David Newman, CGA
CGA Winning Casting Director
Dora the Explorer, Tidelands & The Family Law
Where do you post auditions?
Do you audition non-union actors?
Does SAG-AFTRA vs SAG-AFTRA Elligible make a difference?
Where do you find readers for your audition sessions?
Do you ask for headshots and resumes in hardcopy?
Do you like actors to wear costumes or dress the part?
How do you feel about actors shaking hands at auditions?
Which props (if any) are appropriate in auditions?
How important is it to be off book in an audition?
When, if ever, can actors improvise or paraphrase in auditions?
What backdrop colors do you prefer in a self tape?
Do you ever watch unsolicited self tapes sent by actors?
Do you ever watch unsolicited self tapes sent by representation?
Have you hired an actor from an unsolicited self tape?
If I can't find a good reader, can I pre-record the other characters lines myself?
Has a bad self-tape reader ever cost an actor a job?
What is your preferred delivery method for self tapes?
Do you like a second option for each scene when actors send self tapes?
Do you like when actors send thank you notes after an audition?
If an actor truly bombs an audition, should they reach out to apologize?
How do you feel about actors sending a thank you present when you hire them?
What gifts do you love and not love?