Casting Directors On In-Room Auditions

Casting Directors On In-Room Auditions

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Casting Directors On In-Room Auditions
  • What Can An Actor Do To Engage You In The First Beats Of A Scene?

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

    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...

  • Do You Ask For Headshots & Resumes In Hardcopy?

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

    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 nervo...

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

    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 ne...

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director C.S.A
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

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

    Seth Yanklewitz, Casting Director CSA
    CSA Artios Winner | The Hangover, New Girl, Eastbound & Down

    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...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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 to...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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...

  • What Can An Actor Do In The First Few Beats Of A Scene To Keep You Engaged?

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    How do I stop the casting director from turning my tape off?
    What can I do keep a CD engaged?
    What can I do in my self tapes to maintain the viewer's attention?
    What do actors do on self tapes in the be...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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 th...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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 t...

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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 auditi...

  • Do You Ask For Headshots & Resumes In Hardcopy?

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

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

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

    Gayle Pillsbury, CSA
    Casting Director | 3rd Rock From The Sun, Pretty Little Liars, Graceland

    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...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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 a...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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?
    S...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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 scr...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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 c...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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 li...

  • Should An Audition Be Different At A Pre-Read Compared To Network Tests?

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    Should performances be pitched differently from pre-read to network?
    Should a performances be pitched differently from pre-read to network?
    Should I be pitching a performance different through the audition r...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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 ide...

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

    Ricki Masler, C.S.A
    Casting Director | Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, Twister, Dahmer

    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?
    S...