Casting Directors On In-Room Auditions

Casting Directors On In-Room Auditions

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Casting Directors On In-Room Auditions
  • What Do You See Professional Actors Do Differently To New Actors In Auditions?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    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?
    W...

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

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    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, c...

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

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    Do you expect actors to shake hands with you at an audition?
    Should actors shake hands with you at an audition?
    Should actors avoid shaking hands with you at an audition?
    Is it rude to not shake hands with casting at an a...

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

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    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 rea...

  • What Should Actors Use For A Prop Gun?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    Should I bring a prop gun to an audition?
    Should I bring guns to an audition?
    What should I use instead of a gun at an audition?
    What do I hold instead of a gun at an audition?
    At an audition, do I bring a gun?
    At an audi...

  • In An Audition, Should I Talk In The Character's Voice Before & After The Scene?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    Should I stay in accent the whole audition?
    Should I arrive in character to an audition?
    Should I stay in character during an audition?
    Should I speak in the character's voice before and after my audition?
    Should I break ...

  • What Would You Say To A Petrified Actor Auditioning For You For The First Time?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    Why am I nervous in an audition?
    Why are first time actors nervous at audition?
    What makes an actor nervous in an audition room?
    What does nerves mean for an actor in audition?
    Why do I get nervous at casting?
    What can ca...

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

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    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 in...

  • Do You Ask For Headshots & Resumes In Hardcopy?

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    Do I need a hard cop of a headshot at Ricki Maslar's office?
    Do I need hard copy of a resume when I go to Ricki Maslar's office?
    Does Lisa Zambetti require hard copies of photo and resume?
    Does Lisa Zambetti require hard ...

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

    with Lisa Zambetti, CSA
    Artios Nominated Casting Director | Criminal Minds

    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 auditi...

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

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    Do I need to be off book?
    Should I know all my lines for my auditions?
    Can I read from the sides at my auditions?
    How well should I know my lines at your office?
    Can I hold the script and read my audition?
    Do I...

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

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    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...

  • Do You Ask For Headshots & Resumes In Hardcopy?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    Do I need a hard copy of a headshot at John Frank Levey’s office?
    Do I need hard copy of a resume when I go to John Frank Levey’s office?
    Does John Frank Levey require hard copies of photo and resume?
    Does John...

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

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | ER, The West Wing, Shameless

    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 ...

  • How Should An Actor Portray a Gun In An Audition?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    If the scripts calls for a gun, what do I do in an audition?
    Do I bring a gun to an audition?
    Should I make a gun for my audition?
    Will the CD provide a gun for my audition scene?
    Do casting directors expect me...

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

    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, can I wear full costume?
    Is full costume encouraged at an audition?
    How extre...

  • How Do You Feel About Actors Shaking Hands At Auditions?

    Do you expect actors to shake hands with you at an audition?
    Should actors shake hands with you at an audition?
    Should actors avoid shaking hands with you at an audition?
    Is it rude to not shake hands with casting at an audition?
    Should I be shaking hands with casting at auditions?
    Should I be sh...

  • What Would You Say To A Petrified Actor Auditioning For You For The First Time?

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    Why am I nervous in an audition?
    Why are first time actors nervous at audition?
    What makes an actor nervous in an audition room?
    What does nerves mean for an actor in audition?
    Why do I get nervous at casting?
    ...

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

    John Frank Levey, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner | E.R., The West Wing, Shameless

    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 a...

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

    Deborah Barylski, Casting Director C.S.A

    Deb Barylski is available for online coaching. She works on a sliding scale/pay what you can basis.(Perhaps a suggested minimum is US$50/50 minutes?) She can be reached at [email protected]

    Should I dress in full costume at a casting?
    Can I costume for ...

  • How Can An Actor Make A Good Impression In An Audition Room?

    David Newman, CGA
    CGA Winning Casting Director | Dora the Explorer & LCoG, Tidelands, The Family Law

    How can an actor Impress In the room?
    Any tips for me to make a good impression at my audition?
    How can I make a good impression in an audition?
    How do I make a good impression on a casting di...

  • How Can An Actor Make A Good Impression In An Audition Room?

    Kerry Barden, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy nominated Casting Director (The Help, Spotlight, Dallas Buyers Club)

    How can an actor Impress In the room?
    Any tips for me to make a good impression at my audition?
    How can I make a good impression in an audition?
    How do I make a good impression on a cas...

  • What Can An Actor Do To Make A Good Impression In An Audition Room?

    How can an actor Impress In the room?
    Any tips for me to make a good impression at my audition?
    How can I make a good impression in an audition?
    How do I make a good impression on a casting director?
    Any ideas on how to make a good impression at a casting office?

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

    Kerry Barden, Casting Director C.S.A

    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 read the lines from my sides at a casting...