Casting Directors

Casting Directors

Casting Directors, or CDs are the gatekeepers of Hollywood. Learn about them and their staff.

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Casting Directors
  • Should I Reach Out To A Casting Director After A Casting Workshop?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Should I make contact with a CD after a workshop?
    How can I make the most of my casting director work...

  • How Many New People Does Casting Call In From Submissions On Breakdowns?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How many of the people called in for auditions are actors the Casting Director already knows?
    How as a new actor do I prove myself to a casting director?
    How important is my relationship with a casting director?
    Do cas...

  • Where Can I Meet Casting Directors?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Should I do a casting director workshop?
    How can I get casting directors to know me better?
    How can I...

  • Should I Bring A Gift For The Casting Director At An Audition?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Am I expected to give a gift to a CD after an audition?
    Should I buy casting directors gifts for brin...

  • What Is The Difference Between A Casting Assistant & A Casting Associate?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Who is more important: the casting associate or assistant?
    What is the ranking of roles at a casting ...

  • What Is A Casting Associate?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What are the duties of the casting associate?
    How is a casting associate different to a casting assis...

  • Should I Send A Thank You Present To A Casting Director When They Book Me?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com

    How big a present should I send a casting director when I book a role?
    If I send a present to a casting director, does it look like suc...

  • What Are The Best Places To Network With Casting Directors?

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    How can I network with CDs?
    Where can I meet casting directors socially?
    What are some ways to meet casting directors outside the audition room?
    Any tips on meeting casting directors in ...

  • Why Doesn't The Commercial Casting Director Remember Me?

    With Shaan Sharma, Storytellers Conservatory, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    Is it bad the commercial CD doesn't remember me?
    How can I build a rapport with a commercial casting director?
    Why does the commercial casting director not know my ...

  • Storytime: The One About Connecting With The Casting Director

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    Is it good to be a reader at a casting office?
    Does it look bad to reach out to casting about certain projects?
    How can I connect with a casting director?
    How do you network with a casti...

  • Is It Ok To Drop Off Headshot & Gift To A Casting Director's Office?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    Is it ok to drop off my headshot and a gift to introduce myself to a casting directors office?
    Is it cool to rock up to a casting director's office?
    Can I bring casting food and coffee as a surprise?
    Can I drop by cast...

  • Can I Organise Go-Sees With Commercial Casting Directors?

    With Shaan Sharma, Storytellers Conservatory, Working Actor, Educator, Casting Pro, & Union Leader
    www.StoryTellersConservatory.com

    How can I get a go-see with commercial casting directors?
    Will commercial casting directors agree to go-sees?
    What is a go-see?
    How do I get a go-see with a casting...

  • Should I Reach Out To Casting After A Disastrous Audition To Apologize?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Can I follow up with casting if my audition was disastrous?
    Any tips on how to get closure on a terri...

  • Should I Follow Up With A Casting Director After I Have An Audition?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Should I make contact with casting post-audition?
    Do actors following up with casting after an auditi...

  • What Is A Casting Associate?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What is a casting associate?
    What does a casting associate do?
    Who does the casting associate cast in...

  • What Is A Casting Director?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com

    What does a Casting Director do?
    Who hires a Casting Director?
    How important is a Casting Director?
    How powerful is a director of casti...

  • What Is The Difference Between A Casting Director & A Director?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    Why does a film need a casting director when they have a director already?
    Is the casting director on...

  • Is It Ok To Drop Off My Headshot At A Casting Office?

    With Kym Jackson, Working Actor, Union Delegate, Coach, Author of The Hollywood Survival Guide & Co-Owner of Secret Actor Society
    http://www.hollywoodsguide.com
    https://secretactorsociety.vhx.tv

    What is a drop off?
    Can I take my headshot directly to casting offices?
    How can I send my headshot di...

  • If The Casting Director Doesn't Recognise Me, What Do I Do?

    With Ajarae Coleman, Working Actor, Master Coach, Founder of Acting Resource Guru.
    www.ActingResourceGuru.com

    Is it rude to remind a casting director we have met when they don't remember me?
    If a casting director doesn't remember me, should I remind them?
    Why doesn't casting director remember me...

  • If Casting Only Bring In People They Know, How Do You Become One Of Those?

    With Blair Hickey & Brian Wold, Founders of CastingAbout
    www.CastingAbout.com

    How do I build relationships with casting?
    How do I instill confidence in a casting director?
    Why is casting not thinking of me?
    How do I get casting to trust me more?
    How can I get casting to like me?
    How can I get in...