned Actors Do Differently To New Actors In Auditions?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    What do professional actors do differently to new actors in an audition?
    What separates the professional actors from new actors in an audition?
    How can you tell a professional actors from a new actor in an audition? ...

  • What Has Motivated You To Take A Chance On Auditioning An Actor You Don't Know?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    What Made You Take A Chance On An Actor You Don't Know?
    When do you take a chance on new actors?
    Why would you take a chance on a new actor?
    Would you ever take a chance on a new actor?
    What would a new actor have to do...

  • Where Do You Post Auditions?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Where does casting post auditions?
    Where does my agent look at audition?
    Where can I find auditions?
    Where are the auditions you post?
    What site do you use to post auditions?
    What website do you use for posting audition...

  • Do You Audition Non-Union Actors?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    Do you see non-union actors?
    Do you only see union actors?
    Do you see union and non-union actors?
    If I am non-union, will you see me?
    Does Bonnie Zane see non-union actors?
    If I am non-union, can I still get auditions?
    ...

  • Where Do You Post Breakdowns For Roles You Are Casting?

    with Bonnie Zane, CSA
    Emmy Nominated Casting Director | Suits, Mad About You

    What site do you use to post breakdowns?
    Where do CDS post breakdowns?
    Where are breakdowns viewed?
    What site is used for breakdowns?
    Where do you advertise auditions?
    What do CDs post auditions notices?
    Where are adver...