Casting Directors On Selecting Actors

Casting Directors On Selecting Actors

Casting Directors get an impossible number of submission for every role. So, how do they narrow their selections? Find out here.

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Casting Directors On Selecting Actors
  • What Has Motivated You To Take A Chance On Auditioning An Actor You Don't Know?

    Scot Boland, C.S.A
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    What motivates you to take a chance on auditioning actors you don't know?
    What in the past has motivated you to take a chance on auditioning an actor you don't know?
    What can actors do for you to take a chance...

  • What Are Some Do-s & Don't-s For Actor’s Headshots?

    Scot Boland, C.S.A
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    How do I shoot a winning headshot?
    What do you look for in a great headshot?
    What is the recipe for success of an effective actor headshot?
    How do I make my face stand out in my headshot?
    Any tips on how to take...

  • What Are Some Do-s & Don't's For Actor Demo Reels?

    Scot Boland, C.S.A
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    What makes an effective demo reel?
    What should I not do in my demo reel?
    What should I avoid in my demo reel?
    What makes a great demo reel?
    Is my demo reel good enough?
    Is my demo reel effective?
    How can I put t...

  • What % Of Actors Auditioned Are Working Actors vs New Talent?

    Scot Boland, CSA
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    How many new actors vs working actors do you see?
    What’s the percentage of new actors vs working actors that you audition?
    How many new actors do you see for a role?
    How many actors you already know are in the cas...

  • How Do You Select Which Actors To Audition?

    Scot Boland, CSA
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    How do you select actors to audition?
    How do you decide who comes in for an audition or not?
    What makes you choose an actor for an audition?
    Why do you choose an actor to audition?
    How do you choose actors to au...

  • Do You Allow Unrepresented Actors To Submit On Your Projects?

    Scot Boland, CSA
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    Do you let unrepresented actors to submit on your projects?
    Would you allow unrepresented actors to submit on your projects?
    Do you bring in unrepresented actors o castings?
    Are you open to actors without agents? ...

  • How Many Actors Do You See In The Room & On Tape For Each Role?

    Scot Boland, CSA
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    How many actors do you see for a role?
    How many do you see in the casting room and on tape for each role?
    How many will you see on tape for each role?
    How many actors go on tape for each role?
    How many actors w...

  • Where Do You Post Breakdowns For Roles You Are Casting?

    Scot Boland, CSA
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    What site do you use to post breakdowns?
    Where do CDS post breakdowns?
    Where are breakdowns viewed?
    What site is used for breakdowns?
    Where do you advertise auditions?
    What do CDs post auditions notices?
    Where are...

  • Do You Audition Non-Union Actors?

    Scot Boland, CSA
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    Do you see non-union actors?
    Do you only see union actors?
    Do you see union and non-union actors?
    If I am non-union, will you see me?
    Does Scot Boland see non-union actors?
    If I am non-union, can I still get audit...

  • Where Do You Find Readers For Your Audition Sessions?

    Scot Boland, CSA
    Casting Director | The Hobbit, Flight, Contact, The Lovely Bones

    Where do you look for readers?
    Who read for your actors in auditions?
    At auditions, who is the reader?
    Can I be a reader for your auditions?
    Where can I regifted to be a reader for auditions at CD offices?
    Do you ...

  • Where Do You Find Readers For Your Audition Sessions?

    with Sunny Boling, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    Where do you look for readers?
    Who read for your actors in auditions?
    At auditions, who is the reader?
    Can I be a reader for your auditions?
    Where can I regifted to be a reader for auditions at CD...

  • Do You Audition Non-Union Actors?

    with Sunny Boling, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    Do you see non-union actors?
    Do you only see union actors?
    Do you see union and non-union actors?
    If I am non-union, will you see me?
    Does Sunny Boling see non-union actors?
    If I am non-union, can...

  • What Are Some Do(s) & Don't(s) For Actor Demo Reels?

    with Sunny Boling, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director | Waitress & Hello, My Name Is Doris

    What makes an effective demo reel?
    What should I not do in my demo reel?
    What should I avoid in my demo reel?
    What makes a great demo reel?
    Is my demo reel good enough?
    Is my demo reel effective...

  • Where Do You Post Breakdowns For Roles You Are Casting?

    with Sunny Boling, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director | Waitress & Hello, My Name Is Doris

    What site do you use to post breakdowns?
    Where do CDS post breakdowns?
    Where are breakdowns viewed?
    What site is used for breakdowns?
    Where do you advertise auditions?
    What do CDs post auditions...

  • What Has Motivated You To Take A Chance On Auditioning An Actor You Don't Know?

    with Sunny Boling, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director | Waitress & Hello, My Name Is Doris

    What Made You Take A Chance On An Actor You Don't Know?
    When do you take a chance on new actors?
    Why would you take a chance on a new actor?
    Would you ever take a chance on a new actor?
    What wou...

  • What Are Some Do-s & Don't-s For Actor’s Headshots?

    with Sunny Boling, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director | Waitress & Hello, My Name Is Doris, The Baxters

    How do I shoot a winning headshot?
    What do you look for in a great headshot?
    What is the recipe for success of an effective actor headshot?
    How do I make my face stand out in my hea...

  • Where Do You Find Readers For Your Audition Sessions?

    with Meg Morman, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    Where do you look for readers?
    Who read for your actors in auditions?
    At auditions, who is the reader?
    Can I be a reader for your auditions?
    Where can I regifted to be a reader for auditions at CD o...

  • Where Do You Post Breakdowns For Roles You Are Casting?

    with Meg Morman, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    What site do you use to post breakdowns?
    Where do CDS post breakdowns?
    Where are breakdowns viewed?
    What site is used for breakdowns?
    Where do you advertise auditions?
    What do CDs post auditions not...

  • What Has Motivated You To Take A Chance On Auditioning An Actor You Don't Know?

    with Meg Morman, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    What Made You Take A Chance On An Actor You Don't Know?
    When do you take a chance on new actors?
    Why would you take a chance on a new actor?
    Would you ever take a chance on a new actor?
    What would a...

  • What Are Some Do-s & Don't-s For Actor’s Headshots?

    with Meg Morman, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    How do I shoot a winning headshot?
    What do you look for in a great headshot?
    What is the recipe for success of an effective actor headshot?
    How do I make my face stand out in my headshot?
    Any tips o...

  • What Are Some Do(s) & Don't(s) For Actor Demo Reels?

    with Meg Morman, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    What makes an effective demo reel?
    What should I not do in my demo reel?
    What should I avoid in my demo reel?
    What makes a great demo reel?
    Is my demo reel good enough?
    Is my demo reel effective?
    Ho...

  • Does SAG-AFTRA vs SAG-AFTRA Eligible Make A Difference?

    with Meg Morman, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    Does SAG-AFTRA eligible carry the same weight as SAG-AFTRA membership?
    Do you view SAG-AFTRA eligible differently to SAG-AFTRA membership?
    What does SAG-AFTRA eligible mean?
    Do you view SAG-AFTRA el...

  • Do You Ever Watch Unsolicited Self Tapes Sent By Representation?

    with Meg Morman, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    Will you watch a tape randomly sent by a management company to you?
    If an agency sends you a tape you didn't ask, will you watch it?
    Would you watch a tape you didn't ask sent by agents?
    Would you w...

  • Do You Audition Non-Union Actors?

    with Meg Morman, CSA
    CSA Artios Award Winning Casting Director
    Waitress | Hello, My Name Is Davis

    Do you see non-union actors?
    Do you only see union actors?
    Do you see union and non-union actors?
    If I am non-union, will you see me?
    Does Meg Morman see non-union actors?
    If I am non-union, can I s...