Casting Directors On Booking the Role

Casting Directors On Booking the Role

There are many factors that go into booking the role. In this Collection, Casting Directors give inside intel on how you can stand out from the pack.

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Casting Directors On Booking the Role
  • What Gifts Do You Love & Not Love?

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

    What gifts do you not like?
    What gifts are too much?
    Do you expect thank you gifts as a casting director?
    Are cards enough as a thank you gift to casting?
    Do cards look cheap from a casting director POV?
    Should I be sen...

  • Do You Like When Actors Send Thank You Notes After An Audition?

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

    Do you expect an actor to follow up with a thank you note after an audition?
    Should actors follow up with a thank you note after an audition?
    Do casting directors expect an actor to follow up with a thank you note after a...

  • If An Actor Truly Bombs An Audition, Should They Reach Out To Apologize?

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

    I bombed my audition - what should I do?
    Should I apologize to casting about a bad audition?
    After a bad audition, should I apologize?
    Should I check in with casting if I bomb an audition?
    I bombed an audition - what now?...

  • How Do You Feel About Actors Sending A Thank You Present When You Hire Them?

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

    Do you like actors sending a thank you present when you hire them?
    Do you expect actors sending a thank you present when you hire them?
    What are your thoughts on thank you card presents from actors?
    Are thank you presents...

  • How Much Input Do You Feel You Have In The Final Casting Decisions?

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

    How much say do you have in the final casting decision?
    Do you get a say in the final casting decision?
    Does casting have a say in the final decision?
    Do casting directors get a say in the final decision?
    Do CDs get a say...

  • How Many Actors Do You Usually Present To The Filmmakers For Each Role?

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

    How many actors will you show the filmmakers?
    How many actors will be shown to a film maker?
    How many actors will you submit to producers?
    How many actors will you show to a tv producer?
    How many selections will you show ...

  • Do You Put All Actors Who Audition On Tape?

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

    Do all actors who read in the room go on tape?
    Do all auditioning actors go on tape?
    Are all auditions tapes?
    Do you tape all auditions?
    Does casting tape every audition?
    Does every audition go on tape?
    Do you put all au...

  • What Are Some Tips For Actors When They Are On A Film Or TV Set?

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

    Do you have tips for actors when they are on a film or TV set?
    Any tips for actors when i am on a film or TV set?
    Does Lisa Zambetti have any tips for talent when on set?
    Do you have any tips for me when I am on set?
    Ho...

  • Do Actors Transition Better From Drama To Comedy; Or Comedy To Drama?

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

    Do you see dramatic actors for comedic roles?
    Are comedic roles the domain of only comedy actors?
    Are actors able to move between drama and comedy?
    I'm a dramatic actor can I go in for comedic roles?
    I'm a comedy actor ca...

  • How Much Input Do You Feel You Have In The Final Casting Decisions?

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

  • How Many Actors Do Casting Directors Present To Filmmakers For Each Role?

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

    How many actors per role are seen by the director?
    How many actors go to producer session?
    What is the number tapes that you pass onto a filmmaker per role?
    How many actors will you see and then pass on to the pr...

  • What Gifts Do You Love & Not Love?

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

    If you accepted gifts, what gifts would you like to receive?
    What gifts do you like actors to give you after a booking?
    What gifts should I buy casting directors?
    What kind of presents should I buy to thank a cas...

  • If An Actor Truly Bombs An Audition, Should They Reach Out To Apologize?

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

  • Do You Like When Actors Send Thank You Notes After An Audition?

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

    Do you expect an actor to follow up with a thank you note after an audition?
    Should actors follow up with a thank you note after an audition?
    Do casting directors expect an actor to follow up with a thank you not...

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

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

    Has an unsolicited tape ever led to a booking?
    Have you booked from a tape you didn't ask for before?
    Has your office hired actors from tapes you didn't request before?
    Would you ever hire an actor from a tape th...

  • How Do You Feel About Actors Sending A Thank You Present When You Hire Them?

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

    Do you like actors sending a thank you present when you hire them?
    Do you expect actors sending a thank you present when you hire them?
    What are your thoughts on thank you card presents from actors?
    Are thank y...

  • How Many Actors Do You Usually Present To The Filmmakers For Each Role?

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

    How many actors will you show the filmmakers?
    How many actors will be shown to a film maker?
    How many actors will you submit to producers?
    How many actors will you show to a tv producer?
    How many selections will you sho...

  • How Will Covid 19 Affect The Film & TV Industry Both Short & Long Term?

    Deborah Barylski, Casting Director C.S.A

    Deborah 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]

    Will covid affect acting?
    How will covid affect acting?
    Wha...

  • How Do You Think Covid-19 Will Affect The Film & TV Industry Short & Long Term?

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

    Will covid affect acting?
    How will covid affect acting?
    What are the short term ramifications of covid?
    What are the long term ramifications of covid?
    Will the film and tv industry be affe...

  • How Do You Think Covid-19 Will Affect The Film & TV Industry Short & Long Term?

    Kerry Barden, Casting Director C.S.A

    Will covid affect acting?
    How will covid affect acting?
    What are the short term ramifications of covid?
    What are the long term ramifications of covid?
    Will the film and tv industry be affected by covid?
    Will the tv and film industry be affected by covid?
    Is c...

  • How Many Actors Do Casting Directors Present To Filmmakers For Each Role?

    Deborah Barylski, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner (Arrested Development)

    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]

    How many actors per role are...

  • How Many Actors Do Casting Directors Present To Filmmakers For Each Role?

    with Victoria Burrows, CSA
    Casting Director | Lord of the Rings, King Kong, The Lovely Bones

    How many actors per role are seen by the director?
    How many actors go to producer session?
    What is the number tapes that you pass onto a filmmaker per role?
    How many actors will you see and then pass on ...

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

    Deborah Barylski, Casting Director C.S.A
    Emmy Winner (Arrested Development)

    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 performances be pitch...

  • How Many Actors Do You Usually Present To The Filmmakers For Each Role?

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

    How many actors will you show the filmmakers?
    How many actors will be shown to a film maker?
    How many actors will you submit to producers?
    How many actors will you show to a tv producer...