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
  • Intro to Casting Directors

    Casting Directors are an important relationship to the actor. They are attached to more projects than any one director so they are integral relationships to preserve and build.

    1. How to meeting Casting Directors
    2. The value of discussions with Casting Directors
    3. What Casting Directors work on

  • Create a List of the Casting Directors in Your Area

    Create a List of the Casting Directors in Your Area

  • 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...

  • Is It Helpful For Actors To Keep A List Of The Casting Directors They Know?

    with Chris Roe, Manager | Director | Producer
    https://teatimeproductions.net

    Would manager like if actors keep a list of the casting director they know?
    Would it be helpful to my manager for me to keep a list of the casting director I know?
    Should I share with my new manager all the CDs I know...

  • 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...

  • 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 ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...